The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / Wales
Rank - - 104
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Median salary - - £23,250
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 in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
268 371 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.63% 29.54% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 217 313 301
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,120 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCDST
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Wales region.

MCDST Salary Trend in Wales

MCDST
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) SUSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SUSE
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat