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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 119 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 10 29 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 1.37% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 4.66% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 0 29 3
Average salary - £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
789 622 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.13% 29.41% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 684 559 391
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,600
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% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) T-SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
5 6 (46.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (46.15%) Multithreading
5 6 (46.15%) Remote Sensing
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
5 6 (46.15%) Scrum
5 6 (46.15%) Telematics
5 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (46.15%) Mobile App

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Automotive
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) Senior Developer
3 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
4 7 (53.85%) Software Developer
5 6 (46.15%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (46.15%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (46.15%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (30.77%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (7.69%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (7.69%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
8 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) Ajax
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (46.15%) Remote Sensing
2 6 (46.15%) Mathematics
2 6 (46.15%) Telematics
2 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Multithreading
2 6 (46.15%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) OOD
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) T-SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB6
3 3 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) MCPD
4 1 (7.69%) MCAD
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft