Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 589 611
Rank change year-on-year +68 +22 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 34 9 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.026% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.082% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 33
South East median annual salary £23,500 £34,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.88% +36.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,750 £20,350 £23,000
90th Percentile £29,175 £41,500 £31,250
England median annual salary £25,000 £29,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year -13.79% +18.37% -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8276 10947 13065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.89% 31.10% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6718 8805 10477
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +38 28 £23,500 +18.99%
East Sussex - 3 £30,000 -
Thames Valley +31 2 £25,250 -25.74%
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £25,250 -25.74%
West Sussex +1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (97.06%) Windows
3 30 (88.24%) ITIL
3 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 30 (88.24%) MCTS
4 29 (85.29%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (85.29%) Windows 7
5 28 (82.35%) LAN
5 28 (82.35%) MCP
5 28 (82.35%) WAN
6 27 (79.41%) MCITP
6 27 (79.41%) SC Cleared
6 27 (79.41%) Security Cleared
6 27 (79.41%) Driving Licence
7 26 (76.47%) MS Exchange
8 20 (58.82%) DV Cleared
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
12 3 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (8.82%) SCCM
12 3 (8.82%) HP
12 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
12 3 (8.82%) Android
12 3 (8.82%) LANDesk
13 2 (5.88%) Degree
13 2 (5.88%) SQL
13 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
13 2 (5.88%) MCSE

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 (76.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (85.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (82.35%) LAN
1 28 (82.35%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VoIP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Analyst
2 28 (82.35%) Service Analyst
2 28 (82.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (79.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support
7 1 (2.94%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Server Support
7 1 (2.94%) Server Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Support
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 27 (79.41%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (97.06%) Windows
2 29 (85.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 3 (8.82%) Android
4 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (2.94%) Line Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (2.94%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.94%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (88.24%) MCTS
3 28 (82.35%) MCP
4 27 (79.41%) MCITP
4 27 (79.41%) SC Cleared
4 27 (79.41%) Security Cleared
5 20 (58.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) MCSE
7 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (2.94%) MOS
7 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Mitel
5 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard