The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - 148 153
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.42% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 4
Median salary - £37,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +59.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £21,650 £25,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year -14.25% +5.20%  

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 Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 562 773 727
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.65% 30.11% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 435 591 553
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £30,000 £26,980
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Becrypt

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (100.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Becrypt
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft