The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 820 862 861
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 56 93 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29 74 117
Median salary £30,000 £25,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £19,500 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -1.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23115 29169 31678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.78% 27.47% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18260 23106 25396
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCDST
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK.

MCDST Salary Trend in the UK

MCDST
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 within the UK.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the UK

MCDST
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
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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
England +23 46 £30,000 +20.00% 2
London +56 25 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Yorkshire +13 9 £25,000 +19.04%
South East +71 6 £34,000 +28.30% 1
Doncaster - 5 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £35,750 +32.40%
City of London +17 4 £30,000 +15.38%
West Yorkshire +16 4 £25,000 +19.04%
High Wycombe +14 4 £35,750 +32.40%
East of England +9 4 £22,000 -12.00%
Leeds +20 3 £23,500 -16.07%
Hertfordshire +4 3 £22,000 -8.33%
Stevenage -2 2 - -
South West +10 1 £24,500 +44.11%
Hampshire +7 1 £18,500 -24.48%
Wakefield +2 1 £32,500 +66.66%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - -
North East - 1 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
Devon - 1 £24,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £30,000 -
Southwark - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £30,000 -
Plymouth - 1 £24,500 -
Southampton - 1 £18,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £22,000 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 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 with a requirement for MCDST.

1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (81.89%) Windows
3 86 (67.72%) Microsoft
3 86 (67.72%) Active Directory
4 60 (47.24%) ITIL
5 59 (46.46%) MS Office
6 56 (44.09%) Windows 7
7 55 (43.31%) MCSE
8 52 (40.94%) Citrix
9 43 (33.86%) MCP
10 41 (32.28%) MCSA
10 41 (32.28%) MCITP
11 38 (29.92%) TCP/IP
11 38 (29.92%) SLA
12 37 (29.13%) Service Management
13 36 (28.35%) MS Excel
14 31 (24.41%) SCCM
15 30 (23.62%) Office 365
15 30 (23.62%) Finance
16 29 (22.83%) Cisco
17 27 (21.26%) LAN
18 24 (18.90%) WAN
18 24 (18.90%) MS Exchange
19 23 (18.11%) VPN
19 23 (18.11%) Windows 8
19 23 (18.11%) Windows Server
20 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (17.32%) VMware
21 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
22 18 (14.17%) SQL

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills 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 24 (18.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.94%) IIS
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.15%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 59 (46.46%) MS Office
2 36 (28.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.62%) Office 365
2 11 (8.66%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.92%) TCP/IP
2 27 (21.26%) LAN
3 24 (18.90%) WAN
4 23 (18.11%) VPN
5 15 (11.81%) IP Telephony
6 14 (11.02%) Network Security
7 10 (7.87%) VoIP
8 8 (6.30%) DHCP
8 8 (6.30%) DNS
9 7 (5.51%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.72%) Firewall
11 5 (3.94%) WLAN
12 4 (3.15%) SAN
12 4 (3.15%) Unified Communications
12 4 (3.15%) Wireless
13 3 (2.36%) Internet
13 3 (2.36%) NAS
14 1 (0.79%) Intranet
14 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Legal
3 13 (10.24%) Law
4 9 (7.09%) Banking
5 5 (3.94%) Publishing
5 5 (3.94%) Retail
6 4 (3.15%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Front Office
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (39.37%) Analyst
2 26 (20.47%) Service Analyst
2 26 (20.47%) Service Desk Analyst
2 26 (20.47%) Support Engineer
3 23 (18.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (14.17%) Support Analyst
5 15 (11.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (11.81%) Desktop Support
6 12 (9.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (6.30%) IT Support
9 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) ICT Support
11 6 (4.72%) IT Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.79%) WCF
1 1 (0.79%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Smartphone
2 11 (8.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.09%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (6.30%) Blackberry
5 7 (5.51%) iPhone
6 6 (4.72%) Handset
6 6 (4.72%) iPad
7 5 (3.94%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.94%) PDA
8 4 (3.15%) Clustering
9 2 (1.57%) NHS
10 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.79%) CCTV
10 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.79%) Replication
10 1 (0.79%) Social Media
10 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (81.89%) Windows
2 56 (44.09%) Windows 7
3 23 (18.11%) Windows 8
3 23 (18.11%) Windows Server
4 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (13.39%) Windows 10
6 16 (12.60%) Windows XP
7 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (9.45%) Linux
9 8 (6.30%) Unix
10 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.15%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.15%) SUSE
12 3 (2.36%) Android
13 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.57%) Debian
13 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.57%) Solaris
14 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (47.24%) ITIL
2 37 (29.13%) Service Management
3 12 (9.45%) Document Management
4 11 (8.66%) Service Delivery
4 11 (8.66%) Ticket Management
5 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.30%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.51%) Project Management
8 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.72%) Validation
9 5 (3.94%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.15%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.15%) Software Deployment
10 4 (3.15%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.15%) Speech Recognition
10 4 (3.15%) Workflow
11 3 (2.36%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.17%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.57%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (43.31%) MCSE
3 43 (33.86%) MCP
4 41 (32.28%) MCITP
4 41 (32.28%) MCSA
5 15 (11.81%) Degree
6 11 (8.66%) CCNA
6 11 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.51%) MCTS
8 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.36%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.36%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.57%) MBA
11 2 (1.57%) MOS
12 1 (0.79%) CCNP
12 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (67.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.94%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (3.94%) vSphere
3 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.57%) Docker
5 2 (1.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (24.41%) SCCM
2 14 (11.02%) WSUS
3 6 (4.72%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 86 (67.72%) Microsoft
2 52 (40.94%) Citrix
3 29 (22.83%) Cisco
4 22 (17.32%) VMware
5 12 (9.45%) Mitel
6 11 (8.66%) Apple
7 8 (6.30%) HP
8 6 (4.72%) Becrypt
8 6 (4.72%) Remedy
9 5 (3.94%) Oracle
10 4 (3.15%) Juniper
10 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.36%) Adobe
11 3 (2.36%) Avaya
11 3 (2.36%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.36%) IBM
11 3 (2.36%) Reuters
12 2 (1.57%) Dell
12 2 (1.57%) EMC
12 2 (1.57%) NetApp
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