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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 429 426 422
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 19 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.093% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 18
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
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
6478 7513 6900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 33.30% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5137 5725 5561
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 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 +18 14 £24,000 - 2
Surrey +11 3 £30,500 +52.50%
West Sussex -3 1 £27,000 +8.00%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £22,500 -18.18%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (88.37%) ITIL
4 37 (86.05%) MCITP
5 36 (83.72%) MCP
6 35 (81.40%) MS Excel
7 33 (76.74%) MS Office
8 31 (72.09%) Windows
9 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
10 26 (60.47%) LAN
10 26 (60.47%) WAN
10 26 (60.47%) MCTS
11 25 (58.14%) Windows XP
12 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
13 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
13 22 (51.16%) Service Management
14 19 (44.19%) MCSE
15 15 (34.88%) MCSA
16 12 (27.91%) SCCM
17 11 (25.58%) ServiceNow
17 11 (25.58%) Patch Management
17 11 (25.58%) Replication
17 11 (25.58%) Software Packaging
17 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
17 11 (25.58%) Asset Management
18 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
19 8 (18.60%) VMware
19 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
20 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
20 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (11.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (81.40%) MS Excel
2 33 (76.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) WAN
1 26 (60.47%) LAN
2 3 (6.98%) VoIP
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.65%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (4.65%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 2 (4.65%) IPsec
3 2 (4.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Service Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Technical Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Service Desk Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Technical Services Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Technical Support
6 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Customer Support
7 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Customer Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support
9 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) PC Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
1 11 (25.58%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Windows XP
3 24 (55.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (6.98%) Mac OS
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Linux
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (88.37%) ITIL
2 22 (51.16%) Service Management
3 11 (25.58%) Asset Management
3 11 (25.58%) Patch Management
4 10 (23.26%) Service Delivery
5 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (86.05%) MCITP
3 36 (83.72%) MCP
4 26 (60.47%) MCTS
5 22 (51.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (44.19%) MCSE
7 15 (34.88%) MCSA
8 4 (9.30%) CCNA
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.98%) CCA
9 3 (6.98%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (4.65%) CCENT
11 1 (2.33%) Degree
11 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) ServiceNow
3 8 (18.60%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
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