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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 806 838 792
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 91 94 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.28% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 82 84 99
Average salary £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £34,600
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%

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
29591 33117 30177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.38% 27.31% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23271 26537 24337
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 2015 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 28 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
England +46 88 £26,000 -5.45% 10
South East +23 24 £24,000 -12.72% 2
London +10 24 £30,750 +6.95% 2
West Yorkshire +35 18 £25,000 +21.95% 1
Yorkshire +28 18 £25,000 +9.89% 1
North West +18 17 £26,000 +8.33% 1
Manchester +19 15 £26,000 -
Hampshire +15 14 £24,000 +26.31% 2
Stockport +15 11 £26,000 -
Andover - 11 £24,000 -
Surrey +41 8 £30,000 -1.63%
Staines - 8 £30,000 -
City of London +57 7 £29,500 +47.50%
Halifax - 6 £25,000 -
Leeds +15 4 £24,750 +10.61%
Wakefield - 4 £21,000 - 1
Scotland +13 3 £25,000 -9.90% 1
South West - 3 £22,500 - 3
West Midlands - 3 £23,000 -
Twickenham - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £23,000 -
Dorset - 2 £21,750 -
Merseyside - 2 £29,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £29,500 -
Isleworth - 2 £37,500 -
Bournemouth - 2 £21,750 -
Brentford - 2 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Fareham +12 1 £24,000 -36.00% 1
Glasgow +8 1 - - 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (83.94%) Windows
3 166 (76.15%) Microsoft
4 142 (65.14%) ITIL
5 132 (60.55%) Active Directory
6 122 (55.96%) MS Office
7 103 (47.25%) Windows 7
8 95 (43.58%) MCP
9 88 (40.37%) MS Excel
10 79 (36.24%) MCITP
11 70 (32.11%) LAN
12 68 (31.19%) Windows XP
13 56 (25.69%) WAN
14 55 (25.23%) MCSE
15 47 (21.56%) MCSA
16 46 (21.10%) Blackberry
17 45 (20.64%) Service Management
18 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
18 42 (19.27%) TCP/IP
19 36 (16.51%) VMware
20 35 (16.06%) DNS
20 35 (16.06%) DHCP
21 32 (14.68%) Cisco
21 32 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2010
22 31 (14.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 30 (13.76%) Security Cleared
24 29 (13.30%) MOS
24 29 (13.30%) Service Delivery
25 28 (12.84%) Firewall
25 28 (12.84%) Legal

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 42 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 32 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (14.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (7.34%) SharePoint
6 15 (6.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (5.05%) Lync
9 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.38%) IIS
11 2 (0.92%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.46%) Apache
Applications
1 122 (55.96%) MS Office
2 88 (40.37%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.92%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (32.11%) LAN
2 56 (25.69%) WAN
3 42 (19.27%) TCP/IP
4 35 (16.06%) DNS
4 35 (16.06%) DHCP
5 28 (12.84%) Firewall
6 22 (10.09%) VPN
7 15 (6.88%) VoIP
7 15 (6.88%) Wireless
7 15 (6.88%) VLAN
8 13 (5.96%) Extranet
9 10 (4.59%) Internet
10 8 (3.67%) IP Telephony
11 7 (3.21%) Network Security
12 6 (2.75%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.83%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (1.83%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (1.83%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.83%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) MySQL
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
General
1 28 (12.84%) Legal
2 20 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.80%) Law
4 15 (6.88%) Finance
5 5 (2.29%) Retail
6 3 (1.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 91 (41.74%) Analyst
2 60 (27.52%) Service Analyst
3 51 (23.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 45 (20.64%) Support Analyst
5 38 (17.43%) Technical Analyst
6 34 (15.60%) Desktop Support
7 30 (13.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (13.30%) Support Engineer
9 22 (10.09%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (10.09%) Technical Support
10 21 (9.63%) IT Support
11 20 (9.17%) Team Leader
12 19 (8.72%) Technical Support Analyst
12 19 (8.72%) Technical Services Analyst
13 12 (5.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 12 (5.50%) Desktop Analyst
13 12 (5.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 10 (4.59%) Technical Team Leader
15 9 (4.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 8 (3.67%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.59%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.67%) Web Services
3 4 (1.83%) WSH
4 1 (0.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.10%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.50%) iPhone
3 12 (5.50%) iPad
3 12 (5.50%) Replication
4 11 (5.05%) Mathematics
5 9 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.21%) CMDB
7 5 (2.29%) Statistics
8 4 (1.83%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) Handset
10 1 (0.46%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 183 (83.94%) Windows
2 103 (47.25%) Windows 7
3 68 (31.19%) Windows XP
4 27 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.17%) Windows 8
7 18 (8.26%) Windows Vista
7 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (8.26%) UNIX
8 17 (7.80%) Apple iOS
9 16 (7.34%) Linux
10 12 (5.50%) Android
11 10 (4.59%) Mac OS
11 10 (4.59%) Solaris
12 7 (3.21%) AIX
13 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.38%) SUSE
14 3 (1.38%) Debian
14 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (65.14%) ITIL
2 45 (20.64%) Service Management
3 29 (13.30%) Service Delivery
4 25 (11.47%) Document Management
5 21 (9.63%) Incident Management
6 14 (6.42%) ITIL V3
6 14 (6.42%) Asset Management
7 11 (5.05%) Data Protection
8 10 (4.59%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.21%) ITSM
9 7 (3.21%) Server Building
10 6 (2.75%) Change Control
10 6 (2.75%) Time Management
10 6 (2.75%) Migration
10 6 (2.75%) Change Management
11 4 (1.83%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (1.83%) Risk Management
12 3 (1.38%) Validation
12 3 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (0.92%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.96%) SQL
2 5 (2.29%) C
3 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.46%) VBA
3 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (43.58%) MCP
3 79 (36.24%) MCITP
4 55 (25.23%) MCSE
5 47 (21.56%) MCSA
6 30 (13.76%) Security Cleared
7 29 (13.30%) MOS
8 25 (11.47%) A+ Certification
8 25 (11.47%) MCTS
9 19 (8.72%) CCNA
9 19 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (7.34%) CCENT
11 13 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (4.13%) SC Cleared
13 8 (3.67%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.29%) CCA
14 5 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.29%) Degree
15 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (60.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.96%) vSphere
4 8 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.21%) VMware Server
5 7 (3.21%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.29%) XenApp
7 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (11.47%) SCCM
2 8 (3.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.21%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.21%) SCOM
3 7 (3.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.83%) WSUS
5 3 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 166 (76.15%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.51%) VMware
3 32 (14.68%) Cisco
4 24 (11.01%) Citrix
5 19 (8.72%) Apple
6 14 (6.42%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.13%) Symantec
7 9 (4.13%) HP
8 8 (3.67%) MobileIron
9 7 (3.21%) Oracle
9 7 (3.21%) Sun
10 6 (2.75%) Reuters
10 6 (2.75%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.29%) Remedy
12 4 (1.83%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.83%) Polycom
12 4 (1.83%) ProCurve
12 4 (1.83%) SAP
12 4 (1.83%) McAfee
12 4 (1.83%) NetApp
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £14k - 14.4k per year + Up to £30k bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Group
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnborough
Explore Group
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 17 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago