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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 585 655 635
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 28 16 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.036% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 25
Median salary £31,250 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.42% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £38,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £23,750 £22,750
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +4.39%
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
8916 11147 11268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.44% 25.24% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7470 9231 8983
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 September 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 September 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 +44 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (91.80%) Windows
3 51 (83.61%) Active Directory
4 46 (75.41%) MCSE
5 45 (73.77%) MS Office
6 39 (63.93%) MCP
7 38 (62.30%) ITIL
8 35 (57.38%) Citrix
9 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
9 30 (49.18%) Windows 7
10 27 (44.26%) SCCM
11 24 (39.34%) Smartphone
12 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
13 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
14 17 (27.87%) LAN
15 16 (26.23%) WAN
16 15 (24.59%) MCITP
17 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
17 13 (21.31%) Cisco
17 13 (21.31%) MCSA
17 13 (21.31%) IP Telephony
18 12 (19.67%) WSUS
18 12 (19.67%) Network Security
18 12 (19.67%) SLA
18 12 (19.67%) Blackberry
19 11 (18.03%) Banking
19 11 (18.03%) Finance
19 11 (18.03%) Windows 8
20 10 (16.39%) Service Management
21 8 (13.11%) Law

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 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (73.77%) MS Office
2 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
2 17 (27.87%) LAN
3 16 (26.23%) WAN
4 13 (21.31%) IP Telephony
5 12 (19.67%) Network Security
6 7 (11.48%) VPN
7 6 (9.84%) Firewall
8 4 (6.56%) DHCP
8 4 (6.56%) DNS
8 4 (6.56%) WLAN
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.64%) NAS
10 1 (1.64%) SAN
10 1 (1.64%) Skype
10 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.64%) VLAN
10 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
General
1 11 (18.03%) Banking
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Law
3 7 (11.48%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Analyst
2 19 (31.15%) Desktop Support
3 16 (26.23%) Support Analyst
4 13 (21.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (18.03%) Service Analyst
5 11 (18.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
7 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 7 (11.48%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 7 (11.48%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (8.20%) IT Support
10 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Break Fix Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) ICT Support
10 4 (6.56%) ICT Support Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) IMAC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Smartphone
2 12 (19.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (91.80%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.03%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.56%) Linux
6 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.92%) Debian
7 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.92%) Solaris
7 3 (4.92%) SUSE
7 3 (4.92%) Unix
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Service Management
3 8 (13.11%) Document Management
4 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 5 (8.20%) Ticket Management
7 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
7 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.28%) Practice Management
8 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.28%) Time Management
9 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.64%) DevOps
9 1 (1.64%) High Availability
9 1 (1.64%) Information Security
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (75.41%) MCSE
3 39 (63.93%) MCP
4 15 (24.59%) MCITP
5 13 (21.31%) MCSA
6 6 (9.84%) CCNA
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.56%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (6.56%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.28%) Degree
10 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.64%) MBA
10 1 (1.64%) MCTS
10 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (83.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (44.26%) SCCM
2 12 (19.67%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Citrix
2 30 (49.18%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.31%) Cisco
4 5 (8.20%) Mitel
5 4 (6.56%) Apple
5 4 (6.56%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) Avaya
6 3 (4.92%) Bloomberg
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.92%) Reuters
7 2 (3.28%) iManage
7 2 (3.28%) OpenText
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.64%) SolidFire
8 1 (1.64%) VMware
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