Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 194 171
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 12 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 1.48% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 13
Birmingham median annual salary £48,750 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.38% -9.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £36,850 £31,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £39,000 £70,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £21,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +97.67% -46.25% -15.79%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 997 1421 1175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.74% 29.85% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 729 926 944
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,150 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £70,875
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
4 9 (75.00%) Degree
4 9 (75.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (75.00%) C#
4 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (66.67%) CSS
5 8 (66.67%) Intranet
5 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (66.67%) TypeScript
5 8 (66.67%) gulp
5 8 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (66.67%) Presales
5 8 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (66.67%) Office 365
5 8 (66.67%) Sass
5 8 (66.67%) LESS
5 8 (66.67%) AngularJS
5 8 (66.67%) Web Development
5 8 (66.67%) jQuery
5 8 (66.67%) Process Management
5 8 (66.67%) Content Management
5 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Content Management
5 8 (66.67%) Open Source
5 8 (66.67%) REST
5 8 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (66.67%) npm

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 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (75.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) npm
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) gulp
2 2 (16.67%) MSBuild
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
1 8 (66.67%) Lead Developer
1 8 (66.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) AngularJS
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) jQuery
1 8 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
1 8 (66.67%) LESS
1 8 (66.67%) REST
1 8 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Content Management
1 8 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 8 (66.67%) Enterprise Content Management
1 8 (66.67%) Open Source
1 8 (66.67%) Presales
1 8 (66.67%) Process Management
1 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
1 8 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) VMware