The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 213 182 178
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.078% 0.10% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.46% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £22,250 £27,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,250 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+15.73% -5.31%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1105 876 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.53% 22.40% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 933 682 734
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
Yorkshire

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
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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -34 3 £24,000 -12.72%
Huddersfield - 1 £20,500 -
MCDST
Yorkshire

MCDST
Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Service Management
3 6 (75.00%) MOS
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) CCA
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Support
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MOS
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk