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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / England
Rank 783 776 803
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 43 129 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 29 100 113
Median salary £30,000 £22,875 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -6.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £17,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,200 £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
19889 25499 27175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.22% 27.77% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15777 20626 21858
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 £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £71,500
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +47 18 £30,000 +0.84% 1
Yorkshire +15 12 £23,500 +20.51%
South East +45 4 £37,500 +114.28%
East of England -1 3 - -
North West -29 3 £22,500 +4.65% 2
North East - 2 £23,500 -
South West +8 1 £24,500 +44.11% 1
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (87.00%) Windows
3 69 (69.00%) Active Directory
4 63 (63.00%) Microsoft
5 48 (48.00%) ITIL
6 46 (46.00%) MS Office
7 44 (44.00%) MCSE
8 42 (42.00%) Citrix
9 39 (39.00%) MCP
9 39 (39.00%) MCITP
9 39 (39.00%) Windows 7
10 36 (36.00%) MCSA
11 33 (33.00%) TCP/IP
11 33 (33.00%) Office 365
12 25 (25.00%) LAN
13 23 (23.00%) Service Management
13 23 (23.00%) WAN
14 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
14 22 (22.00%) SCCM
15 20 (20.00%) Windows Server
16 19 (19.00%) Windows 8
16 19 (19.00%) Finance
16 19 (19.00%) VMware
17 18 (18.00%) SLA
17 18 (18.00%) Cisco
17 18 (18.00%) Smartphone
18 17 (17.00%) IP Telephony
19 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
19 16 (16.00%) WSUS
19 16 (16.00%) Network Security

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 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (46.00%) MS Office
2 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.00%) TCP/IP
2 25 (25.00%) LAN
3 23 (23.00%) WAN
4 17 (17.00%) IP Telephony
5 16 (16.00%) Network Security
6 11 (11.00%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (10.00%) VoIP
7 10 (10.00%) VPN
8 5 (5.00%) Firewall
8 5 (5.00%) WLAN
9 4 (4.00%) SAN
10 3 (3.00%) NAS
10 3 (3.00%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.00%) Wireless
11 2 (2.00%) DHCP
11 2 (2.00%) DNS
11 2 (2.00%) Internet
12 1 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (19.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Marketing
4 4 (4.00%) Law
5 2 (2.00%) Front Office
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Billing
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (40.00%) Analyst
2 25 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 21 (21.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (19.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (19.00%) Support Engineer
5 18 (18.00%) Service Analyst
6 13 (13.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (12.00%) Desktop Support
8 11 (11.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (10.00%) IT Analyst
10 9 (9.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (9.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (9.00%) ICT Analyst
10 9 (9.00%) ICT Support
10 9 (9.00%) ICT Support Analyst
10 9 (9.00%) IT Support
11 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Engineer
11 8 (8.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) .NET
1 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.00%) WCF
1 1 (1.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Smartphone
2 13 (13.00%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (9.00%) iPhone
4 7 (7.00%) iPad
5 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.00%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.00%) Clustering
9 2 (2.00%) Handset
10 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.00%) CCTV
10 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.00%) Fintech
10 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.00%) Social Media
10 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 87 (87.00%) Windows
2 39 (39.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (19.00%) Windows 8
5 16 (16.00%) Windows 10
6 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.00%) Linux
8 7 (7.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.00%) Unix
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.00%) Android
10 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.00%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.00%) ITIL
2 23 (23.00%) Service Management
3 7 (7.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (5.00%) Project Management
5 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.00%) Time Management
8 2 (2.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.00%) DevOps
8 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.00%) Logistics
8 2 (2.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 100 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (44.00%) MCSE
3 39 (39.00%) MCITP
3 39 (39.00%) MCP
4 36 (36.00%) MCSA
5 10 (10.00%) Degree
6 6 (6.00%) CCNA
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.00%) MCTS
8 3 (3.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.00%) MBA
9 2 (2.00%) MOS
9 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 69 (69.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.00%) Docker
3 2 (2.00%) Firmware
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (22.00%) SCCM
2 16 (16.00%) WSUS
3 7 (7.00%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) vMotion
5 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (63.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (42.00%) Citrix
3 19 (19.00%) VMware
4 18 (18.00%) Cisco
5 11 (11.00%) Apple
6 8 (8.00%) HP
6 8 (8.00%) Remedy
7 3 (3.00%) Dell
7 3 (3.00%) Juniper
8 2 (2.00%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.00%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.00%) EMC
8 2 (2.00%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.00%) NetApp
8 2 (2.00%) Reuters
8 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.00%) SolidFire
9 1 (1.00%) Avaya
9 1 (1.00%) Mitel
9 1 (1.00%) Xerox
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