The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 239 241 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.042% 0.014% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.060% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £52,500 £13,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+288.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £25,500 £24,200
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.37%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1644 1661 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 23.13% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1269 1397 1619
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
England

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 August 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
Merseyside - 3 £52,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MCP
3 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 13 (68.42%) Citrix
5 11 (57.89%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) IIS
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 7 (36.84%) LANDesk
6 7 (36.84%) XenApp
6 7 (36.84%) XenServer
6 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
7 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (26.32%) MCSE
8 5 (26.32%) SCCM
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (21.05%) Retail
9 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
9 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (21.05%) MCSA
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) DHCP
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) Process Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (36.84%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Desktop Support
2 9 (47.37%) Analyst
3 8 (42.11%) Support Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Desktop Team Leader
8 2 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
8 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
9 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
9 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Manager
9 1 (5.26%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Android
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Process Management
2 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MCP
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (26.32%) MCSE
5 4 (21.05%) MCSA
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) XenApp
2 7 (36.84%) XenServer
2 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
3 4 (21.05%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) LANDesk
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Reuters
4 3 (15.79%) Bloomberg
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle