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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 211 185 156
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 9 30 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.55% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 1.99% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 57
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
1452 1507 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 27.53% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1249 1400
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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
Warwickshire -5 5 £47,500 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +1 4 £55,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) HTML
3 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 15 (71.43%) MVC
4 13 (61.90%) jQuery
5 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 11 (52.38%) SQL
6 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
6 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (52.38%) CSS
6 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (47.62%) HTML5
7 10 (47.62%) SDLC
7 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
7 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
7 10 (47.62%) Web Services
8 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) Automotive
9 6 (28.57%) Ajax
9 6 (28.57%) MCTS
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (28.57%) IIS
9 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
9 6 (28.57%) Classic ASP
9 6 (28.57%) MCP
9 6 (28.57%) MCAD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (19.05%) Node.js
3 4 (19.05%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (23.81%) RDBMS
4 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) NUnit
2 4 (19.05%) MSTest
2 4 (19.05%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (19.05%) Moq
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
1 6 (28.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior SharePoint Architect
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Architect
4 5 (23.81%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Architect
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Consultant
4 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Architect
5 4 (19.05%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Junior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (14.29%) Junior
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) HTML
2 15 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 13 (61.90%) jQuery
4 11 (52.38%) CSS
5 10 (47.62%) Web Services
5 10 (47.62%) .NET Framework
5 10 (47.62%) HTML5
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (28.57%) Ajax
7 6 (28.57%) WCF
7 6 (28.57%) Classic ASP
8 5 (23.81%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) CSS3
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
9 4 (19.05%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (19.05%) WinForms
9 4 (19.05%) WPF
9 4 (19.05%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) MVC
2 10 (47.62%) SDLC
3 5 (23.81%) Web Development
3 5 (23.81%) Wealth Management
3 5 (23.81%) Release Management
3 5 (23.81%) OO
3 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 5 (23.81%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) Kanban
4 4 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (19.05%) MVVM
4 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) T-SQL
3 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 4 (19.05%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) XPath
7 1 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (4.76%) VB6
7 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (28.57%) MCTS
2 6 (28.57%) MCP
2 6 (28.57%) MCAD
3 1 (4.76%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
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