The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 212 223 204
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 22 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 0.90% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 16
Median salary £21,500 £47,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-54.73% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1637 1548 1478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.81% 26.15% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1210 1200
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the West Midlands region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MCSD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +11 9 - -
Birmingham -5 9 £36,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 4 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £21,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (90.91%) .NET
3 47 (85.45%) HTML
3 47 (85.45%) JavaScript
4 46 (83.64%) C#
5 45 (81.82%) ASP.NET
6 44 (80.00%) SQL
6 44 (80.00%) T-SQL
7 42 (76.36%) Degree
8 38 (69.09%) CSS
9 37 (67.27%) SQL Server
10 35 (63.64%) MVC
11 34 (61.82%) Web Services
11 34 (61.82%) jQuery
11 34 (61.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (60.00%) SOA
12 33 (60.00%) OO
13 32 (58.18%) WCF
14 30 (54.55%) Wealth Management
14 30 (54.55%) Release Management
14 30 (54.55%) Mentoring
14 30 (54.55%) Relational Database
14 30 (54.55%) RDBMS
14 30 (54.55%) XML
15 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (36.36%) VB.NET
17 16 (29.09%) SharePoint
18 11 (20.00%) Games

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (29.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (7.27%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
1 5 (9.09%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (67.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (61.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (54.55%) RDBMS
3 30 (54.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.09%) Power BI
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (20.00%) Games
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 50 (90.91%) Developer
2 32 (58.18%) .NET Developer
3 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET Developer
3 29 (52.73%) C# .NET Developer
3 29 (52.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 29 (52.73%) C# Developer
4 22 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 22 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (18.18%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 10 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
5 10 (18.18%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (16.36%) Applications Developer
6 9 (16.36%) Web Applications Developer
6 9 (16.36%) Web Developer
7 8 (14.55%) SQL Developer
8 6 (10.91%) Software Developer
9 5 (9.09%) Business Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) Collaboration Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (90.91%) .NET
2 47 (85.45%) HTML
3 45 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 38 (69.09%) CSS
5 34 (61.82%) jQuery
5 34 (61.82%) Web Services
6 32 (58.18%) WCF
7 30 (54.55%) XML
8 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (52.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (18.18%) HTML5
10 9 (16.36%) .NET Framework
11 7 (12.73%) Ajax
11 7 (12.73%) Backbone.js
11 7 (12.73%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (7.27%) CSS3
13 3 (5.45%) Entity Framework
13 3 (5.45%) LINQ
13 3 (5.45%) WinForms
14 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.73%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
1 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) MVC
2 33 (60.00%) OO
2 33 (60.00%) SOA
3 30 (54.55%) Mentoring
3 30 (54.55%) Release Management
3 30 (54.55%) Wealth Management
4 11 (20.00%) SDLC
5 10 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (18.18%) OOP
6 7 (12.73%) Coaching
6 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.73%) Web Development
7 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.09%) Presales
7 5 (9.09%) Wireframes
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.45%) Concurrent Programming
8 3 (5.45%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) JavaScript
2 46 (83.64%) C#
3 44 (80.00%) SQL
3 44 (80.00%) T-SQL
4 20 (36.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.45%) F#
6 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (76.36%) Degree
3 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) MCTS
5 4 (7.27%) MCAD
5 4 (7.27%) MCP
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft