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

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 607 616 623
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 38 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.089% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 24 25
Average salary £28,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £32,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
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
10635 10697 10958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.01% 25.74% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8878 8727 8759
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram in London

MCDST
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +52 15 £22,500 +9.75%
Wimbledon - 2 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (81.97%) Microsoft
2 50 (81.97%) Windows
3 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
4 41 (67.21%) ITIL
4 41 (67.21%) MS Office
5 37 (60.66%) Windows 7
6 32 (52.46%) Citrix
7 25 (40.98%) MS Exchange
8 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
9 21 (34.43%) Blackberry
9 21 (34.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (34.43%) Windows Server
10 19 (31.15%) ITIL V3
10 19 (31.15%) MCSA
10 19 (31.15%) VPN
10 19 (31.15%) Finance
11 18 (29.51%) SCCM
11 18 (29.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 18 (29.51%) Remedy
11 18 (29.51%) Windows 8
12 16 (26.23%) iPhone
13 15 (24.59%) MCITP
13 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (24.59%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (22.95%) SQL
14 14 (22.95%) Degree
15 13 (21.31%) MCP
15 13 (21.31%) MCSE
15 13 (21.31%) iPad

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the London region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (40.98%) MS Exchange
2 21 (34.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (29.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
6 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
7 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (67.21%) MS Office
2 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) VPN
2 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.48%) LAN
3 7 (11.48%) WAN
4 5 (8.20%) VoIP
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.28%) Firewall
5 2 (3.28%) Network Security
5 2 (3.28%) Telepresence
6 1 (1.64%) DHCP
6 1 (1.64%) DNS
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.92%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Law
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) Support Analyst
4 14 (22.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (21.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Support
6 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 12 (19.67%) Support Engineer
7 11 (18.03%) Senior IT Support
8 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (16.39%) Banking Analyst
8 10 (16.39%) Desktop Support
8 10 (16.39%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (16.39%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (16.39%) Senior Support Analyst
9 8 (13.11%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (9.84%) IT Support
11 5 (8.20%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Blackberry
2 16 (26.23%) iPhone
3 15 (24.59%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (21.31%) iPad
5 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.92%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) Windows 7
3 21 (34.43%) Windows Server
4 18 (29.51%) Windows 8
5 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.84%) Mac OS X
7 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) ITIL
2 19 (31.15%) ITIL V3
3 11 (18.03%) Service Management
4 10 (16.39%) Wealth Management
5 7 (11.48%) Patch Management
5 7 (11.48%) Time Management
6 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.92%) Practice Management
9 2 (3.28%) CRM
9 2 (3.28%) Document Management
10 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.64%) Office Automation
10 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.64%) Project Management
10 1 (1.64%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (31.15%) MCSA
3 15 (24.59%) MCITP
4 14 (22.95%) Degree
5 13 (21.31%) MCP
5 13 (21.31%) MCSE
6 10 (16.39%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (13.11%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (13.11%) MCTS
8 7 (11.48%) A+ Certification
9 5 (8.20%) CCNA
9 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.28%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (3.28%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (1.64%) CCNP
12 1 (1.64%) MOS
12 1 (1.64%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (70.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) SCCM
2 10 (16.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (8.20%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (3.28%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (81.97%) Microsoft
2 32 (52.46%) Citrix
3 18 (29.51%) Remedy
4 12 (19.67%) Intel Security
5 11 (18.03%) Apple
6 10 (16.39%) Symantec
7 8 (13.11%) Avaya
7 8 (13.11%) Cisco
7 8 (13.11%) HP
8 5 (8.20%) SAP
8 5 (8.20%) Sophos
9 4 (6.56%) BMC
9 4 (6.56%) VMware
10 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.28%) Adobe
11 2 (3.28%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.28%) Canon
11 2 (3.28%) Dell
11 2 (3.28%) Reuters
12 1 (1.64%) OpenText