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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 198 192 150
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 16 7 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.14% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.54% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 54
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1392 1295 1477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.47% 26.43% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 1042 1208
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +11 13 £52,500 +61.53%
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (97.56%) C#
2 40 (97.56%) .NET
3 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
4 35 (85.37%) SharePoint
5 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (70.73%) .NET Framework
6 29 (70.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
8 27 (65.85%) CSS
8 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
8 27 (65.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (60.98%) Ajax
10 24 (58.54%) CRM
11 23 (56.10%) HTML
11 23 (56.10%) SQL Server
11 23 (56.10%) WCF
12 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
12 22 (53.66%) Windows
12 22 (53.66%) MCTS
12 22 (53.66%) Dynamics CRM
13 21 (51.22%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (51.22%) IIS
13 21 (51.22%) MCAD
13 21 (51.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (48.78%) Office 365
14 20 (48.78%) SQL
14 20 (48.78%) OOA/OOD
14 20 (48.78%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (85.37%) SharePoint
2 29 (70.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (65.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (51.22%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (51.22%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (48.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (56.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (51.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) NUnit
2 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.44%) MSTest
2 1 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.44%) Moq
2 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Developer
2 26 (63.41%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
3 8 (19.51%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C++ Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior SharePoint Architect
7 1 (2.44%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (97.56%) .NET
2 29 (70.73%) .NET Framework
3 28 (68.29%) ASP.NET
4 27 (65.85%) CSS
5 25 (60.98%) Ajax
6 23 (56.10%) HTML
6 23 (56.10%) WCF
7 9 (21.95%) jQuery
8 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
10 2 (4.88%) WPF
11 1 (2.44%) Silverlight
11 1 (2.44%) LINQ
11 1 (2.44%) HTML5
11 1 (2.44%) Spring.NET
11 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (2.44%) WinForms
11 1 (2.44%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (2.44%) Ninject
11 1 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) AIX
2 1 (2.44%) Solaris
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (58.54%) CRM
3 20 (48.78%) OOA/OOD
3 20 (48.78%) OO
4 10 (24.39%) MVC
5 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Kanban
8 1 (2.44%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.44%) MVVM
8 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.44%) Migration
8 1 (2.44%) SOA
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL
8 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.44%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 27 (65.85%) JavaScript
3 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
4 20 (48.78%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) VB6
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.88%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (53.66%) MCTS
3 21 (51.22%) MCAD
4 20 (48.78%) MCP
5 3 (7.32%) MCPD
5 3 (7.32%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) CCA
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCEA
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Citrix
2 1 (2.44%) VMware