The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 131
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - 0.048% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.14% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £20,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -25.92%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £27,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year -14.54% +7.84%  

MCDST is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 683 710 737
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 37.14% 34.00% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 471 569 614
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,400 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing MCDST as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Cambridgeshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware