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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 626 637
Rank change year-on-year +58 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 20 28 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.066% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 12
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.78% +9.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £43,250 £28,900
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £25,000 £25,250
% change year-on-year -10.00% -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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8023 10903 11048
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.73% 25.72% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6494 9044 9004
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

MCDST
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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 3 months to 29 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
City of London +45 1 £26,500 +6.00%
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (95.00%) Windows
3 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
5 20 (50.00%) MS Office
5 20 (50.00%) MCP
6 19 (47.50%) TCP/IP
7 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
8 16 (40.00%) VoIP
9 15 (37.50%) WAN
9 15 (37.50%) LAN
10 13 (32.50%) ITIL
10 13 (32.50%) MCSE
11 12 (30.00%) Office 365
12 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
12 11 (27.50%) Network Security
12 11 (27.50%) Mac OS X
12 11 (27.50%) Finance
12 11 (27.50%) Cisco
13 10 (25.00%) Citrix
13 10 (25.00%) SCCM
13 10 (25.00%) Android
13 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
13 10 (25.00%) Smartphone
13 10 (25.00%) WSUS
13 10 (25.00%) Windows 8
14 9 (22.50%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (20.00%) MCITP
15 8 (20.00%) Unix
15 8 (20.00%) Linux

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 7 (17.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365
2 4 (10.00%) G Suite
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) TCP/IP
2 16 (40.00%) VoIP
3 15 (37.50%) LAN
3 15 (37.50%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) Network Security
5 10 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 5 (12.50%) VPN
7 4 (10.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.50%) Firewall
8 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Analyst
1 18 (45.00%) Support Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 8 (20.00%) ICT Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) ICT Support
3 8 (20.00%) ICT Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Desktop Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Mac Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Support Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Support
4 6 (15.00%) Technical Support Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.50%) WCF
1 1 (2.50%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 9 (22.50%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (17.50%) Blackberry
4 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (27.50%) Mac OS X
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
4 10 (25.00%) Android
4 10 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (20.00%) Linux
5 8 (20.00%) Unix
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (15.00%) Mac OS
8 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.50%) Network Management
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.50%) Project Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Management
4 1 (2.50%) Time Management
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (50.00%) MCP
3 13 (32.50%) MCSE
4 8 (20.00%) MCITP
5 5 (12.50%) A+ Certification
6 3 (7.50%) MCSA
7 1 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.50%) MCTS
7 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
1 10 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Apple
5 6 (15.00%) Adobe
5 6 (15.00%) LANDesk
6 4 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Reuters
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