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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 182 210 168
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 17 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.39% 0.060% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 0.27% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 10
Average salary £25,000 £20,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -25.45%
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +11.11%
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
1041 1091 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.63% 22.00% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 836 929 695
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £35,014
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Halifax - 6 £25,000 -
Leeds +23 4 £24,750 +10.61%
Wakefield - 4 £21,000 - 1
MCDST
Yorkshire

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
3 30 (78.95%) ITIL
4 28 (73.68%) MS Office
5 24 (63.16%) Service Management
5 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
6 15 (39.47%) MOS
7 14 (36.84%) MCP
8 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
8 13 (34.21%) Cisco
9 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (23.68%) Blackberry
10 9 (23.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
10 9 (23.68%) SCCM
11 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
11 8 (21.05%) LAN
11 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
12 7 (18.42%) DHCP
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) Sun
12 7 (18.42%) UNIX
12 7 (18.42%) Extranet
12 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
12 7 (18.42%) Document Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (23.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (18.42%) Lync
3 7 (18.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (73.68%) MS Office
2 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) LAN
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) Extranet
3 4 (10.53%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
General
1 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Analyst
1 24 (63.16%) Service Analyst
2 20 (52.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (39.47%) Technical Support Analyst
3 15 (39.47%) Technical Analyst
3 15 (39.47%) Support Analyst
3 15 (39.47%) Technical Support
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Server Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.16%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (18.42%) UNIX
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) ITIL
2 24 (63.16%) Service Management
3 7 (18.42%) Document Management
3 7 (18.42%) Server Building
4 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (2.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (39.47%) MOS
3 14 (36.84%) MCP
4 7 (18.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
System Software
1 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) vSphere
2 7 (18.42%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SCCM
2 7 (18.42%) NetBackup
2 7 (18.42%) SCOM
2 7 (18.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) Cisco
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Sun
5 6 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 2 (5.26%) BMC
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