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

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 220 230 242
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 8 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.94% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 4
Median salary £23,500 £26,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.61% +1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £29,800 £27,350
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -5.55%
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
1366 1603 1547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.97% 26.30% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1141 1265 1186
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £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 25 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 +2 7 £23,500 -9.61%
Cheshire - 1 £21,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (93.55%) ITIL
3 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
4 25 (80.65%) Citrix
5 23 (74.19%) MS Exchange
6 20 (64.52%) SCCM
7 18 (58.06%) AppSense
8 16 (51.61%) MS Office
8 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
9 15 (48.39%) Office 365
10 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
10 12 (38.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (35.48%) Finance
12 9 (29.03%) Banking
12 9 (29.03%) VPN
13 8 (25.81%) Degree
13 8 (25.81%) Service Management
13 8 (25.81%) iPad
13 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (25.81%) iPhone
13 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
14 7 (22.58%) Windows 8
14 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (22.58%) Document Management
14 7 (22.58%) MOS
14 7 (22.58%) Law
15 5 (16.13%) Wealth Management
15 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007

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 23 (74.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 7 (22.58%) Law
4 4 (12.90%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) French Language
5 1 (3.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) 1st Line Engineer
2 12 (38.71%) Service Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Blackberry
2 8 (25.81%) iPad
2 8 (25.81%) iPhone
3 5 (16.13%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 7 (22.58%) Windows 8
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Android
7 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Service Management
3 7 (22.58%) Document Management
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
4 5 (16.13%) Wealth Management
5 3 (9.68%) E-Discovery
5 3 (9.68%) Line Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (9.68%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) MOS
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (12.90%) MCP
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (80.65%) Citrix
3 18 (58.06%) AppSense
4 5 (16.13%) Intel Security
4 5 (16.13%) Remedy
4 5 (16.13%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) Altiris
5 3 (9.68%) Hummingbird
5 3 (9.68%) Interwoven
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco