The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 215 213
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.17% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.48% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
Average salary - £22,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -41.33%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,375 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -4.78%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1636 1868 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.18% 34.80% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1334 1607 1866
Average salary £40,000 £38,414 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.13% -3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the South West region.

MCDST Salary Trend in the South West

MCDST
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) ECDL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ECDL
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee