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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 801 855 851
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 50 91 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31 74 109
Median salary £30,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,500 £18,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £36,600
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +1.06%
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
21611 27377 29816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.75% 27.17% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 17197 21897 24042
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 4 December 2016.

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 4 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
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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
London +77 27 £30,000 +0.84% 2
Yorkshire +19 9 £26,500 +26.19%
South East +67 7 £34,000 +28.30%
East of England +13 5 £22,000 -10.20%
South West +11 1 £24,500 +44.11%
North East - 1 £30,000 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (83.93%) Windows
3 69 (61.61%) Active Directory
4 68 (60.71%) Microsoft
5 56 (50.00%) MCSE
6 54 (48.21%) ITIL
7 49 (43.75%) MS Office
8 45 (40.18%) Windows 7
9 44 (39.29%) MCP
10 42 (37.50%) MCITP
11 40 (35.71%) MCSA
11 40 (35.71%) Citrix
12 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
13 32 (28.57%) SCCM
14 30 (26.79%) Office 365
15 29 (25.89%) LAN
16 26 (23.21%) MS Excel
16 26 (23.21%) WAN
17 25 (22.32%) Windows 8
18 24 (21.43%) SLA
19 22 (19.64%) VMware
19 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
19 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
20 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
21 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
21 19 (16.96%) Finance
22 18 (16.07%) Service Management
22 18 (16.07%) Cisco
22 18 (16.07%) SQL
22 18 (16.07%) Smartphone

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 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.46%) IIS
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (43.75%) MS Office
2 26 (23.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 29 (25.89%) LAN
3 26 (23.21%) WAN
4 16 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 15 (13.39%) Network Security
6 11 (9.82%) VPN
7 9 (8.04%) VoIP
8 7 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (5.36%) Firewall
10 5 (4.46%) WLAN
11 4 (3.57%) DHCP
11 4 (3.57%) DNS
11 4 (3.57%) SAN
11 4 (3.57%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.57%) Wireless
12 3 (2.68%) Internet
12 3 (2.68%) NAS
13 1 (0.89%) Intranet
13 1 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.57%) Legal
4 4 (3.57%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Billing
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Military
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Analyst
2 27 (24.11%) Support Engineer
3 25 (22.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (16.96%) Support Analyst
5 16 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 15 (13.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 15 (13.39%) Service Analyst
6 15 (13.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (8.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (8.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (8.04%) IT Support
11 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
12 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (6.25%) IT Engineer
12 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (5.36%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) .NET
1 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.89%) WCF
1 1 (0.89%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Smartphone
2 8 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.36%) Handset
3 6 (5.36%) iPhone
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.46%) iPad
5 4 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.89%) CCTV
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Fintech
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Social Media
7 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 94 (83.93%) Windows
2 45 (40.18%) Windows 7
3 25 (22.32%) Windows 8
4 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
4 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (15.18%) Windows 10
5 17 (15.18%) Windows XP
6 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.82%) Linux
8 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (6.25%) Unix
10 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.68%) Android
11 3 (2.68%) Debian
11 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.68%) Solaris
11 3 (2.68%) SUSE
12 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.21%) ITIL
2 18 (16.07%) Service Management
3 12 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 7 (6.25%) Project Management
6 6 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.36%) Validation
7 5 (4.46%) Data Protection
7 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.57%) Software Deployment
8 4 (3.57%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.57%) Speech Recognition
8 4 (3.57%) Workflow
9 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.68%) Line Management
9 3 (2.68%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) C
2 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.79%) Python
3 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (50.00%) MCSE
3 44 (39.29%) MCP
4 42 (37.50%) MCITP
5 40 (35.71%) MCSA
6 14 (12.50%) Degree
7 11 (9.82%) CCNA
7 11 (9.82%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.46%) MCTS
10 4 (3.57%) A+ Certification
10 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.68%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.79%) MBA
12 2 (1.79%) MOS
13 1 (0.89%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 69 (61.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (4.46%) vSphere
3 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.79%) Docker
5 2 (1.79%) Firmware
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 32 (28.57%) SCCM
2 15 (13.39%) WSUS
3 5 (4.46%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.68%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 68 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (35.71%) Citrix
3 22 (19.64%) VMware
4 18 (16.07%) Cisco
5 11 (9.82%) Apple
6 8 (7.14%) HP
7 6 (5.36%) Becrypt
7 6 (5.36%) Oracle
8 5 (4.46%) Remedy
9 4 (3.57%) Avaya
9 4 (3.57%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.57%) Juniper
9 4 (3.57%) Reuters
10 3 (2.68%) Adobe
10 3 (2.68%) IBM
10 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.79%) Draytek
11 2 (1.79%) NETGEAR
11 2 (1.79%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.79%) Veeam
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