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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 823 888 875
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 125 97 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.086% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 76 82 104
Median salary £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £25,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +0.99%

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
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the UK

MCDST
Top 30 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 1 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
England +65 125 £28,000 +7.69% 8
South East +17 30 £25,000 -3.84% 2
London +17 29 £28,000 -3.44% 2
East of England +39 27 £37,500 +38.88% 1
Hertfordshire +34 20 £37,500 -
Stevenage +15 20 £37,500 -
Surrey +8 19 £17,500 -41.66% 1
Yorkshire +10 16 £24,500 -2.00% 3
North West +21 12 £23,000 -14.81%
Cobham - 11 - -
West Yorkshire 0 9 £36,500 +46.00%
Manchester +6 8 £23,500 -10.47%
Wakefield 0 8 £36,500 +73.80%
Goole - 7 £24,500 - 2
East Yorkshire - 7 £24,500 - 2
South West -7 6 £27,500 +26.43%
Bedfordshire - 6 £30,000 -
Bristol - 6 £27,500 -
West Midlands -18 5 £40,511 +82.07%
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £26,500 +23.25%
Hampshire +4 4 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Cheshire - 4 £21,500 -
Berkshire +19 3 £25,000 -16.66%
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Tamworth - 3 - -
Marlow - 3 - -
Chester - 3 £21,500 -
Basingstoke - 3 £25,000 -
Reading +18 2 £25,000 -16.66%
Bolton - 2 £22,500 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 with a requirement for MCDST.

1 266 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (86.09%) Windows
3 211 (79.32%) Microsoft
4 185 (69.55%) Active Directory
5 141 (53.01%) ITIL
6 139 (52.26%) MS Office
7 136 (51.13%) Windows 7
8 118 (44.36%) Citrix
9 96 (36.09%) MCP
10 92 (34.59%) Office 365
11 85 (31.95%) MCSE
12 74 (27.82%) Windows Server
13 72 (27.07%) Windows 8
14 68 (25.56%) MS Excel
15 64 (24.06%) MS Exchange
16 62 (23.31%) SCCM
17 61 (22.93%) Service Management
18 56 (21.05%) MCSA
19 53 (19.92%) VMware
19 53 (19.92%) Cisco
20 52 (19.55%) SharePoint
21 51 (19.17%) Blackberry
22 49 (18.42%) Finance
23 48 (18.05%) VPN
24 47 (17.67%) SQL Server
25 42 (15.79%) SLA
26 38 (14.29%) MCITP
27 36 (13.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
28 32 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
29 31 (11.65%) Windows XP

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 64 (24.06%) MS Exchange
2 52 (19.55%) SharePoint
3 36 (13.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (9.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.01%) MS Project Server
7 8 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.26%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.88%) WordPress
10 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.75%) Confluence
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) IIS
12 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 139 (52.26%) MS Office
2 68 (25.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.01%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (34.59%) Office 365
2 12 (4.51%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.05%) VPN
2 28 (10.53%) LAN
3 18 (6.77%) WAN
4 14 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.14%) Intranet
6 8 (3.01%) Firewall
6 8 (3.01%) Internet
6 8 (3.01%) VoIP
7 6 (2.26%) DHCP
7 6 (2.26%) Junos
7 6 (2.26%) VPLS
8 5 (1.88%) DNS
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.50%) SAN
10 2 (0.75%) Skype
10 2 (0.75%) Symposium
10 2 (0.75%) Telepresence
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 49 (18.42%) Finance
2 24 (9.02%) Legal
3 23 (8.65%) Law
4 21 (7.89%) Manufacturing
5 16 (6.02%) Banking
6 15 (5.64%) Retail
7 11 (4.14%) Front Office
8 8 (3.01%) Publishing
9 3 (1.13%) German Language
9 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 140 (52.63%) Analyst
2 72 (27.07%) Support Analyst
3 62 (23.31%) Service Analyst
3 62 (23.31%) Service Desk Analyst
4 55 (20.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 45 (16.92%) Desktop Support
6 44 (16.54%) Support Engineer
7 34 (12.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 32 (12.03%) Desktop Analyst
8 32 (12.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 25 (9.40%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (7.52%) 1st Line Engineer
10 20 (7.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 19 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (7.14%) IT Support
12 18 (6.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 18 (6.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 18 (6.77%) Microsoft Engineer
13 17 (6.39%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.01%) Web Services
2 1 (0.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.17%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.65%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.64%) iPad
3 15 (5.64%) iPhone
4 12 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.26%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.88%) Handset
8 4 (1.50%) CMDB
8 4 (1.50%) Life Science
8 4 (1.50%) Replication
9 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 229 (86.09%) Windows
2 136 (51.13%) Windows 7
3 74 (27.82%) Windows Server
4 72 (27.07%) Windows 8
5 32 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (11.65%) Windows XP
7 29 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (9.40%) Android
9 22 (8.27%) Apple iOS
10 20 (7.52%) Windows 10
11 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (3.38%) Linux
13 7 (2.63%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.63%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (53.01%) ITIL
2 61 (22.93%) Service Management
3 29 (10.90%) ITIL V3
4 26 (9.77%) Incident Management
5 22 (8.27%) Document Management
6 18 (6.77%) Validation
7 14 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 12 (4.51%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (4.51%) Ticket Management
9 11 (4.14%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.76%) CRM
10 10 (3.76%) Time Management
11 9 (3.38%) Wealth Management
12 7 (2.63%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.63%) Project Management
13 6 (2.26%) CAD
13 6 (2.26%) Logistics
13 6 (2.26%) Security Patching
13 6 (2.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.65%) SQL
2 6 (2.26%) C
3 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 266 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (36.09%) MCP
3 85 (31.95%) MCSE
4 56 (21.05%) MCSA
5 38 (14.29%) MCITP
6 31 (11.65%) MCTS
7 25 (9.40%) Security Cleared
8 21 (7.89%) SC Cleared
9 19 (7.14%) Degree
9 19 (7.14%) MOS
10 16 (6.02%) CCNA
10 16 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (4.51%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (4.14%) A+ Certification
13 9 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (3.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.13%) CCA
14 3 (1.13%) NCDA
14 3 (1.13%) NCSA
14 3 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 185 (69.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.65%) XenApp
3 14 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 62 (23.31%) SCCM
2 20 (7.52%) WSUS
3 9 (3.38%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.26%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.26%) SCDPM
4 6 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.75%) DameWare
5 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (79.32%) Microsoft
2 118 (44.36%) Citrix
3 53 (19.92%) Cisco
3 53 (19.92%) VMware
4 23 (8.65%) Remedy
5 20 (7.52%) AppSense
6 19 (7.14%) Intel Security
7 14 (5.26%) HP
8 13 (4.89%) Apple
9 12 (4.51%) Mitel
9 12 (4.51%) Symantec
10 11 (4.14%) Sophos
11 10 (3.76%) MobileIron
12 9 (3.38%) Avaya
12 9 (3.38%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.38%) SAP
12 9 (3.38%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.63%) Dell
14 6 (2.26%) Juniper
14 6 (2.26%) Veeam
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £22,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £26K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23500 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago