The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 for the West Sussex region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 106 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.23% 0.23% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £24,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
346 392 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 26.23% 30.04% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 287 304 372
Average salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
South East

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 25 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
Littlehampton - 3 £25,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) SCCM
5 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) Mitel
5 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) JNCIS
5 5 (50.00%) Mac OS
5 5 (50.00%) EqualLogic
5 5 (50.00%) VCP5
5 5 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (50.00%) Service Management
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
6 4 (40.00%) Apple
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) ITSM
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) IT Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Network Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Mac OS
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 5 (50.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Dell
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Mitel
2 5 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 4 (40.00%) Apple
3 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) ProCurve
4 3 (30.00%) HP