The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 194 149 171
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 55 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 1.08% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 3.75% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 54 25
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1307 1465 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.36% 28.76% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1048 1195 969
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
England

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Worcestershire -2 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Shropshire +4 1 £41,500 +3.75%
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 19 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) MVC
3 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (63.16%) MCAD
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 12 (63.16%) TDD
5 11 (57.89%) MCTS
5 11 (57.89%) WCF
5 11 (57.89%) MCP
5 11 (57.89%) Scrum
5 11 (57.89%) Web Application Development
5 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (42.11%) NHibernate
7 8 (42.11%) NUnit
8 7 (36.84%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (36.84%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (36.84%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (31.58%) Tandem
9 6 (31.58%) MonoRail
9 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
10 5 (26.32%) CSS
10 5 (26.32%) HTML
10 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) NUnit
2 7 (36.84%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Moq
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior VB.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (57.89%) WCF
3 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 8 (42.11%) NHibernate
5 7 (36.84%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (36.84%) Castle Windsor
6 6 (31.58%) MonoRail
7 5 (26.32%) CSS
7 5 (26.32%) HTML
8 4 (21.05%) RESTful
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET
9 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 3 (15.79%) .NET Compact Framework
10 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 2 (10.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Tandem
2 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) MVC
2 12 (63.16%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) Web Application Development
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) Kanban
4 5 (26.32%) Web Development
4 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) OOD
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.26%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VB
4 3 (15.79%) VB6
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) MCAD
3 11 (57.89%) MCTS
3 11 (57.89%) MCP
4 3 (15.79%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) MCPD
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Typemock
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