Period
to 21 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 212 230
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 5 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.13% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.82% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 11
Leeds median annual salary £18,000 £18,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% -26.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £17,800 £18,500 £17,800
90th Percentile £35,900 £31,250 £27,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £19,500 £27,500 £26,250
% change year-on-year -29.09% +4.76% +25.00%

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 610 974 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.78% 20.51% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 482 755 1,083
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,600 £25,650
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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

MCDST
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCDST in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) A+ Certification
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Logistics
2 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Xerox
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Military
3 3 (60.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Sitecore

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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Logistics
1 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) A+ Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Xerox
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) VMware