The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 217 251
Rank change year-on-year -6 +34  
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 11 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.30% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 17
Median salary £22,000 £24,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.20% +2.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £17,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £25,200
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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1030 1307 1608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 19.18% 23.17% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 802 1100 1314
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCDST in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCDST in Yorkshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
West Yorkshire +7 4 £37,500 +110.67% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (61.54%) MCITP
6 7 (53.85%) ITSM
6 7 (53.85%) A+ Certification
7 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
7 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
7 6 (46.15%) Smartphone
7 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
7 6 (46.15%) Business Development
7 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (46.15%) Android
7 6 (46.15%) LANDesk
7 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
8 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
8 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 5 (38.46%) MCSA
9 3 (23.08%) Service Management
9 3 (23.08%) Law
9 3 (23.08%) Legal
9 3 (23.08%) CMS
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (23.08%) MCSE
9 3 (23.08%) MCP
9 3 (23.08%) DNS
9 3 (23.08%) LAN

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
General
1 3 (23.08%) Law
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Support Technician
2 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Technician
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Technician
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Smartphone
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) CMDB
3 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Android
2 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
2 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
2 6 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) ITSM
3 6 (46.15%) Business Development
3 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (61.54%) MCITP
4 7 (53.85%) A+ Certification
5 5 (38.46%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) MCP
6 3 (23.08%) MCSE
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) LANDesk
2 3 (23.08%) Avaya
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Xerox
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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