The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 87 127 117
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 14 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 0.46% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 1
Average salary £21,500 £26,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
MCDST
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
332 432 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.90% 23.57% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 287 339 301
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £21,500 -
MCDST
North West

MCDST
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (81.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (81.82%) ITIL
2 18 (81.82%) SCCM
2 18 (81.82%) Office 365
2 18 (81.82%) AppSense
3 16 (72.73%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) MCP
4 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) MCITP
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 18 (81.82%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 18 (81.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) 1st Line Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (18.18%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) IT Support
3 4 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (18.18%) MCITP
2 4 (18.18%) MCP
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (81.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) AppSense
3 16 (72.73%) Citrix