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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 819 860 865
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 57 71 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 40 69 75
Median salary £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,900 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £23,125 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+12.43% +0.54%
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
23017 27728 29013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.96% 27.14% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 18651 22480 22843
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +40 24 £32,500 -5.79% 4
East of England +30 14 £20,500 -6.81%
Yorkshire +34 12 £26,000 +23.80%
South East +28 4 £31,750 +32.29% 1
South West +2 1 £22,500 -10.00%
West Midlands - 1 £29,000 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (76.83%) Windows
3 100 (60.98%) Active Directory
4 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
5 84 (51.22%) MCP
6 83 (50.61%) MS Office
7 82 (50.00%) MCSE
8 79 (48.17%) Windows 7
9 78 (47.56%) ITIL
10 56 (34.15%) Citrix
11 52 (31.71%) SCCM
12 47 (28.66%) MS Excel
13 39 (23.78%) MCSA
14 37 (22.56%) MCITP
15 35 (21.34%) Office 365
16 34 (20.73%) Blackberry
17 32 (19.51%) SLA
17 32 (19.51%) Smartphone
18 30 (18.29%) Windows 8
18 30 (18.29%) Finance
18 30 (18.29%) LAN
19 29 (17.68%) TCP/IP
19 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
20 27 (16.46%) Service Management
21 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (14.02%) SC Cleared
22 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
22 23 (14.02%) VMware
22 23 (14.02%) Cisco
23 22 (13.41%) Windows XP

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 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.05%) IIS
7 4 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.22%) CMS
8 2 (1.22%) Confluence
8 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 83 (50.61%) MS Office
2 47 (28.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.34%) Office 365
2 6 (3.66%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.29%) LAN
2 29 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.37%) WAN
4 16 (9.76%) VPN
5 10 (6.10%) IP Telephony
6 9 (5.49%) Network Security
7 7 (4.27%) Firewall
8 6 (3.66%) DHCP
8 6 (3.66%) DNS
8 6 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.44%) Internet
9 4 (2.44%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.44%) WLAN
10 3 (1.83%) NAS
10 3 (1.83%) SAN
11 2 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.22%) Intranet
11 2 (1.22%) VoIP
11 2 (1.22%) Wireless
12 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 30 (18.29%) Finance
2 21 (12.80%) Retail
3 13 (7.93%) Legal
4 11 (6.71%) Banking
5 10 (6.10%) Front Office
5 10 (6.10%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.49%) Law
7 4 (2.44%) Back Office
7 4 (2.44%) Billing
7 4 (2.44%) Military
8 3 (1.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (39.02%) Analyst
2 42 (25.61%) Support Analyst
3 38 (23.17%) Support Engineer
4 33 (20.12%) Desktop Support
5 32 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (12.80%) Service Analyst
6 21 (12.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (10.37%) Desktop Analyst
7 17 (10.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 16 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 15 (9.15%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (9.15%) Technical Support
10 14 (8.54%) IT Support
11 13 (7.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (7.32%) IT Engineer
13 11 (6.71%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.73%) Blackberry
2 32 (19.51%) Smartphone
3 12 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.71%) Handset
5 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.44%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.83%) Clustering
8 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.22%) NHS
8 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) iPad
9 1 (0.61%) iPhone
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 126 (76.83%) Windows
2 79 (48.17%) Windows 7
3 30 (18.29%) Windows 8
4 24 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.41%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.80%) Windows Server
6 21 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 11 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (6.10%) Android
9 10 (6.10%) Apple iOS
9 10 (6.10%) Mac OS X
10 7 (4.27%) Linux
11 3 (1.83%) Debian
11 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.83%) Solaris
11 3 (1.83%) SUSE
11 3 (1.83%) Unix
12 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (47.56%) ITIL
2 27 (16.46%) Service Management
3 21 (12.80%) Service Delivery
3 21 (12.80%) Validation
4 15 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (8.54%) Incident Management
5 14 (8.54%) Project Management
6 13 (7.93%) Document Management
7 12 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.32%) Logistics
8 11 (6.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.10%) Business Continuity
9 10 (6.10%) Technical Analysis
10 9 (5.49%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.49%) Line Management
10 9 (5.49%) Performance Management
10 9 (5.49%) Software Asset Management
10 9 (5.49%) Supplier Management
11 7 (4.27%) CAD
12 6 (3.66%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.98%) SQL
2 4 (2.44%) C
3 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (51.22%) MCP
3 82 (50.00%) MCSE
4 39 (23.78%) MCSA
5 37 (22.56%) MCITP
6 23 (14.02%) SC Cleared
6 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
7 19 (11.59%) Degree
8 14 (8.54%) CCNA
8 14 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.05%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.05%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (2.44%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.44%) MCTS
11 2 (1.22%) MBA
11 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 100 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.32%) XenApp
3 11 (6.71%) vSphere
4 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.22%) Docker
5 2 (1.22%) Firmware
5 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (31.71%) SCCM
2 9 (5.49%) WSUS
3 3 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.22%) vMotion
5 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 96 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 56 (34.15%) Citrix
3 23 (14.02%) Cisco
3 23 (14.02%) VMware
4 12 (7.32%) Oracle
5 11 (6.71%) Becrypt
6 9 (5.49%) Adobe
6 9 (5.49%) IBM
6 9 (5.49%) LANDesk
7 8 (4.88%) Apple
8 7 (4.27%) MobileIron
9 6 (3.66%) HP
9 6 (3.66%) Mitel
10 5 (3.05%) Avaya
11 4 (2.44%) Xerox
12 3 (1.83%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.83%) Remedy
12 3 (1.83%) Reuters
13 2 (1.22%) OpenText
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