The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 121 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 8 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.056% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 0
Average salary £42,250 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
MCDST
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
508 584 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.25% 32.79% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 393 508 351
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCDST
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MCDST Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) MCTS
1 8 (100.00%) WSUS
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
4 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
4 5 (62.50%) Veeam
4 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (50.00%) WordPress
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (25.00%) Intranet
8 1 (12.50%) SAN
8 1 (12.50%) JBoss
8 1 (12.50%) Service Management
8 1 (12.50%) Finance

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Support Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) MCTS
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
2 5 (62.50%) Veeam