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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 837 898 898
Rank change year-on-year
+61 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 90 86 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.078% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 67 82 61
Median salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £36,200 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £24,000 £24,125
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.51%

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
26046 30087 31705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.58% 27.33% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21052 23940 24845
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 July 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 July 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 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 +31 89 £27,000 +3.84% 11
London +44 29 £26,500 -24.28% 3
Yorkshire +34 18 £24,500 +13.95% 1
East of England +45 16 £37,500 +63.04% 2
East Midlands +16 13 £62,500 +145.09% 1
West Yorkshire +26 12 £26,000 +20.93% 1
Stevenage - 12 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 12 £37,500 -
Leeds +33 9 £17,800 -19.09% 1
Leicestershire - 9 £62,500 -
Leicester - 9 £62,500 -
City of London +62 8 - - 2
South East -3 7 £25,250 +5.20% 1
East Yorkshire - 6 £23,875 -
Goole - 6 £23,875 -
Surrey +25 5 £29,500 -1.66% 1
South West +15 3 £23,500 -16.07% 1
West Midlands -1 3 £29,000 +12.62% 1
Wakefield -5 3 £37,500 +82.92%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £30,000 -
Cobham - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £27,500 - 2
Bournemouth +21 2 £24,250 +15.47%
Dorset +13 2 £24,250 +15.47%
Warwickshire +7 2 £29,000 +48.71% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £21,000 -12.50%
Southampton - 2 £21,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £21,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £29,000 - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £21,000 - 1

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (80.09%) Windows
3 140 (64.81%) Active Directory
4 135 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 122 (56.48%) Windows 7
6 117 (54.17%) MS Office
7 116 (53.70%) MCP
8 115 (53.24%) ITIL
9 84 (38.89%) MCSE
10 74 (34.26%) Citrix
11 63 (29.17%) MS Excel
12 62 (28.70%) SCCM
13 56 (25.93%) Office 365
14 50 (23.15%) Finance
14 50 (23.15%) Blackberry
15 46 (21.30%) Cisco
16 42 (19.44%) SLA
17 39 (18.06%) Service Management
17 39 (18.06%) LAN
17 39 (18.06%) Windows Server
18 38 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 37 (17.13%) VPN
20 36 (16.67%) Windows 8
21 35 (16.20%) Smartphone
21 35 (16.20%) MS Exchange
22 33 (15.28%) Windows XP
23 32 (14.81%) SC Cleared
23 32 (14.81%) Security Cleared
24 31 (14.35%) Incident Management
24 31 (14.35%) SQL 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 35 (16.20%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.31%) IIS
7 4 (1.85%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.93%) CMS
8 2 (0.93%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (54.17%) MS Office
2 63 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.39%) Hi Portfolio
2 3 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (25.93%) Office 365
2 12 (5.56%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.06%) LAN
2 37 (17.13%) VPN
3 24 (11.11%) WAN
4 18 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.56%) Firewall
6 8 (3.70%) DHCP
7 7 (3.24%) DNS
7 7 (3.24%) VoIP
8 6 (2.78%) Internet
8 6 (2.78%) Intranet
8 6 (2.78%) Junos
8 6 (2.78%) VPLS
9 4 (1.85%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.39%) Network Security
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.93%) SAN
11 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 50 (23.15%) Finance
2 26 (12.04%) Retail
3 23 (10.65%) Legal
4 19 (8.80%) Law
5 17 (7.87%) Manufacturing
6 16 (7.41%) Front Office
7 15 (6.94%) Banking
8 4 (1.85%) Back Office
8 4 (1.85%) Billing
8 4 (1.85%) Military
8 4 (1.85%) Publishing
9 2 (0.93%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 106 (49.07%) Analyst
2 56 (25.93%) Support Analyst
3 41 (18.98%) Desktop Support
4 40 (18.52%) Service Analyst
4 40 (18.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (17.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (17.13%) Support Engineer
7 30 (13.89%) Desktop Analyst
7 30 (13.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 26 (12.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 23 (10.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (8.80%) Technical Support
11 18 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 17 (7.87%) Technical Engineer
13 16 (7.41%) IT Support
14 15 (6.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 15 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (6.48%) 3rd Line Technical Support
16 13 (6.02%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.15%) Blackberry
2 35 (16.20%) Smartphone
3 17 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.56%) Handset
5 10 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.63%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.85%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) BYOD
8 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) iPhone
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) Statistics
8 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 173 (80.09%) Windows
2 122 (56.48%) Windows 7
3 39 (18.06%) Windows Server
4 38 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 33 (15.28%) Windows XP
7 24 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 23 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (8.33%) Android
10 18 (8.33%) Apple iOS
11 12 (5.56%) Linux
12 11 (5.09%) Mac OS X
13 9 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.85%) Unix
15 3 (1.39%) Debian
15 3 (1.39%) Solaris
15 3 (1.39%) SUSE
16 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (53.24%) ITIL
2 39 (18.06%) Service Management
3 31 (14.35%) Incident Management
4 30 (13.89%) Validation
5 23 (10.65%) Document Management
6 19 (8.80%) Service Delivery
7 17 (7.87%) ITIL V3
7 17 (7.87%) Technical Analysis
8 15 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (6.02%) Logistics
9 13 (6.02%) Project Management
10 12 (5.56%) Ticket Management
11 9 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 9 (4.17%) Business Continuity
11 9 (4.17%) CAD
11 9 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.17%) Line Management
11 9 (4.17%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.17%) Software Asset Management
11 9 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.87%) SQL
2 10 (4.63%) C
3 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 216 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (53.70%) MCP
3 84 (38.89%) MCSE
4 32 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 32 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 30 (13.89%) MCSA
6 24 (11.11%) MCITP
7 19 (8.80%) Degree
8 17 (7.87%) CCNA
8 17 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (6.48%) MCTS
10 10 (4.63%) A+ Certification
11 8 (3.70%) MOS
12 6 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.85%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
15 1 (0.46%) CCA
15 1 (0.46%) NCSA
15 1 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (19.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 140 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.19%) XenApp
3 11 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 62 (28.70%) SCCM
2 12 (5.56%) WSUS
3 7 (3.24%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.78%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 135 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 74 (34.26%) Citrix
3 46 (21.30%) Cisco
4 27 (12.50%) VMware
5 12 (5.56%) Becrypt
5 12 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 12 (5.56%) Mitel
5 12 (5.56%) Oracle
6 11 (5.09%) MobileIron
7 10 (4.63%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.17%) Adobe
8 9 (4.17%) IBM
8 9 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.70%) Apple
9 8 (3.70%) HP
9 8 (3.70%) Juniper
10 6 (2.78%) Dell
10 6 (2.78%) Remedy
11 5 (2.31%) Avaya
11 5 (2.31%) Sophos
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £2000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Lincoln
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago