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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 795 874 911
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 128 90 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.084% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77 81 81
Median salary £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,700 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%

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
27062 29394 32442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.50% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21827 23064 26045
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £66,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 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 27 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 +56 127 £27,500 +5.76% 6
London +41 39 £28,000 -5.08%
East of England - 27 £37,500 - 2
Stevenage - 23 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 23 £37,500 -
South East +4 22 £25,000 +4.16%
Yorkshire +3 18 £24,500 -2.00%
Surrey +13 16 £17,500 -41.66%
Cobham - 11 - -
East Yorkshire - 11 £24,500 -
Goole - 11 £24,500 -
East Midlands +19 7 £62,500 - 1
North West +12 7 £23,500 -9.61% 1
Manchester -2 7 £23,500 -9.61% 1
West Yorkshire -5 7 £28,000 +12.00%
Leicestershire - 5 £62,500 -
Leicester - 5 £62,500 -
City of London +39 4 £45,000 +53.84%
Wakefield -3 4 £37,000 +76.19%
West Midlands -15 4 £38,500 +67.39%
Berkshire +11 3 £25,000 -23.07%
Hampshire +2 3 £25,000 +4.16%
South West +1 3 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds -2 3 £17,800 -28.08%
Tamworth - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Reading +19 2 £25,000 -23.07%
Bournemouth +14 2 £24,250 +11.49%
Dorset +10 2 £24,250 +11.49%
Basingstoke - 2 £25,000 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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
2 224 (84.21%) Windows
3 193 (72.56%) Microsoft
4 184 (69.17%) Active Directory
5 144 (54.14%) MS Office
6 139 (52.26%) Windows 7
7 136 (51.13%) ITIL
8 112 (42.11%) MCP
9 110 (41.35%) Citrix
10 94 (35.34%) MCSE
11 84 (31.58%) Office 365
12 73 (27.44%) MS Excel
13 67 (25.19%) Windows 8
14 65 (24.44%) Windows Server
14 65 (24.44%) SCCM
15 61 (22.93%) MS Exchange
16 57 (21.43%) Blackberry
17 54 (20.30%) Service Management
18 53 (19.92%) Cisco
19 52 (19.55%) Finance
20 51 (19.17%) VMware
21 49 (18.42%) SQL Server
22 47 (17.67%) MCSA
23 44 (16.54%) VPN
24 40 (15.04%) SharePoint
24 40 (15.04%) SLA
25 36 (13.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 33 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
26 33 (12.41%) MCITP
26 33 (12.41%) Incident Management

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 61 (22.93%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.04%) SharePoint
3 36 (13.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.01%) MS Project Server
6 8 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.88%) WordPress
9 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.75%) CMS
11 2 (0.75%) Confluence
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) IIS
12 1 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 144 (54.14%) MS Office
2 73 (27.44%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (31.58%) Office 365
2 12 (4.51%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.54%) VPN
2 33 (12.41%) LAN
3 19 (7.14%) WAN
4 17 (6.39%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.76%) Firewall
5 10 (3.76%) Intranet
6 8 (3.01%) DHCP
7 7 (2.63%) DNS
7 7 (2.63%) Internet
7 7 (2.63%) VoIP
8 6 (2.26%) Junos
8 6 (2.26%) VPLS
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.13%) Skype
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.75%) SAN
11 2 (0.75%) Symposium
11 2 (0.75%) Telepresence
11 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 52 (19.55%) Finance
2 25 (9.40%) Law
3 23 (8.65%) Retail
4 22 (8.27%) Legal
5 21 (7.89%) Manufacturing
6 18 (6.77%) Banking
7 16 (6.02%) Front Office
8 8 (3.01%) Publishing
9 3 (1.13%) German Language
10 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.75%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (50.75%) Analyst
2 73 (27.44%) Support Analyst
3 55 (20.68%) Service Analyst
3 55 (20.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 51 (19.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 45 (16.92%) Desktop Support
6 39 (14.66%) Support Engineer
7 35 (13.16%) Desktop Analyst
7 35 (13.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 34 (12.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 26 (9.77%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 19 (7.14%) IT Support
13 18 (6.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 17 (6.39%) IT Analyst
15 16 (6.02%) 1st Line Engineer
15 16 (6.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 15 (5.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 15 (5.64%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.26%) Web Services
2 1 (0.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 29 (10.90%) Smartphone
3 28 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.51%) iPad
4 12 (4.51%) iPhone
5 11 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.01%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.01%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.63%) Handset
9 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
11 1 (0.38%) BYOD
11 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 224 (84.21%) Windows
2 139 (52.26%) Windows 7
3 67 (25.19%) Windows 8
4 65 (24.44%) Windows Server
5 33 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 26 (9.77%) Windows 10
9 25 (9.40%) Android
10 22 (8.27%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.76%) Mac OS X
13 9 (3.38%) Linux
14 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.88%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.38%) Unix
16 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (51.13%) ITIL
2 54 (20.30%) Service Management
3 33 (12.41%) Incident Management
4 32 (12.03%) ITIL V3
5 26 (9.77%) Document Management
6 25 (9.40%) Validation
7 17 (6.39%) Technical Analysis
8 16 (6.02%) Patch Management
9 13 (4.89%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.51%) CRM
10 12 (4.51%) Ticket Management
11 11 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.14%) Logistics
11 11 (4.14%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.76%) Project Management
12 10 (3.76%) Time Management
13 9 (3.38%) CAD
14 8 (3.01%) Line Management
15 7 (2.63%) Data Protection
16 6 (2.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.52%) SQL
2 8 (3.01%) C
3 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 266 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (42.11%) MCP
3 94 (35.34%) MCSE
4 47 (17.67%) MCSA
5 33 (12.41%) MCITP
6 31 (11.65%) MCTS
7 30 (11.28%) Security Cleared
8 28 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 20 (7.52%) Degree
10 16 (6.02%) MOS
11 14 (5.26%) CCNA
11 14 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (4.89%) A+ Certification
13 9 (3.38%) Citrix 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 40 (15.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 184 (69.17%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.53%) XenApp
3 13 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.88%) vSphere
6 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (24.44%) SCCM
2 20 (7.52%) WSUS
3 9 (3.38%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.26%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.26%) SCDPM
5 3 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.75%) DameWare
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 193 (72.56%) Microsoft
2 110 (41.35%) Citrix
3 53 (19.92%) Cisco
4 51 (19.17%) VMware
5 19 (7.14%) Remedy
6 17 (6.39%) AppSense
7 16 (6.02%) Intel Security
8 15 (5.64%) Apple
9 12 (4.51%) HP
9 12 (4.51%) Mitel
10 11 (4.14%) MobileIron
11 10 (3.76%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.38%) SAP
12 9 (3.38%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.38%) Sophos
13 7 (2.63%) Becrypt
14 6 (2.26%) BMC
14 6 (2.26%) Dell
14 6 (2.26%) Juniper
14 6 (2.26%) Symantec
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