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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 250 305 307
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 15 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.16% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 6
Average salary £22,500 £20,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -34.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,200 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
MCDST
London

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
1774 2570 2547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.23% 25.14% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 2208 2162
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £31,975
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
4 15 (71.43%) MS Office
5 14 (66.67%) ITIL
6 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
6 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
7 12 (57.14%) Windows 8
8 11 (52.38%) iPhone
8 11 (52.38%) ITIL V3
8 11 (52.38%) Blackberry
9 10 (47.62%) Citrix
9 10 (47.62%) VPN
9 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
10 9 (42.86%) MCSA
10 9 (42.86%) Finance
11 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
11 8 (38.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (38.10%) Remedy
11 8 (38.10%) iPad
11 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (33.33%) Intel Security
12 7 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (33.33%) Symantec
12 7 (33.33%) SQL
12 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (33.33%) MCSE
12 7 (33.33%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London 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 8 (38.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Senior IT Support
3 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
3 7 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Blackberry
1 11 (52.38%) iPhone
2 8 (38.10%) iPad
3 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (14.29%) EPoS
5 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 8
4 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) ITIL V3
3 7 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (33.33%) Wealth Management
4 5 (23.81%) Time Management
5 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCSA
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (33.33%) MCSE
4 6 (28.57%) MCTS
5 5 (23.81%) MCITP
5 5 (23.81%) MCP
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.76%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 8 (38.10%) Remedy
4 7 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 7 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Adobe
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) BMC
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco