The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 829 764 772
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 86 105 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 63 94 107
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,600 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £24,125 £23,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -2.08%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31918 29701 33012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25035 23900 28313
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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
England -45 82 £25,000 -9.09% 11
London -33 50 £30,000 - 3
South East -19 23 £23,500 - 2
Hampshire +3 14 £23,500 +1.07%
Fareham - 7 £23,500 -
Southampton +7 6 £20,000 +8.10%
North West 0 4 £52,500 +288.88%
North East -1 3 £22,000 +2.32% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 3 £22,000 +2.32% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 3 £22,000 +2.32% 1
West Sussex -3 3 £25,000 +13.63%
City of London -15 3 £52,500 +75.00% 1
South West -26 3 £22,500 +7.14%
Merseyside - 3 £52,500 -
Windsor - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Littlehampton - 3 £25,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £52,500 -
Uxbridge +4 2 £35,000 -
Surrey +4 2 £19,500 -26.41% 2
Bristol -2 2 £22,500 +2.27%
Guildford - 2 £19,500 - 1
Manchester +6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 1 £27,500 +12.24%
Stockport +3 1 - -
East of England -17 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Leeds -40 1 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire -42 1 £27,500 +0.91% 2
West Yorkshire -50 1 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £24,750 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (78.64%) Windows
3 124 (60.19%) Active Directory
4 118 (57.28%) ITIL
5 113 (54.85%) Microsoft
6 107 (51.94%) Windows 7
7 81 (39.32%) MCP
8 76 (36.89%) MS Excel
9 71 (34.47%) MS Exchange
10 69 (33.50%) MS Office
11 67 (32.52%) Windows XP
12 64 (31.07%) MCSE
13 57 (27.67%) MCSA
13 57 (27.67%) Cisco
14 43 (20.87%) Blackberry
15 41 (19.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 39 (18.93%) A+ Certification
17 38 (18.45%) SCCM
18 37 (17.96%) Incident Management
19 35 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
20 34 (16.50%) MCITP
21 33 (16.02%) Finance
22 32 (15.53%) Law
22 32 (15.53%) CCNA
22 32 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
23 31 (15.05%) Citrix
23 31 (15.05%) TCP/IP
24 26 (12.62%) Legal
24 26 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
25 25 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 71 (34.47%) MS Exchange
2 41 (19.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (8.74%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.40%) IIS
7 6 (2.91%) Lync
8 5 (2.43%) CMS
8 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.46%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
Applications
1 76 (36.89%) MS Excel
2 69 (33.50%) MS Office
3 18 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.91%) Office 365
2 3 (1.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.05%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.17%) LAN
3 20 (9.71%) WAN
4 16 (7.77%) VPN
4 16 (7.77%) IP Telephony
5 15 (7.28%) Network Security
6 13 (6.31%) DNS
6 13 (6.31%) VoIP
7 12 (5.83%) Firewall
8 10 (4.85%) SAN
8 10 (4.85%) DHCP
9 7 (3.40%) Wireless
10 6 (2.91%) Internet
11 2 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (0.97%) ADSL
12 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (16.02%) Finance
2 32 (15.53%) Law
3 26 (12.62%) Legal
4 22 (10.68%) Banking
5 14 (6.80%) Telecoms
6 13 (6.31%) Retail
7 3 (1.46%) Advertising
8 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 78 (37.86%) Analyst
2 49 (23.79%) Desktop Support
3 43 (20.87%) Service Analyst
3 43 (20.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 34 (16.50%) Support Analyst
5 26 (12.62%) Support Engineer
6 18 (8.74%) Help Desk Analyst
7 16 (7.77%) Team Leader
7 16 (7.77%) IT Support
8 15 (7.28%) Desktop Analyst
8 15 (7.28%) Help Desk Support
8 15 (7.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 12 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (4.85%) Service Desk Manager
11 10 (4.85%) Deployment Engineer
11 10 (4.85%) Service Manager
11 10 (4.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.88%) Web Services
2 4 (1.94%) WSH
3 3 (1.46%) COM
4 2 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.87%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.31%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.43%) EPoS
4 5 (2.43%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.43%) EqualLogic
4 5 (2.43%) PDA
5 4 (1.94%) Firmware
6 3 (1.46%) iPhone
6 3 (1.46%) HP StorageWorks
6 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.97%) Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) Handset
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 162 (78.64%) Windows
2 107 (51.94%) Windows 7
3 67 (32.52%) Windows XP
4 26 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.22%) Windows 8
6 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.80%) Linux
8 13 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.34%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.43%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.43%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.94%) SUSE
11 4 (1.94%) Debian
11 4 (1.94%) UNIX
11 4 (1.94%) Solaris
12 3 (1.46%) Android
12 3 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (57.28%) ITIL
2 37 (17.96%) Incident Management
3 21 (10.19%) Service Management
4 15 (7.28%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.80%) Practice Management
6 12 (5.83%) Document Management
7 11 (5.34%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.37%) ITSM
8 9 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.40%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.91%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.91%) Project Management
11 5 (2.43%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.43%) Migration
12 4 (1.94%) Risk Management
12 4 (1.94%) Process Management
13 3 (1.46%) Business Continuity
13 3 (1.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (1.46%) Asset Management
13 3 (1.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.19%) SQL
2 5 (2.43%) VB
2 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (39.32%) MCP
3 64 (31.07%) MCSE
4 57 (27.67%) MCSA
5 39 (18.93%) A+ Certification
6 35 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (16.50%) MCITP
8 32 (15.53%) CCNA
9 23 (11.17%) Degree
10 13 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (5.83%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
13 6 (2.91%) MCTS
13 6 (2.91%) CCA
14 5 (2.43%) IBM Certification
14 5 (2.43%) HP AIS
14 5 (2.43%) VCP5
14 5 (2.43%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.65%) SLA
2 11 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 124 (60.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.74%) XenApp
3 13 (6.31%) XenDesktop
4 11 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.88%) vSphere
6 7 (3.40%) XenServer
7 4 (1.94%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (18.45%) SCCM
2 14 (6.80%) Backup Exec
3 11 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.40%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.46%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 113 (54.85%) Microsoft
2 57 (27.67%) Cisco
3 31 (15.05%) Citrix
4 25 (12.14%) HP
5 19 (9.22%) Symantec
6 17 (8.25%) Dell
7 15 (7.28%) LANDesk
7 15 (7.28%) Reuters
7 15 (7.28%) Bloomberg
7 15 (7.28%) Avaya
7 15 (7.28%) VMware
8 12 (5.83%) Remedy
9 11 (5.34%) Nortel
10 10 (4.85%) Mitel
11 8 (3.88%) Apple
12 6 (2.91%) ProCurve
12 6 (2.91%) McAfee
13 5 (2.43%) IBM
13 5 (2.43%) Juniper
13 5 (2.43%) Open Text
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