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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 817 861 875
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 87 78 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.076% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 66 76 63
Median salary £27,000 £25,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.93% -4.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £24,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -3.03%
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
24221 27851 29842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.42% 27.20% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19818 22332 23534
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +43 28 £26,500 -24.28% 2
Yorkshire +47 19 £24,500 +16.66%
East of England +33 16 £37,500 +63.04% 3
East Midlands +13 13 £62,500 +145.09% 1
South East 0 6 £25,250 +5.20% 2
South West +8 3 £23,500 -16.07% 1
West Midlands +2 2 £29,000 +12.62% 1
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (80.19%) Windows
3 137 (64.62%) Active Directory
4 132 (62.26%) Microsoft
5 123 (58.02%) Windows 7
6 116 (54.72%) MCP
6 116 (54.72%) MS Office
7 114 (53.77%) ITIL
8 82 (38.68%) MCSE
9 71 (33.49%) Citrix
10 62 (29.25%) MS Excel
11 61 (28.77%) SCCM
12 53 (25.00%) Office 365
13 50 (23.58%) Finance
13 50 (23.58%) Blackberry
14 45 (21.23%) Cisco
15 41 (19.34%) SLA
16 39 (18.40%) Service Management
16 39 (18.40%) LAN
16 39 (18.40%) Windows Server
17 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (17.45%) VPN
19 35 (16.51%) MS Exchange
19 35 (16.51%) Smartphone
20 34 (16.04%) Windows 8
21 33 (15.57%) Windows XP
22 32 (15.09%) SC Cleared
22 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
23 31 (14.62%) Incident Management
24 30 (14.15%) Validation

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 35 (16.51%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.36%) IIS
5 5 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.42%) MS Project Server
7 3 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.94%) CMS
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (54.72%) MS Office
2 62 (29.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.42%) Hi Portfolio
1 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (25.00%) Office 365
2 12 (5.66%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.40%) LAN
2 37 (17.45%) VPN
3 24 (11.32%) WAN
4 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.66%) Firewall
6 8 (3.77%) DHCP
7 7 (3.30%) DNS
7 7 (3.30%) VoIP
8 6 (2.83%) Internet
8 6 (2.83%) Intranet
8 6 (2.83%) Junos
8 6 (2.83%) VPLS
9 4 (1.89%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.42%) Network Security
11 2 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.94%) Skype
11 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 50 (23.58%) Finance
2 26 (12.26%) Retail
3 23 (10.85%) Legal
4 19 (8.96%) Law
5 17 (8.02%) Manufacturing
6 16 (7.55%) Front Office
7 15 (7.08%) Banking
8 4 (1.89%) Back Office
8 4 (1.89%) Billing
8 4 (1.89%) Military
9 3 (1.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.94%) German Language
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (50.00%) Analyst
2 57 (26.89%) Support Analyst
3 41 (19.34%) Desktop Support
4 40 (18.87%) Service Analyst
4 40 (18.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (17.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 35 (16.51%) Support Engineer
7 30 (14.15%) Desktop Analyst
7 30 (14.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 26 (12.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 22 (10.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (8.96%) Technical Support
11 18 (8.49%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (8.02%) Technical Engineer
13 16 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (7.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 15 (7.08%) IT Support
15 14 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (6.60%) 3rd Line Technical Support
16 13 (6.13%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.58%) Blackberry
2 35 (16.51%) Smartphone
3 17 (8.02%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.66%) Handset
5 10 (4.72%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.89%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.94%) Clustering
9 2 (0.94%) NHS
10 1 (0.47%) BYOD
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Statistics
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 170 (80.19%) Windows
2 123 (58.02%) Windows 7
3 39 (18.40%) Windows Server
4 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (16.04%) Windows 8
6 33 (15.57%) Windows XP
7 24 (11.32%) Windows 10
8 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (8.49%) Android
10 18 (8.49%) Apple iOS
11 12 (5.66%) Linux
12 11 (5.19%) Mac OS X
13 9 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.89%) Unix
15 3 (1.42%) Debian
15 3 (1.42%) Solaris
15 3 (1.42%) SUSE
16 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (53.77%) ITIL
2 39 (18.40%) Service Management
3 31 (14.62%) Incident Management
4 30 (14.15%) Validation
5 23 (10.85%) Document Management
6 19 (8.96%) Service Delivery
7 17 (8.02%) Technical Analysis
8 16 (7.55%) ITIL V3
9 15 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (6.13%) Logistics
10 13 (6.13%) Project Management
11 12 (5.66%) Ticket Management
12 9 (4.25%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.25%) Business Continuity
12 9 (4.25%) CAD
12 9 (4.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.25%) Line Management
12 9 (4.25%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.25%) Software Asset Management
12 9 (4.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.02%) SQL
2 10 (4.72%) C
3 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (54.72%) MCP
3 82 (38.68%) MCSE
4 32 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 32 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 29 (13.68%) MCSA
6 23 (10.85%) MCITP
7 19 (8.96%) Degree
8 17 (8.02%) CCNA
8 17 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (6.13%) MCTS
10 9 (4.25%) A+ Certification
11 7 (3.30%) MOS
12 6 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (1.89%) Security+ Certification
15 1 (0.47%) NCDA
15 1 (0.47%) NCSA
15 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (19.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 137 (64.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.38%) XenApp
3 11 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 61 (28.77%) SCCM
2 12 (5.66%) WSUS
3 7 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.83%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.83%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 132 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.49%) Citrix
3 45 (21.23%) Cisco
4 25 (11.79%) VMware
5 12 (5.66%) Becrypt
5 12 (5.66%) LANDesk
5 12 (5.66%) Mitel
5 12 (5.66%) Oracle
6 11 (5.19%) MobileIron
7 10 (4.72%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.25%) Adobe
8 9 (4.25%) IBM
8 9 (4.25%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.77%) Apple
9 8 (3.77%) HP
9 8 (3.77%) Juniper
10 6 (2.83%) Dell
10 6 (2.83%) Remedy
11 5 (2.36%) Avaya
11 5 (2.36%) SAP
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