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 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 236 247 243
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.020% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.39% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 9
Median salary £24,500 £17,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.11% -24.44%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1608 1810 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.39% 31.05% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1458 1655
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 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
Devon - 1 £24,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) CCTV
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) NAS

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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CCTV
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) VMware