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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 796 858 896
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +38
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 105 84 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.081% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 66 80 64
Median salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £35,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,250 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -
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
24030 28119 30951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19682 22485 24715
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
London +44 33 £26,500 -18.46%
East of England +59 24 £37,500 +56.25% 1
Yorkshire +26 17 £24,500 -
East Midlands - 13 £62,500 -
South East +29 12 £25,000 +4.16% 1
West Midlands -18 3 £29,000 +12.62% 1
South West +10 2 £24,250 -1.02% 1
North West +7 1 £23,500 -9.61% 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 195 (80.91%) Windows
3 163 (67.63%) Microsoft
4 154 (63.90%) Active Directory
5 132 (54.77%) MS Office
6 129 (53.53%) Windows 7
7 127 (52.70%) ITIL
8 115 (47.72%) MCP
9 88 (36.51%) Citrix
10 85 (35.27%) MCSE
11 69 (28.63%) MS Excel
12 66 (27.39%) Office 365
13 63 (26.14%) SCCM
14 54 (22.41%) Blackberry
14 54 (22.41%) Cisco
15 51 (21.16%) MS Exchange
16 50 (20.75%) Finance
16 50 (20.75%) Windows Server
17 45 (18.67%) Service Management
17 45 (18.67%) SLA
17 45 (18.67%) Windows 8
18 42 (17.43%) VPN
19 39 (16.18%) VMware
20 38 (15.77%) SQL Server
21 37 (15.35%) LAN
21 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (14.52%) Incident Management
23 34 (14.11%) MCSA
24 32 (13.28%) Smartphone
24 32 (13.28%) SC Cleared

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 51 (21.16%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (9.54%) SharePoint
4 21 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.90%) MS Project Server
6 7 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.66%) WordPress
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.24%) IIS
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
10 2 (0.83%) Confluence
11 1 (0.41%) JBoss
11 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 132 (54.77%) MS Office
2 69 (28.63%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.83%) Hi Portfolio
Cloud Services
1 66 (27.39%) Office 365
2 12 (4.98%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.43%) VPN
2 37 (15.35%) LAN
3 23 (9.54%) WAN
4 20 (8.30%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.56%) Firewall
6 10 (4.15%) DHCP
7 9 (3.73%) DNS
8 8 (3.32%) Intranet
8 8 (3.32%) VoIP
9 6 (2.49%) Internet
9 6 (2.49%) Junos
9 6 (2.49%) VPLS
10 4 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.24%) Skype
12 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.83%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.83%) SAN
12 2 (0.83%) Symposium
12 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 50 (20.75%) Finance
2 26 (10.79%) Retail
3 24 (9.96%) Legal
4 22 (9.13%) Law
5 21 (8.71%) Manufacturing
6 16 (6.64%) Banking
6 16 (6.64%) Front Office
7 7 (2.90%) Publishing
8 4 (1.66%) Back Office
8 4 (1.66%) Billing
8 4 (1.66%) Military
9 3 (1.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 123 (51.04%) Analyst
2 66 (27.39%) Support Analyst
3 48 (19.92%) Service Analyst
3 48 (19.92%) Service Desk Analyst
4 42 (17.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (16.60%) Desktop Support
6 37 (15.35%) Support Engineer
7 32 (13.28%) Desktop Analyst
7 32 (13.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 29 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 23 (9.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (8.71%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (7.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (7.88%) Technical Support
12 17 (7.05%) IT Support
13 15 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (6.22%) Technical Engineer
14 14 (5.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 14 (5.81%) IT Analyst
15 13 (5.39%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.41%) Blackberry
2 32 (13.28%) Smartphone
3 22 (9.13%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.56%) Handset
6 10 (4.15%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.90%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.66%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.24%) iPad
10 3 (1.24%) iPhone
10 3 (1.24%) Replication
11 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.41%) BYOD
12 1 (0.41%) Clustering
12 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 195 (80.91%) Windows
2 129 (53.53%) Windows 7
3 50 (20.75%) Windows Server
4 45 (18.67%) Windows 8
5 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (12.86%) Windows XP
7 27 (11.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (10.37%) Windows 10
9 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (7.47%) Android
10 18 (7.47%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.56%) Linux
12 9 (3.73%) Mac OS X
13 8 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.66%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.24%) Unix
16 2 (0.83%) Debian
16 2 (0.83%) Solaris
16 2 (0.83%) SUSE
17 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (52.70%) ITIL
2 45 (18.67%) Service Management
3 35 (14.52%) Incident Management
4 29 (12.03%) Validation
5 25 (10.37%) Document Management
5 25 (10.37%) ITIL V3
6 17 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (7.05%) Technical Analysis
7 16 (6.64%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.39%) Logistics
9 12 (4.98%) CRM
9 12 (4.98%) Ticket Management
10 10 (4.15%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.15%) Patch Management
10 10 (4.15%) Project Management
11 9 (3.73%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.73%) Business Continuity
11 9 (3.73%) CAD
11 9 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.73%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.88%) SQL
2 10 (4.15%) C
3 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 241 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (47.72%) MCP
3 85 (35.27%) MCSE
4 34 (14.11%) MCSA
5 32 (13.28%) SC Cleared
5 32 (13.28%) Security Cleared
6 24 (9.96%) MCITP
7 23 (9.54%) MCTS
8 18 (7.47%) Degree
9 17 (7.05%) CCNA
9 17 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (5.39%) A+ Certification
11 12 (4.98%) MOS
12 9 (3.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.24%) CCA
15 3 (1.24%) NCDA
15 3 (1.24%) Security+ Certification
15 3 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (18.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (63.90%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.54%) XenApp
3 13 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.73%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 63 (26.14%) SCCM
2 15 (6.22%) WSUS
3 10 (4.15%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.49%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.49%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.83%) DameWare
5 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 163 (67.63%) Microsoft
2 88 (36.51%) Citrix
3 54 (22.41%) Cisco
4 39 (16.18%) VMware
5 13 (5.39%) Apple
5 13 (5.39%) HP
6 12 (4.98%) Intel Security
6 12 (4.98%) Mitel
7 11 (4.56%) Becrypt
7 11 (4.56%) MobileIron
7 11 (4.56%) Oracle
7 11 (4.56%) Remedy
8 10 (4.15%) AppSense
8 10 (4.15%) LANDesk
9 9 (3.73%) Adobe
9 9 (3.73%) IBM
9 9 (3.73%) SAP
9 9 (3.73%) Sophos
10 8 (3.32%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.90%) Juniper
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