The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 180 175
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.029% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.12% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 11
Median salary - £23,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £28,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -16.81% +13.00%  

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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 937 855 818
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.24% 24.76% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 800 736 691
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

MCDST
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Service Management
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Marketing
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Remote Desktop

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Support
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft