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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 194 181 144
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 17 2 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.045% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.17% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 56
Average salary £52,500 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £34,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
1335 1182 1365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 26.60% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 942 1116
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +6 14 £52,500 +61.53%
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 - 2
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (95.56%) C#
2 43 (95.56%) .NET
3 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
4 39 (86.67%) SharePoint
5 34 (75.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (75.56%) CSS
5 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (73.33%) ASP.NET
6 33 (73.33%) .NET Framework
7 32 (71.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (71.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 30 (66.67%) Ajax
9 29 (64.44%) CRM
9 29 (64.44%) HTML
10 28 (62.22%) SQL Server
11 27 (60.00%) T-SQL
11 27 (60.00%) Windows
11 27 (60.00%) MCTS
11 27 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 27 (60.00%) WCF
11 27 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (57.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (57.78%) Office 365
12 26 (57.78%) MCAD
12 26 (57.78%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (57.78%) SQL
12 26 (57.78%) IIS
13 25 (55.56%) MCP
13 25 (55.56%) OOA/OOD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (86.67%) SharePoint
2 32 (71.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 32 (71.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (57.78%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (57.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (57.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (62.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (57.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) NUnit
2 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (91.11%) Developer
2 31 (68.89%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (4.44%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.22%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (95.56%) .NET
2 34 (75.56%) CSS
3 33 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 33 (73.33%) .NET Framework
4 30 (66.67%) Ajax
5 29 (64.44%) HTML
6 27 (60.00%) WCF
7 8 (17.78%) jQuery
8 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.22%) WPF
10 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
10 1 (2.22%) LINQ
10 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) AIX
2 1 (2.22%) Solaris
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) CRM
3 25 (55.56%) OOA/OOD
3 25 (55.56%) OO
4 10 (22.22%) MVC
5 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.44%) TDD
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Web Development
7 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.22%) Coaching
7 1 (2.22%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) SOA
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (95.56%) C#
2 34 (75.56%) JavaScript
3 27 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 26 (57.78%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (60.00%) MCTS
3 26 (57.78%) MCAD
4 25 (55.56%) MCP
5 3 (6.67%) MCPD
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (2.22%) CCA
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.22%) CCEA
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Citrix
2 1 (2.22%) VMware
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