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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 241 250 206
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 10 1 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.15% 0.014% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.060% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 16
Average salary £21,500 £27,500 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.81% +0.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,125 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +2.65%
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
1666 1679 1383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.16% 23.78% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1380 1346 1040
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 28 July 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 +21 10 £21,500 -21.81%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (85.71%) ITIL
3 22 (78.57%) MS Office
4 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (71.43%) Service Management
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (39.29%) MCP
6 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
7 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
7 10 (35.71%) MOS
8 8 (28.57%) Citrix
8 8 (28.57%) Web Services
9 7 (25.00%) Change Management
9 7 (25.00%) Internet
10 5 (17.86%) SCCM
11 4 (14.29%) SCOM
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (14.29%) VMware
11 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Server
11 4 (14.29%) vSphere
11 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (14.29%) Lync
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (78.57%) MS Office
2 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) LAN
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) Extranet
General
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Service Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Support Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Technical Support
3 10 (35.71%) Technical Support Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) ITIL
2 20 (71.43%) Service Management
3 7 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Server Building
5 3 (10.71%) Document Management
6 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (39.29%) MCP
3 10 (35.71%) MOS
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Server
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) SCOM
2 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Sun
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) BMC