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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 811 783 772
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 90 104 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 65 89 104
Average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-4.80% +8.33%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31744 29671 33091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24856 23856 28287
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 30 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 30 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 -41 86 £26,500 -3.63% 12
London -51 52 £30,000 -1.63% 4
South East -4 25 £23,500 -7.84% 1
Hampshire -3 15 £23,500 -14.54% 1
Southampton +11 7 £20,000 +8.10% 1
Fareham - 7 £23,500 -
Surrey -3 4 £20,000 -24.52%
North East - 4 £24,750 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £24,750 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £24,750 - 2
North West +7 3 £52,500 +288.88%
South West -16 3 £22,500 +25.00%
City of London -25 3 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Merseyside - 3 £52,500 -
Windsor - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Guildford - 3 £20,000 -
Liverpool - 3 £52,500 -
Uxbridge +4 2 £35,000 -
Bristol -4 2 £22,500 +2.27%
West Sussex -5 2 £25,000 +13.63%
Littlehampton - 2 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £27,500 +12.24%
East of England -13 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Leeds -39 1 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire -41 1 £27,500 +1.85% 2
West Yorkshire -47 1 £27,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £24,750 -
Cambridge - 1 £25,000 - 2
Chesham - 1 £27,500 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (77.99%) Windows
3 124 (59.33%) Active Directory
4 120 (57.42%) ITIL
5 116 (55.50%) Microsoft
6 108 (51.67%) Windows 7
7 83 (39.71%) MCP
8 75 (35.89%) MS Excel
9 71 (33.97%) MS Office
10 69 (33.01%) MS Exchange
11 67 (32.06%) Windows XP
12 62 (29.67%) MCSE
13 57 (27.27%) MCSA
13 57 (27.27%) Cisco
14 44 (21.05%) Blackberry
15 43 (20.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 40 (19.14%) A+ Certification
17 39 (18.66%) SCCM
18 37 (17.70%) Incident Management
19 35 (16.75%) MCITP
19 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
19 35 (16.75%) Finance
20 32 (15.31%) Law
20 32 (15.31%) CCNA
20 32 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2010
21 31 (14.83%) Citrix
21 31 (14.83%) TCP/IP
22 27 (12.92%) Legal
23 25 (11.96%) SLA
23 25 (11.96%) HP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 69 (33.01%) MS Exchange
2 43 (20.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (8.61%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.83%) IIS
7 5 (2.39%) CMS
7 5 (2.39%) Lync
7 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
Applications
1 75 (35.89%) MS Excel
2 71 (33.97%) MS Office
3 18 (8.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Office 365
2 3 (1.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.83%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.00%) LAN
3 20 (9.57%) WAN
4 17 (8.13%) IP Telephony
5 15 (7.18%) VPN
5 15 (7.18%) Network Security
6 14 (6.70%) DNS
7 12 (5.74%) VoIP
7 12 (5.74%) Firewall
8 11 (5.26%) DHCP
9 10 (4.78%) SAN
10 6 (2.87%) Internet
10 6 (2.87%) Wireless
11 2 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (0.96%) ADSL
12 1 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (16.75%) Finance
2 32 (15.31%) Law
3 27 (12.92%) Legal
4 23 (11.00%) Banking
5 15 (7.18%) Retail
6 14 (6.70%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (38.28%) Analyst
2 50 (23.92%) Desktop Support
3 45 (21.53%) Service Analyst
3 45 (21.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 34 (16.27%) Support Analyst
5 26 (12.44%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 17 (8.13%) IT Support
7 16 (7.66%) Team Leader
8 15 (7.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 15 (7.18%) Desktop Analyst
9 14 (6.70%) Help Desk Support
10 13 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.74%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Deployment Engineer
12 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (4.31%) Service Manager
13 9 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.31%) Web Services
2 4 (1.91%) COM
2 4 (1.91%) WSH
3 2 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.18%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.39%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.39%) EPoS
4 5 (2.39%) PDA
4 5 (2.39%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.91%) iPhone
5 4 (1.91%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.91%) Firmware
6 3 (1.44%) HP StorageWorks
7 2 (0.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Informatics
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 163 (77.99%) Windows
2 108 (51.67%) Windows 7
3 67 (32.06%) Windows XP
4 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 14 (6.70%) Linux
6 14 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (6.22%) Mac OS X
7 13 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.87%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.39%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.91%) Android
10 4 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.91%) UNIX
10 4 (1.91%) Solaris
10 4 (1.91%) SUSE
10 4 (1.91%) Debian
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (57.42%) ITIL
2 37 (17.70%) Incident Management
3 22 (10.53%) Service Management
4 16 (7.66%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.70%) Practice Management
6 12 (5.74%) Document Management
7 11 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.31%) ITSM
9 7 (3.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.87%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.87%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.87%) Project Management
11 5 (2.39%) Migration
12 4 (1.91%) Asset Management
12 4 (1.91%) Process Management
12 4 (1.91%) Risk Management
13 3 (1.44%) Business Continuity
13 3 (1.44%) Software Engineering
13 3 (1.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.05%) SQL
2 5 (2.39%) VB
2 5 (2.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.48%) C#
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (39.71%) MCP
3 62 (29.67%) MCSE
4 57 (27.27%) MCSA
5 40 (19.14%) A+ Certification
6 35 (16.75%) MCITP
6 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (15.31%) CCNA
8 23 (11.00%) Degree
9 15 (7.18%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (6.22%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (4.31%) Security Cleared
12 8 (3.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.87%) MCTS
13 6 (2.87%) CCA
14 5 (2.39%) IBM Certification
14 5 (2.39%) JNCIS
14 5 (2.39%) HP AIS
14 5 (2.39%) VCP5
15 4 (1.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) SLA
2 11 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 124 (59.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.09%) XenApp
3 14 (6.70%) XenDesktop
4 11 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.83%) XenServer
5 8 (3.83%) vSphere
6 4 (1.91%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (18.66%) SCCM
2 14 (6.70%) Backup Exec
3 11 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.35%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.91%) ZENworks
5 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 116 (55.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (27.27%) Cisco
3 31 (14.83%) Citrix
4 25 (11.96%) HP
5 19 (9.09%) Symantec
6 17 (8.13%) Dell
7 16 (7.66%) LANDesk
8 15 (7.18%) VMware
8 15 (7.18%) Avaya
8 15 (7.18%) Reuters
8 15 (7.18%) Bloomberg
9 12 (5.74%) Remedy
10 11 (5.26%) Nortel
11 10 (4.78%) Mitel
12 9 (4.31%) Apple
13 7 (3.35%) McAfee
14 6 (2.87%) ProCurve
15 5 (2.39%) Open Text
15 5 (2.39%) Juniper
15 5 (2.39%) IBM
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