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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 414 400 423
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 26 26 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 24
Average salary £24,000 £28,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £20,800 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £35,600 £32,800
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +9.80%
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
7324 6722 7779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 31.82% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 5436 6645
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +3 16 £24,000 +1.05%
Surrey +1 6 £20,000 -28.57% 2
Berkshire +2 2 £50,000 +48.14%
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £27,500 -19.11%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (75.56%) Windows
3 26 (57.78%) ITIL
3 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
4 25 (55.56%) Windows 7
5 24 (53.33%) MCITP
6 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
7 18 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 18 (40.00%) MCP
7 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 14 (31.11%) MCSE
9 13 (28.89%) A+ Certification
9 13 (28.89%) MCSA
9 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
9 13 (28.89%) LAN
10 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (26.67%) MS Office
11 11 (24.44%) Cisco
11 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
12 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
12 10 (22.22%) MCTS
12 10 (22.22%) HP
13 9 (20.00%) WAN
13 9 (20.00%) VMware
14 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
15 7 (15.56%) DV Cleared
15 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
15 7 (15.56%) Citrix
16 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (28.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.89%) Lync
4 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (26.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) LAN
2 9 (20.00%) WAN
3 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.67%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) Intranet
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Service Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Desktop Support
4 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.89%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) Field Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Technician
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Field Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Services Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Technician
5 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) COM
1 1 (2.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.67%) HP StorageWorks
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (75.56%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 18 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.22%) Linux
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.89%) ITSM
3 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.89%) Service Management
3 4 (8.89%) Coaching
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.22%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) VB
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (53.33%) MCITP
3 18 (40.00%) MCP
4 14 (31.11%) MCSE
5 13 (28.89%) MCSA
5 13 (28.89%) A+ Certification
6 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
7 10 (22.22%) MCTS
8 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
9 7 (15.56%) DV Cleared
10 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (6.67%) CCNP
11 3 (6.67%) CCA
11 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (4.44%) Degree
13 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
13 1 (2.22%) VCP5
13 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 10 (22.22%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
6 5 (11.11%) Apple
7 4 (8.89%) Symantec
7 4 (8.89%) ProCurve
8 3 (6.67%) NetApp
8 3 (6.67%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Sybase
9 1 (2.22%) Mitel
9 1 (2.22%) Google
9 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
Chertsey, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago