Period
to 22 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 703 456 722
Rank change year-on-year -247 +266 +49
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 17 5 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.025% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 7
10th Percentile £27,150 " £27,150
25th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +16.67%
75th Percentile £34,750 £35,000 £54,375
90th Percentile £37,200 £44,000 £59,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -6.54%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,756 3,983 10,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.30% 20.15% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,439 3,187 8,359
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in London

MCDST
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCDST in London.

Salary trend for MCDST in London

MCDST
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London - 2 £32,500 -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2021, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (88.24%) ITIL
3 13 (76.47%) MCP
3 13 (76.47%) MCSA
3 13 (76.47%) MCITP
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 11 (64.71%) Cisco
5 11 (64.71%) Reuters
5 11 (64.71%) Bloomberg
5 11 (64.71%) LAN
5 11 (64.71%) WAN
5 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
5 11 (64.71%) Finance
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (52.94%) Social Skills
6 9 (52.94%) Citrix
7 8 (47.06%) Apple
8 7 (41.18%) MCSE
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
9 6 (35.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
9 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
9 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
9 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
9 6 (35.29%) Incident Management

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (29.41%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) TCP/IP
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) Network Security
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Social Skills
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) Advertising
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Support Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) IT Support
2 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) IT Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (23.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Linux Support
4 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Remote Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Blackberry
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) EPoS
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (23.53%) SUSE
5 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Incident Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
2 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
1 5 (29.41%) Python
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCITP
2 13 (76.47%) MCP
2 13 (76.47%) MCSA
3 7 (41.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (35.29%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Bloomberg
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Reuters
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Apple
5 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) Remedy
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) Sophos
8 2 (11.76%) Meraki
8 2 (11.76%) VMware