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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 420 443 404
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 26 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 27
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,250 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +12.22%
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
6620 7839 7463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.17% 33.15% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4940 6233 5956
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 5 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 +7 11 £24,000 -4.00%
Surrey +24 10 £30,000 -1.63%
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £21,500 -33.84%
Berkshire -3 2 £30,000 +9.09% 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (75.51%) MS Excel
3 34 (69.39%) Windows
4 32 (65.31%) MCP
4 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
4 32 (65.31%) MCITP
5 31 (63.27%) ITIL
6 28 (57.14%) MS Office
7 25 (51.02%) Windows XP
8 24 (48.98%) MCSE
9 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
10 20 (40.82%) MCTS
11 19 (38.78%) MCSA
12 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
12 18 (36.73%) Service Delivery
13 16 (32.65%) LAN
13 16 (32.65%) WAN
13 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
14 12 (24.49%) CCNA
14 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (20.41%) Asset Management
15 10 (20.41%) SCCM
15 10 (20.41%) Data Protection
15 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
15 10 (20.41%) Replication
15 10 (20.41%) Software Packaging
15 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
16 9 (18.37%) Firewall
17 8 (16.33%) Service Management
17 8 (16.33%) VMware

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (75.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) LAN
1 16 (32.65%) WAN
2 9 (18.37%) Firewall
3 5 (10.20%) VoIP
4 4 (8.16%) SAN
5 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 20 (40.82%) Service Analyst
2 20 (40.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (32.65%) Technical Analyst
3 16 (32.65%) Technical Services Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) IT Support
6 5 (10.20%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) PC Support Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
1 10 (20.41%) Replication
2 5 (10.20%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Windows XP
3 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Vista
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) ITIL
2 18 (36.73%) Service Delivery
3 10 (20.41%) Asset Management
3 10 (20.41%) Data Protection
4 8 (16.33%) Service Management
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (65.31%) MCP
2 32 (65.31%) MCITP
3 24 (48.98%) MCSE
4 20 (40.82%) MCTS
5 19 (38.78%) MCSA
6 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
7 12 (24.49%) CCNA
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (10.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (8.16%) A+ Certification
10 4 (8.16%) CCA
10 4 (8.16%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (4.08%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) XenApp
3 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) ServiceNow
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (10.20%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) NetApp
6 4 (8.16%) Apple
6 4 (8.16%) ProCurve
7 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 3 (6.12%) Sophos
7 3 (6.12%) Juniper
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Salary: £18k - 23k per year + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago