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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 412 390 397
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 23 20 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23 20 42
Average salary £26,000 £24,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,850 £21,775
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,150 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
6749 6289 7310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.54% 31.59% 33.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5192 4917 6220
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCDST Salary Histogram 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 January 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 -11 18 £24,000 +4.34%
Berkshire -14 3 £26,000 +10.63%
Surrey -4 2 £37,500 +130.76%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (82.05%) Windows
3 26 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 24 (61.54%) MCITP
5 21 (53.85%) Windows XP
6 20 (51.28%) Windows 7
7 19 (48.72%) MCTS
7 19 (48.72%) LAN
7 19 (48.72%) MS Office
7 19 (48.72%) ITIL
7 19 (48.72%) MCP
7 19 (48.72%) WAN
8 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) DV Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) Service Delivery
9 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.77%) Firewall
11 11 (28.21%) MCSE
12 9 (23.08%) CCNA
12 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (20.51%) Cisco
13 8 (20.51%) MCSA
14 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
14 7 (17.95%) VMware
14 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
15 6 (15.38%) Windows Vista
16 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (12.82%) A+ Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (48.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (48.72%) LAN
1 19 (48.72%) WAN
2 12 (30.77%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) VoIP
4 4 (10.26%) SAN
4 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.56%) Intranet
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) French Language
2 3 (7.69%) German Language
2 3 (7.69%) Italian Language
2 3 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Analyst
2 19 (48.72%) Service Analyst
2 19 (48.72%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Technical Services Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) IT Support
5 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (2.56%) Field Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 20 (51.28%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (61.54%) MCITP
3 19 (48.72%) MCTS
3 19 (48.72%) MCP
4 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
5 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 15 (38.46%) DV Cleared
6 11 (28.21%) MCSE
7 9 (23.08%) CCNA
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (20.51%) MCSA
9 5 (12.82%) A+ Certification
10 4 (10.26%) CCA
10 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.26%) vSphere
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
2 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) NetApp
4 4 (10.26%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) ProCurve
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
5 3 (7.69%) Sophos
5 3 (7.69%) Apple
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase