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

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 397 464 467
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 7 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.064% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 11
Median salary £34,000 £26,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.30% +10.41%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4847 6626 7352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.00% 30.42% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3878 5367 5537
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram 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 4 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
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £34,000 +25.92%
Hampshire +1 1 £18,500 -32.42%
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Apple
4 5 (55.56%) Driving Licence
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (22.22%) MCSE
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
8 1 (11.11%) Service Management
8 1 (11.11%) Process Management
8 1 (11.11%) Intranet
8 1 (11.11%) Internet
8 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification

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 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
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%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
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
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Process Management
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) 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 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Apple
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard