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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 572 625 624
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 26 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.075% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 35
Median salary £30,000 £29,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,400 £33,200
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +1.06%
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
8656 11348 11516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.46% 25.94% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6982 9211 9407
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 £30,500 £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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +25 4 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Southwark - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (88.00%) Windows
3 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
4 34 (68.00%) MCSE
5 31 (62.00%) ITIL
6 27 (54.00%) MCP
6 27 (54.00%) MS Office
6 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
7 22 (44.00%) LAN
7 22 (44.00%) WAN
7 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
8 21 (42.00%) Citrix
8 21 (42.00%) SCCM
9 19 (38.00%) MCITP
10 18 (36.00%) Smartphone
11 15 (30.00%) IP Telephony
11 15 (30.00%) WSUS
11 15 (30.00%) Network Security
12 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
12 14 (28.00%) Finance
13 13 (26.00%) MCSA
14 12 (24.00%) Windows 10
15 9 (18.00%) Office 365
16 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
16 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
16 8 (16.00%) Cisco
16 8 (16.00%) VoIP
16 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
16 8 (16.00%) Linux
17 7 (14.00%) SLA

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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (54.00%) MS Office
2 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) LAN
1 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
1 22 (44.00%) WAN
2 15 (30.00%) IP Telephony
2 15 (30.00%) Network Security
3 8 (16.00%) VoIP
4 4 (8.00%) Firewall
4 4 (8.00%) WLAN
5 3 (6.00%) DHCP
5 3 (6.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) NAS
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.00%) VLAN
6 1 (2.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Desktop Support
3 12 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 10 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) ICT Analyst
6 6 (12.00%) ICT Support
6 6 (12.00%) ICT Support Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Break Fix Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Hardware Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) IMAC Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) IT Support
8 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.00%) WCF
1 1 (2.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (24.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.00%) Linux
4 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (14.00%) Unix
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.00%) Debian
8 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.00%) Solaris
8 3 (6.00%) SUSE
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Project Management
2 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (10.00%) Service Management
4 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.00%) Time Management
6 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.00%) DNA
7 1 (2.00%) Network Management
7 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C#
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (68.00%) MCSE
3 27 (54.00%) MCP
4 19 (38.00%) MCITP
5 13 (26.00%) MCSA
6 5 (10.00%) CCNA
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (4.00%) MCTS
8 2 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.00%) CCNP
9 1 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.00%) MBA
9 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (42.00%) SCCM
2 15 (30.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.00%) Citrix
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) Apple
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) Avaya
5 3 (6.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.00%) Reuters
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) NetApp
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.00%) SolidFire
6 1 (2.00%) VMware