The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 135 113
Rank change year-on-year +5 -22  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.21% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.76% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 12
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £36,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £36,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 493 657 663
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.49% 28.09% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 377 428 523
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Birmingham

MCSD
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for MCSD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) HND
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) CMS
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Web Development
1 1 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago