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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 172 182 181
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.35% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 1.26% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +114.28%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
866 1108 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.65% 27.57% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 672 934 817
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Android
3 5 (71.43%) iPhone
3 5 (71.43%) iPad
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) Line Management
4 4 (57.14%) E-Discovery
4 4 (57.14%) Software Distribution
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) AppSense
4 4 (57.14%) Altiris
4 4 (57.14%) MOS
4 4 (57.14%) Document Management
4 4 (57.14%) Hummingbird
4 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (57.14%) Blackberry

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Law
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) iPad
1 5 (71.43%) iPhone
2 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Android
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Document Management
2 4 (57.14%) E-Discovery
2 4 (57.14%) Line Management
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Software Distribution
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MOS
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) CCENT
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
2 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Altiris
2 4 (57.14%) AppSense
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Hummingbird
2 4 (57.14%) Interwoven
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Wyse