The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 240 233 214
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.051% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.42% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £21,500 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £23,700 £24,300
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1740 1659 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.85% 26.83% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1363 1308 1286
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Wiltshire -1 2 £26,500 +15.21%
Dorset - 1 £21,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) IPsec
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) CCENT
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
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