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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 123 131 99
Rank change year-on-year +8 -32  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.055% 0.13% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.49% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 15
Median salary £70,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +75.00% -23.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 455 615 535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.85% 26.16% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 311 430 422
Median salary £43,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

MCSD
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines

MCSD
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft