The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 193 190
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.086% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 1.14% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 18
Median salary £37,500 £17,800 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +110.67% -27.34%  
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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 650 881 1067
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 18.56% 22.29% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 501 740 867
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in West Yorkshire

MCDST
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wakefield +10 2 £37,500 - 1
Leeds +3 1 £18,500 +3.93%
MCDST
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Law
3 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Xerox

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Xerox
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago