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

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 849 893 883
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 69 70 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.065% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 42 68 79
Median salary £26,500 £24,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £23,750 £22,750
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +4.39%

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
24919 29540 31095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.04% 27.29% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20051 23835 24286
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +33 60 £26,250 +9.37% 5
London +54 27 £32,500 -5.79% 3
East of England +35 14 £20,500 -6.81%
Yorkshire +27 12 £26,000 +23.80%
West Yorkshire +22 10 £26,500 +26.19%
Leeds +28 8 £26,000 +36.84%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £20,500 -
South East +24 4 £31,750 +32.29% 1
City of London +51 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £34,000 +36.00%
Hertfordshire +13 2 £29,750 -
High Wycombe +2 2 £34,000 +36.00%
Wakefield -19 2 £37,500 +78.57%
Luton - 2 £23,000 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £23,000 -
West Wales - 2 £52,500 -
Wales - 2 £52,500 -
Goole - 2 £23,000 -
Swansea - 2 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £23,000 -
Surrey +17 1 £29,500 -3.27%
Essex +5 1 £32,500 +47.72%
Wiltshire +1 1 £22,500 -10.00%
Hampshire -2 1 £21,000 -12.50%
South West -14 1 £22,500 -10.00%
West Midlands - 1 £29,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £20,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £29,000 -
Swindon - 1 £22,500 -

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (73.71%) Windows
3 111 (63.43%) Active Directory
4 106 (60.57%) Microsoft
5 89 (50.86%) MCP
6 88 (50.29%) ITIL
7 87 (49.71%) MS Office
7 87 (49.71%) MCSE
8 79 (45.14%) Windows 7
9 62 (35.43%) Citrix
10 54 (30.86%) SCCM
11 48 (27.43%) MS Excel
12 40 (22.86%) MCSA
13 38 (21.71%) SLA
14 37 (21.14%) MCITP
15 36 (20.57%) TCP/IP
16 35 (20.00%) Service Management
16 35 (20.00%) Smartphone
16 35 (20.00%) Office 365
17 34 (19.43%) Blackberry
18 33 (18.86%) LAN
19 31 (17.71%) Finance
20 30 (17.14%) Windows 8
21 28 (16.00%) SQL Server
22 24 (13.71%) MS Exchange
22 24 (13.71%) Cisco
23 23 (13.14%) VMware
23 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
23 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared

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 24 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.29%) IIS
6 4 (2.29%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.14%) CMS
7 2 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 87 (49.71%) MS Office
2 48 (27.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.00%) Office 365
2 7 (4.00%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.57%) TCP/IP
2 33 (18.86%) LAN
3 20 (11.43%) WAN
4 16 (9.14%) VPN
5 13 (7.43%) IP Telephony
6 12 (6.86%) Network Security
7 11 (6.29%) DHCP
7 11 (6.29%) DNS
8 7 (4.00%) Firewall
9 6 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.29%) Internet
10 4 (2.29%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.29%) WLAN
11 3 (1.71%) NAS
11 3 (1.71%) SAN
12 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.14%) Intranet
12 2 (1.14%) VoIP
12 2 (1.14%) Wireless
13 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 31 (17.71%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Retail
3 13 (7.43%) Legal
4 11 (6.29%) Banking
5 10 (5.71%) Front Office
5 10 (5.71%) Law
5 10 (5.71%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.86%) Publishing
7 4 (2.29%) Back Office
7 4 (2.29%) Billing
7 4 (2.29%) Military
8 3 (1.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (40.57%) Analyst
2 43 (24.57%) Support Analyst
3 38 (21.71%) Support Engineer
4 35 (20.00%) Desktop Support
5 34 (19.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (12.57%) Service Analyst
6 22 (12.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (9.71%) Desktop Analyst
7 17 (9.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 16 (9.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 15 (8.57%) IT Support
9 15 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (8.57%) Technical Support
10 13 (7.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (6.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (6.86%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 34 (19.43%) Blackberry
3 17 (9.71%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.29%) Handset
5 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.86%) PDA
7 4 (2.29%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.29%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.71%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.14%) NHS
9 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 129 (73.71%) Windows
2 79 (45.14%) Windows 7
3 30 (17.14%) Windows 8
4 23 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
6 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.14%) Windows 10
8 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.71%) Android
9 10 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.71%) Mac OS X
10 9 (5.14%) Linux
11 5 (2.86%) SUSE
11 5 (2.86%) Unix
12 3 (1.71%) Debian
12 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.71%) Solaris
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.29%) ITIL
2 35 (20.00%) Service Management
3 21 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 21 (12.00%) Validation
4 15 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (8.00%) Document Management
5 14 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 14 (8.00%) Project Management
6 12 (6.86%) ITIL V3
6 12 (6.86%) Logistics
7 11 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.71%) Business Continuity
8 10 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
9 9 (5.14%) Asset Management
9 9 (5.14%) Line Management
9 9 (5.14%) Performance Management
9 9 (5.14%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.14%) Software Asset Management
9 9 (5.14%) Supplier Management
10 7 (4.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.71%) SQL
2 4 (2.29%) C
3 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (50.86%) MCP
3 87 (49.71%) MCSE
4 40 (22.86%) MCSA
5 37 (21.14%) MCITP
6 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
6 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
7 18 (10.29%) Degree
8 13 (7.43%) CCNA
8 13 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.43%) MCTS
10 5 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.86%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (2.29%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.14%) MBA
12 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (63.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.86%) XenApp
3 11 (6.29%) vSphere
4 5 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.14%) Docker
5 2 (1.14%) Firmware
5 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (30.86%) SCCM
2 12 (6.86%) WSUS
3 3 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.14%) vMotion
5 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 106 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 62 (35.43%) Citrix
3 24 (13.71%) Cisco
4 23 (13.14%) VMware
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle
6 11 (6.29%) Becrypt
7 9 (5.14%) Adobe
7 9 (5.14%) IBM
7 9 (5.14%) LANDesk
8 8 (4.57%) Apple
9 7 (4.00%) Mitel
9 7 (4.00%) MobileIron
10 6 (3.43%) HP
11 5 (2.86%) Avaya
11 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.29%) Xerox
13 3 (1.71%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.71%) Remedy
13 3 (1.71%) Reuters
14 2 (1.14%) Juniper
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