The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 109 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 14 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.060% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 0.22% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 10
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
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
556 462 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.25% 27.73% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 436 409 390
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCSD
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 36 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) C#
2 35 (97.22%) .NET
3 30 (83.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 30 (83.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 29 (80.56%) .NET Framework
4 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
4 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
4 29 (80.56%) CSS
4 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (77.78%) Ajax
6 25 (69.44%) Windows
7 24 (66.67%) MCAD
7 24 (66.67%) HTML
7 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 24 (66.67%) IIS
7 24 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (66.67%) MCTS
7 24 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (66.67%) WCF
7 24 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (66.67%) CRM
8 23 (63.89%) Office 365
8 23 (63.89%) SQL
8 23 (63.89%) T-SQL
8 23 (63.89%) MCP
8 23 (63.89%) OOA/OOD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSD 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 MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 30 (83.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 30 (83.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (66.67%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (63.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) NUnit
1 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 29 (80.56%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (2.78%) CRM Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
2 29 (80.56%) CSS
2 29 (80.56%) .NET Framework
3 28 (77.78%) Ajax
4 24 (66.67%) WCF
4 24 (66.67%) HTML
5 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) Solaris
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) CRM
3 23 (63.89%) OOA/OOD
3 23 (63.89%) OO
4 6 (16.67%) MVC
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) C#
2 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
3 23 (63.89%) SQL
3 23 (63.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (66.67%) MCAD
2 24 (66.67%) MCTS
3 23 (63.89%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.78%) MCPD
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) CCA
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCEA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix
2 1 (2.78%) VMware