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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 120 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 8 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 1.22% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 3.74% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 1
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
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
511 589 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.17% 32.61% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 393 512 351
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) SQL
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (87.50%) Kerberos
3 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 14 (87.50%) MVC
3 14 (87.50%) Automotive
3 14 (87.50%) T-SQL
3 14 (87.50%) C#
3 14 (87.50%) HTML
3 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 14 (87.50%) VB.NET
3 14 (87.50%) .NET
3 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (87.50%) IIS
3 14 (87.50%) Visual Studio
3 14 (87.50%) Classic ASP
3 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
3 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 14 (87.50%) Web Services
3 14 (87.50%) MCP
3 14 (87.50%) MCAD
3 14 (87.50%) MCTS
3 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (87.50%) jQuery
3 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
3 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (87.50%) HTML5

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (12.50%) Extranet
2 2 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (87.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) .NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) .NET Software Developer
1 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) C# Developer
1 14 (87.50%) C# Software Developer
1 14 (87.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
1 14 (87.50%) Software Developer
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Developer
1 14 (87.50%) VB.NET Developer
1 14 (87.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
1 14 (87.50%) .NET Framework
1 14 (87.50%) Ajax
1 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
1 14 (87.50%) Classic ASP
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) CSS3
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
1 14 (87.50%) HTML5
1 14 (87.50%) jQuery
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) MVC
1 14 (87.50%) SDLC
1 14 (87.50%) Web Development
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Case Management
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (87.50%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 14 (87.50%) T-SQL
2 14 (87.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCAD
2 14 (87.50%) MCP
2 14 (87.50%) MCTS
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft