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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
London / City of London
Rank 217 267 307
Rank change year-on-year +50 +40  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.020% 0.028% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.079% 0.11% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 6
Median salary £26,500 £25,000 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% -6.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £21,650 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -13.40% -  

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 1260 1774 2635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.83% 25.09% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1584 2215
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,001 £36,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

MCDST
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Law

MCDST
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) VoIP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory