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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 197 150 165
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 25 61 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 1.12% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 3.86% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15 61 38
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 -25 11 £47,500 -5.00%
Warwickshire -6 5 £38,000 +8.57%
Staffordshire -17 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Worcestershire +3 4 £21,500 -38.57% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (97.62%) .NET
3 34 (80.95%) C#
4 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
4 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
4 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (64.29%) SQL
5 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
6 24 (57.14%) CSS
6 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 23 (54.76%) Visual Studio
8 22 (52.38%) MVC
8 22 (52.38%) .NET Framework
9 21 (50.00%) HTML
10 18 (42.86%) T-SQL
10 18 (42.86%) Degree
11 17 (40.48%) XML
12 16 (38.10%) WCF
13 15 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (33.33%) Scrum
14 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
15 12 (28.57%) Windows
16 11 (26.19%) MCAD
16 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (26.19%) Ajax
16 11 (26.19%) TDD
17 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.76%) Drupal
5 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Summit
1 7 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) ATM
1 7 (16.67%) Intranet
1 7 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
4 7 (16.67%) OLAP
4 7 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (16.67%) Cognos Query Studio
4 7 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 7 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
4 7 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Visual Studio
2 15 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) NUnit
4 1 (2.38%) MSTest
4 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.38%) Moq
General
1 5 (11.90%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (45.24%) .NET Developer
3 15 (35.71%) Senior Developer
4 12 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 12 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (21.43%) Software Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Cognos BI Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (11.90%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
9 3 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (97.62%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 24 (57.14%) CSS
4 22 (52.38%) .NET Framework
5 21 (50.00%) HTML
6 17 (40.48%) XML
7 16 (38.10%) WCF
8 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (26.19%) Ajax
9 9 (21.43%) jQuery
10 4 (9.52%) WPF
11 3 (7.14%) Web Services
11 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET
11 3 (7.14%) .NET Compact Framework
12 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.76%) NHibernate
12 2 (4.76%) WinForms
13 1 (2.38%) LINQ
13 1 (2.38%) Castle Windsor
13 1 (2.38%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 8 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 6 (14.29%) Remote Sensing
4 6 (14.29%) Telematics
5 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) MVC
3 14 (33.33%) Scrum
4 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 9 (21.43%) ITIL
5 9 (21.43%) SOA
6 8 (19.05%) OO
7 7 (16.67%) ETL
7 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.67%) Workflow
7 7 (16.67%) Service Management
7 7 (16.67%) Quality Management
7 7 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Change Data Capture
7 7 (16.67%) Line Management
8 6 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
8 6 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) C#
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.14%) VB6
7 3 (7.14%) VB
8 2 (4.76%) PHP
9 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (42.86%) Degree
3 11 (26.19%) MCAD
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
5 3 (7.14%) MCTS
6 2 (4.76%) MCP
7 1 (2.38%) MCPD
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Netezza
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 7 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) Typemock
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