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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 733 794 757
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 147 78 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 125 69 104
Average salary £25,000 £27,750 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.90% +18.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £28,300
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%

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
29229 28213 31171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.74% 27.19% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 23406 22147 26126
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 +66 138 £25,000 -9.09% 21
London +38 43 £25,000 -23.07% 8
South East -34 23 £26,000 +4.00%
Yorkshire 0 22 £24,000 -7.69% 2
West Yorkshire +14 21 £24,000 - 2
City of London +16 18 £20,500 -25.45% 1
East of England -8 18 £27,000 -2.70% 3
Hampshire -12 18 £24,000 +4.34%
North West +1 15 £26,000 +30.00% 3
Leeds +4 14 £24,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 10 £27,000 -6.89% 2
Manchester +2 10 £31,250 +78.57% 1
Cambridge - 10 £27,000 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £21,000 -
North East - 9 £21,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £21,000 -
Hertfordshire -2 8 £23,500 -16.07% 1
South West -4 7 £21,000 -10.63% 3
Southampton +1 6 £26,000 +28.39%
Andover - 6 £24,000 -
Scotland +16 5 £32,050 -9.71% 1
Cheshire +5 5 £26,000 +30.00% 2
Warrington - 5 £26,000 -
Bristol 0 4 £20,500 -12.76% 2
Watford -10 4 £23,500 -16.07% 1
Cardiff - 4 £23,250 -
Wales - 4 £23,250 -
South Wales - 4 £23,250 -
Glasgow +8 3 £32,900 +4.03%
Berkshire -3 3 £26,000 +10.63%

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 185 (74.30%) Windows
3 153 (61.45%) Microsoft
4 144 (57.83%) Active Directory
5 135 (54.22%) ITIL
6 110 (44.18%) MS Office
7 100 (40.16%) Windows 7
8 96 (38.55%) MCP
9 90 (36.14%) MCITP
10 84 (33.73%) MS Excel
11 67 (26.91%) Windows XP
12 64 (25.70%) MCSE
13 63 (25.30%) MCSA
13 63 (25.30%) LAN
14 44 (17.67%) VMware
15 42 (16.87%) MS Exchange
16 39 (15.66%) WAN
17 38 (15.26%) Incident Management
18 37 (14.86%) TCP/IP
18 37 (14.86%) A+ Certification
19 35 (14.06%) Security Cleared
20 34 (13.65%) Cisco
21 33 (13.25%) CCNA
21 33 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
21 33 (13.25%) MCTS
22 31 (12.45%) Windows 8
22 31 (12.45%) Citrix
22 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
23 27 (10.84%) DNS
23 27 (10.84%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (16.87%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (8.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (8.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (5.62%) Lync
7 7 (2.81%) IIS
8 4 (1.61%) CMS
9 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 110 (44.18%) MS Office
2 84 (33.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (25.30%) LAN
2 39 (15.66%) WAN
3 37 (14.86%) TCP/IP
4 27 (10.84%) DNS
4 27 (10.84%) DHCP
5 24 (9.64%) VPN
5 24 (9.64%) Firewall
6 15 (6.02%) VoIP
7 9 (3.61%) IP Telephony
8 7 (2.81%) Wireless
8 7 (2.81%) Extranet
9 5 (2.01%) Network Security
10 4 (1.61%) SAN
11 3 (1.20%) Internet
11 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.80%) ADSL
12 2 (0.80%) Broadband
12 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.80%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) MySQL
General
1 21 (8.43%) Legal
2 16 (6.43%) Law
3 10 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.61%) Finance
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) French Language
6 3 (1.20%) German Language
6 3 (1.20%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 96 (38.55%) Analyst
2 51 (20.48%) Service Analyst
3 50 (20.08%) Desktop Support
4 47 (18.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 42 (16.87%) Support Engineer
5 42 (16.87%) Support Analyst
6 39 (15.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (9.24%) IT Support
8 22 (8.84%) Technical Analyst
9 18 (7.23%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (6.43%) Team Leader
11 15 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (5.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 13 (5.22%) Desktop Analyst
12 13 (5.22%) Deployment Engineer
13 12 (4.82%) Windows Server Engineer
13 12 (4.82%) Technical Services Analyst
13 12 (4.82%) Server Engineer
13 12 (4.82%) Exchange Engineer
13 12 (4.82%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.20%) Web Services
2 2 (0.80%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) Blackberry
2 19 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.82%) CMDB
4 11 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.81%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.81%) Replication
5 7 (2.81%) User Experience
6 6 (2.41%) iPhone
6 6 (2.41%) iPad
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) FMCG
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Tandem
9 1 (0.40%) Informatics
9 1 (0.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 185 (74.30%) Windows
2 100 (40.16%) Windows 7
3 67 (26.91%) Windows XP
4 31 (12.45%) Windows 8
5 26 (10.44%) UNIX
6 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (8.43%) Windows Vista
9 14 (5.62%) AIX
9 14 (5.62%) Apple iOS
10 13 (5.22%) Solaris
10 13 (5.22%) Linux
11 11 (4.42%) Android
12 10 (4.02%) Mac OS
13 9 (3.61%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.80%) SUSE
14 2 (0.80%) Debian
14 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (54.22%) ITIL
2 38 (15.26%) Incident Management
3 21 (8.43%) Service Delivery
4 20 (8.03%) Document Management
5 17 (6.83%) Service Management
6 10 (4.02%) Asset Management
6 10 (4.02%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.41%) Migration
7 6 (2.41%) Time Management
8 5 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.01%) Practice Management
9 4 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.20%) ITSM
10 3 (1.20%) Coaching
11 2 (0.80%) IT Asset Management
11 2 (0.80%) Mentoring
11 2 (0.80%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (0.80%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (0.80%) Validation
11 2 (0.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.03%) SQL
2 5 (2.01%) C
Qualifications
1 249 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (38.55%) MCP
3 90 (36.14%) MCITP
4 64 (25.70%) MCSE
5 63 (25.30%) MCSA
6 37 (14.86%) A+ Certification
7 35 (14.06%) Security Cleared
8 33 (13.25%) MCTS
8 33 (13.25%) CCNA
8 33 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (10.04%) SC Cleared
10 20 (8.03%) MOS
11 16 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (6.02%) DV Cleared
13 9 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (2.41%) CCA
14 6 (2.41%) Degree
15 5 (2.01%) CCENT
15 5 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (57.83%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.63%) vSphere
4 14 (5.62%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.82%) VMware Server
7 11 (4.42%) XenApp
8 6 (2.41%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.80%) XenServer
10 1 (0.40%) Firmware
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 22 (8.84%) SCCM
2 14 (5.62%) SCOM
2 14 (5.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (5.62%) NetBackup
3 12 (4.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (2.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.61%) WSUS
6 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.80%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 153 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.67%) VMware
3 34 (13.65%) Cisco
4 31 (12.45%) Citrix
5 19 (7.63%) Symantec
6 13 (5.22%) LANDesk
6 13 (5.22%) Apple
7 12 (4.82%) Sun
8 9 (3.61%) HP
9 8 (3.21%) McAfee
9 8 (3.21%) Sophos
10 7 (2.81%) Juniper
11 5 (2.01%) Open Text
11 5 (2.01%) Remedy
12 4 (1.61%) ProCurve
12 4 (1.61%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.61%) NetApp
13 3 (1.20%) BMC
13 3 (1.20%) Veeam
13 3 (1.20%) Reuters
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £21,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
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Reed Professional Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + exciting company
Posted: 6 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
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