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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 174 172 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 14 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 0.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £30,000 £13,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+122.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
1245 932 974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 32.56% 24.73% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 801 794
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) Legal
2 14 (87.50%) MS Office
2 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 14 (87.50%) Document Management
2 14 (87.50%) MCITP
2 14 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) Law
2 14 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (75.00%) MOS
3 12 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (75.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) MCP
5 2 (12.50%) Extranet
5 2 (12.50%) iPhone
5 2 (12.50%) iPad
5 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Office
2 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Extranet
General
1 16 (100.00%) Legal
2 14 (87.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Team Leader
2 12 (75.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 12 (75.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
1 14 (87.50%) Document Management
1 14 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 12 (75.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCITP
3 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (75.00%) MOS
3 12 (75.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft