The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 790 882
Rank change year-on-year -18 +92  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 50 128 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 30 77 83
Median salary £23,500 £27,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.54% +5.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £21,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £37,900 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £25,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year -6.00% -1.96%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21127 27066 29810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.85% 27.15% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16486 21840 23409
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MCDST
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCDST in the UK

MCDST
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in the UK

MCDST
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
England -9 48 £23,500 -14.54% 7
South East +68 22 £23,500 -6.00% 1
London +30 21 £27,000 -3.57%
Hampshire +32 11 £23,500 -6.00%
Surrey +43 8 - - 1
Woking +22 8 - - 1
Portsmouth - 8 £23,500 -
Yorkshire +8 4 £22,000 -10.20% 2
City of London +29 2 £26,500 -41.11%
Basingstoke -1 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Belfast - 2 £27,000 -
Brighton - 2 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £27,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £27,000 -
Dorset +6 1 £16,000 -34.02% 1
South West -1 1 £16,000 -36.00% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £24,000 -
Fareham - 1 £23,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £24,000 -
Shaftesbury - 1 £16,000 - 1
York - 1 £22,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for MCDST.

1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (86.54%) Windows
3 84 (80.77%) Microsoft
4 83 (79.81%) Active Directory
5 61 (58.65%) Windows 7
6 55 (52.88%) MCP
6 55 (52.88%) Microsoft Office
7 53 (50.96%) TCP/IP
8 52 (50.00%) ITIL
9 49 (47.12%) MS Exchange
10 41 (39.42%) LAN
10 41 (39.42%) WAN
11 35 (33.65%) Citrix
12 32 (30.77%) Office 365
13 30 (28.85%) MCSE
14 28 (26.92%) MCITP
15 27 (25.96%) SCCM
16 24 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
17 22 (21.15%) DNS
18 21 (20.19%) DHCP
18 21 (20.19%) Cisco
19 19 (18.27%) MCSA
20 18 (17.31%) VPN
20 18 (17.31%) Apple
20 18 (17.31%) Network Security
20 18 (17.31%) Incident Management
20 18 (17.31%) Smartphone
20 18 (17.31%) Finance
21 17 (16.35%) Blackberry
22 16 (15.38%) Android

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (47.12%) MS Exchange
2 24 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (14.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (52.88%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (30.77%) Office 365
2 4 (3.85%) G Suite
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (50.96%) TCP/IP
2 41 (39.42%) LAN
2 41 (39.42%) WAN
3 22 (21.15%) DNS
4 21 (20.19%) DHCP
5 18 (17.31%) Network Security
5 18 (17.31%) VPN
6 13 (12.50%) IP Telephony
7 12 (11.54%) VoIP
8 9 (8.65%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (4.81%) Internet
10 1 (0.96%) Firewall
10 1 (0.96%) Wireless
10 1 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Billing
3 7 (6.73%) Marketing
4 6 (5.77%) Banking
5 5 (4.81%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (67.31%) Analyst
2 40 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 39 (37.50%) Service Analyst
4 36 (34.62%) Support Analyst
5 28 (26.92%) Desktop Support
6 13 (12.50%) IT Analyst
7 11 (10.58%) Service Desk Support
7 11 (10.58%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 10 (9.62%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (9.62%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (8.65%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) ICT Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) ICT Support
10 8 (7.69%) ICT Support Analyst
10 8 (7.69%) IT Support
11 7 (6.73%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (6.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (6.73%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Smartphone
2 17 (16.35%) Blackberry
3 15 (14.42%) Data Centre
4 13 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (8.65%) Driving Licence
6 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.69%) PDA
7 6 (5.77%) iPhone
8 5 (4.81%) iPad
9 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.92%) Fintech
10 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.96%) CMDB
11 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 90 (86.54%) Windows
2 61 (58.65%) Windows 7
3 16 (15.38%) Android
4 15 (14.42%) Windows 10
5 14 (13.46%) Mac OS X
6 12 (11.54%) Apple iOS
7 10 (9.62%) Windows 8
8 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
10 6 (5.77%) Mac OS
11 5 (4.81%) Linux
12 4 (3.85%) Unix
13 2 (1.92%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.00%) ITIL
2 18 (17.31%) Incident Management
3 14 (13.46%) Service Management
4 13 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 8 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.85%) ITSM
8 3 (2.88%) Business Development
9 2 (1.92%) High Availability
9 2 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (0.96%) Asset Management
10 1 (0.96%) Break/Fix
10 1 (0.96%) Configuration Management
10 1 (0.96%) Document Management
10 1 (0.96%) Project Management
10 1 (0.96%) Service Desk Management
10 1 (0.96%) Software Deployment
10 1 (0.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (0.96%) Task Automation
10 1 (0.96%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.77%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (52.88%) MCP
3 30 (28.85%) MCSE
4 28 (26.92%) MCITP
5 19 (18.27%) MCSA
6 12 (11.54%) Degree
7 11 (10.58%) A+ Certification
7 11 (10.58%) MCTS
8 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.85%) CCNA
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.96%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.96%) MOS
11 1 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (79.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.54%) XenApp
3 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.96%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (25.96%) SCCM
2 13 (12.50%) WSUS
3 7 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (6.73%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (3.85%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 84 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 35 (33.65%) Citrix
3 21 (20.19%) Cisco
4 18 (17.31%) Apple
5 14 (13.46%) Remedy
6 11 (10.58%) LANDesk
7 10 (9.62%) HP
8 8 (7.69%) Bloomberg
8 8 (7.69%) Reuters
9 7 (6.73%) Dell
10 6 (5.77%) Adobe
10 6 (5.77%) VMware
11 5 (4.81%) Google
12 1 (0.96%) Capita
12 1 (0.96%) Dell KACE
12 1 (0.96%) Fidessa
12 1 (0.96%) McAfee
12 1 (0.96%) Mitel
12 1 (0.96%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.96%) Symantec
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