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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 155 178
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.040% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 1.08% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Median salary £18,500 £17,800 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.93% -25.83%  
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £28,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -16.81% +13.00%  

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 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 465 646 720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 18.37% 22.03% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 341 542 560
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Xerox
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Military
3 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco

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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Xerox