The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 160 177 176
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.077% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.82% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 12
Median salary £22,500 £19,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -20.83%  
UK excluding London median salary £21,650 £25,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year -14.25% +5.20%  

MCDST is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 562 732 865
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 21.65% 22.18% 23.52%
Number of salaries quoted 477 565 688
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing MCDST as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Leeds

MCDST
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Leeds

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (60.00%) Marketing
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (20.00%) Analytics
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) Document Management
5 1 (20.00%) Logistics
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Military
5 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
5 1 (20.00%) C

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Support
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Xerox