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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 238 258
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.25% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.99% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 3
Median salary - £22,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -58.09%
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £23,750 £22,750
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +4.39%
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
1432 1712 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.52% 25.41% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 1304 1345
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft