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 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 234 242 217
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 22 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.31% 0.062% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.28% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 14
Average salary £24,000 £26,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,400 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £27,600 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
1591 1430 1224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.56% 22.09% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1120 978
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
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 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 30 January 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 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
West Yorkshire +13 21 £24,000 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £23,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
3 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
4 19 (51.35%) ITIL
4 19 (51.35%) MS Exchange
5 17 (45.95%) Cisco
6 16 (43.24%) LAN
6 16 (43.24%) MS Office
6 16 (43.24%) VMware
6 16 (43.24%) SCCM
6 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
7 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (37.84%) MCP
8 14 (37.84%) DHCP
8 14 (37.84%) DNS
8 14 (37.84%) SCOM
8 14 (37.84%) NetBackup
9 13 (35.14%) Service Management
10 12 (32.43%) VMware Server
10 12 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
10 12 (32.43%) UNIX
10 12 (32.43%) Sun
10 12 (32.43%) Lync
10 12 (32.43%) vSphere
10 12 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (51.35%) MS Exchange
2 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
3 12 (32.43%) Lync
3 12 (32.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (21.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) LAN
2 14 (37.84%) DHCP
2 14 (37.84%) DNS
3 5 (13.51%) Extranet
4 4 (10.81%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) VoIP
General
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
1 16 (43.24%) Service Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server Engineer
3 12 (32.43%) Server Engineer
3 12 (32.43%) Exchange Engineer
3 12 (32.43%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Technical Support
4 8 (21.62%) Technical Support Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Technician
7 2 (5.41%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (5.41%) IT Technician
8 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (32.43%) UNIX
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) ITIL
2 13 (35.14%) Service Management
3 5 (13.51%) Document Management
4 3 (8.11%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (37.84%) MCP
3 12 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (21.62%) MOS
5 6 (16.22%) MCITP
6 4 (10.81%) MCSA
7 2 (5.41%) CCA
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.41%) MCSE
7 2 (5.41%) MCTS
System Software
1 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) VMware Server
2 12 (32.43%) vSphere
2 12 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (43.24%) SCCM
2 14 (37.84%) SCOM
2 14 (37.84%) NetBackup
3 12 (32.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco
3 16 (43.24%) VMware
4 12 (32.43%) Sun
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
6 3 (8.11%) BMC
6 3 (8.11%) Remedy
7 2 (5.41%) Apple
7 2 (5.41%) Symantec
7 2 (5.41%) LANDesk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago