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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £24,125 £23,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -2.08%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
439 407 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.58% 23.44% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 314 319 532
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) MCP
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISA Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCP
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft