Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 311 342
Rank change year-on-year +20 +31 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 21 22 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 20
Yorkshire median annual salary £22,000 £26,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% -24.32%
10th Percentile £18,500 £17,800 £19,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £38,750 £28,000
England median annual salary £25,000 £29,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year -13.79% +18.37% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1842 2507 3214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.63% 22.55% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 2108 2543
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,279 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +7 16 £27,500 +5.77%
South Yorkshire +23 1 £26,000 - 1
MCDST
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (47.62%) A+ Certification
4 10 (47.62%) MCP
5 9 (42.86%) MCSE
5 9 (42.86%) MCSA
5 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 9 (42.86%) LAN
5 9 (42.86%) WAN
6 8 (38.10%) Law
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
7 7 (33.33%) DHCP
7 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (33.33%) SLA
7 7 (33.33%) Avaya
7 7 (33.33%) SAN
7 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
8 6 (28.57%) Xerox
8 6 (28.57%) MCITP
8 6 (28.57%) Logistics

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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (23.81%) CMS
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Domino
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) LAN
1 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
General
1 8 (38.10%) Law
2 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 6 (28.57%) Military
3 5 (23.81%) Legal
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Technician
3 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
4 2 (9.52%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Server Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) e-Learning
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Android
2 4 (19.05%) Apple iOS
2 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
2 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 6 (28.57%) Logistics
3 6 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 6 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) ITSM
5 4 (19.05%) Business Development
5 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (47.62%) A+ Certification
3 10 (47.62%) MCP
4 9 (42.86%) MCSA
4 9 (42.86%) MCSE
5 6 (28.57%) MCITP
5 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) ECDL
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Avaya
1 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Apple
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Dell
2 6 (28.57%) Xerox
3 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Altiris
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Veritas