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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 92 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.77% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.02% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 0
Median salary - £21,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £21,650 £25,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year -14.25% +5.20%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 218 331 406
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 20.41% 25.46% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 142 272 297
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MCDST as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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