The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / South East
Rank 384 438 428
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.027% 0.094% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.093% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 18
Median salary £37,500 £17,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+114.28% -32.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £16,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £28,600 £34,000
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4303 6027 6674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.95% 31.36% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3426 4896 5090
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region.

MCDST Salary Trend in the South East

MCDST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 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
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £37,500 +41.50%
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Apple
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) Driving Licence
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 4 (44.44%) MCSA
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) MCP
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) CCNA
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (11.11%) Dell
8 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 1 (11.11%) Juniper

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
5 1 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) Mitel
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard