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 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 234 251 266
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.079% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.53% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 11
Median salary £22,000 £24,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.20% -9.25%
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £23,750
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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
1704 2089 2379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 26.81% 29.20% 29.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1640 1902
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 3 December 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
Hertfordshire +12 3 £22,000 -8.33%
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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 East of England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) MS Office
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 9 (45.00%) MCSE
4 9 (45.00%) MCSA
4 9 (45.00%) MCITP
5 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (40.00%) Office 365
6 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) MCP
7 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Validation
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) SCCM
7 6 (30.00%) Handset
7 6 (30.00%) Becrypt
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) Service Management

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 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 8 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Break Fix Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (30.00%) Handset
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) B2B
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCITP
2 9 (45.00%) MCSA
2 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 6 (30.00%) MCP
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MBA
4 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Citrix
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Sage