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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 229 244 256
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 16 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.043% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.19% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 1
Average salary £26,000 £38,500 £13,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.46% +185.18%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
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
1531 1574 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.81% 22.34% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1208 1482
Average salary £38,462 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 9 £26,000 -
Cheshire -4 5 £24,500 -9.25%
Merseyside +17 2 £29,500 -41.00%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (81.25%) Windows
4 25 (78.13%) MS Office
5 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
6 16 (50.00%) ITIL
7 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
7 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
8 14 (43.75%) DHCP
8 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
8 14 (43.75%) DNS
9 13 (40.63%) Legal
10 12 (37.50%) MCITP
10 12 (37.50%) VLAN
10 12 (37.50%) CCENT
10 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
10 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (37.50%) Firewall
11 10 (31.25%) Law
11 10 (31.25%) iPad
11 10 (31.25%) iPhone
11 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
12 9 (28.13%) Document Management
13 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
13 6 (18.75%) LAN
13 6 (18.75%) WAN
13 6 (18.75%) A+ Certification
13 6 (18.75%) Apple
13 6 (18.75%) MOS

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (78.13%) MS Office
2 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DHCP
1 14 (43.75%) TCP/IP
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) VLAN
3 6 (18.75%) Wireshark
3 6 (18.75%) LAN
3 6 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Extranet
General
1 13 (40.63%) Legal
2 10 (31.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Network Support
4 7 (21.88%) Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Team Leader
5 6 (18.75%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 4 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) IT Support
8 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Blackberry
2 10 (31.25%) iPhone
2 10 (31.25%) iPad
3 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 9 (28.13%) Document Management
4 6 (18.75%) ITIL V3
4 6 (18.75%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (37.50%) MCITP
2 12 (37.50%) CCENT
3 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) A+ Certification
3 6 (18.75%) MOS
4 3 (9.38%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Apple
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) AppSense
4 2 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco