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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 202 197 198
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 1 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.045% 0.023% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.073% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 27
Average salary £37,500 £16,250 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+130.76% -29.34%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
1423 1372 1919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 31.94% 31.92% 37.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1089 1678
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) Intranet
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
1 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco