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

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 595 647 658
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 33 23 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.051% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 38
Median salary £26,500 £32,500 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +21.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,950 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,500 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £28,250 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -
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
9588 11538 13004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.32% 25.82% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 8039 9404 10454
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 £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +51 7 £45,000 +34.32%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (96.77%) Active Directory
2 60 (96.77%) Windows
3 53 (85.48%) MS Office
4 50 (80.65%) Windows 7
5 46 (74.19%) Citrix
6 35 (56.45%) ITIL
7 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
8 27 (43.55%) MCP
8 27 (43.55%) MCSE
9 26 (41.94%) MS Excel
10 25 (40.32%) VPN
11 23 (37.10%) SCCM
12 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
13 21 (33.87%) Cisco
13 21 (33.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (30.65%) Blackberry
14 19 (30.65%) Finance
15 18 (29.03%) Law
16 17 (27.42%) Legal
16 17 (27.42%) SLA
16 17 (27.42%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (27.42%) Document Management
17 16 (25.81%) LAN
17 16 (25.81%) Service Management
18 14 (22.58%) WAN
18 14 (22.58%) Windows 8
19 13 (20.97%) Smartphone
20 12 (19.35%) Mitel
20 12 (19.35%) Banking

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 22 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 21 (33.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (27.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (85.48%) MS Office
2 26 (41.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Hi Portfolio
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Mimecast
2 4 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.32%) VPN
2 16 (25.81%) LAN
3 14 (22.58%) WAN
4 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.45%) Firewall
6 3 (4.84%) DHCP
6 3 (4.84%) DNS
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.61%) Network Security
8 1 (1.61%) Skype
8 1 (1.61%) Telepresence
8 1 (1.61%) VoIP
8 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 18 (29.03%) Law
3 17 (27.42%) Legal
4 12 (19.35%) Banking
5 9 (14.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (74.19%) Analyst
2 26 (41.94%) Service Analyst
2 26 (41.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) Support Analyst
4 14 (22.58%) Desktop Support
5 13 (20.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (17.74%) Desktop Analyst
6 11 (17.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (14.52%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 9 (14.52%) Help Desk Support
8 8 (12.90%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
10 5 (8.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (8.06%) IT Support
10 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 4 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Blackberry
2 13 (20.97%) Smartphone
3 5 (8.06%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.45%) iPad
4 4 (6.45%) iPhone
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 60 (96.77%) Windows
2 50 (80.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.58%) Windows 8
4 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Unix
8 2 (3.23%) Debian
8 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.23%) Solaris
8 2 (3.23%) SUSE
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) ITIL
2 17 (27.42%) Document Management
3 16 (25.81%) Service Management
4 12 (19.35%) Ticket Management
5 9 (14.52%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
6 5 (8.06%) Practice Management
7 2 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.23%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Wealth Management
8 1 (1.61%) CRM
8 1 (1.61%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.61%) Information Security
8 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (43.55%) MCP
2 27 (43.55%) MCSE
3 10 (16.13%) MCITP
4 9 (14.52%) MCSA
5 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (6.45%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (4.84%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (96.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (37.10%) SCCM
2 9 (14.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.61%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (74.19%) Citrix
2 34 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 21 (33.87%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) Mitel
5 11 (17.74%) Apple
6 9 (14.52%) HP
6 9 (14.52%) SAP
6 9 (14.52%) Sophos
7 4 (6.45%) Remedy
8 3 (4.84%) OpenText
9 2 (3.23%) Bloomberg
9 2 (3.23%) BMC
9 2 (3.23%) iManage
9 2 (3.23%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.23%) Reuters
9 2 (3.23%) Symantec
10 1 (1.61%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) VMware