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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 195 180 137
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 27 31 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.59% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 2.29% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 31 66
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+29.37% +6.66%
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
1550 1352 1413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 25.84% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1358 1142 1224
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,532 £22,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 November 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 21 £49,750 +24.37%
Worcestershire - 3 £21,500 -
Staffordshire -12 2 £38,000 -5.00%
Solihull - 1 £32,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (94.64%) .NET
3 47 (83.93%) C#
4 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
5 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (73.21%) JavaScript
6 41 (73.21%) CSS
7 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET
8 37 (66.07%) .NET Framework
9 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
9 35 (62.50%) SQL
10 33 (58.93%) HTML
10 33 (58.93%) SharePoint
11 29 (51.79%) Ajax
12 28 (50.00%) T-SQL
13 25 (44.64%) MVC
14 23 (41.07%) WCF
14 23 (41.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (37.50%) Visual Studio
16 21 (37.50%) MCAD
16 21 (37.50%) Windows
17 17 (30.36%) OO
17 17 (30.36%) Degree
17 17 (30.36%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (28.57%) Office 365
18 16 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (28.57%) CRM
19 15 (26.79%) OOA/OOD
19 15 (26.79%) IIS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 33 (58.93%) SharePoint
2 17 (30.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (26.79%) IIS
4 15 (26.79%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Office
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (10.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) ATM
1 6 (10.71%) Intranet
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (41.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle OLAP
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.71%) OLAP
4 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (10.71%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (10.71%) Cognos Query Studio
4 6 (10.71%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 6 (10.71%) Cognos Report Studio
4 6 (10.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 14 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (33.93%) Senior Developer
3 16 (28.57%) SharePoint Developer
4 15 (26.79%) .NET Developer
5 8 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 8 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Agile .NET Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Cognos Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Cognos BI Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (94.64%) .NET
2 41 (73.21%) CSS
3 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 37 (66.07%) .NET Framework
5 33 (58.93%) HTML
6 29 (51.79%) Ajax
7 23 (41.07%) WCF
8 15 (26.79%) jQuery
8 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (23.21%) XML
10 2 (3.57%) WPF
11 1 (1.79%) Web Services
11 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.71%) Remote Sensing
3 6 (10.71%) Telematics
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) MVC
3 17 (30.36%) OO
4 16 (28.57%) CRM
5 15 (26.79%) OOA/OOD
6 12 (21.43%) Scrum
7 9 (16.07%) TDD
8 8 (14.29%) ITIL
8 8 (14.29%) SOA
8 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Workflow
10 6 (10.71%) ETL
10 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.71%) Project Management
10 6 (10.71%) Service Management
10 6 (10.71%) Quality Management
10 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 47 (83.93%) C#
2 41 (73.21%) JavaScript
3 35 (62.50%) SQL
4 28 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (37.50%) MCAD
3 17 (30.36%) Degree
4 15 (26.79%) MCTS
5 14 (25.00%) MCP
6 8 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.79%) MCPD
Vendors
1 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Netezza
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Business Objects
2 6 (10.71%) Cognos