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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 107 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 23 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.22% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 0.79% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 11
Average salary £52,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +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
721 508 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.69% 27.84% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 648 449 435
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (100.00%) C#
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) JavaScript
2 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET
2 32 (91.43%) CSS
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (91.43%) Ajax
3 30 (85.71%) SharePoint
4 27 (77.14%) .NET Framework
5 24 (68.57%) HTML
5 24 (68.57%) SQL
5 24 (68.57%) T-SQL
5 24 (68.57%) SQL Server
5 24 (68.57%) Windows
5 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (62.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 19 (54.29%) IIS
8 19 (54.29%) MCAD
8 19 (54.29%) OOA/OOD
8 19 (54.29%) OO
8 19 (54.29%) CRM
8 19 (54.29%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (54.29%) MCTS
8 19 (54.29%) WCF
8 19 (54.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (54.29%) Office 365
9 18 (51.43%) MCP

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 22 (62.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (54.29%) IIS
4 19 (54.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (54.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (68.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (54.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (62.86%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SharePoint Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (91.43%) ASP.NET
2 32 (91.43%) CSS
2 32 (91.43%) Ajax
3 27 (77.14%) .NET Framework
4 24 (68.57%) HTML
5 19 (54.29%) WCF
6 13 (37.14%) jQuery
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.29%) Remote Sensing
2 5 (14.29%) Telematics
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (54.29%) OOA/OOD
2 19 (54.29%) OO
2 19 (54.29%) CRM
3 8 (22.86%) MVC
3 8 (22.86%) Waterfall
4 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 5 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) C#
2 32 (91.43%) JavaScript
3 24 (68.57%) SQL
3 24 (68.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (54.29%) MCTS
2 19 (54.29%) MCAD
3 18 (51.43%) MCP
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) MCPD
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft