The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 180 150 146
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.027% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.73% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 8
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
MCDST
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 684 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.07% 25.75% 23.51%
Number of salaries quoted 778 512 526
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,850
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 11 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft