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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 844 883 890
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 70 79 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.072% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 50 76 69
Median salary £29,000 £24,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.36% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,450 £20,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £34,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £24,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -

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
25782 30155 31434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.36% 27.44% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20928 24253 24331
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 +48 65 £29,000 +18.36% 6
London +43 22 £30,000 -11.76% 3
East of England +35 17 £27,750 +20.65%
Yorkshire +34 13 £25,500 +24.39% 1
West Yorkshire +21 11 £26,000 +26.82% 1
Leeds +31 9 £25,500 +21.42% 1
Hertfordshire +29 7 £37,500 -
East Midlands +14 7 £62,500 +153.80%
Stevenage - 7 £37,500 -
City of London +68 6 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £20,500 -
Leicester - 5 £62,500 -
Leicestershire - 5 £62,500 -
South East +10 2 £25,250 +5.20% 1
West Midlands +4 2 £29,000 -9.37%
Wakefield -10 2 £37,500 +82.92%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £32,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £29,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £21,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £21,000 -
Luton - 2 £23,000 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £23,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £29,000 -
Goole - 2 £23,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Surrey +24 1 £29,500 -3.27%
Wiltshire +3 1 £22,500 -19.64%
South West +1 1 £22,500 -15.09%
Essex +1 1 £32,500 +41.30%
Hampshire -16 1 £21,000 -12.50%

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (76.38%) Windows
3 127 (63.82%) Active Directory
4 120 (60.30%) Microsoft
5 107 (53.77%) Windows 7
6 105 (52.76%) MCP
7 104 (52.26%) ITIL
8 102 (51.26%) MS Office
9 83 (41.71%) MCSE
10 68 (34.17%) Citrix
11 58 (29.15%) SCCM
12 52 (26.13%) MS Excel
13 45 (22.61%) Finance
13 45 (22.61%) Blackberry
14 43 (21.61%) Office 365
15 41 (20.60%) SLA
15 41 (20.60%) Service Management
16 36 (18.09%) LAN
17 35 (17.59%) Cisco
17 35 (17.59%) Windows 8
18 34 (17.09%) MCSA
18 34 (17.09%) Smartphone
19 33 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (16.08%) VPN
21 31 (15.58%) MS Exchange
21 31 (15.58%) MCITP
22 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
23 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
23 29 (14.57%) Security Cleared
24 28 (14.07%) Windows XP

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 31 (15.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.53%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.51%) IIS
7 4 (2.01%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.01%) CMS
8 2 (1.01%) Confluence
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (51.26%) MS Office
2 52 (26.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (21.61%) Office 365
2 11 (5.53%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.09%) LAN
2 32 (16.08%) VPN
3 26 (13.07%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.05%) WAN
5 12 (6.03%) DHCP
5 12 (6.03%) DNS
6 10 (5.03%) Firewall
7 6 (3.02%) VoIP
8 5 (2.51%) Internet
8 5 (2.51%) IP Telephony
9 4 (2.01%) Network Security
10 3 (1.51%) Intranet
10 3 (1.51%) Junos
10 3 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.51%) SAN
10 3 (1.51%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.51%) VPLS
11 2 (1.01%) NAS
11 2 (1.01%) Skype
11 2 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 45 (22.61%) Finance
2 26 (13.07%) Retail
3 21 (10.55%) Legal
4 17 (8.54%) Law
5 16 (8.04%) Manufacturing
6 14 (7.04%) Banking
6 14 (7.04%) Front Office
7 4 (2.01%) Back Office
7 4 (2.01%) Billing
7 4 (2.01%) Military
7 4 (2.01%) Publishing
8 2 (1.01%) German Language
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (45.23%) Analyst
2 50 (25.13%) Support Analyst
3 40 (20.10%) Support Engineer
4 37 (18.59%) Desktop Support
5 36 (18.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (16.08%) Service Analyst
6 32 (16.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 25 (12.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 25 (12.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 18 (9.05%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (9.05%) Technical Support
10 17 (8.54%) Technical Engineer
11 16 (8.04%) IT Support
12 15 (7.54%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (7.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (6.53%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.61%) Blackberry
2 34 (17.09%) Smartphone
3 20 (10.05%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.03%) Handset
5 7 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.52%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.01%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.01%) PDA
7 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.51%) Clustering
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) BYOD
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 152 (76.38%) Windows
2 107 (53.77%) Windows 7
3 35 (17.59%) Windows 8
4 33 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
6 28 (14.07%) Windows XP
7 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (10.55%) Windows 10
9 19 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (8.04%) Android
10 16 (8.04%) Apple iOS
11 12 (6.03%) Mac OS X
12 11 (5.53%) Linux
13 6 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (2.51%) Unix
15 4 (2.01%) SUSE
16 3 (1.51%) Debian
16 3 (1.51%) Solaris
17 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (52.26%) ITIL
2 41 (20.60%) Service Management
3 27 (13.57%) Validation
4 25 (12.56%) Incident Management
5 21 (10.55%) Document Management
5 21 (10.55%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.54%) Project Management
7 14 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (7.04%) Logistics
7 14 (7.04%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (6.03%) ITIL V3
9 11 (5.53%) Ticket Management
10 10 (5.03%) Business Continuity
10 10 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (4.52%) Asset Management
11 9 (4.52%) CAD
11 9 (4.52%) Line Management
11 9 (4.52%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.52%) Software Asset Management
11 9 (4.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.05%) SQL
2 7 (3.52%) C
3 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (52.76%) MCP
3 83 (41.71%) MCSE
4 34 (17.09%) MCSA
5 31 (15.58%) MCITP
6 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
6 29 (14.57%) Security Cleared
7 20 (10.05%) Degree
8 16 (8.04%) CCNA
8 16 (8.04%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.51%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.51%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.51%) MCTS
9 5 (2.51%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.01%) MOS
11 2 (1.01%) MBA
12 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 127 (63.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.05%) XenApp
3 10 (5.03%) vSphere
4 8 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.51%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) Firmware
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 58 (29.15%) SCCM
2 8 (4.02%) WSUS
3 6 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.51%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.51%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 120 (60.30%) Microsoft
2 68 (34.17%) Citrix
3 35 (17.59%) Cisco
4 22 (11.06%) VMware
5 12 (6.03%) Becrypt
5 12 (6.03%) LANDesk
5 12 (6.03%) Oracle
6 11 (5.53%) Mitel
7 10 (5.03%) MobileIron
8 9 (4.52%) Adobe
8 9 (4.52%) IBM
9 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.02%) Apple
10 6 (3.02%) HP
11 5 (2.51%) Avaya
11 5 (2.51%) Juniper
12 4 (2.01%) Remedy
12 4 (2.01%) SAP
12 4 (2.01%) Sophos
12 4 (2.01%) Xerox
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
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