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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 827 812 780
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 77 97 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.085% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 75 73 78
Average salary £24,000 £24,625 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% -13.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £19,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £50,000 £37,900
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year
- -11.92%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 77 £24,000 -2.53% 16
North West +10 20 £22,000 -58.09% 3
South East -3 18 £24,000 - 2
Cheshire - 18 £22,000 - 3
London -21 16 £34,500 -6.75% 2
Hampshire +12 13 £24,000 - 2
Portsmouth +25 10 £24,000 - 1
Yorkshire +16 9 £21,000 -50.00% 3
West Yorkshire +14 9 £21,000 -50.00% 3
East Midlands - 6 £23,750 - 2
East of England +3 5 £23,000 -8.00% 1
City of London +34 4 £35,750 -30.24% 2
Wakefield +15 4 £21,000 - 1
Leeds - 4 £21,000 - 1
Northampton - 4 £24,625 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £24,625 -
Essex - 4 £23,000 -
Surrey +2 3 £30,500 +52.50%
Staines - 3 £30,500 -
Chester - 3 £22,000 - 1
South West -19 2 £23,000 +2.22% 1
Chesterfield - 2 £21,500 - 2
Stockport - 2 £23,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £21,000 - 2
Warrington - 2 £18,500 -
Manchester - 2 £23,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £21,500 - 2
Fareham +10 1 £24,000 +2.12%
Andover -4 1 £24,000 -
West Midlands -5 1 £32,000 +68.42% 2

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 145 (85.80%) Microsoft
3 134 (79.29%) Windows
4 119 (70.41%) ITIL
4 119 (70.41%) Active Directory
5 92 (54.44%) MS Office
6 84 (49.70%) Windows 7
7 81 (47.93%) MCP
8 74 (43.79%) MS Excel
9 59 (34.91%) Windows XP
9 59 (34.91%) MCITP
10 53 (31.36%) LAN
11 51 (30.18%) Service Management
12 50 (29.59%) WAN
13 45 (26.63%) MS Exchange
14 41 (24.26%) MCSE
15 40 (23.67%) SCCM
16 37 (21.89%) MCSA
16 37 (21.89%) Citrix
17 28 (16.57%) Cisco
17 28 (16.57%) MCTS
18 27 (15.98%) Security Cleared
19 26 (15.38%) Blackberry
19 26 (15.38%) TCP/IP
20 24 (14.20%) Finance
20 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
21 23 (13.61%) Service Delivery
22 20 (11.83%) Firewall
22 20 (11.83%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 45 (26.63%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (10.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (8.28%) Lync
6 10 (5.92%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 92 (54.44%) MS Office
2 74 (43.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (31.36%) LAN
2 50 (29.59%) WAN
3 26 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 20 (11.83%) DNS
4 20 (11.83%) DHCP
4 20 (11.83%) Firewall
5 19 (11.24%) VLAN
6 13 (7.69%) VoIP
7 11 (6.51%) Internet
8 7 (4.14%) VPN
8 7 (4.14%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.55%) Wireshark
9 6 (3.55%) IPsec
9 6 (3.55%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (2.96%) Wireless
10 5 (2.96%) Extranet
11 4 (2.37%) Network Security
12 1 (0.59%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 24 (14.20%) Finance
2 14 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.14%) Legal
4 4 (2.37%) Retail
4 4 (2.37%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.78%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Local Government
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (47.34%) Analyst
2 50 (29.59%) Service Analyst
3 45 (26.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 38 (22.49%) Support Analyst
5 33 (19.53%) Support Engineer
6 26 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
7 21 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (11.24%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (10.65%) Desktop Support
10 15 (8.88%) Technical Support
10 15 (8.88%) Technical Services Analyst
10 15 (8.88%) IT Support
11 12 (7.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (5.92%) Technical Support Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Network Support
13 8 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) IT Support Analyst
14 6 (3.55%) Network Engineer
14 6 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.92%) Web Services
1 10 (5.92%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.37%) WSH
3 2 (1.18%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.92%) Replication
3 10 (5.92%) iPhone
3 10 (5.92%) iPad
4 8 (4.73%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.73%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.96%) Statistics
7 4 (2.37%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) Derivative
9 1 (0.59%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 134 (79.29%) Windows
2 84 (49.70%) Windows 7
3 59 (34.91%) Windows XP
4 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.92%) Apple iOS
7 10 (5.92%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.33%) Android
9 8 (4.73%) Linux
10 7 (4.14%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.96%) UNIX
12 4 (2.37%) Solaris
13 3 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (70.41%) ITIL
2 51 (30.18%) Service Management
3 23 (13.61%) Service Delivery
4 12 (7.10%) Change Management
5 10 (5.92%) Asset Management
5 10 (5.92%) Patch Management
6 9 (5.33%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.33%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.14%) ITSM
7 7 (4.14%) Change Control
8 6 (3.55%) Document Management
9 5 (2.96%) Project Management
9 5 (2.96%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.96%) Time Management
10 4 (2.37%) Risk Management
11 3 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.78%) Server Building
12 2 (1.18%) Software Distribution
12 2 (1.18%) Infrastructure Management
12 2 (1.18%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.10%) SQL
2 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 169 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (47.93%) MCP
3 59 (34.91%) MCITP
4 41 (24.26%) MCSE
5 37 (21.89%) MCSA
6 28 (16.57%) MCTS
7 27 (15.98%) Security Cleared
8 19 (11.24%) CCENT
9 12 (7.10%) MOS
10 7 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.55%) A+ Certification
12 5 (2.96%) CCNA
12 5 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.78%) Degree
14 3 (1.78%) CCA
14 3 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.18%) Server+ Certification
15 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (70.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.78%) vSphere
3 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.78%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.78%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 40 (23.67%) SCCM
2 4 (2.37%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.78%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.78%) SCOM
3 3 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.18%) OpenView
4 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.18%) DameWare
Vendors
1 145 (85.80%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.89%) Citrix
3 28 (16.57%) Cisco
4 19 (11.24%) VMware
5 14 (8.28%) ServiceNow
6 12 (7.10%) AppSense
7 9 (5.33%) HP
8 8 (4.73%) Apple
8 8 (4.73%) MobileIron
9 7 (4.14%) Avaya
9 7 (4.14%) Sun
10 6 (3.55%) McAfee
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle
12 4 (2.37%) Dell
12 4 (2.37%) Reuters
12 4 (2.37%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.37%) Remedy
12 4 (2.37%) LANDesk
12 4 (2.37%) Polycom
13 2 (1.18%) Lotus
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