The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / England
Rank 787 783 814
Rank change year-on-year -4 +31  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 40 137 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21 105 92
Median salary £22,500 £27,500 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,100 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £21,650 £25,000 £25,250
% change year-on-year -13.40% -0.99%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19442 26570 27157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.71% 27.64% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15457 21514 21485
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

MCDST
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MCDST in England

MCDST
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in England

MCDST
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
London +70 20 £27,500 -1.78% 1
South East +46 13 £20,500 -18.00%
North West -32 4 £22,500 +4.65%
Yorkshire +11 3 £22,500 +15.38%
West Midlands +25 1 £20,500 -51.19% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £20,500 -11.82%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (91.86%) Windows
3 64 (74.42%) Active Directory
4 60 (69.77%) Microsoft
5 46 (53.49%) MS Office
5 46 (53.49%) Windows 7
6 39 (45.35%) ITIL
6 39 (45.35%) MCP
7 38 (44.19%) TCP/IP
8 33 (38.37%) Citrix
8 33 (38.37%) Office 365
9 29 (33.72%) MCSE
10 27 (31.40%) MS Exchange
10 27 (31.40%) LAN
11 26 (30.23%) WAN
12 23 (26.74%) SCCM
13 20 (23.26%) MCSA
13 20 (23.26%) Finance
13 20 (23.26%) MCITP
14 19 (22.09%) Cisco
15 18 (20.93%) Service Management
16 16 (18.60%) Video Conferencing
17 15 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
17 15 (17.44%) VoIP
18 14 (16.28%) IP Telephony
18 14 (16.28%) Network Security
18 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
19 13 (15.12%) Windows 8
19 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in 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 27 (31.40%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) CMS
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (53.49%) MS Office
2 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (38.37%) Office 365
2 4 (4.65%) G Suite
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.19%) TCP/IP
2 27 (31.40%) LAN
3 26 (30.23%) WAN
4 15 (17.44%) VoIP
5 14 (16.28%) IP Telephony
5 14 (16.28%) Network Security
6 13 (15.12%) VPN
7 9 (10.47%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (9.30%) DHCP
8 8 (9.30%) DNS
9 4 (4.65%) Internet
10 2 (2.33%) Firewall
10 2 (2.33%) Wireless
11 1 (1.16%) SAN
11 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
1 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 8 (9.30%) Marketing
4 5 (5.81%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Billing
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (52.33%) Analyst
2 28 (32.56%) Support Analyst
3 24 (27.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (26.74%) Service Analyst
5 13 (15.12%) Desktop Support
6 11 (12.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (12.79%) IT Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) ICT Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) ICT Support
7 9 (10.47%) ICT Support Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Support
8 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (5.81%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) Desktop Specialist
10 5 (5.81%) IT Support
10 5 (5.81%) Mac Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.16%) WCF
1 1 (1.16%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (15.12%) Smartphone
3 10 (11.63%) Blackberry
4 9 (10.47%) iPhone
5 7 (8.14%) iPad
6 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
8 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.33%) Handset
10 1 (1.16%) CCTV
10 1 (1.16%) Clustering
10 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.16%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.16%) Fintech
10 1 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (91.86%) Windows
2 46 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
4 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
5 13 (15.12%) Windows 8
5 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.79%) Android
7 10 (11.63%) Linux
7 10 (11.63%) Mac OS X
8 8 (9.30%) Unix
9 5 (5.81%) Mac OS
9 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) Service Management
3 8 (9.30%) ITIL V3
4 7 (8.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.33%) Validation
7 1 (1.16%) Analytics
7 1 (1.16%) Coaching
7 1 (1.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.16%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.16%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (1.16%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.16%) Network Management
7 1 (1.16%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.16%) Time Management
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (1.16%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (45.35%) MCP
3 29 (33.72%) MCSE
4 20 (23.26%) MCITP
4 20 (23.26%) MCSA
5 10 (11.63%) Degree
6 7 (8.14%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.49%) CCNA
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) CCNP
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.16%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.16%) MCTS
9 1 (1.16%) MOS
9 1 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (74.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) XenApp
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (26.74%) SCCM
2 13 (15.12%) WSUS
3 7 (8.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 60 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 33 (38.37%) Citrix
3 19 (22.09%) Cisco
4 13 (15.12%) Apple
5 10 (11.63%) Remedy
6 7 (8.14%) VMware
7 5 (5.81%) Adobe
7 5 (5.81%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.65%) Dell
8 4 (4.65%) Google
8 4 (4.65%) HP
9 3 (3.49%) Bloomberg
9 3 (3.49%) Reuters
10 2 (2.33%) Becrypt
10 2 (2.33%) Fidessa
10 2 (2.33%) Juniper
11 1 (1.16%) Capita
11 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
11 1 (1.16%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.16%) Xerox
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