The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 100 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.089% 0.41% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 1.55% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £25,000 £23,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year
- -11.92%
MCDST
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
372 323 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 33.16% 26.56% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 330 277 261
Average salary £42,500 £40,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.59% -10.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £61,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Wiltshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Salisbury -17 1 £25,000 +1.01%
MCDST
South West

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) CCENT
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) CCENT
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft