The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 232 241 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.057% 0.035% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Median salary £25,000 £21,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -3.77%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1689 1708 1722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.83% 29.58% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1353 1324 1391
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South West

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the South West

MCDST
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Dorset +6 2 £24,250 +11.49% 1
Bristol - 1 £29,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (84.62%) MS Office
4 9 (69.23%) Intel Security
5 8 (61.54%) Citrix
5 8 (61.54%) Finance
6 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
6 7 (53.85%) Remedy
6 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
6 7 (53.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (53.85%) MCP
6 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
7 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
8 5 (38.46%) iPad
8 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
8 5 (38.46%) iPhone
8 5 (38.46%) Time Management
8 5 (38.46%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (38.46%) MCTS
8 5 (38.46%) Degree
8 5 (38.46%) Wealth Management
8 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (38.46%) Banking

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (53.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (84.62%) MS Office
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) ADSL
2 1 (7.69%) Broadband
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (61.54%) Service Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (53.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Senior Support Analyst
4 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support
6 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
2 5 (38.46%) iPad
2 5 (38.46%) iPhone
2 5 (38.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
3 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Time Management
3 5 (38.46%) Wealth Management
4 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCP
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Intel Security
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) Remedy
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
6 2 (15.38%) BMC
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
7 1 (7.69%) VMware