The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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)
England / North East
Rank - - 73
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Median salary - - £18,000
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 the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 136 170 231
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.59% 26.56% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 121 133 198
Median salary £36,675 £31,759 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.47% -9.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

MCDST
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the North East

MCDST
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Reuters
2 2 (66.67%) Bloomberg
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Fidessa
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PC Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Bloomberg
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Fidessa
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Reuters
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix