The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 35 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.87% - 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% - 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £23,000 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,750 £22,250
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +15.73%
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 Shropshire region.

Qualifications Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
56 26 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 24.24% 22.81% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48 12 35
Average salary £30,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Shropshire

MCDST
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware