Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 150 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.047% 0.037% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.14% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Wales median annual salary £20,500 £23,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.77% - -
UK median annual salary £23,500 £27,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -14.55% +5.77% -5.45%

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 546 715 779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.54% 26.62% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 431 604 666
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £23,125
90th Percentile £54,080 £52,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Wales

MCDST
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Wales

MCDST
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Wales region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
West Wales - 1 £20,500 -
MCDST
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) SCSM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft