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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / North West
Rank 242 213 250
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 1.51% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 5
Median salary £22,500 £21,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -28.33%
UK excluding London median salary £20,650 £21,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-3.95% -10.41%

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
1401 1520 1808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.28% 26.91% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 1208 1459
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -20 5 £22,500 -19.64%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Marketing
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
1 5 (100.00%) Remote Desktop

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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Service Desk Support
1 5 (100.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) MCSA
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft