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

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 240 296
Rank change year-on-year -21 +56  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 24 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.016% 0.36% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 1.21% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 2
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +56.25%  
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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1903 1989 2571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 30.57% 29.51% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1646 2118
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 1 £35,000 -
MCDST
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
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%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Wyse
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Customer-Centric Approach

MCDST
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Wyse