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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 181 185 132
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -53
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 23 7 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.16% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 0.58% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 23 7 72
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £38,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
1304 1205 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.14% 27.89% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 943 1153
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +9 21 £52,500 +31.25%
Solihull - 2 £36,250 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (91.84%) .NET
3 44 (89.80%) Microsoft
4 43 (87.76%) C#
5 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (79.59%) JavaScript
6 39 (79.59%) CSS
6 39 (79.59%) SharePoint
7 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
7 36 (73.47%) .NET Framework
8 34 (69.39%) Ajax
9 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
9 31 (63.27%) HTML
10 30 (61.22%) T-SQL
11 29 (59.18%) SQL
12 27 (55.10%) Windows
12 27 (55.10%) WCF
12 27 (55.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (55.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (55.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (53.06%) SharePoint 2010
13 26 (53.06%) MCAD
13 26 (53.06%) CRM
14 25 (51.02%) Office 365
15 24 (48.98%) MCTS
15 24 (48.98%) OOA/OOD
15 24 (48.98%) OO
15 24 (48.98%) IIS
15 24 (48.98%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (46.94%) MCP

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (79.59%) SharePoint
2 27 (55.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (53.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (48.98%) IIS
4 24 (48.98%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (51.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) ATM
1 2 (4.08%) Intranet
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (63.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (55.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.08%) OLAP
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (97.96%) Developer
2 27 (55.10%) SharePoint Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) SharePoint Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Cognos BI Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Cognos Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 39 (79.59%) CSS
3 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
3 36 (73.47%) .NET Framework
4 34 (69.39%) Ajax
5 31 (63.27%) HTML
6 27 (55.10%) WCF
7 11 (22.45%) jQuery
8 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.08%) XML
10 1 (2.04%) Web Services
10 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.04%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (2.04%) WPF
10 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Remote Sensing
4 2 (4.08%) Telematics
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.04%) AIX
2 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) CRM
3 24 (48.98%) OOA/OOD
3 24 (48.98%) OO
4 13 (26.53%) MVC
5 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) ITIL
7 3 (6.12%) SOA
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (6.12%) Web Development
8 2 (4.08%) Line Management
8 2 (4.08%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.08%) ETL
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (87.76%) C#
2 39 (79.59%) JavaScript
3 30 (61.22%) T-SQL
4 29 (59.18%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) XAML
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (53.06%) MCAD
3 24 (48.98%) MCTS
4 23 (46.94%) MCP
5 7 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.04%) CCA
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.04%) CCEA
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.04%) MCPD
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 44 (89.80%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Netezza
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos
2 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
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