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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK
Rank 789 800 833
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 52 139 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 36 109 104
Median salary £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £20,500 £21,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -10.41%

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
20508 28468 29361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.73% 27.89% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16188 22776 23324
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +2 41 £22,500 -10.00% 2
London +63 18 £30,000 +7.14% 1
South East +46 9 £20,500 -3.52%
Yorkshire +25 7 £22,500 +15.38%
Manchester -26 5 £22,500 -19.64%
North West -30 5 £22,500 +4.65%
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Doncaster - 4 - -
Surrey +38 3 - -
City of London +34 3 £30,000 +33.33%
Leeds +19 3 £22,500 +18.42%
Woking +8 3 - -
West Yorkshire +7 3 £22,500 +16.88%
Hampshire +24 2 £17,875 -45.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £29,000 +9.43%
Kent - 2 £20,800 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £29,000 -
Southampton - 2 £17,875 -
Whitstable - 2 £20,800 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £23,500 -
North East - 2 £23,500 -
West Midlands +29 1 £20,500 -51.76%
East Midlands +11 1 £20,500 -11.82% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £19,500 -
Coventry - 1 £20,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £23,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £23,500 -
Northampton - 1 £20,500 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (80.87%) Windows
3 89 (77.39%) Active Directory
4 83 (72.17%) Microsoft
5 57 (49.57%) MS Office
6 54 (46.96%) Windows 7
7 49 (42.61%) Citrix
8 48 (41.74%) ITIL
9 45 (39.13%) TCP/IP
10 38 (33.04%) MCP
11 36 (31.30%) MCSE
12 34 (29.57%) MS Exchange
13 33 (28.70%) Service Management
14 31 (26.96%) Finance
14 31 (26.96%) Office 365
15 29 (25.22%) Cisco
16 28 (24.35%) SLA
16 28 (24.35%) MCITP
17 27 (23.48%) LAN
17 27 (23.48%) MCSA
18 26 (22.61%) WAN
19 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
20 23 (20.00%) SCCM
21 20 (17.39%) VPN
22 18 (15.65%) IP Telephony
23 17 (14.78%) Smartphone
23 17 (14.78%) Apple
23 17 (14.78%) WSUS
23 17 (14.78%) Network Security
23 17 (14.78%) Windows Server

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 34 (29.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (49.57%) MS Office
2 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.96%) Office 365
2 11 (9.57%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 27 (23.48%) LAN
3 26 (22.61%) WAN
4 20 (17.39%) VPN
5 18 (15.65%) IP Telephony
6 17 (14.78%) Network Security
7 13 (11.30%) DHCP
7 13 (11.30%) DNS
7 13 (11.30%) VoIP
8 11 (9.57%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (4.35%) WLAN
10 2 (1.74%) Firewall
10 2 (1.74%) SAN
10 2 (1.74%) Wireless
11 1 (0.87%) NAS
11 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (26.96%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Law
3 11 (9.57%) Legal
4 10 (8.70%) Banking
5 9 (7.83%) Billing
5 9 (7.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Front Office
7 1 (0.87%) Local Government
7 1 (0.87%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (52.17%) Analyst
2 33 (28.70%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (27.83%) Service Analyst
4 27 (23.48%) Support Analyst
5 16 (13.91%) Desktop Support
6 14 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (10.43%) Support Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) ICT Analyst
8 11 (9.57%) ICT Support
8 11 (9.57%) ICT Support Analyst
8 11 (9.57%) IT Analyst
9 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (7.83%) Service Desk Support
9 9 (7.83%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 7 (6.09%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 6 (5.22%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) .NET
1 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.87%) WCF
1 1 (0.87%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Smartphone
2 15 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.57%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (7.83%) iPhone
4 9 (7.83%) PDA
5 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.96%) Blackberry
6 7 (6.09%) iPad
7 5 (4.35%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.74%) Fintech
9 2 (1.74%) Handset
10 1 (0.87%) CCTV
10 1 (0.87%) Clustering
10 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.87%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (80.87%) Windows
2 54 (46.96%) Windows 7
3 17 (14.78%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 15 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.96%) Linux
7 5 (4.35%) Android
7 5 (4.35%) Unix
7 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.48%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.61%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) ITIL
2 33 (28.70%) Service Management
3 12 (10.43%) Document Management
4 11 (9.57%) Incident Management
4 11 (9.57%) Ticket Management
5 8 (6.96%) ITIL V3
6 7 (6.09%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.35%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.74%) Project Management
10 2 (1.74%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.74%) Time Management
10 2 (1.74%) Validation
11 1 (0.87%) Analytics
11 1 (0.87%) DevOps
11 1 (0.87%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.83%) SQL
2 1 (0.87%) C
2 1 (0.87%) C#
2 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (33.04%) MCP
3 36 (31.30%) MCSE
4 28 (24.35%) MCITP
5 27 (23.48%) MCSA
6 11 (9.57%) Degree
7 5 (4.35%) CCNA
7 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.61%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.61%) MCTS
9 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.87%) CCNP
10 1 (0.87%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.87%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.87%) MOS
10 1 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (24.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 89 (77.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.87%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) Firmware
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) SCCM
2 17 (14.78%) WSUS
3 7 (6.09%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (72.17%) Microsoft
2 49 (42.61%) Citrix
3 29 (25.22%) Cisco
4 17 (14.78%) Apple
5 12 (10.43%) Mitel
5 12 (10.43%) VMware
6 10 (8.70%) Remedy
7 8 (6.96%) HP
8 3 (2.61%) Adobe
8 3 (2.61%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.61%) Dell
8 3 (2.61%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.61%) Reuters
9 2 (1.74%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.74%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.74%) Juniper
10 1 (0.87%) Capita
10 1 (0.87%) EMC
10 1 (0.87%) NetApp
10 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
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