Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 - 335
Rank change year-on-year - +335 +42
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.015% - 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.071% - 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 27
North West median annual salary £62,500 - £22,000
10th Percentile £61,250 - £19,450
90th Percentile £63,750 - £27,550
England median annual salary £25,000 £29,250 £24,500
% change year-on-year -14.53% +19.39% -

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2826 2808 3305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.39% 22.51% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2162 2235 2533
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for MCDST 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Manchester - 1 £62,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials

MCDST
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Operations Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft