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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 261 235 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.10% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Average salary £23,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%
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
1819 1575 1872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.17% 23.21% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1483 1343 1578
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 24 October 2014. 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 - 2 £23,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Reuters
4 3 (50.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) User Experience
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
3 4 (66.67%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Reuters
2 3 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco