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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 174 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.18% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +9.80%
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
972 899 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.93% 23.72% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 767 795 759
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification