The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 233 236 250
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.25% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.074% 1.03% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 2
Median salary £23,500 £26,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.61% -32.46%
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £25,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +1.01%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1355 1558 1590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 24.22% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1142 1242 1220
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,495
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +5.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCDST
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the North West

MCDST
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 1 £23,500 -9.61% 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) ITIL
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) Citrix
4 11 (64.71%) SCCM
5 9 (52.94%) AppSense
5 9 (52.94%) Office 365
5 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
6 8 (47.06%) MS Office
6 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Law
8 4 (23.53%) Legal
8 4 (23.53%) Banking
8 4 (23.53%) MOS
8 4 (23.53%) Document Management
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) MCP
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
8 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (11.76%) DNS
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Law
2 4 (23.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) French Language
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) 1st Line Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (23.53%) MCP
2 4 (23.53%) MOS
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) AppSense
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
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