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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 234 252 235
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 19 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.040% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 6
Average salary £22,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-58.09% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
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
1663 1704 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.33% 22.90% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1303 1333
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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
Cheshire - 17 £22,000 - 3
Manchester - 2 £23,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 28 (77.78%) Windows
4 24 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 21 (58.33%) MS Office
6 19 (52.78%) ITIL
7 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
8 15 (41.67%) DNS
8 15 (41.67%) DHCP
9 13 (36.11%) Firewall
9 13 (36.11%) VLAN
9 13 (36.11%) CCENT
9 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (33.33%) Blackberry
11 11 (30.56%) Citrix
11 11 (30.56%) SCCM
11 11 (30.56%) AppSense
11 11 (30.56%) Office 365
12 9 (25.00%) iPad
12 9 (25.00%) iPhone
13 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
13 7 (19.44%) Apple
13 7 (19.44%) Change Control
14 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 6 (16.67%) MCP
14 6 (16.67%) LAN
14 6 (16.67%) WAN
14 6 (16.67%) Wireshark

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 24 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (58.33%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
2 15 (41.67%) DNS
2 15 (41.67%) DHCP
3 13 (36.11%) Firewall
3 13 (36.11%) VLAN
4 6 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 6 (16.67%) LAN
4 6 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) Extranet
General
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Service Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Network Support
5 6 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) IT Support
7 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
8 3 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (5.56%) Support Team Leader
9 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 9 (25.00%) iPhone
2 9 (25.00%) iPad
3 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Change Control
3 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (5.56%) Service Management
3 2 (5.56%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) Document Management
3 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCENT
3 6 (16.67%) MCP
3 6 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Citrix
2 11 (30.56%) AppSense
3 7 (19.44%) Apple
4 2 (5.56%) McAfee
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus
4 2 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Wyse
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
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