The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 183 145 140
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.027% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 1.29% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 6
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.91%
UK excluding London average salary £24,125 £23,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -2.08%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
923 696 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.18% 27.20% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 772 495 516
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
West Yorkshire

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCDST
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Leeds

MCDST
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MOS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Pension, Health Insurance, Life Assurance
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