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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 229 253 325
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +72
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.056% 0.16% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.65% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 5
Median salary £30,000 £26,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +26.82%
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £23,750
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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
1273 1704 2721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.96% 24.65% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1478 2341
Median salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.49% +1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £72,500 £80,000
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 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) Smartphone
2 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) WSUS
3 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry

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 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft