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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 209 205 206
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 12 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 1.57% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 29
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £20,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -17.30%
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
1348 1212 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.50% 23.71% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 986 960 1396
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,580
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +14 8 - - 2
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Birmingham -16 1 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (73.91%) MVC
2 34 (73.91%) C#
2 34 (73.91%) .NET
2 34 (73.91%) ASP.NET
3 33 (71.74%) SQL Server
4 31 (67.39%) HTML
4 31 (67.39%) CSS
5 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
5 29 (63.04%) SQL
6 28 (60.87%) T-SQL
6 28 (60.87%) Web Services
6 28 (60.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (56.52%) Degree
8 25 (54.35%) jQuery
9 20 (43.48%) VB.NET
9 20 (43.48%) SDLC
10 19 (41.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (39.13%) Release Management
11 18 (39.13%) Relational Database
11 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
11 18 (39.13%) XML
11 18 (39.13%) SOA
11 18 (39.13%) OO
11 18 (39.13%) RDBMS
11 18 (39.13%) Wealth Management
12 16 (34.78%) .NET Framework
13 14 (30.43%) WCF

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 12 (26.09%) SharePoint
1 12 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (21.74%) IIS
3 7 (15.22%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Office 365
2 10 (21.74%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (71.74%) SQL Server
2 28 (60.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (39.13%) RDBMS
3 18 (39.13%) Relational Database
4 10 (21.74%) Power BI
4 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (76.09%) Developer
2 28 (60.87%) .NET Developer
2 28 (60.87%) C# .NET Developer
2 28 (60.87%) C# Developer
3 22 (47.83%) ASP.NET Developer
3 22 (47.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (21.74%) Business Consultant
4 10 (21.74%) Collaboration Consultant
4 10 (21.74%) Consultant
4 10 (21.74%) SharePoint Consultant
4 10 (21.74%) SQL Developer
4 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (19.57%) .NET Software Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 9 (19.57%) VB.NET Developer
5 9 (19.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (73.91%) .NET
1 34 (73.91%) ASP.NET
2 31 (67.39%) CSS
2 31 (67.39%) HTML
3 28 (60.87%) Web Services
4 25 (54.35%) jQuery
5 19 (41.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 18 (39.13%) XML
7 16 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 14 (30.43%) WCF
9 13 (28.26%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (26.09%) Backbone.js
11 10 (21.74%) Ajax
11 10 (21.74%) CSS3
12 6 (13.04%) XSLT
13 2 (4.35%) HTML5
14 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
14 1 (2.17%) Node.js
14 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) MVC
2 20 (43.48%) SDLC
3 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
3 18 (39.13%) OO
3 18 (39.13%) Release Management
3 18 (39.13%) SOA
3 18 (39.13%) Wealth Management
4 12 (26.09%) Coaching
5 11 (23.91%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.91%) Web Development
6 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (21.74%) Presales
6 10 (21.74%) Wireframes
7 7 (15.22%) Front End Development
8 5 (10.87%) Mobile Development
8 5 (10.87%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (10.87%) OOD
9 4 (8.70%) Content Management
10 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
3 28 (60.87%) T-SQL
4 20 (43.48%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.87%) F#
6 4 (8.70%) XPath
7 1 (2.17%) R
7 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (56.52%) Degree
3 12 (26.09%) MCAD
3 12 (26.09%) MCTS
4 10 (21.74%) MCP
5 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) MCPD
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft
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