The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 265 218 211
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 6 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.078% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 8
Average salary £24,000 £27,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% +30.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,875 £23,500 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £23,300
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.25%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1739 1332 1434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.55% 22.78% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 1009 1224
Average salary £40,000 £37,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,630 £23,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
England

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -30 5 £24,000 -12.72%
North Yorkshire - 1 £25,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
3 7 (70.00%) Service Management
4 6 (60.00%) MOS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (10.00%) MCSA
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) CCA
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) ISA Server

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Support
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Software Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MOS
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCA
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) LANDesk