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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 805 812 776
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 94 120 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 78 106 109
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,750 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £45,000 £30,800
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,500 £22,250
% change year-on-year
- +14.60%

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
30444 32334 30911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.23% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23778 25831 24841
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 27 April 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 April 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 +22 92 £26,000 -5.45% 14
South East +20 25 £25,000 -9.09% 2
London -11 23 £28,500 -12.30% 4
Yorkshire +29 18 £24,500 +2.08% 2
West Yorkshire +14 18 £24,500 +10.11% 1
North West +6 18 £27,000 +1.88% 3
Manchester +19 16 £26,250 +87.50% 2
Hampshire +1 11 £24,000 -4.00%
City of London +27 9 £29,000 +26.08% 1
Surrey +22 9 £30,000 -1.63% 1
Staines - 9 £30,000 - 1
Leeds +12 7 £24,000 -
Andover - 7 £24,000 -
Stockport +9 6 £26,000 +85.71%
Southampton -6 4 £21,000 +10.52%
Wakefield - 4 £21,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £21,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £22,250 - 1
East of England +25 3 £27,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £21,500 -33.84%
Milton Keynes -6 3 £21,500 -33.84%
Halifax - 3 £25,000 - 1
Scotland +12 2 £25,000 +2.04%
Merseyside +6 2 £29,500 +7.27%
Liverpool +5 2 £29,500 +7.27%
Berkshire -5 2 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Northampton - 2 £21,500 -
Reading - 2 £30,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £27,000 - 1
Dorset - 2 £21,750 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 203 (83.88%) Windows
3 175 (72.31%) Microsoft
4 149 (61.57%) Active Directory
5 145 (59.92%) ITIL
6 125 (51.65%) MS Office
7 114 (47.11%) Windows 7
8 105 (43.39%) MCP
9 98 (40.50%) MCITP
10 96 (39.67%) MS Excel
11 73 (30.17%) Windows XP
12 68 (28.10%) MCSE
13 66 (27.27%) LAN
14 61 (25.21%) MCSA
15 45 (18.60%) WAN
16 42 (17.36%) VMware
17 41 (16.94%) TCP/IP
18 40 (16.53%) Blackberry
19 39 (16.12%) MS Exchange
20 37 (15.29%) Service Management
21 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
22 32 (13.22%) Incident Management
22 32 (13.22%) DHCP
22 32 (13.22%) DNS
22 32 (13.22%) A+ Certification
23 31 (12.81%) Legal
24 29 (11.98%) MOS
24 29 (11.98%) Document Management
24 29 (11.98%) Windows 8
25 28 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 39 (16.12%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 26 (10.74%) SharePoint
5 21 (8.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (4.96%) Lync
9 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.65%) IIS
10 2 (0.83%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.41%) Apache
11 1 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 125 (51.65%) MS Office
2 96 (39.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 66 (27.27%) LAN
2 45 (18.60%) WAN
3 41 (16.94%) TCP/IP
4 32 (13.22%) DNS
4 32 (13.22%) DHCP
5 25 (10.33%) VPN
6 24 (9.92%) Firewall
7 13 (5.37%) Extranet
7 13 (5.37%) VoIP
8 12 (4.96%) Wireless
9 9 (3.72%) Internet
10 8 (3.31%) IP Telephony
10 8 (3.31%) VLAN
11 5 (2.07%) Network Security
12 4 (1.65%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (1.65%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.65%) SAN
12 4 (1.65%) ADSL
12 4 (1.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.41%) MySQL
General
1 31 (12.81%) Legal
2 21 (8.68%) Law
3 18 (7.44%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.13%) Finance
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 94 (38.84%) Analyst
2 57 (23.55%) Service Analyst
3 48 (19.83%) Support Analyst
3 48 (19.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 47 (19.42%) Desktop Support
5 44 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (13.22%) Technical Analyst
7 31 (12.81%) Support Engineer
8 27 (11.16%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (9.09%) IT Support
10 21 (8.68%) Team Leader
11 19 (7.85%) Technical Support
12 17 (7.02%) Technical Support Analyst
13 15 (6.20%) Technical Services Analyst
14 13 (5.37%) Service Desk Team Leader
14 13 (5.37%) Desktop Analyst
14 13 (5.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 12 (4.96%) Graduate
15 12 (4.96%) Consultant
15 12 (4.96%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.72%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.89%) Web Services
3 2 (0.83%) WSH
4 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.53%) Blackberry
2 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.79%) Replication
4 12 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.96%) CMDB
5 10 (4.13%) iPhone
5 10 (4.13%) iPad
6 9 (3.72%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.89%) User Experience
7 7 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.83%) Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.83%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) Tandem
10 1 (0.41%) AS400
10 1 (0.41%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 203 (83.88%) Windows
2 114 (47.11%) Windows 7
3 73 (30.17%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.98%) Windows 8
5 25 (10.33%) UNIX
5 25 (10.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 22 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (7.44%) Linux
9 17 (7.02%) Apple iOS
10 15 (6.20%) Solaris
11 12 (4.96%) AIX
12 10 (4.13%) Android
13 9 (3.72%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.65%) SUSE
14 4 (1.65%) Debian
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.92%) ITIL
2 37 (15.29%) Service Management
3 32 (13.22%) Incident Management
4 29 (11.98%) Document Management
5 26 (10.74%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.61%) Asset Management
6 16 (6.61%) ITIL V3
7 9 (3.72%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.48%) Migration
9 5 (2.07%) ITSM
9 5 (2.07%) Change Management
10 4 (1.65%) Time Management
10 4 (1.65%) Change Control
10 4 (1.65%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.24%) Validation
12 2 (0.83%) Risk Management
12 2 (0.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (0.83%) Load Balancing
12 2 (0.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.79%) SQL
2 5 (2.07%) C
3 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.41%) VBA
3 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 242 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (43.39%) MCP
3 98 (40.50%) MCITP
4 68 (28.10%) MCSE
5 61 (25.21%) MCSA
6 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
7 32 (13.22%) A+ Certification
8 29 (11.98%) MOS
9 27 (11.16%) MCTS
10 26 (10.74%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (10.74%) CCNA
11 17 (7.02%) SC Cleared
12 14 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (3.72%) CCENT
14 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.65%) Degree
15 4 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.65%) CCA
15 4 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (61.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.61%) vSphere
4 10 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.72%) VMware Server
6 6 (2.48%) XenApp
7 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (10.74%) SCCM
2 9 (3.72%) SCOM
2 9 (3.72%) NetBackup
2 9 (3.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.65%) WSUS
5 3 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 175 (72.31%) Microsoft
2 42 (17.36%) VMware
3 28 (11.57%) Cisco
4 26 (10.74%) Citrix
5 17 (7.02%) Apple
6 11 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 10 (4.13%) Symantec
8 9 (3.72%) Sun
9 7 (2.89%) Oracle
10 6 (2.48%) HP
10 6 (2.48%) McAfee
10 6 (2.48%) MobileIron
11 5 (2.07%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.07%) Reuters
11 5 (2.07%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.65%) NetApp
12 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.65%) Sophos
12 4 (1.65%) SAP
12 4 (1.65%) ProCurve
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum £25,000 - £32,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + pension, healthcare, etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £22,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago