The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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)
South East / Surrey
Rank 162 192 210
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 7 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.11% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 7
Median salary - £17,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -41.66%  
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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 811 1349 1326
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 29.07% 32.49% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 686 1102 1111
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

MCDST
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Surrey

MCDST
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Surrey 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
Woking +12 7 - -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Surrey

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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft