Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 260 298
Rank change year-on-year +14 +38 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 16 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.05% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 19
West Yorkshire median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +23.81% -50.00%
10th Percentile £18,500 £17,800 £19,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £28,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £22,000 £26,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% -24.32%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1364 1717 2202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 20.00% 22.32% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1466 1699
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,250 £24,722
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +13 9 £18,500 -26.00%
Wakefield +12 7 £42,500 +13.33%
MCDST
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCP
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 9 (56.25%) MCSA
3 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) Law
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) DHCP
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Avaya
5 7 (43.75%) SAN
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (37.50%) Process Improvement
6 6 (37.50%) Xerox
6 6 (37.50%) Dell
6 6 (37.50%) Apple
6 6 (37.50%) SLA
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (37.50%) C
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (37.50%) Mathematics

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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (31.25%) CMS
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Domino
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 8 (50.00%) Law
2 6 (37.50%) Electronics
2 6 (37.50%) Military
3 5 (31.25%) Legal
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Lead Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Server Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) e-Learning
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Logistics
2 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 6 (37.50%) Process Improvement
2 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCP
3 9 (56.25%) MCSA
3 9 (56.25%) MCSE
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (37.50%) A+ Certification
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Avaya
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Apple
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Dell
2 6 (37.50%) Xerox
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Altiris
4 2 (12.50%) Lotus
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas