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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 430 458
Rank change year-on-year +59 +28  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 25 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.065% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 20
South East median annual salary £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,800 £23,000
90th Percentile £30,200 £25,000 £31,000
England median annual salary £23,500 £27,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -14.54% +5.76%  

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 4117 5736 6702
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.22% 31.30% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7566 10657 11950
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Hampshire +38 16 £23,500 +11.90% 2
Surrey +35 5 - -
East Sussex - 3 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £24,000 -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) Windows
3 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
4 31 (81.58%) Windows 7
5 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
5 29 (76.32%) Microsoft Office
6 28 (73.68%) MCP
7 26 (68.42%) MS Exchange
8 25 (65.79%) LAN
8 25 (65.79%) WAN
9 18 (47.37%) ITIL
10 16 (42.11%) MCTS
11 15 (39.47%) Citrix
12 14 (36.84%) MCSE
12 14 (36.84%) SCCM
13 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
13 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
13 13 (34.21%) MCITP
13 13 (34.21%) DHCP
13 13 (34.21%) DNS
13 13 (34.21%) Office 365
13 13 (34.21%) Driving Licence
14 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
14 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (31.58%) XenApp
15 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
15 6 (15.79%) VMware
16 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
17 4 (10.53%) Apple
18 3 (7.89%) HP

MCDST
Co-occurring 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 26 (68.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (76.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (65.79%) LAN
1 25 (65.79%) WAN
2 13 (34.21%) DHCP
2 13 (34.21%) DNS
3 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Analyst
2 28 (73.68%) Service Analyst
2 28 (73.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (34.21%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (26.32%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (26.32%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) IT Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.63%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.89%) Android
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (2.63%) Line Management
4 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (2.63%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.63%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (73.68%) MCP
3 16 (42.11%) MCTS
4 14 (36.84%) MCSE
5 13 (34.21%) MCITP
5 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
5 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
7 2 (5.26%) CCNA
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.63%) MCSA
8 1 (2.63%) MOS
8 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (31.58%) XenApp
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) Capita
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
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