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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 806 759 753
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 97 105 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 69 86 106
Average salary £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £20,800 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%

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
31234 29580 33891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.11% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24200 23976 28787
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 91 £25,000 -11.50% 8
London -26 43 £31,500 +5.00% 1
South East +6 29 £24,000 +3.22%
Hampshire +6 16 £23,500 +1.07%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £24,750 - 1
North East - 8 £24,750 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £24,750 - 1
South West -6 7 £22,500 +25.00% 1
Fareham - 7 £23,500 -
Southampton +10 6 £21,000 +13.51%
Surrey 0 6 £20,000 -24.52%
Wiltshire - 5 £23,000 -
City of London -21 4 £51,250 +70.83%
Swindon - 4 £22,250 -
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
Berkshire -8 3 £50,000 -
North West -14 3 £52,500 +65.35%
Merseyside - 3 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £52,500 -
Windsor - 3 £50,000 -
Bristol +3 2 £22,500 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £27,500 -19.11%
West Sussex -23 2 £25,000 +13.63%
West Yorkshire -31 2 £34,750 +26.36%
Yorkshire -40 2 £34,750 +26.36% 1
Andover - 2 £24,000 -
Chesham - 2 £27,500 -
Littlehampton - 2 £25,000 -
Uxbridge +3 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands +1 1 £19,000 -19.14% 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (75.13%) Windows
3 110 (55.84%) Microsoft
4 108 (54.82%) Active Directory
5 106 (53.81%) ITIL
6 94 (47.72%) Windows 7
7 78 (39.59%) MCP
8 68 (34.52%) MCSE
8 68 (34.52%) MS Excel
9 66 (33.50%) Windows XP
10 64 (32.49%) MS Office
11 62 (31.47%) MS Exchange
12 61 (30.96%) MCSA
13 51 (25.89%) Cisco
14 43 (21.83%) A+ Certification
15 38 (19.29%) MCITP
15 38 (19.29%) SCCM
15 38 (19.29%) Blackberry
15 38 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
16 37 (18.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 36 (18.27%) Finance
18 35 (17.77%) CCNA
19 33 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (15.23%) TCP/IP
21 29 (14.72%) Incident Management
22 25 (12.69%) LAN
22 25 (12.69%) SLA
22 25 (12.69%) Citrix
23 24 (12.18%) Legal
23 24 (12.18%) Banking

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (31.47%) MS Exchange
2 37 (18.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 33 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (9.64%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.54%) Lync
7 4 (2.03%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.51%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (34.52%) MS Excel
2 64 (32.49%) MS Office
3 15 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.23%) TCP/IP
2 25 (12.69%) LAN
3 21 (10.66%) WAN
4 14 (7.11%) Firewall
4 14 (7.11%) IP Telephony
5 13 (6.60%) VoIP
5 13 (6.60%) VPN
5 13 (6.60%) DNS
6 12 (6.09%) DHCP
7 11 (5.58%) Network Security
8 9 (4.57%) SAN
9 6 (3.05%) Internet
10 4 (2.03%) Wireless
11 2 (1.02%) ADSL
12 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (18.27%) Finance
2 24 (12.18%) Legal
2 24 (12.18%) Banking
3 23 (11.68%) Law
4 15 (7.61%) Retail
5 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.52%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 76 (38.58%) Analyst
2 48 (24.37%) Desktop Support
3 41 (20.81%) Service Analyst
3 41 (20.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (16.24%) Support Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) Support Engineer
6 20 (10.15%) IT Support
7 16 (8.12%) Desktop Analyst
7 16 (8.12%) Help Desk Analyst
7 16 (8.12%) Team Leader
7 16 (8.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (6.60%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (6.09%) Deployment Engineer
11 11 (5.58%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (5.08%) Support Technician
13 9 (4.57%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (4.57%) Support Team Leader
13 9 (4.57%) Desktop Team Leader
14 8 (4.06%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) Web Services
1 4 (2.03%) WSH
2 3 (1.52%) COM
3 2 (1.02%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.29%) Blackberry
2 18 (9.14%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.05%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.54%) EqualLogic
5 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.03%) EPoS
6 4 (2.03%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.03%) PDA
6 4 (2.03%) iPhone
7 3 (1.52%) HP StorageWorks
8 2 (1.02%) Firmware
9 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.51%) AS400
9 1 (0.51%) Informatics
9 1 (0.51%) Replication
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 148 (75.13%) Windows
2 94 (47.72%) Windows 7
3 66 (33.50%) Windows XP
4 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.14%) Windows 8
6 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.11%) Linux
8 13 (6.60%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.55%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.05%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (3.05%) UNIX
11 5 (2.54%) Solaris
11 5 (2.54%) SUSE
11 5 (2.54%) Debian
11 5 (2.54%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.52%) Android
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.81%) ITIL
2 29 (14.72%) Incident Management
3 19 (9.64%) Service Management
4 17 (8.63%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.09%) Practice Management
6 9 (4.57%) ITSM
6 9 (4.57%) Document Management
6 9 (4.57%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.54%) Project Management
8 4 (2.03%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.03%) Risk Management
8 4 (2.03%) Migration
8 4 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.52%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.52%) Asset Management
10 2 (1.02%) CRM
10 2 (1.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.66%) SQL
2 5 (2.54%) VB
2 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 197 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (39.59%) MCP
3 68 (34.52%) MCSE
4 61 (30.96%) MCSA
5 43 (21.83%) A+ Certification
6 38 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (19.29%) MCITP
7 35 (17.77%) CCNA
8 21 (10.66%) Degree
9 15 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (6.09%) Security Cleared
11 11 (5.58%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (4.06%) MCTS
14 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
14 6 (3.05%) CCA
15 5 (2.54%) JNCIS
15 5 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (2.54%) VCP5
16 4 (2.03%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.69%) SLA
2 11 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (54.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.60%) XenApp
4 9 (4.57%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.06%) vSphere
6 7 (3.55%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.52%) XenServer
7 3 (1.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (19.29%) SCCM
2 15 (7.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (6.60%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.05%) ZENworks
5 6 (3.05%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.51%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.89%) Cisco
3 25 (12.69%) Citrix
4 23 (11.68%) HP
5 21 (10.66%) Symantec
6 20 (10.15%) VMware
7 15 (7.61%) Reuters
7 15 (7.61%) Bloomberg
7 15 (7.61%) Dell
7 15 (7.61%) Avaya
8 11 (5.58%) Nortel
8 11 (5.58%) Apple
9 10 (5.08%) LANDesk
9 10 (5.08%) Remedy
10 9 (4.57%) Juniper
11 8 (4.06%) Mitel
12 7 (3.55%) McAfee
13 6 (3.05%) ProCurve
14 5 (2.54%) WatchGuard
14 5 (2.54%) Polycom
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago