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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 181 202 213
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 10 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.26% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 7
Median salary £26,500 £21,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.19% -50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £23,750 £23,000
% change year-on-year
+9.47% +3.26%
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
844 1170 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.16% 24.64% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 707 908 930
Median salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £24,969
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the West Yorkshire region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +30 8 £26,000 +33.33%
Wakefield -18 2 £37,500 +78.57%
MCDST
Yorkshire

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
3 10 (52.63%) MCSA
3 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
3 10 (52.63%) SLA
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
5 6 (31.58%) Office 365
5 6 (31.58%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (31.58%) MCITP
6 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 5 (26.32%) MCP
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) C
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) IIS
7 4 (21.05%) Service Management
7 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
2 6 (31.58%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (21.05%) Back Office
1 4 (21.05%) Billing
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
1 4 (21.05%) Military
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Service Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) e-Learning
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (21.05%) Coaching
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Data Entry
2 4 (21.05%) Document Management
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Logistics
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
2 4 (21.05%) Software Deployment
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Speech Recognition
2 4 (21.05%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) MCSA
3 6 (31.58%) MCITP
4 5 (26.32%) MCP
4 5 (26.32%) MCSE
5 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification
5 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Xerox