The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 163 185 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 13 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.10% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 0
Average salary £26,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +13.33%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
997 854 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 28.43% 22.02% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 789 688 919
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCDST
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Manchester

MCDST
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
Stockport +12 7 £26,000 -
MCDST
North West

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
3 23 (85.19%) MS Office
3 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
4 20 (74.07%) Legal
5 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
5 16 (59.26%) Document Management
5 16 (59.26%) MCITP
5 16 (59.26%) Incident Management
5 16 (59.26%) Law
5 16 (59.26%) ITIL
6 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 12 (44.44%) Blackberry
6 12 (44.44%) A+ Certification
6 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) MOS
6 12 (44.44%) ITIL V3
7 8 (29.63%) iPad
7 8 (29.63%) iPhone
8 7 (25.93%) CCENT
8 7 (25.93%) VLAN
8 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.93%) DHCP
8 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) DNS
8 7 (25.93%) Firewall
9 4 (14.81%) LAN

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (85.19%) MS Office
2 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DHCP
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
1 7 (25.93%) VLAN
2 4 (14.81%) Wireshark
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) Extranet
General
1 20 (74.07%) Legal
2 16 (59.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Team Leader
2 12 (44.44%) Technical Team Leader
2 12 (44.44%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 6 (22.22%) Network Support
4 5 (18.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (14.81%) Support Team Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) IT Support
7 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Network Support Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 8 (29.63%) iPhone
2 8 (29.63%) iPad
3 4 (14.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Document Management
1 16 (59.26%) Incident Management
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 12 (44.44%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (59.26%) MCITP
3 12 (44.44%) A+ Certification
3 12 (44.44%) MOS
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) CCENT
5 4 (14.81%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Apple