The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 225 262 271
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 16 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.069% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.22% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 1
Median salary £23,000 £23,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £24,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -
MCDST
England

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

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1775 2281 2389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 28.01% 31.45% 31.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1413 1951 1863
Median salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the East of England

MCDST
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 7 £20,500 -
Hertfordshire +26 5 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Essex +9 1 £32,500 +41.30%
Suffolk - 1 £20,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (72.09%) ITIL
3 28 (65.12%) SC Cleared
3 28 (65.12%) Security Cleared
4 26 (60.47%) Windows
4 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
4 26 (60.47%) Validation
5 22 (51.16%) MCP
6 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
7 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
7 15 (34.88%) MS Office
8 14 (32.56%) Retail
8 14 (32.56%) Service Management
8 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (32.56%) SCCM
9 13 (30.23%) Technical Analysis
9 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
9 13 (30.23%) Front Office
9 13 (30.23%) Finance
9 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
10 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (27.91%) Blackberry
10 12 (27.91%) Handset
10 12 (27.91%) Becrypt
11 10 (23.26%) Office 365
11 10 (23.26%) Windows 8
11 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.93%) MCSE
12 9 (20.93%) MCSA
12 9 (20.93%) MCITP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
1 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Junos
2 2 (4.65%) VPLS
2 2 (4.65%) VPN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (32.56%) Retail
2 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Support Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (30.23%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 13 (30.23%) Technical Support
4 12 (27.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (27.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (27.91%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
4 12 (27.91%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (27.91%) Technical Support Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (13.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (13.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
2 12 (27.91%) Blackberry
2 12 (27.91%) Handset
3 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
5 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (23.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) ITIL
2 26 (60.47%) Validation
3 15 (34.88%) Incident Management
4 14 (32.56%) Service Management
5 13 (30.23%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.65%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.33%) B2B
7 1 (2.33%) Logistics
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (65.12%) SC Cleared
2 28 (65.12%) Security Cleared
3 22 (51.16%) MCP
4 9 (20.93%) MCITP
4 9 (20.93%) MCSA
4 9 (20.93%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) MBA
5 1 (2.33%) MOS
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.65%) SCDPM
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Becrypt
3 8 (18.60%) VMware
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) Intel Security
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.33%) Remedy
6 1 (2.33%) Sage