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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 259 300 348
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.061% 0.080% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.32% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 2
Median salary £45,000 £29,250 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% +42.68%
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -5.55%
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
1556 2529 3070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.68% 25.19% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1388 2161 2598
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) MS Office
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) ITIL
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL V3
5 9 (50.00%) Blackberry
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (38.89%) MCSE
8 6 (33.33%) MCSA
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 6 (33.33%) SLA
8 6 (33.33%) Remedy
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (33.33%) Banking
8 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (33.33%) iPad
8 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (33.33%) iPhone
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
9 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (27.78%) SCCM
9 5 (27.78%) Time Management
9 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (77.78%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Banking Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Service Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Break Fix Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (33.33%) iPad
2 6 (33.33%) iPhone
3 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
6 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Service Management
3 5 (27.78%) Time Management
3 5 (27.78%) Wealth Management
4 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSE
3 6 (33.33%) MCSA
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) MCP
5 3 (16.67%) MCTS
6 2 (11.11%) MCITP
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Remedy
4 5 (27.78%) Intel Security
4 5 (27.78%) Symantec
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Apple
7 1 (5.56%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) iManage