The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 101 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.082% 0.53% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.86% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
MCDST
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
293 323 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 24.08% 28.76% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 241 268 360
Average salary £38,250 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.92% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCDST
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the West Sussex region.

MCDST Salary Trend in West Sussex

MCDST
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Littlehampton - 1 £25,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex region 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 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
2 4 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (33.33%) VCP5
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Mitel
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex region 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 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Network Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITSM
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VB
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (33.33%) JNCIS
2 2 (33.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Mitel
3 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 2 (33.33%) ProCurve
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper