The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 229 244 209
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 21 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.29% 0.073% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.32% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 10
Average salary £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £26,800 £24,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
MCDST
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1897 1583 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 26.40% 22.96% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1275 915
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

MCDST Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
West Yorkshire +13 21 £24,000 - 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 32 (84.21%) Active Directory
3 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
4 22 (57.89%) ITIL
5 20 (52.63%) Windows 7
6 19 (50.00%) MS Office
7 17 (44.74%) Service Management
8 16 (42.11%) MS Exchange
8 16 (42.11%) Cisco
9 15 (39.47%) MCP
10 14 (36.84%) VMware
10 14 (36.84%) LAN
10 14 (36.84%) SCCM
11 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (28.95%) SCOM
13 11 (28.95%) DHCP
13 11 (28.95%) DNS
13 11 (28.95%) NetBackup
14 10 (26.32%) MOS
14 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
14 10 (26.32%) Windows XP
14 10 (26.32%) UNIX
14 10 (26.32%) Sun
14 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (26.32%) vSphere
14 10 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (26.32%) VMware Server

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (26.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 10 (26.32%) Lync
4 8 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) LAN
2 11 (28.95%) DHCP
2 11 (28.95%) DNS
3 5 (13.16%) Extranet
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
1 18 (47.37%) Service Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Server Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Exchange Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Technical Support Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Technical Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Support Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Technical Support
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.26%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (2.63%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) iPhone
2 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 10 (26.32%) UNIX
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Android
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) ITIL
2 17 (44.74%) Service Management
3 5 (13.16%) Document Management
4 3 (7.89%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
5 1 (2.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (39.47%) MCP
3 10 (26.32%) MOS
3 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (13.16%) MCITP
5 3 (7.89%) MCSA
6 2 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) CCA
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) VCP4
7 1 (2.63%) MCTS
System Software
1 32 (84.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Server
2 10 (26.32%) vSphere
2 10 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) SCCM
2 11 (28.95%) SCOM
2 11 (28.95%) NetBackup
3 10 (26.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) Cisco
3 14 (36.84%) VMware
4 10 (26.32%) Sun
5 8 (21.05%) Citrix
6 3 (7.89%) BMC
6 3 (7.89%) Remedy
7 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.63%) Apple
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec