The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
Rank 368 429 417
Rank change year-on-year +61 -12  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 13 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.087% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 29
Median salary £20,500 £25,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,850 £17,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,820 £32,500 £32,500
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4149 6013 6520
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.77% 31.25% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3365 4860 4972
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,946 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in the South East

MCDST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Surrey +30 7 - -
Hampshire +18 2 £17,875 -37.82%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £29,000 +9.43%
Kent - 2 £20,800 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (61.11%) Office 365
5 11 (61.11%) Citrix
5 11 (61.11%) MCP
6 10 (55.56%) MCSE
7 9 (50.00%) MS Office
8 8 (44.44%) SCCM
8 8 (44.44%) DNS
8 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 8 (44.44%) LAN
8 8 (44.44%) WAN
8 8 (44.44%) DHCP
9 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
9 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (38.89%) XenApp
10 5 (27.78%) VMware
10 5 (27.78%) Apple
11 4 (22.22%) MCSA
12 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 3 (16.67%) ITIL
12 3 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
12 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
12 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
13 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) MCP
3 10 (55.56%) MCSE
4 4 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) XenApp
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) Apple
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) Capita
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard