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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 134 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.086% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £19,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,250
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +10.89%
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
782 602 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.66% 28.41% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 681 540 400
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Sage