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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK
Rank 785 794 812
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 59 135 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 39 107 121
Median salary £27,500 £24,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £18,400 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £38,400 £32,900
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £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
20939 28002 29341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 28.05% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16560 22410 23471
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 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,550 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 45 £30,000 +25.00% 5
London +36 19 £30,000 +0.84% 1
Yorkshire +26 12 £23,500 +20.51% 1
Doncaster - 7 - -
South Yorkshire - 7 - -
South East +52 5 £37,500 +114.28% 1
West Yorkshire +25 5 £23,500 +20.51% 1
City of London +21 5 £30,000 +20.00%
Leeds +26 4 £23,000 +21.05% 1
Manchester -13 4 £22,500 -47.05%
North West -28 4 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £37,500 +41.50%
High Wycombe +10 2 £38,750 +46.22%
East of England -6 2 - -
North East - 2 £23,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £23,500 -
South West +14 1 £24,500 +44.11% 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Wakefield +2 1 £32,500 +66.66%
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - -
Stevenage -13 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £30,000 -
Kent - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £24,500 -
Worthing - 1 £30,000 -
Whitstable - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £18,750 -
Plymouth - 1 £24,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £19,500 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (77.17%) Windows
3 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
4 90 (70.87%) Microsoft
5 57 (44.88%) ITIL
6 56 (44.09%) MS Office
7 54 (42.52%) Citrix
8 51 (40.16%) Windows 7
9 46 (36.22%) TCP/IP
10 45 (35.43%) MCSE
11 42 (33.07%) Service Management
12 40 (31.50%) MCP
12 40 (31.50%) MCITP
13 39 (30.71%) MCSA
14 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
15 34 (26.77%) SLA
16 32 (25.20%) Office 365
17 30 (23.62%) Finance
18 29 (22.83%) Cisco
19 27 (21.26%) MS Excel
20 24 (18.90%) LAN
21 22 (17.32%) WAN
22 21 (16.54%) SCCM
23 20 (15.75%) VPN
24 19 (14.96%) VMware
24 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
24 19 (14.96%) Windows Server
25 18 (14.17%) Windows 8
26 17 (13.39%) Smartphone
26 17 (13.39%) IP Telephony

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 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.57%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.57%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.79%) CMS
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (44.09%) MS Office
2 27 (21.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.20%) Office 365
2 11 (8.66%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (36.22%) TCP/IP
2 24 (18.90%) LAN
3 22 (17.32%) WAN
4 20 (15.75%) VPN
5 17 (13.39%) IP Telephony
6 16 (12.60%) Network Security
7 15 (11.81%) DHCP
7 15 (11.81%) DNS
8 12 (9.45%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (7.87%) VoIP
10 5 (3.94%) Firewall
10 5 (3.94%) WLAN
11 3 (2.36%) SAN
11 3 (2.36%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.36%) Wireless
12 2 (1.57%) NAS
13 1 (0.79%) Internet
13 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (23.62%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Law
3 11 (8.66%) Legal
4 10 (7.87%) Banking
5 9 (7.09%) Billing
5 9 (7.09%) Marketing
6 5 (3.94%) Publishing
7 2 (1.57%) Front Office
7 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (48.82%) Analyst
2 30 (23.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (22.83%) Service Analyst
4 27 (21.26%) Support Analyst
5 21 (16.54%) Support Engineer
6 20 (15.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (9.45%) Desktop Support
8 11 (8.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (7.87%) Help Desk Analyst
9 10 (7.87%) ICT Analyst
9 10 (7.87%) ICT Support
9 10 (7.87%) ICT Support Analyst
9 10 (7.87%) IT Analyst
10 9 (7.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Support
10 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 8 (6.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.79%) WCF
1 1 (0.79%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.39%) Smartphone
3 13 (10.24%) PDA
4 12 (9.45%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.09%) iPhone
6 7 (5.51%) iPad
7 5 (3.94%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.36%) Clustering
10 2 (1.57%) Handset
11 1 (0.79%) CCTV
11 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.79%) Fintech
11 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.79%) Social Media
11 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 98 (77.17%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) Windows 7
3 19 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.17%) Windows 8
5 15 (11.81%) Windows 10
6 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (7.87%) Linux
8 7 (5.51%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.72%) Unix
10 3 (2.36%) Android
10 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.57%) SUSE
11 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) ITIL
2 42 (33.07%) Service Management
3 12 (9.45%) Document Management
4 11 (8.66%) Ticket Management
5 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
6 9 (7.09%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.51%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.94%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.94%) Project Management
9 5 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.36%) Time Management
12 2 (1.57%) Capacity Management
12 2 (1.57%) DevOps
12 2 (1.57%) ITIL V2
12 2 (1.57%) Project Planning
12 2 (1.57%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.57%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 127 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (35.43%) MCSE
3 40 (31.50%) MCITP
3 40 (31.50%) MCP
4 39 (30.71%) MCSA
5 11 (8.66%) Degree
6 7 (5.51%) CCNA
6 7 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.72%) MCTS
8 3 (2.36%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.57%) MBA
9 2 (1.57%) MOS
9 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.57%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 95 (74.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (3.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.57%) Docker
3 2 (1.57%) Firmware
3 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) SCCM
2 16 (12.60%) WSUS
3 7 (5.51%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.57%) vMotion
5 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 90 (70.87%) Microsoft
2 54 (42.52%) Citrix
3 29 (22.83%) Cisco
4 19 (14.96%) VMware
5 12 (9.45%) Apple
5 12 (9.45%) Mitel
6 9 (7.09%) Remedy
7 8 (6.30%) HP
8 3 (2.36%) Dell
8 3 (2.36%) Juniper
9 2 (1.57%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.57%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.57%) EMC
9 2 (1.57%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.57%) NetApp
9 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.57%) Reuters
9 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.57%) SolidFire
10 1 (0.79%) Ubiquiti
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