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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 829 872 859
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 63 76 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.075% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 47 74 65
Median salary £26,500 £24,250 £24,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.27% -2.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,700 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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
23587 27867 29528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.12% 27.34% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19294 22561 23059
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +45 22 £31,250 -8.08% 1
East of England +30 15 £23,000 -
Yorkshire +38 14 £26,000 +26.82% 1
East Midlands +15 6 £62,500 +153.80%
South East -1 2 £25,250 +5.20%
West Midlands -4 2 £29,000 -9.37%
South West 0 1 £22,500 -10.00%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (78.95%) Windows
3 121 (63.68%) Active Directory
4 113 (59.47%) Microsoft
5 106 (55.79%) Windows 7
6 103 (54.21%) MS Office
7 101 (53.16%) MCP
8 95 (50.00%) ITIL
9 83 (43.68%) MCSE
10 67 (35.26%) Citrix
11 58 (30.53%) SCCM
12 52 (27.37%) MS Excel
13 44 (23.16%) Finance
13 44 (23.16%) Blackberry
14 42 (22.11%) Office 365
15 36 (18.95%) LAN
15 36 (18.95%) SLA
16 35 (18.42%) Service Management
16 35 (18.42%) Smartphone
17 34 (17.89%) Windows 8
17 34 (17.89%) MCSA
18 33 (17.37%) Cisco
19 32 (16.84%) MCITP
20 31 (16.32%) Windows Server 2008
20 31 (16.32%) VPN
21 28 (14.74%) Windows XP
21 28 (14.74%) SC Cleared
21 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
21 28 (14.74%) Windows Server
22 27 (14.21%) SQL Server

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 25 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.79%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.63%) IIS
7 4 (2.11%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.05%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 103 (54.21%) MS Office
2 52 (27.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (22.11%) Office 365
2 11 (5.79%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.95%) LAN
2 31 (16.32%) VPN
3 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.53%) WAN
5 9 (4.74%) Firewall
6 8 (4.21%) DHCP
6 8 (4.21%) DNS
7 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
8 5 (2.63%) Internet
8 5 (2.63%) Network Security
8 5 (2.63%) VoIP
9 4 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.58%) Intranet
10 3 (1.58%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.05%) Junos
11 2 (1.05%) NAS
11 2 (1.05%) SAN
11 2 (1.05%) Skype
11 2 (1.05%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 44 (23.16%) Finance
2 25 (13.16%) Retail
3 21 (11.05%) Legal
4 17 (8.95%) Law
5 16 (8.42%) Manufacturing
6 14 (7.37%) Banking
7 13 (6.84%) Front Office
8 4 (2.11%) Back Office
8 4 (2.11%) Billing
8 4 (2.11%) Military
9 2 (1.05%) German Language
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (45.79%) Analyst
2 51 (26.84%) Support Analyst
3 39 (20.53%) Support Engineer
4 37 (19.47%) Desktop Support
5 35 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (17.37%) Service Analyst
6 33 (17.37%) Service Desk Analyst
7 25 (13.16%) Desktop Analyst
7 25 (13.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 21 (11.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 18 (9.47%) Technical Support
10 17 (8.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (8.95%) Technical Engineer
11 15 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (7.89%) IT Support
12 14 (7.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (6.84%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (23.16%) Blackberry
2 35 (18.42%) Smartphone
3 15 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.32%) Handset
5 7 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.16%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.11%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.58%) Clustering
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.53%) iPad
10 1 (0.53%) iPhone
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 150 (78.95%) Windows
2 106 (55.79%) Windows 7
3 34 (17.89%) Windows 8
4 31 (16.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (14.74%) Windows Server
5 28 (14.74%) Windows XP
6 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (8.42%) Android
9 16 (8.42%) Apple iOS
10 12 (6.32%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.74%) Linux
12 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.11%) Unix
14 3 (1.58%) Debian
14 3 (1.58%) Solaris
14 3 (1.58%) SUSE
15 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (50.00%) ITIL
2 35 (18.42%) Service Management
3 26 (13.68%) Validation
4 23 (12.11%) Incident Management
5 21 (11.05%) Document Management
5 21 (11.05%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.89%) Project Management
7 14 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (7.37%) Logistics
8 13 (6.84%) Technical Analysis
9 12 (6.32%) ITIL V3
10 11 (5.79%) Ticket Management
11 10 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 10 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.74%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.74%) CAD
12 9 (4.74%) Line Management
12 9 (4.74%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.74%) Software Asset Management
12 9 (4.74%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.47%) SQL
2 6 (3.16%) C
3 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 190 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (53.16%) MCP
3 83 (43.68%) MCSE
4 34 (17.89%) MCSA
5 32 (16.84%) MCITP
6 28 (14.74%) SC Cleared
6 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
7 20 (10.53%) Degree
8 16 (8.42%) CCNA
8 16 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.63%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.11%) MCTS
10 4 (2.11%) MOS
11 2 (1.05%) MBA
12 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (63.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.95%) XenApp
3 10 (5.26%) vSphere
4 6 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (30.53%) SCCM
2 8 (4.21%) WSUS
3 6 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.05%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.53%) vMotion
Vendors
1 113 (59.47%) Microsoft
2 67 (35.26%) Citrix
3 33 (17.37%) Cisco
4 20 (10.53%) VMware
5 12 (6.32%) Becrypt
5 12 (6.32%) LANDesk
5 12 (6.32%) Oracle
6 11 (5.79%) Mitel
7 10 (5.26%) MobileIron
8 9 (4.74%) Adobe
8 9 (4.74%) IBM
9 6 (3.16%) Apple
9 6 (3.16%) HP
10 5 (2.63%) Avaya
10 5 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.11%) Juniper
11 4 (2.11%) Remedy
11 4 (2.11%) SAP
11 4 (2.11%) Sophos
11 4 (2.11%) Xerox
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