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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 185 190 122
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 30 17 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.34% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.31% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 79
Average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
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
1498 1296 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.51% 26.12% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1050 1242
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +13 25 £52,000 +30.00%
Solihull - 2 £36,250 -
Worcestershire - 2 £21,500 -
Staffordshire -8 1 £41,000 +2.50%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (94.55%) .NET
3 47 (85.45%) C#
3 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
4 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (74.55%) JavaScript
5 41 (74.55%) CSS
6 39 (70.91%) ASP.NET
7 37 (67.27%) SharePoint
8 35 (63.64%) .NET Framework
8 35 (63.64%) SQL Server
9 34 (61.82%) SQL
10 33 (60.00%) HTML
10 33 (60.00%) Ajax
11 32 (58.18%) T-SQL
12 26 (47.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (45.45%) Windows
14 24 (43.64%) MCAD
14 24 (43.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (43.64%) WCF
15 22 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (38.18%) OO
16 21 (38.18%) CRM
17 20 (36.36%) Office 365
18 19 (34.55%) IIS
18 19 (34.55%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (34.55%) OOA/OOD
18 19 (34.55%) MCTS
19 18 (32.73%) MCP

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (67.27%) SharePoint
2 22 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 22 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (34.55%) IIS
3 19 (34.55%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) ATM
1 5 (9.09%) Intranet
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 24 (43.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (9.09%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (9.09%) Cognos Query Studio
4 5 (9.09%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 5 (9.09%) Cognos Report Studio
4 5 (9.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 5 (9.09%) OLAP
4 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Visual Studio
2 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 16 (29.09%) Senior Developer
4 13 (23.64%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Agile .NET Developer
5 6 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Cognos BI Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (94.55%) .NET
2 41 (74.55%) CSS
3 39 (70.91%) ASP.NET
4 35 (63.64%) .NET Framework
5 33 (60.00%) HTML
5 33 (60.00%) Ajax
6 24 (43.64%) WCF
7 15 (27.27%) jQuery
8 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (14.55%) XML
10 2 (3.64%) WPF
11 1 (1.82%) Silverlight
11 1 (1.82%) Web Services
11 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.91%) Mathematics
3 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.91%) Remote Sensing
3 6 (10.91%) Telematics
4 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) OO
2 21 (38.18%) CRM
3 19 (34.55%) OOA/OOD
4 18 (32.73%) MVC
5 12 (21.82%) Scrum
6 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Multithreading
9 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (9.09%) Line Management
9 5 (9.09%) ITIL
9 5 (9.09%) SOA
9 5 (9.09%) ETL
9 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 5 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) C#
2 41 (74.55%) JavaScript
3 34 (61.82%) SQL
4 32 (58.18%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (43.64%) MCAD
3 19 (34.55%) MCTS
4 18 (32.73%) MCP
5 15 (27.27%) Degree
6 5 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) MCPD
Vendors
1 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Netezza
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Business Objects
2 5 (9.09%) Cognos