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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > London
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 832 581 628
Rank change year-on-year -251 +47 +102
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 20 11 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.029% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 7
10th Percentile - - £30,000
25th Percentile - £25,000 £30,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £30,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year - -24.05% +31.67%
75th Percentile £31,875 £41,875 £46,250
90th Percentile £40,250 £48,250 £49,250
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.06% +16.36%

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 12,876 6,155 7,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.67% 18.35% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,846 4,509 5,947
10th Percentile £38,973 £37,510 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,750 £48,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 20 (100.00%) MCP
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) MCSA
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (100.00%) MCITP
2 19 (95.00%) Reuters
2 19 (95.00%) Bloomberg
2 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 10
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 18 (90.00%) WAN
3 18 (90.00%) Cisco
3 18 (90.00%) LAN
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL
4 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (80.00%) Service Delivery
5 16 (80.00%) MS Exchange
6 15 (75.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (75.00%) Incident Management
6 15 (75.00%) ServiceCenter
6 15 (75.00%) Network Security
6 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (75.00%) Remedy
6 15 (75.00%) Blackberry
6 15 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (75.00%) VPN
6 15 (75.00%) Apple
6 15 (75.00%) HP

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 16 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (90.00%) LAN
2 18 (90.00%) WAN
3 15 (75.00%) Network Security
3 15 (75.00%) VPN
4 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) Intranet
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
General
1 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 16 (80.00%) Desktop Support
1 16 (80.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 16 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.00%) Handset
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 10
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 15 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 16 (80.00%) Service Delivery
3 15 (75.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (75.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Contract Negotiation
5 1 (5.00%) Due Diligence
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) MCITP
1 20 (100.00%) MCP
1 20 (100.00%) MCSA
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 15 (75.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Bloomberg
1 19 (95.00%) Reuters
2 18 (90.00%) Cisco
3 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (75.00%) Apple
4 15 (75.00%) Dell
4 15 (75.00%) HP
4 15 (75.00%) Remedy
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) CQG
6 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.00%) VMware