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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 234 - 204
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% - 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% - 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 9
Average salary £21,750 - £21,250
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 - £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £22,350 - £22,900
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
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
1707 1690 1716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.43% 28.81% 32.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1362 1484
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £51,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South 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 22 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
Dorset - 2 £21,750 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
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