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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 253 308
Rank change year-on-year +24 +55  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.095% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.48% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +34.32%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £28,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -16.81% +13.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1286 1456 2520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.56% 23.16% 24.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1121 1291 2164
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £31,550
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) iPad
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (66.67%) iPhone
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus

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 4 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (66.67%) iPad
2 4 (66.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec