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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 815 802 872
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +70
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 136 139 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.48% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 112 115 71
Average salary £23,268 £25,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.93% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%

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
28445 28992 28090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.03% 27.73% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22750 23158 22047
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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 historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 136 £23,268 -6.93% 12
London +2 38 £28,500 +14.00% 2
East of England +14 27 £25,000 -7.40% 2
North West +13 24 £21,500 -21.81%
Cambridgeshire +11 22 £22,750 -15.74% 1
South East -10 21 £17,500 -32.69% 4
Yorkshire +8 18 £19,500 -18.75% 1
City of London +56 15 £22,500 +9.75% 1
West Yorkshire -3 15 £19,500 -18.75% 1
Cheshire +25 14 £21,500 -17.30%
Surrey +12 9 £17,500 -53.33% 1
West Midlands -7 9 £42,000 +40.00% 2
Leeds -11 9 £19,000 -20.83% 1
Birmingham -1 8 £42,250 +40.83%
South West -6 8 £17,000 -19.04%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £26,500 -
Wakefield +14 6 £19,500 -7.14%
Merseyside - 6 - -
Liverpool - 6 - -
Somerset - 6 - -
Marlow - 6 - -
Street - 6 - -
Manchester +10 4 £42,500 +41.66%
East Midlands +2 3 £23,750 -60.41% 1
Hertfordshire -5 3 £27,500 +17.02%
Hampshire -5 3 £32,500 +35.41% 2
Fareham - 3 £32,500 -
Letchworth - 2 £27,500 -
Wimbledon - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £17,000 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (87.92%) Microsoft
3 178 (85.99%) Windows
4 143 (69.08%) Active Directory
5 112 (54.11%) ITIL
6 96 (46.38%) MS Office
7 91 (43.96%) Windows 7
8 83 (40.10%) Citrix
9 71 (34.30%) Windows 8
10 69 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 67 (32.37%) MS Excel
11 67 (32.37%) Office 365
12 64 (30.92%) MCSE
13 60 (28.99%) MS Exchange
14 57 (27.54%) MCSA
15 56 (27.05%) MCP
15 56 (27.05%) MCITP
16 52 (25.12%) VMware
17 48 (23.19%) Service Management
18 46 (22.22%) SharePoint
19 43 (20.77%) SQL Server
20 41 (19.81%) SCCM
21 36 (17.39%) MCTS
22 35 (16.91%) Cisco
23 31 (14.98%) SLA
24 29 (14.01%) ITIL V3
25 28 (13.53%) Windows XP
26 27 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
27 25 (12.08%) Remedy
27 25 (12.08%) Blackberry

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (28.99%) MS Exchange
2 46 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 27 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (11.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 22 (10.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.90%) Lync
8 6 (2.90%) MS Project Server
8 6 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.93%) WordPress
10 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 96 (46.38%) MS Office
2 67 (32.37%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (32.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.63%) TCP/IP
1 22 (10.63%) VPN
2 14 (6.76%) LAN
2 14 (6.76%) WAN
3 11 (5.31%) Internet
4 10 (4.83%) Intranet
5 8 (3.86%) VoIP
6 6 (2.90%) DHCP
6 6 (2.90%) DNS
7 4 (1.93%) Firewall
7 4 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.93%) SAN
8 3 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.45%) Symposium
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.97%) Network Security
9 2 (0.97%) Skype
9 2 (0.97%) Telepresence
10 1 (0.48%) Junos
10 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (10.63%) Finance
2 11 (5.31%) Banking
2 11 (5.31%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.86%) Legal
3 8 (3.86%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.38%) Law
5 6 (2.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.45%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (47.34%) Analyst
2 53 (25.60%) Support Analyst
3 46 (22.22%) Service Analyst
4 45 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 43 (20.77%) Support Engineer
6 42 (20.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (13.53%) IT Support
8 25 (12.08%) Desktop Support
9 23 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
9 23 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
9 23 (11.11%) IT Engineer
10 22 (10.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 22 (10.63%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (9.18%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 18 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 18 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (8.21%) IT Analyst
14 16 (7.73%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.08%) Blackberry
2 21 (10.14%) iPhone
3 18 (8.70%) iPad
4 16 (7.73%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (5.31%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.38%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.42%) Replication
9 4 (1.93%) CMDB
9 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.93%) Life Science
10 3 (1.45%) EPoS
11 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 178 (85.99%) Windows
2 91 (43.96%) Windows 7
3 71 (34.30%) Windows 8
4 69 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 28 (13.53%) Windows XP
6 21 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.18%) Android
8 14 (6.76%) Apple iOS
9 10 (4.83%) Mac OS
9 10 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.35%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.90%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.97%) Linux
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (54.11%) ITIL
2 48 (23.19%) Service Management
3 29 (14.01%) ITIL V3
4 12 (5.80%) Patch Management
5 11 (5.31%) Incident Management
6 10 (4.83%) Wealth Management
7 8 (3.86%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.86%) CRM
8 7 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.38%) Time Management
9 6 (2.90%) Document Management
9 6 (2.90%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.42%) Change Management
11 4 (1.93%) Asset Management
11 4 (1.93%) E-Discovery
11 4 (1.93%) Line Management
11 4 (1.93%) Service Delivery
11 4 (1.93%) Software Distribution
12 3 (1.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.63%) SQL
2 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (30.92%) MCSE
3 57 (27.54%) MCSA
4 56 (27.05%) MCITP
4 56 (27.05%) MCP
5 36 (17.39%) MCTS
6 20 (9.66%) Degree
7 17 (8.21%) MOS
8 15 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (6.76%) A+ Certification
10 12 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (5.80%) Security Cleared
11 11 (5.31%) CCNA
11 11 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.42%) CCA
13 3 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.45%) NCDA
13 3 (1.45%) NCSA
13 3 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.98%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (69.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.83%) XenApp
4 8 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 41 (19.81%) SCCM
2 12 (5.80%) WSUS
3 10 (4.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.93%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.93%) DameWare
6 2 (0.97%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.97%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 182 (87.92%) Microsoft
2 83 (40.10%) Citrix
3 52 (25.12%) VMware
4 35 (16.91%) Cisco
5 25 (12.08%) Remedy
6 22 (10.63%) AppSense
7 14 (6.76%) Symantec
8 13 (6.28%) McAfee
9 12 (5.80%) HP
10 11 (5.31%) Apple
11 10 (4.83%) Avaya
12 8 (3.86%) SolarWinds
13 7 (3.38%) Sophos
14 6 (2.90%) LANDesk
14 6 (2.90%) MobileIron
15 5 (2.42%) NetApp
15 5 (2.42%) Veeam
16 4 (1.93%) Hummingbird
16 4 (1.93%) Interwoven
16 4 (1.93%) SAP
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