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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 418 439 420
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 23 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.070% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 14
Average salary £24,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +11.11%
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
6320 7696 7346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.03% 33.58% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4781 6143 5927
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +4.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 +13 14 £24,000 +26.31% 2
Surrey +31 7 £30,000 -1.63%
Berkshire +6 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (72.55%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) MS Excel
3 35 (68.63%) MCP
4 34 (66.67%) MCITP
5 33 (64.71%) ITIL
5 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
6 29 (56.86%) MS Office
6 29 (56.86%) Windows XP
7 24 (47.06%) MCTS
7 24 (47.06%) MCSE
7 24 (47.06%) Windows 7
8 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
9 20 (39.22%) MCSA
9 20 (39.22%) LAN
9 20 (39.22%) WAN
10 19 (37.25%) Service Delivery
10 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
11 11 (21.57%) Service Management
11 11 (21.57%) CCNA
11 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
12 10 (19.61%) Replication
12 10 (19.61%) VMware
12 10 (19.61%) Asset Management
12 10 (19.61%) Software Packaging
12 10 (19.61%) SCCM
12 10 (19.61%) Data Protection
12 10 (19.61%) ServiceNow
12 10 (19.61%) Patch Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 37 (72.55%) MS Excel
2 29 (56.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) LAN
1 20 (39.22%) WAN
2 8 (15.69%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) SAN
3 4 (7.84%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) IPsec
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.96%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Analyst
2 23 (45.10%) Service Desk Analyst
2 23 (45.10%) Service Analyst
3 19 (37.25%) Technical Analyst
3 19 (37.25%) Technical Services Analyst
4 10 (19.61%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) IT Support
6 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.88%) ICT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) ICT Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) IT Support Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Customer Support Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) PC Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
1 10 (19.61%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (72.55%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Windows XP
3 24 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Vista
5 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) ITIL
2 19 (37.25%) Service Delivery
3 11 (21.57%) Service Management
4 10 (19.61%) Asset Management
4 10 (19.61%) Data Protection
4 10 (19.61%) Patch Management
5 4 (7.84%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) C
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (68.63%) MCP
3 34 (66.67%) MCITP
4 24 (47.06%) MCTS
4 24 (47.06%) MCSE
5 20 (39.22%) MCSA
6 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) CCNA
7 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
8 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
9 6 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (9.80%) CCA
10 5 (9.80%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (7.84%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.92%) Degree
13 1 (1.96%) CCENT
13 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.84%) vSphere
4 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) VMware
2 10 (19.61%) ServiceNow
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 5 (9.80%) HP
6 4 (7.84%) ProCurve
6 4 (7.84%) NetApp
6 4 (7.84%) Apple
7 3 (5.88%) Juniper
7 3 (5.88%) Symantec
7 3 (5.88%) Sophos
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough
Explore Group
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago