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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 429 437 439
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.035% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 19 24
Median salary £25,250 £24,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.20% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £28,500 £49,700
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £24,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
5737 6615 7444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.53% 31.73% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4701 5249 5664
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,650 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 31 August 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
Surrey +35 1 £29,500 -3.27%
Hampshire 0 1 £21,000 -12.50%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 19 (79.17%) Office 365
4 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
4 19 (79.17%) MS Office
5 16 (66.67%) MCP
6 14 (58.33%) MCSE
7 13 (54.17%) Smartphone
8 12 (50.00%) Citrix
8 12 (50.00%) XenApp
9 11 (45.83%) Blackberry
10 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
11 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
12 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
12 5 (20.83%) LAN
13 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 4 (16.67%) Android
13 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (12.50%) ITIL
14 3 (12.50%) SQL
15 2 (8.33%) MCSA
15 2 (8.33%) Linux
15 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
15 2 (8.33%) VoIP
15 2 (8.33%) Intranet
15 2 (8.33%) Internet
15 2 (8.33%) VPN

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 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (79.17%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (79.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Analyst
2 18 (75.00%) Support Analyst
3 15 (62.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 15 (62.50%) Desktop Support
3 15 (62.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 12 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (41.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 9 (37.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 9 (37.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
10 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
10 2 (8.33%) IT Support
10 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
10 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Smartphone
2 11 (45.83%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.67%) Android
5 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (66.67%) MCP
3 14 (58.33%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) VMware