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

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 766 852 883
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 128 86 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.086% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 77 79 78
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 £21,000 £22,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,750
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -3.77%
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
24880 27220 30494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.36% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 20186 21536 24674
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 £69,000
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 24 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 24 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
London +44 38 £28,000 -5.08% 1
East of England - 27 £37,500 - 2
South East +27 23 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +12 19 £24,500 -2.00%
North West +15 8 £23,500 -9.61%
East Midlands +14 6 £62,500 -
West Midlands -13 4 £38,500 +67.39%
South West +9 3 £25,000 +14.94% 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (85.28%) Windows
3 195 (73.58%) Microsoft
4 186 (70.19%) Active Directory
5 145 (54.72%) MS Office
6 140 (52.83%) Windows 7
7 136 (51.32%) ITIL
8 112 (42.26%) Citrix
9 111 (41.89%) MCP
10 93 (35.09%) MCSE
11 86 (32.45%) Office 365
12 73 (27.55%) MS Excel
13 68 (25.66%) Windows 8
13 68 (25.66%) Windows Server
14 65 (24.53%) SCCM
15 63 (23.77%) MS Exchange
16 57 (21.51%) Blackberry
17 55 (20.75%) Service Management
18 54 (20.38%) Cisco
19 52 (19.62%) Finance
20 50 (18.87%) VMware
21 48 (18.11%) SQL Server
22 47 (17.74%) MCSA
23 45 (16.98%) VPN
24 40 (15.09%) SharePoint
24 40 (15.09%) SLA
25 37 (13.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 33 (12.45%) Windows Server 2008
26 33 (12.45%) MCITP
26 33 (12.45%) LAN

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 (23.77%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.09%) SharePoint
3 37 (13.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.02%) MS Project Server
6 8 (3.02%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.89%) WordPress
8 4 (1.51%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.75%) CMS
10 2 (0.75%) Confluence
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) IIS
11 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 145 (54.72%) MS Office
2 73 (27.55%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (32.45%) Office 365
2 12 (4.53%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.98%) VPN
2 33 (12.45%) LAN
3 19 (7.17%) WAN
4 17 (6.42%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.15%) Intranet
6 10 (3.77%) Firewall
7 8 (3.02%) DHCP
7 8 (3.02%) Internet
8 7 (2.64%) DNS
8 7 (2.64%) VoIP
9 6 (2.26%) Junos
9 6 (2.26%) VPLS
10 4 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.13%) Skype
12 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.75%) SAN
12 2 (0.75%) Symposium
12 2 (0.75%) Telepresence
12 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 52 (19.62%) Finance
2 25 (9.43%) Law
3 22 (8.30%) Legal
4 21 (7.92%) Manufacturing
4 21 (7.92%) Retail
5 18 (6.79%) Banking
6 15 (5.66%) Front Office
7 8 (3.02%) Publishing
8 3 (1.13%) German Language
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.75%) Billing
9 2 (0.75%) Military
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 139 (52.45%) Analyst
2 74 (27.92%) Support Analyst
3 58 (21.89%) Service Analyst
3 58 (21.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 52 (19.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 46 (17.36%) Desktop Support
6 38 (14.34%) Support Engineer
7 36 (13.58%) Desktop Analyst
7 36 (13.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 35 (13.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 26 (9.81%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (7.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (6.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 18 (6.79%) IT Support
13 17 (6.42%) IT Analyst
14 16 (6.04%) 1st Line Engineer
14 16 (6.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 16 (6.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.64%) Web Services
2 1 (0.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.51%) Blackberry
2 29 (10.94%) Smartphone
3 27 (10.19%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.91%) iPad
4 13 (4.91%) iPhone
5 11 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.02%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.02%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.26%) Handset
9 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 226 (85.28%) Windows
2 140 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 68 (25.66%) Windows 8
3 68 (25.66%) Windows Server
4 33 (12.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (10.57%) Windows XP
7 26 (9.81%) Android
8 25 (9.43%) Windows 10
9 23 (8.68%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.77%) Mac OS X
10 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.40%) Linux
12 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.38%) Unix
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (51.32%) ITIL
2 55 (20.75%) Service Management
3 32 (12.08%) Incident Management
3 32 (12.08%) ITIL V3
4 26 (9.81%) Document Management
5 23 (8.68%) Validation
6 16 (6.04%) Patch Management
6 16 (6.04%) Technical Analysis
7 12 (4.53%) CRM
7 12 (4.53%) Service Delivery
7 12 (4.53%) Ticket Management
8 11 (4.15%) Logistics
8 11 (4.15%) Mentoring
9 10 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.77%) Project Management
9 10 (3.77%) Time Management
10 9 (3.40%) CAD
11 7 (2.64%) Data Protection
11 7 (2.64%) Line Management
11 7 (2.64%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.92%) SQL
2 8 (3.02%) C
3 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (41.89%) MCP
3 93 (35.09%) MCSE
4 47 (17.74%) MCSA
5 33 (12.45%) MCITP
6 31 (11.70%) MCTS
7 28 (10.57%) Security Cleared
8 26 (9.81%) SC Cleared
9 20 (7.55%) Degree
10 16 (6.04%) MOS
11 14 (5.28%) CCNA
11 14 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (4.91%) A+ Certification
13 10 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (3.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.13%) CCA
15 3 (1.13%) NCDA
15 3 (1.13%) NCSA
15 3 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 186 (70.19%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.57%) XenApp
3 13 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.51%) vSphere
6 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (24.53%) SCCM
2 20 (7.55%) WSUS
3 9 (3.40%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.26%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.26%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.75%) DameWare
8 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.38%) SCOM
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 195 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 112 (42.26%) Citrix
3 54 (20.38%) Cisco
4 50 (18.87%) VMware
5 21 (7.92%) Remedy
6 18 (6.79%) AppSense
7 17 (6.42%) Intel Security
8 15 (5.66%) Apple
9 12 (4.53%) HP
9 12 (4.53%) Mitel
10 11 (4.15%) MobileIron
11 10 (3.77%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.40%) SAP
12 9 (3.40%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.40%) Sophos
13 7 (2.64%) Symantec
14 6 (2.26%) BMC
14 6 (2.26%) Dell
14 6 (2.26%) Juniper
14 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
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