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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 120 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 0.059% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £23,000 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
459 437 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.94% 25.77% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 394 327 437
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 19 December 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
(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
Warrington - 7 £23,000 -
MCDST
North West

MCDST
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MCSA
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MCSA
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft