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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 166 179 152
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 13 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.35% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 0.48% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 6
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £19,275 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,750
UK excluding London average salary £25,250 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-0.98% +13.33%
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
884 836 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.55% 22.31% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 703 705 477
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) ITIL
3 18 (85.71%) MS Office
4 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Service Management
5 14 (66.67%) Windows 7
6 12 (57.14%) MOS
7 7 (33.33%) MCP
8 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 6 (28.57%) Extranet
8 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (28.57%) Document Management
8 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
9 5 (23.81%) Legal
10 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
10 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
11 1 (4.76%) MCSE
11 1 (4.76%) MCSA
11 1 (4.76%) Cisco
11 1 (4.76%) Citrix
11 1 (4.76%) ITSM
11 1 (4.76%) Finance
11 1 (4.76%) Problem Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (85.71%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Extranet
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Analyst
1 19 (90.48%) Service Analyst
2 15 (71.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (57.14%) Technical Support Analyst
3 12 (57.14%) Technical Analyst
3 12 (57.14%) Support Analyst
3 12 (57.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) ITIL
2 15 (71.43%) Service Management
3 6 (28.57%) Document Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (57.14%) MOS
3 7 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco