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

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 216 234 239
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 12 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.03% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 9
Median salary £23,000 £26,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.20% -1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £25,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +0.99%
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
1368 1755 1610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 27.40% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1347 1240
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 May 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 -3 8 £23,500 -9.61% 1
Cheshire - 4 £21,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
3 33 (94.29%) ITIL
4 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
5 28 (80.00%) Citrix
6 26 (74.29%) MS Exchange
7 22 (62.86%) SCCM
8 20 (57.14%) AppSense
9 18 (51.43%) MS Office
10 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
10 17 (48.57%) Office 365
11 13 (37.14%) Blackberry
11 13 (37.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (34.29%) Finance
13 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
13 10 (28.57%) Banking
13 10 (28.57%) VPN
14 9 (25.71%) Service Management
14 9 (25.71%) Degree
14 9 (25.71%) iPhone
14 9 (25.71%) iPad
14 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
15 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (20.00%) Law
16 7 (20.00%) Document Management
16 7 (20.00%) MOS
16 7 (20.00%) Symantec
16 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3

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 26 (74.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (37.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (51.43%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (48.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Law
4 4 (11.43%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 15 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) 1st Line Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (25.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Senior Support Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Support
5 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Blackberry
2 9 (25.71%) iPad
2 9 (25.71%) iPhone
3 6 (17.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Android
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Service Management
3 7 (20.00%) Document Management
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (17.14%) Wealth Management
5 3 (8.57%) E-Discovery
5 3 (8.57%) Line Management
5 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (8.57%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.71%) Degree
3 7 (20.00%) MOS
4 6 (17.14%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (14.29%) MCP
6 4 (11.43%) CCNA
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (97.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (80.00%) Citrix
3 20 (57.14%) AppSense
4 7 (20.00%) Symantec
5 6 (17.14%) Intel Security
5 6 (17.14%) Remedy
6 3 (8.57%) Altiris
6 3 (8.57%) Hummingbird
6 3 (8.57%) Interwoven
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
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