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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 411 427 404
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 29 21 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.092% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 42
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,250 £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
6647 7280 7309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.35% 31.97% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5065 5636 5864
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 31 March 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 +1 15 £24,000 -
Surrey +2 7 £30,000 +5.26%
Berkshire +3 4 £27,250 -0.90% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £21,500 -33.84%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (72.73%) Windows
3 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
4 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
5 24 (54.55%) MCP
5 24 (54.55%) MCITP
6 23 (52.27%) ITIL
7 21 (47.73%) MCSE
8 20 (45.45%) MS Office
8 20 (45.45%) Windows XP
9 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
10 16 (36.36%) MCSA
11 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
11 15 (34.09%) MCTS
12 14 (31.82%) LAN
12 14 (31.82%) WAN
13 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
14 12 (27.27%) CCNA
14 12 (27.27%) Firewall
14 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
16 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (18.18%) Windows Vista
16 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
16 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
16 8 (18.18%) VMware
17 7 (15.91%) Replication
17 7 (15.91%) Asset Management
17 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
17 7 (15.91%) Cisco

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
2 20 (45.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) LAN
1 14 (31.82%) WAN
2 12 (27.27%) Firewall
3 5 (11.36%) VoIP
4 4 (9.09%) SAN
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) French Language
2 3 (6.82%) German Language
2 3 (6.82%) Italian Language
2 3 (6.82%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Service Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) IT Support
5 7 (15.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
9 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (2.27%) IT Support Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) PC Support Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) PC Support
10 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) FMCG
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) ITIL
2 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.91%) Asset Management
3 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (54.55%) MCP
2 24 (54.55%) MCITP
3 21 (47.73%) MCSE
4 16 (36.36%) MCSA
5 15 (34.09%) MCTS
6 12 (27.27%) CCNA
6 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 5 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (9.09%) A+ Certification
10 4 (9.09%) CCA
10 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) XenApp
3 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco
3 7 (15.91%) ServiceNow
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) HP
5 4 (9.09%) NetApp
5 4 (9.09%) Apple
5 4 (9.09%) ProCurve
6 3 (6.82%) Symantec
6 3 (6.82%) Sophos
6 3 (6.82%) Juniper
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