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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 199 153 162
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 27 51 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.98% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 3.53% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 51 36
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
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
1618 1446 1329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.20% 27.71% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1216 1097
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -18 16 £47,500 -5.00%
Staffordshire -13 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Warwickshire -20 3 £38,000 +8.57%
Worcestershire - 3 £21,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (93.48%) .NET
3 36 (78.26%) C#
3 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
4 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (69.57%) SQL Server
6 31 (67.39%) SQL
7 30 (65.22%) JavaScript
7 30 (65.22%) CSS
8 29 (63.04%) ASP.NET
9 27 (58.70%) HTML
9 27 (58.70%) .NET Framework
10 23 (50.00%) T-SQL
10 23 (50.00%) Visual Studio
10 23 (50.00%) SharePoint
11 20 (43.48%) MVC
12 19 (41.30%) Ajax
12 19 (41.30%) WCF
12 19 (41.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (36.96%) Degree
13 17 (36.96%) MCAD
14 16 (34.78%) Windows
15 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (30.43%) XML
17 13 (28.26%) Scrum
18 12 (26.09%) OO
19 11 (23.91%) SharePoint 2010
19 11 (23.91%) Office 365
19 11 (23.91%) Mobile App

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (23.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (21.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (21.74%) IIS
3 10 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (15.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (15.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (23.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) ATM
1 7 (15.22%) Intranet
1 7 (15.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (41.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (15.22%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (15.22%) Cognos Query Studio
4 7 (15.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 7 (15.22%) Cognos Report Studio
4 7 (15.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle OLAP
4 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (15.22%) OLAP
5 6 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 23 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.87%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (100.00%) Developer
2 15 (32.61%) .NET Developer
3 14 (30.43%) Senior Developer
4 10 (21.74%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (15.22%) Cognos BI Developer
6 7 (15.22%) Cognos Developer
6 7 (15.22%) Developer Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Analyst
7 6 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (10.87%) Software Developer
8 5 (10.87%) Web Developer
8 5 (10.87%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (6.52%) Graduate Developer
10 3 (6.52%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (93.48%) .NET
2 30 (65.22%) CSS
3 29 (63.04%) ASP.NET
4 27 (58.70%) HTML
4 27 (58.70%) .NET Framework
5 19 (41.30%) Ajax
5 19 (41.30%) WCF
6 14 (30.43%) XML
7 9 (19.57%) jQuery
7 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.35%) WPF
9 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.04%) Mathematics
3 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.04%) Remote Sensing
3 6 (13.04%) Telematics
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) MVC
3 13 (28.26%) Scrum
4 12 (26.09%) OO
5 10 (21.74%) OOA/OOD
5 10 (21.74%) CRM
6 9 (19.57%) TDD
6 9 (19.57%) SOA
6 9 (19.57%) ITIL
7 7 (15.22%) Change Data Capture
7 7 (15.22%) Line Management
7 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
7 7 (15.22%) ETL
7 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.22%) Service Management
7 7 (15.22%) Quality Management
7 7 (15.22%) Workflow
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (78.26%) C#
2 31 (67.39%) SQL
3 30 (65.22%) JavaScript
4 23 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 17 (36.96%) MCAD
3 10 (21.74%) MCTS
4 9 (19.57%) MCP
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.17%) MCPD
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Netezza
2 7 (15.22%) Cognos
2 7 (15.22%) Business Objects
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle