Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 344 338
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 14 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.010% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.029% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 3
South West median annual salary £25,000 £24,500 £17,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +44.12% -20.93%
10th Percentile £21,475 £23,750 £16,500
90th Percentile £29,250 £25,250 £23,500
England median annual salary £25,250 £30,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year -15.83% +25.00% -

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,933 3,421 3,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.32% 32.80% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,174 2,685 2,970
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in the South West

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the South West

MCDST
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in the South West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCDST in the South West

MCDST
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Wiltshire - 7 £25,000 -
Bristol - 4 £28,500 -
Devon +13 1 £24,000 -2.04%
Somerset - 1 £55,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £22,500 -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (85.71%) MCTS
4 11 (78.57%) ITIL
4 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (64.29%) Driving Licence
5 9 (64.29%) MCP
6 8 (57.14%) LAN
6 8 (57.14%) WAN
6 8 (57.14%) MCITP
7 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (28.57%) CCNA
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (21.43%) MCSA
10 3 (21.43%) WSUS
10 3 (21.43%) SLA
10 3 (21.43%) Cisco

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) ICT Technician
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) SUSE
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCTS
3 9 (64.29%) MCP
4 8 (57.14%) MCITP
5 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) CCNA
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) MCSA
8 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat