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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 793 848 868
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 130 94 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.091% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 79 79 90
Median salary £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £21,500 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,400 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £25,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +0.99%
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
26003 28259 30336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 27.48% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 21152 22245 24515
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 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 May 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 May 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
East of England +44 29 £37,500 +38.88% 1
South East +25 29 £25,000 -6.54%
London +2 29 £28,000 -3.44% 3
Yorkshire +8 18 £24,500 -2.00% 1
North West +18 12 £23,000 -13.20% 1
South West +3 6 £27,500 +26.43%
West Midlands -19 5 £40,511 +82.07%
East Midlands +18 2 £41,750 +94.18%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (85.45%) Windows
3 211 (78.73%) Microsoft
4 184 (68.66%) Active Directory
5 141 (52.61%) ITIL
6 137 (51.12%) MS Office
7 135 (50.37%) Windows 7
8 115 (42.91%) Citrix
9 100 (37.31%) MCP
10 92 (34.33%) Office 365
11 87 (32.46%) MCSE
12 74 (27.61%) Windows Server
13 72 (26.87%) Windows 8
14 68 (25.37%) MS Excel
15 63 (23.51%) MS Exchange
15 63 (23.51%) SCCM
16 62 (23.13%) Service Management
17 55 (20.52%) MCSA
18 54 (20.15%) VMware
19 53 (19.78%) Cisco
20 51 (19.03%) SharePoint
21 50 (18.66%) Blackberry
22 49 (18.28%) Finance
23 48 (17.91%) SQL Server
24 47 (17.54%) VPN
25 42 (15.67%) SLA
26 38 (14.18%) MCITP
27 35 (13.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
28 32 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
29 31 (11.57%) MCTS

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 63 (23.51%) MS Exchange
2 51 (19.03%) SharePoint
3 35 (13.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (9.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.99%) MS Project Server
7 8 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.87%) WordPress
9 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.75%) Confluence
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.37%) IIS
11 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 137 (51.12%) MS Office
2 68 (25.37%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.99%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (34.33%) Office 365
2 12 (4.48%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.54%) VPN
2 30 (11.19%) LAN
3 18 (6.72%) WAN
4 14 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.10%) Intranet
6 8 (2.99%) Firewall
6 8 (2.99%) Internet
6 8 (2.99%) VoIP
7 6 (2.24%) DHCP
7 6 (2.24%) Junos
7 6 (2.24%) VPLS
8 5 (1.87%) DNS
9 4 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.49%) SAN
10 2 (0.75%) Skype
10 2 (0.75%) Symposium
10 2 (0.75%) Telepresence
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 49 (18.28%) Finance
2 24 (8.96%) Legal
2 24 (8.96%) Manufacturing
3 23 (8.58%) Law
4 17 (6.34%) Retail
5 15 (5.60%) Banking
6 13 (4.85%) Front Office
7 8 (2.99%) Publishing
8 3 (1.12%) German Language
8 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 138 (51.49%) Analyst
2 72 (26.87%) Support Analyst
3 60 (22.39%) Service Analyst
3 60 (22.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 54 (20.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 47 (17.54%) Desktop Support
6 44 (16.42%) Support Engineer
7 33 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 32 (11.94%) Desktop Analyst
8 32 (11.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 25 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (7.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 20 (7.46%) IT Support
11 19 (7.09%) 1st Line Engineer
11 19 (7.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (6.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 18 (6.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Engineer
13 17 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.99%) Web Services
2 1 (0.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.66%) Blackberry
2 25 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.22%) iPad
3 14 (5.22%) iPhone
4 11 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.24%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.87%) Handset
8 4 (1.49%) CMDB
8 4 (1.49%) Life Science
8 4 (1.49%) Replication
9 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.37%) BYOD
11 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 229 (85.45%) Windows
2 135 (50.37%) Windows 7
3 74 (27.61%) Windows Server
4 72 (26.87%) Windows 8
5 32 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (11.19%) Windows XP
7 26 (9.70%) Android
8 23 (8.58%) Apple iOS
9 20 (7.46%) Windows 10
10 11 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.36%) Linux
11 9 (3.36%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.24%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (52.61%) ITIL
2 62 (23.13%) Service Management
3 29 (10.82%) ITIL V3
4 28 (10.45%) Incident Management
5 22 (8.21%) Document Management
6 20 (7.46%) Validation
7 14 (5.22%) Patch Management
7 14 (5.22%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (4.48%) Ticket Management
9 11 (4.10%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.73%) CRM
10 10 (3.73%) Project Management
10 10 (3.73%) Time Management
11 8 (2.99%) CAD
11 8 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.99%) Logistics
11 8 (2.99%) Wealth Management
12 7 (2.61%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.61%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.24%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.21%) SQL
2 6 (2.24%) C
3 4 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 268 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (37.31%) MCP
3 87 (32.46%) MCSE
4 55 (20.52%) MCSA
5 38 (14.18%) MCITP
6 31 (11.57%) MCTS
7 27 (10.07%) Security Cleared
8 23 (8.58%) SC Cleared
9 19 (7.09%) MOS
10 18 (6.72%) Degree
11 16 (5.97%) CCNA
11 16 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (4.10%) A+ Certification
12 11 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (3.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.12%) CCA
15 3 (1.12%) NCDA
15 3 (1.12%) NCSA
15 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.67%) SLA
System Software
1 184 (68.66%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.58%) XenApp
3 14 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (23.51%) SCCM
2 20 (7.46%) WSUS
3 9 (3.36%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.24%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.24%) SCDPM
5 6 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.75%) DameWare
6 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (78.73%) Microsoft
2 115 (42.91%) Citrix
3 54 (20.15%) VMware
4 53 (19.78%) Cisco
5 22 (8.21%) Remedy
6 20 (7.46%) AppSense
7 18 (6.72%) Intel Security
8 13 (4.85%) Apple
8 13 (4.85%) HP
9 12 (4.48%) Mitel
10 11 (4.10%) MobileIron
10 11 (4.10%) Sophos
10 11 (4.10%) Symantec
11 10 (3.73%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.36%) SAP
12 9 (3.36%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.99%) Avaya
14 7 (2.61%) Dell
15 6 (2.24%) Juniper
15 6 (2.24%) Red Hat
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