Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 - 149
Rank change year-on-year - +149 +43
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.062% - 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% - 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 24
Cheshire median annual salary £25,000 - £21,500
10th Percentile £24,500 - £20,250
90th Percentile £25,500 - £23,500
North West median annual salary £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -17.31%

MCDST is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 622 508 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.37% 22.94% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 424 370 591
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Cheshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST in Cheshire.

Salary trend for MCDST in Cheshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 1 £25,000 -
Warrington - 1 - -
MCDST
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Ivanti
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) MobileIron