The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 178 191 171
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 21 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.070% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 0.35% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 13
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £24,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £24,000 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
MCDST
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1072 866 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.52% 20.35% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 938 690 621
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCDST Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +11 14 £24,000 - 2
Wakefield - 2 £20,500 - 1
MCDST
Yorkshire

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) Cisco
4 17 (53.13%) ITIL
5 16 (50.00%) MS Office
5 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 15 (46.88%) SCCM
6 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (43.75%) DHCP
7 14 (43.75%) DNS
7 14 (43.75%) SCOM
7 14 (43.75%) NetBackup
8 13 (40.63%) VMware
8 13 (40.63%) Service Management
8 13 (40.63%) LAN
8 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
9 12 (37.50%) vSphere
9 12 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (37.50%) Lync
9 12 (37.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (37.50%) SharePoint
9 12 (37.50%) UNIX
9 12 (37.50%) Sun
9 12 (37.50%) VMware Server
9 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (37.50%) Lync
3 12 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 8 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) DHCP
1 14 (43.75%) DNS
2 13 (40.63%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) Extranet
4 3 (9.38%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
General
1 4 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
1 16 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Server Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (37.50%) UNIX
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 13 (40.63%) Service Management
3 5 (15.63%) Document Management
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (34.38%) MCP
4 8 (25.00%) MOS
5 4 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) CCA
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) MCSE
6 2 (6.25%) MCTS
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) vSphere
2 12 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Server
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) SCCM
2 14 (43.75%) SCOM
2 14 (43.75%) NetBackup
3 12 (37.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) VMware
4 12 (37.50%) Sun
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) BMC
6 3 (9.38%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago