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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 211 184 187
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 22 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.50% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.95% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 3
Average salary £40,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +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
1472 1282 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.57% 25.78% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1088 889
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Warwickshire -8 10 £50,000 -
Birmingham -22 7 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £21,500 - 1
Coventry -8 1 £37,500 -25.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (92.68%) C#
2 38 (92.68%) .NET
3 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
4 34 (82.93%) HTML
4 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
4 34 (82.93%) SQL
4 34 (82.93%) MVC
5 32 (78.05%) CSS
6 29 (70.73%) SQL Server
7 28 (68.29%) T-SQL
8 27 (65.85%) Web Services
8 27 (65.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (56.10%) jQuery
10 21 (51.22%) SDLC
11 19 (46.34%) VB.NET
12 18 (43.90%) OO
12 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (43.90%) HTML5
13 17 (41.46%) MCTS
13 17 (41.46%) .NET Framework
13 17 (41.46%) XML
14 16 (39.02%) MCP
14 16 (39.02%) MCAD
14 16 (39.02%) Web Development
14 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (36.59%) Ajax
15 15 (36.59%) CSS3
16 14 (34.15%) PowerShell

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (34.15%) IIS
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.88%) Extranet
2 2 (4.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (70.73%) SQL Server
2 27 (65.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (31.71%) RDBMS
5 13 (31.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Moq
2 2 (4.88%) MSTest
2 2 (4.88%) NUnit
2 2 (4.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (34.15%) Automotive
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (92.68%) Developer
2 29 (70.73%) .NET Developer
3 28 (68.29%) C# Developer
4 26 (63.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (58.54%) ASP.NET Developer
5 24 (58.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (51.22%) .NET Software Developer
6 21 (51.22%) C# Software Developer
6 21 (51.22%) Software Developer
7 16 (39.02%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 16 (39.02%) VB.NET Developer
7 16 (39.02%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (34.15%) SQL Developer
9 6 (14.63%) Graduate
9 6 (14.63%) Graduate Developer
10 5 (12.20%) Graduate Software Developer
10 5 (12.20%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (12.20%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 5 (12.20%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
2 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 34 (82.93%) HTML
4 32 (78.05%) CSS
5 27 (65.85%) Web Services
6 23 (56.10%) jQuery
7 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (43.90%) HTML5
8 17 (41.46%) .NET Framework
8 17 (41.46%) XML
9 15 (36.59%) Ajax
9 15 (36.59%) CSS3
10 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 14 (34.15%) Classic ASP
11 12 (29.27%) WCF
12 6 (14.63%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (12.20%) Backbone.js
14 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
14 4 (9.76%) XSLT
15 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Fintech
2 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) MVC
2 21 (51.22%) SDLC
3 18 (43.90%) OO
4 16 (39.02%) Web Development
5 14 (34.15%) SOA
6 13 (31.71%) Mentoring
6 13 (31.71%) Release Management
6 13 (31.71%) Wealth Management
7 7 (17.07%) Coaching
7 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
8 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) CRM
10 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 2 (4.88%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (4.88%) Kanban
10 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) C#
2 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
2 34 (82.93%) SQL
3 28 (68.29%) T-SQL
4 19 (46.34%) VB.NET
5 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.76%) XPath
7 2 (4.88%) VB
8 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (41.46%) MCTS
3 16 (39.02%) MCAD
3 16 (39.02%) MCP
4 13 (31.71%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
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