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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 605 646 659
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 39 24 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.055% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.21% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 52
Median salary £28,000 £29,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
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
10255 11254 12666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.00% 25.92% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8547 9216 10300
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +39 4 £45,000 +53.84%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £29,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (93.15%) Active Directory
2 68 (93.15%) Windows
3 60 (82.19%) MS Office
4 58 (79.45%) Windows 7
5 51 (69.86%) Citrix
6 46 (63.01%) Microsoft
7 41 (56.16%) ITIL
8 30 (41.10%) MS Excel
9 29 (39.73%) VPN
10 27 (36.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
12 25 (34.25%) MCP
13 24 (32.88%) MCSE
13 24 (32.88%) SCCM
14 23 (31.51%) Blackberry
14 23 (31.51%) Finance
15 21 (28.77%) Service Management
15 21 (28.77%) Cisco
15 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (26.03%) SLA
17 18 (24.66%) Law
17 18 (24.66%) Windows 8
18 17 (23.29%) Legal
18 17 (23.29%) Document Management
19 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
20 14 (19.18%) ITIL V3
20 14 (19.18%) Banking
21 13 (17.81%) Apple
21 13 (17.81%) LAN

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 27 (36.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
3 21 (28.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.74%) CMS
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (82.19%) MS Office
2 30 (41.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.73%) VPN
2 13 (17.81%) LAN
3 11 (15.07%) WAN
4 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.11%) Firewall
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.74%) Telepresence
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.37%) DHCP
7 1 (1.37%) DNS
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) Intranet
7 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.37%) Skype
7 1 (1.37%) VoIP
7 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Law
3 17 (23.29%) Legal
4 14 (19.18%) Banking
5 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (67.12%) Analyst
2 30 (41.10%) Service Analyst
2 30 (41.10%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (27.40%) Support Analyst
4 14 (19.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (17.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 13 (17.81%) Desktop Support
6 10 (13.70%) Help Desk Support
6 10 (13.70%) Service Desk Support
7 9 (12.33%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (12.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 8 (10.96%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (10.96%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 6 (8.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.22%) IT Support
9 6 (8.22%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Senior Support Analyst
9 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Blackberry
2 10 (13.70%) Smartphone
3 9 (12.33%) iPad
3 9 (12.33%) iPhone
3 9 (12.33%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (93.15%) Windows
2 58 (79.45%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.66%) Windows 8
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server
5 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.37%) Unix
7 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) ITIL
2 21 (28.77%) Service Management
3 17 (23.29%) Document Management
4 14 (19.18%) ITIL V3
5 12 (16.44%) Ticket Management
6 9 (12.33%) Incident Management
7 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
8 6 (8.22%) Wealth Management
9 5 (6.85%) Practice Management
9 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.85%) Time Management
10 2 (2.74%) CRM
10 2 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (1.37%) Data Protection
11 1 (1.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (34.25%) MCP
3 24 (32.88%) MCSE
4 11 (15.07%) MCSA
5 9 (12.33%) Degree
6 8 (10.96%) MCITP
7 6 (8.22%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (6.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (5.48%) CCNA
9 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.48%) MCTS
10 2 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.74%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.37%) CCNP
11 1 (1.37%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (93.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.59%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (32.88%) SCCM
2 9 (12.33%) Backup Exec
3 6 (8.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.11%) WSUS
5 1 (1.37%) SCOM
5 1 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 51 (69.86%) Citrix
2 46 (63.01%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.77%) Cisco
4 13 (17.81%) Apple
5 12 (16.44%) Mitel
5 12 (16.44%) Remedy
6 9 (12.33%) HP
6 9 (12.33%) SAP
6 9 (12.33%) Sophos
7 6 (8.22%) Intel Security
7 6 (8.22%) Symantec
8 4 (5.48%) BMC
8 4 (5.48%) VMware
9 3 (4.11%) Avaya
9 3 (4.11%) OpenText
9 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.74%) iManage
11 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £24K + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago