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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / England
Rank 774 784 797
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 44 139 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.53% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 29 111 103
Median salary £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,350 £19,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £21,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -10.41%

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
19346 26458 27245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.75% 27.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15371 21442 21889
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

MCDST Salary Histogram in England

MCDST
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
London +40 19 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire +25 10 £23,500 +20.51%
South East +51 8 £19,400 +10.85%
North West -25 5 £22,500 +4.65%
North East - 2 £23,500 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (87.10%) Windows
3 67 (72.04%) Active Directory
4 60 (64.52%) Microsoft
5 47 (50.54%) MS Office
6 44 (47.31%) ITIL
7 43 (46.24%) Windows 7
8 37 (39.78%) Citrix
9 36 (38.71%) MCP
9 36 (38.71%) TCP/IP
10 35 (37.63%) MCSE
11 32 (34.41%) Office 365
12 29 (31.18%) MCITP
13 27 (29.03%) MCSA
14 26 (27.96%) LAN
15 25 (26.88%) MS Exchange
15 25 (26.88%) WAN
16 23 (24.73%) SCCM
17 21 (22.58%) Service Management
18 19 (20.43%) Finance
19 18 (19.35%) IP Telephony
20 17 (18.28%) Smartphone
20 17 (18.28%) WSUS
20 17 (18.28%) SLA
20 17 (18.28%) Cisco
20 17 (18.28%) Network Security
20 17 (18.28%) Windows Server
21 16 (17.20%) Apple
22 15 (16.13%) Windows 8
23 14 (15.05%) Windows 10

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in 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 25 (26.88%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) CMS
7 1 (1.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (50.54%) MS Office
2 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (34.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (38.71%) TCP/IP
2 26 (27.96%) LAN
3 25 (26.88%) WAN
4 18 (19.35%) IP Telephony
5 17 (18.28%) Network Security
6 13 (13.98%) VoIP
7 12 (12.90%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (9.68%) VPN
9 5 (5.38%) WLAN
10 4 (4.30%) DHCP
10 4 (4.30%) DNS
11 3 (3.23%) Firewall
12 2 (2.15%) SAN
12 2 (2.15%) Wireless
13 1 (1.08%) NAS
13 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Banking
3 9 (9.68%) Marketing
4 4 (4.30%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Front Office
5 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (46.24%) Analyst
2 26 (27.96%) Support Analyst
3 23 (24.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (23.66%) Service Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Desktop Support
6 13 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (11.83%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (11.83%) ICT Analyst
7 11 (11.83%) ICT Support
7 11 (11.83%) ICT Support Analyst
7 11 (11.83%) IT Analyst
8 9 (9.68%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
10 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (5.38%) Break Fix Engineer
12 5 (5.38%) Desktop Analyst
12 5 (5.38%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) .NET
1 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.08%) WCF
1 1 (1.08%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Smartphone
2 11 (11.83%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (9.68%) iPhone
4 7 (7.53%) Blackberry
4 7 (7.53%) iPad
5 5 (5.38%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.38%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.15%) Clustering
7 2 (2.15%) Handset
8 1 (1.08%) CCTV
8 1 (1.08%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.08%) Fintech
8 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (87.10%) Windows
2 43 (46.24%) Windows 7
3 17 (18.28%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.13%) Windows 8
5 14 (15.05%) Windows 10
6 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.53%) Linux
8 5 (5.38%) Android
8 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.30%) Unix
10 3 (3.23%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) ITIL
2 21 (22.58%) Service Management
3 7 (7.53%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.38%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.23%) Project Management
8 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.15%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.15%) Time Management
8 2 (2.15%) Validation
9 1 (1.08%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.08%) Content Management
9 1 (1.08%) Document Management
9 1 (1.08%) ERP
9 1 (1.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (1.08%) C
2 1 (1.08%) C#
2 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (38.71%) MCP
3 35 (37.63%) MCSE
4 29 (31.18%) MCITP
5 27 (29.03%) MCSA
6 9 (9.68%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.23%) CCNA
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.15%) MCTS
8 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.08%) CCNP
9 1 (1.08%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.08%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.08%) MOS
9 1 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.28%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (72.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) Docker
4 1 (1.08%) Firmware
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (24.73%) SCCM
2 17 (18.28%) WSUS
3 7 (7.53%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (39.78%) Citrix
3 17 (18.28%) Cisco
4 16 (17.20%) Apple
5 12 (12.90%) VMware
6 9 (9.68%) Remedy
7 7 (7.53%) HP
8 3 (3.23%) Adobe
8 3 (3.23%) Dell
8 3 (3.23%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.15%) Becrypt
9 2 (2.15%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.15%) Fidessa
9 2 (2.15%) Juniper
9 2 (2.15%) Reuters
10 1 (1.08%) EMC
10 1 (1.08%) Mitel
10 1 (1.08%) NetApp
10 1 (1.08%) SolidFire
10 1 (1.08%) Xerox
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