Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 346 411
Rank change year-on-year +27 +65 +64
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 11 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.068% 0.058%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
City of London median annual salary £48,250 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.83% -14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £37,925 £30,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £59,975 £30,000 £39,450
Central London median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% -30.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2252 2665 4138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.13% 22.78% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2006 2360 3553
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the City of London

MCDST
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the City of London

MCDST
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 9 (81.82%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) Service Management
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 6 (54.55%) SLA
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
5 6 (54.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (54.55%) Remedy
5 6 (54.55%) iPhone
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) Degree
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (54.55%) Banking
5 6 (54.55%) iPad
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
5 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 5 (45.45%) MCSE
7 4 (36.36%) MCP

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (54.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Service Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
2 6 (54.55%) iPad
2 6 (54.55%) iPhone
3 3 (27.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) MCP
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (9.09%) MCITP
6 1 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) McAfee
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec