The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / East of England
Rank - 246 261
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 23 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.07% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 10
Median salary - £30,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1721 2158 2217
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.65% 29.66% 30.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1280 1688 1756
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,250 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

MCDST
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the East of England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Becrypt
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Handset
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Becrypt
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) VMware