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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 247 246
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.10% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.32% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 3
Median salary - £27,500 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.95%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,000 £27,500 £25,750
% change year-on-year -16.36% +6.79%  

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1623 1875 1892
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.34% 32.57% 30.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1498 1449
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,700 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) CCTV
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop

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 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) CCTV
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
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