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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 213 213 201
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 31 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.15% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 7
Median salary £21,500 £51,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-58.04% +57.69%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +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
1728 1393 1326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.94% 25.87% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1246 1086 1062
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,145
% change year-on-year
- +5.86%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +13 20 £45,000 -10.00%
Staffordshire - 9 £21,500 -
Coventry +6 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Shropshire - 2 £27,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £21,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (96.00%) .NET
3 45 (90.00%) HTML
3 45 (90.00%) JavaScript
4 44 (88.00%) SQL
4 44 (88.00%) C#
5 42 (84.00%) T-SQL
6 41 (82.00%) ASP.NET
7 36 (72.00%) CSS
8 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
9 33 (66.00%) Web Services
9 33 (66.00%) Degree
9 33 (66.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (64.00%) jQuery
10 32 (64.00%) MVC
11 30 (60.00%) SOA
11 30 (60.00%) OO
12 28 (56.00%) WCF
13 27 (54.00%) Wealth Management
13 27 (54.00%) Release Management
13 27 (54.00%) Relational Database
13 27 (54.00%) XML
13 27 (54.00%) RDBMS
14 26 (52.00%) Mentoring
14 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (38.00%) VB.NET
16 15 (30.00%) HTML5
17 14 (28.00%) SharePoint

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 14 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.00%) Extranet
2 2 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (66.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (54.00%) RDBMS
3 27 (54.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (24.00%) Games
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (94.00%) Developer
2 30 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 27 (54.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 27 (54.00%) C# Developer
4 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 26 (52.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 22 (44.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 22 (44.00%) C# Software Developer
6 11 (22.00%) Software Developer
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Developer
8 9 (18.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 9 (18.00%) VB.NET Developer
8 9 (18.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (16.00%) Applications Developer
9 8 (16.00%) Web Applications Developer
9 8 (16.00%) Web Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Graduate
10 3 (6.00%) Graduate Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Graduate Software Developer
11 2 (4.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) .NET
2 45 (90.00%) HTML
3 41 (82.00%) ASP.NET
4 36 (72.00%) CSS
5 33 (66.00%) Web Services
6 32 (64.00%) jQuery
7 28 (56.00%) WCF
8 27 (54.00%) XML
9 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (30.00%) HTML5
11 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
11 9 (18.00%) Ajax
12 6 (12.00%) Backbone.js
12 6 (12.00%) Classic ASP
12 6 (12.00%) CSS3
12 6 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
13 3 (6.00%) LINQ
13 3 (6.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Fintech
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Android
1 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) MVC
2 30 (60.00%) OO
2 30 (60.00%) SOA
3 27 (54.00%) Release Management
3 27 (54.00%) Wealth Management
4 26 (52.00%) Mentoring
5 12 (24.00%) SDLC
6 9 (18.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 9 (18.00%) OOP
6 9 (18.00%) Web Development
7 6 (12.00%) Coaching
8 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) CRM
9 3 (6.00%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (6.00%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) User Stories
9 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 44 (88.00%) C#
2 44 (88.00%) SQL
3 42 (84.00%) T-SQL
4 19 (38.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) XPath
7 1 (2.00%) F#
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (66.00%) Degree
3 9 (18.00%) MCTS
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.00%) MCAD
5 6 (12.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft