Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 218 265
Rank change year-on-year 0 +47 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 9 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.18% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 1.11% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 9
Leeds median annual salary £18,500 £25,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.00% +2.04% -9.26%
West Yorkshire median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +23.81% -50.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 983 1266 1655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.73% 23.45% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 782 1097 1258
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £23,525 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (66.67%) Electronics
2 6 (66.67%) Apple
2 6 (66.67%) C
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (66.67%) SLA
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) e-Learning
2 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Dell
2 6 (66.67%) Military
2 6 (66.67%) Logistics
2 6 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 6 (66.67%) Xerox
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) LAN

MCDST
Co-occurring 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 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
General
1 6 (66.67%) Electronics
1 6 (66.67%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Server Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Server Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) e-Learning
1 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Logistics
1 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 6 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 6 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Apple
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Dell
1 6 (66.67%) Xerox
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas