The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
London / City of London
Rank 223 235 302
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +67
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.100% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.95% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 9
Median salary £30,000 £25,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.95%
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £21,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -10.41%

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1219 1678 2525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.28% 25.96% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1100 1505 2185
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +9.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £72,500 £81,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (16.67%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft