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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 770 814 755
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -59
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 129 91 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 115 78 111
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £35,150 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%

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
30885 29492 32519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.78% 27.06% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24760 23250 27311
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +27 117 £25,000 -9.09% 9
London -4 41 £25,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire -14 17 £24,500 -7.54% 4
East of England -19 15 £27,000 -0.91% 2
South East -13 14 £26,000 -0.95% 3
West Yorkshire -4 13 £28,000 +9.80% 2
North West +1 12 £26,000 +23.80%
City of London +15 11 £20,500 -41.42%
North East - 11 £21,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £21,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £21,000 -
Scotland +13 9 £34,000 -43.33% 1
South West +1 7 £21,000 -4.54%
Leeds -2 7 £24,000 -5.88% 2
Hertfordshire -15 7 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Hampshire -26 7 £26,000 +6.66% 1
Cheshire +5 6 £24,500 +22.50%
Bristol +5 6 £20,500 -6.81%
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £27,000 -6.89% 1
Manchester -24 6 £32,500 +47.72%
Cambridge - 6 £27,000 - 1
Glasgow - 6 £34,000 -
Warrington - 6 £24,500 -
Southampton 0 4 £26,000 +26.82% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes +6 3 £24,000 -12.72%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £24,000 -12.72%
Surrey -8 3 £37,500 +130.76%
South Yorkshire - 3 £24,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £31,000 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (71.43%) Windows
3 136 (58.87%) Microsoft
4 129 (55.84%) Active Directory
5 119 (51.52%) ITIL
6 102 (44.16%) Windows 7
7 98 (42.42%) MS Office
8 86 (37.23%) MCP
9 77 (33.33%) MCITP
10 76 (32.90%) MS Excel
11 63 (27.27%) Windows XP
12 60 (25.97%) MCSA
13 57 (24.68%) MCSE
14 47 (20.35%) LAN
15 45 (19.48%) MS Exchange
16 42 (18.18%) A+ Certification
17 39 (16.88%) Cisco
18 35 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
18 35 (15.15%) VMware
19 33 (14.29%) TCP/IP
19 33 (14.29%) CCNA
19 33 (14.29%) Incident Management
20 32 (13.85%) SCCM
21 31 (13.42%) Security Cleared
21 31 (13.42%) SharePoint
22 30 (12.99%) Citrix
23 29 (12.55%) SLA
23 29 (12.55%) Windows 8
24 28 (12.12%) MCTS
25 26 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 45 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.42%) SharePoint
3 25 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (6.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.63%) Lync
7 10 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.03%) IIS
9 6 (2.60%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 98 (42.42%) MS Office
2 76 (32.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.35%) LAN
2 33 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 24 (10.39%) WAN
4 21 (9.09%) DHCP
4 21 (9.09%) DNS
5 18 (7.79%) VPN
6 15 (6.49%) Firewall
7 9 (3.90%) VoIP
8 5 (2.16%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.87%) Network Security
9 2 (0.87%) Extranet
9 2 (0.87%) Wireless
10 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.43%) Intranet
10 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) MySQL
General
1 20 (8.66%) Finance
2 19 (8.23%) Legal
3 18 (7.79%) Law
4 11 (4.76%) Banking
5 8 (3.46%) Retail
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.73%) Advertising
8 3 (1.30%) French Language
8 3 (1.30%) German Language
8 3 (1.30%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.30%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (36.36%) Analyst
2 52 (22.51%) Desktop Support
3 44 (19.05%) Service Analyst
4 43 (18.61%) Service Desk Analyst
5 42 (18.18%) Support Engineer
6 34 (14.72%) Support Analyst
7 33 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (8.66%) Senior Analyst
9 18 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (7.79%) IT Support
10 13 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
10 13 (5.63%) Support Technician
11 12 (5.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 12 (5.19%) Desktop Analyst
11 12 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Server Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Exchange Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Team Leader
12 10 (4.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.73%) WSH
2 2 (0.87%) COM
2 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.96%) Blackberry
1 23 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.66%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 11 (4.76%) CMDB
4 7 (3.03%) Replication
4 7 (3.03%) User Experience
5 4 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (1.73%) iPhone
5 4 (1.73%) iPad
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.87%) HP StorageWorks
7 2 (0.87%) FMCG
7 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 2 (0.87%) Tandem
8 1 (0.43%) Informatics
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 165 (71.43%) Windows
2 102 (44.16%) Windows 7
3 63 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 29 (12.55%) Windows 8
5 26 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (9.96%) UNIX
6 23 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.63%) AIX
9 12 (5.19%) Solaris
9 12 (5.19%) Windows Vista
10 10 (4.33%) Linux
11 9 (3.90%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (2.16%) Android
13 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.87%) SUSE
15 2 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (51.52%) ITIL
2 33 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 21 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 16 (6.93%) Service Management
5 14 (6.06%) Document Management
6 8 (3.46%) Asset Management
6 8 (3.46%) Practice Management
7 5 (2.16%) Time Management
7 5 (2.16%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.16%) ITSM
8 4 (1.73%) Risk Management
9 3 (1.30%) Mentoring
10 2 (0.87%) Coaching
10 2 (0.87%) IT Asset Management
10 2 (0.87%) Load Balancing
10 2 (0.87%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (0.87%) Configuration Management
10 2 (0.87%) CRM
10 2 (0.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.66%) SQL
2 5 (2.16%) C
Qualifications
1 231 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (37.23%) MCP
3 77 (33.33%) MCITP
4 60 (25.97%) MCSA
5 57 (24.68%) MCSE
6 42 (18.18%) A+ Certification
7 35 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (14.29%) CCNA
9 31 (13.42%) Security Cleared
10 28 (12.12%) MCTS
11 22 (9.52%) SC Cleared
12 14 (6.06%) MOS
12 14 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (4.76%) Degree
15 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
15 10 (4.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (2.16%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 129 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.49%) vSphere
4 11 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.33%) VMware Server
5 10 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.46%) XenApp
7 4 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.87%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (13.85%) SCCM
2 12 (5.19%) SCOM
2 12 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 10 (4.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (4.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.03%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.60%) ZENworks
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.87%) WSUS
10 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 136 (58.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.88%) Cisco
3 35 (15.15%) VMware
4 30 (12.99%) Citrix
5 18 (7.79%) Symantec
6 15 (6.49%) McAfee
7 11 (4.76%) LANDesk
8 10 (4.33%) Apple
8 10 (4.33%) Sun
9 8 (3.46%) HP
10 7 (3.03%) Open Text
11 6 (2.60%) Sophos
11 6 (2.60%) Polycom
12 5 (2.16%) Mitel
12 5 (2.16%) Avaya
12 5 (2.16%) Juniper
13 4 (1.73%) Reuters
13 4 (1.73%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.73%) Remedy
14 3 (1.30%) Google
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