The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 8 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.25% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £23,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
MCDST
North East

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
202 128 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.46% 25.60% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 138 111 111
Average salary £36,000 £35,750 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.69% -0.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCDST
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCDST
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £23,250 -
MCDST
North East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (40.00%) Retail
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) SLA
6 4 (40.00%) ZENworks
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
6 4 (40.00%) Apple
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (20.00%) MCP
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) LANDesk

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (10.00%) iPhone
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
1 4 (40.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) LANDesk