The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 121 124 123
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.054% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 0.25% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 3
Average salary £24,000 £23,250 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,250 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+19.10% -5.31%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
466 403 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.28% 21.57% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 312 296 398
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
North West

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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MCDST
North West

MCDST
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) ISA Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Retail
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) CCENT
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SQL

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Support Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) CCENT
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft