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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 243 235 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 12 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.029% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £24,500 £21,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
1789 1610 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.19% 23.68% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1347 1714
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 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 18 December 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
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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 7 £23,000 +15.00%
Manchester -20 5 £32,500 +47.72%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
3 12 (85.71%) MCITP
4 11 (78.57%) Incident Management
4 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
5 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
6 9 (64.29%) MCP
6 9 (64.29%) MCSA
7 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
7 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
8 7 (50.00%) MCSE
8 7 (50.00%) ITIL
8 7 (50.00%) User Experience
9 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
10 5 (35.71%) MS Office
10 5 (35.71%) Legal
10 5 (35.71%) Document Management
11 4 (28.57%) MOS
11 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
11 4 (28.57%) A+ Certification
11 4 (28.57%) Law
12 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
13 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (14.29%) Finance
13 2 (14.29%) Cisco
13 2 (14.29%) Reuters
13 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
13 2 (14.29%) Citrix

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (92.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Extranet
General
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
2 4 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (42.86%) Team Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Team Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Incident Management
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Document Management
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCITP
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) MCP
4 9 (64.29%) MCSA
5 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) MOS
7 4 (28.57%) A+ Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Reuters
2 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco