The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 770 798 845
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +47
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 139 131 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.48% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 112 107 65
Average salary £23,268 £25,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.93% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,800 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
MCDST
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCDST
Salary Trend in England

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

MCDST Salary Trend in England

MCDST
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram in England

MCDST
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 38 £28,500 +14.00%
East of England +11 28 £25,000 -7.40% 3
North West +34 24 £21,500 -21.81% 1
South East +15 23 £17,500 -32.69% 2
Yorkshire +2 18 £19,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands -6 9 £42,000 +40.00%
South West -7 8 £17,000 -19.04% 3
East Midlands +6 3 £23,750 -60.41%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 185 (88.10%) Microsoft
3 181 (86.19%) Windows
4 146 (69.52%) Active Directory
5 114 (54.29%) ITIL
6 99 (47.14%) MS Office
7 92 (43.81%) Windows 7
8 85 (40.48%) Citrix
9 71 (33.81%) Windows 8
10 70 (33.33%) Office 365
11 69 (32.86%) Windows Server
12 68 (32.38%) MS Excel
13 66 (31.43%) MCSE
14 61 (29.05%) MS Exchange
15 58 (27.62%) MCSA
15 58 (27.62%) MCP
16 57 (27.14%) MCITP
17 52 (24.76%) VMware
18 50 (23.81%) Service Management
19 47 (22.38%) SharePoint
20 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
21 42 (20.00%) SCCM
22 37 (17.62%) MCTS
23 35 (16.67%) Cisco
24 31 (14.76%) SLA
25 30 (14.29%) ITIL V3
26 28 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
26 28 (13.33%) Windows XP
27 26 (12.38%) Blackberry
28 25 (11.90%) Remedy

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the England 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 61 (29.05%) MS Exchange
2 47 (22.38%) SharePoint
3 28 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (10.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.33%) MS Project Server
8 7 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.86%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.90%) WordPress
11 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 99 (47.14%) MS Office
2 68 (32.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 70 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.95%) VPN
2 22 (10.48%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.14%) LAN
3 15 (7.14%) WAN
4 11 (5.24%) Internet
5 10 (4.76%) Intranet
6 8 (3.81%) VoIP
7 6 (2.86%) DHCP
7 6 (2.86%) DNS
8 4 (1.90%) Firewall
8 4 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.90%) SAN
9 3 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.43%) Symposium
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.95%) Network Security
10 2 (0.95%) Skype
10 2 (0.95%) Telepresence
11 1 (0.48%) Junos
11 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
General
1 23 (10.95%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.24%) Banking
4 9 (4.29%) Retail
5 8 (3.81%) Legal
5 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.33%) Law
6 7 (3.33%) Publishing
7 3 (1.43%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 101 (48.10%) Analyst
2 55 (26.19%) Support Analyst
3 47 (22.38%) Service Analyst
4 46 (21.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (20.95%) Support Engineer
6 43 (20.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (12.86%) IT Support
8 26 (12.38%) Desktop Support
9 24 (11.43%) 1st Line Engineer
9 24 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
10 23 (10.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 22 (10.48%) IT Engineer
11 22 (10.48%) Service Desk Support
12 19 (9.05%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 18 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 18 (8.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (8.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (8.10%) IT Analyst
14 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Engineer
15 16 (7.62%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.24%) Web Services
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.38%) Blackberry
2 21 (10.00%) iPhone
3 18 (8.57%) iPad
4 16 (7.62%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (5.71%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.38%) Replication
8 4 (1.90%) CMDB
8 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.90%) Life Science
9 3 (1.43%) EPoS
10 2 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 181 (86.19%) Windows
2 92 (43.81%) Windows 7
3 71 (33.81%) Windows 8
4 69 (32.86%) Windows Server
5 28 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 21 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.05%) Android
8 14 (6.67%) Apple iOS
9 10 (4.76%) Mac OS
9 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.29%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.86%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.43%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.95%) Linux
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (54.29%) ITIL
2 50 (23.81%) Service Management
3 30 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 13 (6.19%) Incident Management
5 12 (5.71%) Patch Management
6 10 (4.76%) Wealth Management
7 9 (4.29%) CRM
8 8 (3.81%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.33%) Time Management
10 6 (2.86%) Document Management
10 6 (2.86%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.38%) Change Management
12 4 (1.90%) Asset Management
12 4 (1.90%) E-Discovery
12 4 (1.90%) Line Management
12 4 (1.90%) Service Delivery
12 4 (1.90%) Software Distribution
13 3 (1.43%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.48%) SQL
2 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (31.43%) MCSE
3 58 (27.62%) MCP
3 58 (27.62%) MCSA
4 57 (27.14%) MCITP
5 37 (17.62%) MCTS
6 20 (9.52%) Degree
7 18 (8.57%) MOS
8 15 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 13 (6.19%) Security Cleared
11 12 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (5.24%) CCNA
12 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (2.38%) CCA
14 3 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.43%) NCDA
14 3 (1.43%) NCSA
14 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.76%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (69.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.24%) XenApp
4 8 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 42 (20.00%) SCCM
2 12 (5.71%) WSUS
3 10 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.90%) DameWare
7 2 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.95%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 185 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 85 (40.48%) Citrix
3 52 (24.76%) VMware
4 35 (16.67%) Cisco
5 25 (11.90%) Remedy
6 22 (10.48%) AppSense
7 14 (6.67%) Symantec
8 13 (6.19%) HP
8 13 (6.19%) Intel Security
9 12 (5.71%) Apple
10 10 (4.76%) Avaya
11 8 (3.81%) SolarWinds
11 8 (3.81%) Sophos
12 6 (2.86%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.86%) MobileIron
13 5 (2.38%) NetApp
13 5 (2.38%) SAP
13 5 (2.38%) Veeam
14 4 (1.90%) BMC
14 4 (1.90%) Interwoven
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