The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 216 210 224
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 6 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.12% 0.12% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.37% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 3
Average salary £20,000 £27,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.60% +9.00%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
MCDST
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1630 1606 2044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 33.07% 33.20% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1426 1305 1735
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MCDST
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Surrey

MCDST
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCDST Salary Histogram in Surrey

MCDST
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) COM
7 1 (12.50%) ODBC
7 1 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (12.50%) DNS
7 1 (12.50%) Sybase
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (12.50%) DHCP
7 1 (12.50%) AS400
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Retail
7 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
7 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (50.00%) Desktop Technician
2 4 (50.00%) Support Technician
2 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
1 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase