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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 198 202 152
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -50
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 9 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.17% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.63% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 49
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1381 1436 1463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.59% 26.59% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1059 1130 1183
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 -1 12 £36,750 +13.07% 2
Warwickshire -8 1 £50,000 +31.57%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) C#
2 35 (97.22%) .NET
3 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 24 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 24 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
5 23 (63.89%) HTML
5 23 (63.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (55.56%) MCTS
7 20 (55.56%) WCF
7 20 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 19 (52.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (52.78%) IIS
8 19 (52.78%) CSS
8 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
8 19 (52.78%) T-SQL
8 19 (52.78%) MCAD
9 18 (50.00%) MCP
9 18 (50.00%) SQL
9 18 (50.00%) Ajax
10 17 (47.22%) CRM
11 16 (44.44%) Windows
11 16 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
12 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (38.89%) OOA/OOD
13 14 (38.89%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 24 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 23 (63.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (52.78%) IIS
5 15 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (11.11%) Node.js
6 4 (11.11%) Apache
7 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (38.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (52.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
1 5 (13.89%) NUnit
2 4 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (11.11%) Moq
2 4 (11.11%) MSTest
3 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (11.11%) Automotive
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Developer
2 19 (52.78%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Consultant
3 8 (22.22%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior SharePoint Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Junior
6 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Junior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Junior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Junior C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 24 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 23 (63.89%) HTML
4 20 (55.56%) WCF
5 19 (52.78%) CSS
6 18 (50.00%) Ajax
7 10 (27.78%) jQuery
8 8 (22.22%) HTML5
9 5 (13.89%) WPF
10 4 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (11.11%) Ninject
10 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.11%) Spring.NET
10 4 (11.11%) Classic ASP
10 4 (11.11%) WinForms
10 4 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 3 (8.33%) CSS3
11 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) Solaris
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) CRM
3 14 (38.89%) OOA/OOD
3 14 (38.89%) OO
4 10 (27.78%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) MVVM
7 4 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (11.11%) Kanban
7 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
8 3 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (8.33%) Web Development
9 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.78%) Coaching
9 1 (2.78%) Migration
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) ITIL
9 1 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) C#
2 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 19 (52.78%) T-SQL
3 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.11%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) VB6
6 2 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (55.56%) MCTS
3 19 (52.78%) MCAD
4 18 (50.00%) MCP
5 3 (8.33%) MCPD
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) CCA
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCEA
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix
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