The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 422 424 435
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 21 24 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 14
Average salary £24,000 £23,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -7.84%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,750 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6523 7637 7212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.40% 33.69% 32.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5096 5887 5807
Average salary £42,500 £42,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region.

MCDST Salary Trend in the South East

MCDST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 16 £24,000 +2.12%
Surrey +17 4 £30,250 +55.12%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £22,500 -18.18%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (84.44%) Microsoft
2 38 (84.44%) ITIL
3 36 (80.00%) MCITP
4 34 (75.56%) MCP
5 32 (71.11%) MS Excel
6 31 (68.89%) Windows
6 31 (68.89%) MS Office
7 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
8 23 (51.11%) MCSE
8 23 (51.11%) Windows XP
9 21 (46.67%) LAN
9 21 (46.67%) WAN
9 21 (46.67%) MCTS
9 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
10 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
10 18 (40.00%) Service Management
11 17 (37.78%) MCSA
12 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
12 13 (28.89%) ServiceNow
12 13 (28.89%) Patch Management
12 13 (28.89%) Software Packaging
12 13 (28.89%) SCCM
12 13 (28.89%) Replication
12 13 (28.89%) Asset Management
13 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
14 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
15 7 (15.56%) VMware
16 6 (13.33%) CCNA
16 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (71.11%) MS Excel
2 31 (68.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (46.67%) WAN
1 21 (46.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.44%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) IPsec
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
General
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Service Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Technical Services Analyst
4 13 (28.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Customer Support
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) IT Support
9 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
1 13 (28.89%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows XP
3 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) ITIL
2 18 (40.00%) Service Management
3 13 (28.89%) Asset Management
3 13 (28.89%) Patch Management
4 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (80.00%) MCITP
3 34 (75.56%) MCP
4 23 (51.11%) MCSE
5 21 (46.67%) MCTS
6 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 17 (37.78%) MCSA
8 6 (13.33%) CCNA
8 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (6.67%) CCA
10 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (4.44%) Degree
11 2 (4.44%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (84.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) ServiceNow
3 7 (15.56%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (4.44%) Apple