The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 803 775 735
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 102 98 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 80 74 140
Average salary £24,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30927 28478 33853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 26.75% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 23322 28448
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCDST
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK.

MCDST Salary Trend in the UK

MCDST
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 within the UK.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the UK

MCDST
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
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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
England -25 93 £24,000 -13.51% 10
London -15 33 £32,500 +17.11% 2
South East -11 24 £24,000 -14.28% 1
Hampshire -1 15 £24,000 +1.05%
Tyne and Wear - 15 £19,000 -
North East - 15 £19,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £19,000 -
South West -29 9 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Yorkshire -37 8 £34,250 -8.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £42,000 - 1
Surrey -11 6 £20,000 -28.57% 1
Bristol -4 5 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Southampton +1 4 £18,000 -5.26%
Swindon - 4 £22,250 -
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
Andover - 4 £24,000 -
Fareham - 4 £23,500 -
Wiltshire - 4 £22,250 -
City of London -7 3 £52,500 +75.00%
North West -20 3 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Portsmouth - 3 £24,000 -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £27,500 -19.11%
West Midlands -14 2 £19,000 -19.14% 1
Glasgow -15 2 - -
Scotland -16 2 - -
Chesham - 2 £27,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £19,000 - 1
Wakefield - 2 £21,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £53,750 -
Liverpool - 2 £53,750 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (68.48%) Windows
3 105 (57.07%) Microsoft
4 99 (53.80%) ITIL
5 96 (52.17%) Active Directory
6 89 (48.37%) Windows 7
7 66 (35.87%) MCP
7 66 (35.87%) Windows XP
8 63 (34.24%) MS Office
9 56 (30.43%) MCSE
9 56 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 54 (29.35%) MCSA
11 53 (28.80%) MS Exchange
12 51 (27.72%) Cisco
13 44 (23.91%) MCITP
14 40 (21.74%) A+ Certification
14 40 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (20.65%) SCCM
16 37 (20.11%) CCNA
17 34 (18.48%) Blackberry
18 33 (17.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 32 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (16.85%) Finance
21 28 (15.22%) Citrix
22 26 (14.13%) LAN
23 25 (13.59%) TCP/IP
23 25 (13.59%) SLA
23 25 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
25 22 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 53 (28.80%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (11.96%) SharePoint
4 22 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.35%) Lync
6 6 (3.26%) CMS
7 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.09%) IIS
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.54%) WorkSite
Applications
1 63 (34.24%) MS Office
2 56 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.13%) LAN
2 25 (13.59%) TCP/IP
3 20 (10.87%) WAN
4 14 (7.61%) DHCP
4 14 (7.61%) DNS
5 11 (5.98%) VoIP
6 7 (3.80%) VPN
6 7 (3.80%) Firewall
6 7 (3.80%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.72%) Network Security
8 4 (2.17%) Internet
9 3 (1.63%) SAN
10 2 (1.09%) ADSL
11 1 (0.54%) Wireless
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (16.85%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Banking
3 19 (10.33%) Legal
4 17 (9.24%) Law
5 10 (5.43%) Retail
6 9 (4.89%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (37.50%) Analyst
2 47 (25.54%) Service Analyst
2 47 (25.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 42 (22.83%) Desktop Support
4 26 (14.13%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.78%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.61%) IT Support
8 12 (6.52%) Deployment Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Desktop Support Technician
9 9 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Support Technician
9 9 (4.89%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Team Leader
9 9 (4.89%) Desktop Technician
10 8 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
10 8 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (3.80%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.17%) WSH
2 3 (1.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.09%) COM
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.48%) Blackberry
2 25 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.41%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.80%) iPhone
6 6 (3.26%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.17%) iPad
8 3 (1.63%) HP StorageWorks
9 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.09%) EPoS
9 2 (1.09%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
9 2 (1.09%) PDA
10 1 (0.54%) Informatics
10 1 (0.54%) Firmware
10 1 (0.54%) AS400
10 1 (0.54%) User Experience
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 126 (68.48%) Windows
2 89 (48.37%) Windows 7
3 66 (35.87%) Windows XP
4 24 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (9.78%) Windows 8
5 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.43%) Mac OS X
7 9 (4.89%) UNIX
8 8 (4.35%) Linux
9 6 (3.26%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (2.72%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.72%) Solaris
10 5 (2.72%) SUSE
10 5 (2.72%) Debian
11 4 (2.17%) Android
12 3 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (53.80%) ITIL
2 20 (10.87%) Service Management
2 20 (10.87%) Incident Management
3 16 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.43%) Practice Management
5 9 (4.89%) Document Management
6 8 (4.35%) ITSM
7 7 (3.80%) Coaching
8 5 (2.72%) Mentoring
8 5 (2.72%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.72%) Time Management
9 4 (2.17%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.63%) CRM
10 3 (1.63%) Project Management
10 3 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.63%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.09%) Change Control
11 2 (1.09%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (1.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.78%) SQL
2 1 (0.54%) VB
2 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (35.87%) MCP
3 56 (30.43%) MCSE
4 54 (29.35%) MCSA
5 44 (23.91%) MCITP
6 40 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (21.74%) A+ Certification
7 37 (20.11%) CCNA
8 19 (10.33%) Degree
9 17 (9.24%) Security Cleared
10 16 (8.70%) MCTS
10 16 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.35%) CCA
13 8 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
15 4 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.59%) SLA
2 11 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.52%) XenApp
3 11 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.89%) vSphere
5 8 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.72%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.17%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.09%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (20.65%) SCCM
2 15 (8.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (5.98%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.26%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.26%) ZENworks
5 6 (3.26%) SCOM
6 4 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.63%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (57.07%) Microsoft
2 51 (27.72%) Cisco
3 28 (15.22%) Citrix
4 22 (11.96%) Symantec
5 19 (10.33%) VMware
6 18 (9.78%) HP
7 14 (7.61%) Avaya
8 13 (7.07%) Apple
9 12 (6.52%) LANDesk
10 11 (5.98%) Reuters
10 11 (5.98%) Bloomberg
10 11 (5.98%) Nortel
11 10 (5.43%) Remedy
12 9 (4.89%) McAfee
13 7 (3.80%) Dell
14 6 (3.26%) Mitel
14 6 (3.26%) Open Text
15 5 (2.72%) Polycom
15 5 (2.72%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.72%) Juniper
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North East
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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