The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 596 641 634
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 29 26 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.059% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.23% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 34
Median salary £26,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £29,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £24,000 £24,125
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.51%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9445 11229 12351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.98% 25.28% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7931 9132 9916
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCDST
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the London region.

MCDST Salary Trend in London

MCDST
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram in London

MCDST
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +66 8 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (98.25%) Active Directory
2 56 (98.25%) Windows
3 45 (78.95%) MS Office
4 44 (77.19%) Windows 7
5 40 (70.18%) Citrix
6 32 (56.14%) MCSE
7 31 (54.39%) ITIL
8 30 (52.63%) MCP
9 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
10 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
11 24 (42.11%) SCCM
12 20 (35.09%) Finance
13 19 (33.33%) VPN
13 19 (33.33%) Cisco
14 16 (28.07%) SLA
14 16 (28.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 16 (28.07%) Smartphone
15 15 (26.32%) Document Management
15 15 (26.32%) Law
15 15 (26.32%) LAN
16 14 (24.56%) Legal
16 14 (24.56%) Service Management
16 14 (24.56%) Blackberry
17 13 (22.81%) WAN
17 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
18 12 (21.05%) Mitel
18 12 (21.05%) Windows 8
18 12 (21.05%) Mimecast
18 12 (21.05%) Ticket Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 16 (28.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
3 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (78.95%) MS Office
2 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Hi Portfolio
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.05%) Mimecast
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) VPN
2 15 (26.32%) LAN
3 13 (22.81%) WAN
4 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
5 4 (7.02%) DNS
5 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
6 3 (5.26%) Network Security
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.75%) Skype
8 1 (1.75%) VoIP
8 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Law
3 14 (24.56%) Legal
4 11 (19.30%) Banking
5 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (64.91%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Service Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (28.07%) Desktop Support
4 15 (26.32%) Support Analyst
5 11 (19.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (17.54%) Desktop Analyst
6 10 (17.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (14.04%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 8 (14.04%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (10.53%) IT Support
10 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) IT Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Support
12 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Smartphone
2 14 (24.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (98.25%) Windows
2 44 (77.19%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 12 (21.05%) Windows 8
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.02%) Linux
5 4 (7.02%) Unix
6 3 (5.26%) Debian
6 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (5.26%) SUSE
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) ITIL
2 15 (26.32%) Document Management
3 14 (24.56%) Service Management
4 12 (21.05%) Ticket Management
5 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.51%) Practice Management
8 1 (1.75%) Information Security
8 1 (1.75%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (56.14%) MCSE
3 30 (52.63%) MCP
4 11 (19.30%) MCITP
5 10 (17.54%) MCSA
6 4 (7.02%) CCNA
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (5.26%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (98.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) SCCM
2 5 (8.77%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 40 (70.18%) Citrix
2 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.33%) Cisco
4 12 (21.05%) Mitel
5 6 (10.53%) Apple
6 5 (8.77%) HP
6 5 (8.77%) SAP
6 5 (8.77%) Sophos
7 3 (5.26%) Avaya
7 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.26%) Reuters
8 2 (3.51%) iManage
8 2 (3.51%) OpenText
9 1 (1.75%) BMC
9 1 (1.75%) Remedy
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