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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / London
Rank 552 599 616
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 18 47 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 30 36
Median salary £30,000 £29,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% +19.00%
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £21,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -10.41%

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
7987 10553 10638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.88% 26.43% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6435 8710 8669
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +23 5 £30,000 +20.00%
Croydon - 1 £18,750 -
Southwark - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (86.96%) Windows
3 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 27 (58.70%) MS Office
5 26 (56.52%) MCSE
6 25 (54.35%) ITIL
6 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
7 24 (52.17%) MCP
8 20 (43.48%) LAN
8 20 (43.48%) WAN
8 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
9 19 (41.30%) Citrix
9 19 (41.30%) SCCM
10 18 (39.13%) Smartphone
11 16 (34.78%) Network Security
11 16 (34.78%) WSUS
11 16 (34.78%) IP Telephony
12 12 (26.09%) MCITP
12 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
13 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
14 10 (21.74%) Finance
15 9 (19.57%) VoIP
16 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
16 7 (15.22%) Office 365
16 7 (15.22%) MCSA
17 6 (13.04%) Cisco
17 6 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
18 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
18 5 (10.87%) Linux
18 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2

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 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (58.70%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) LAN
1 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
1 20 (43.48%) WAN
2 16 (34.78%) IP Telephony
2 16 (34.78%) Network Security
3 9 (19.57%) VoIP
4 4 (8.70%) WLAN
5 3 (6.52%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Support Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 9 (19.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (19.57%) Desktop Support
3 9 (19.57%) ICT Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) ICT Support
3 9 (19.57%) ICT Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IMAC Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.17%) WCF
1 1 (2.17%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Smartphone
2 6 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.87%) Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Unix
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
2 5 (10.87%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.87%) Service Management
3 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.52%) Time Management
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.17%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (2.17%) DevOps
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) High Availability
5 1 (2.17%) Network Management
5 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C#
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.17%) Python
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (56.52%) MCSE
3 24 (52.17%) MCP
4 12 (26.09%) MCITP
5 7 (15.22%) MCSA
6 3 (6.52%) CCNA
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.35%) MCTS
8 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCNP
8 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.17%) MBA
8 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Firmware
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) SCCM
2 16 (34.78%) WSUS
3 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 4 (8.70%) Apple
4 4 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Avaya
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
5 1 (2.17%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.17%) SolidFire
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
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