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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 226 254
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.91% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 7
Median salary - £21,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.52%
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £23,750 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+26.31% +1.06%
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
1431 1642 1851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.88% 26.66% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 1233 1558
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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