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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 187 184 139
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 23 1 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.024% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 0.085% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 23 1 58
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £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
1489 1183 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.99% 28.25% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 896 1066
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 - 20 £52,500 - 2
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
Solihull - 1 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (92.00%) C#
2 46 (92.00%) .NET
3 44 (88.00%) Microsoft
4 42 (84.00%) SharePoint
5 39 (78.00%) JavaScript
5 39 (78.00%) CSS
6 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (74.00%) .NET Framework
8 36 (72.00%) ASP.NET
9 35 (70.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (68.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 34 (68.00%) HTML
11 33 (66.00%) Ajax
12 32 (64.00%) CRM
13 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
13 31 (62.00%) WCF
14 30 (60.00%) MCTS
14 30 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 30 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (60.00%) T-SQL
14 30 (60.00%) Windows
15 29 (58.00%) MCAD
15 29 (58.00%) SQL
15 29 (58.00%) IIS
15 29 (58.00%) BizTalk Server
15 29 (58.00%) Dynamics CRM
15 29 (58.00%) Office 365
16 28 (56.00%) OOA/OOD
16 28 (56.00%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 42 (84.00%) SharePoint
2 35 (70.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 34 (68.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (58.00%) IIS
4 29 (58.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 29 (58.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (58.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) NUnit
2 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (94.00%) Developer
2 34 (68.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.00%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.00%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.00%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Web Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (92.00%) .NET
2 39 (78.00%) CSS
3 37 (74.00%) .NET Framework
4 36 (72.00%) ASP.NET
5 34 (68.00%) HTML
6 33 (66.00%) Ajax
7 31 (62.00%) WCF
8 7 (14.00%) jQuery
8 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.00%) WPF
10 1 (2.00%) Silverlight
10 1 (2.00%) LINQ
10 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) AIX
2 1 (2.00%) Solaris
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) CRM
3 28 (56.00%) OOA/OOD
3 28 (56.00%) OO
4 10 (20.00%) MVC
5 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (6.00%) TDD
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
7 2 (4.00%) SOA
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL
7 2 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.00%) Service Management
8 1 (2.00%) Migration
8 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 46 (92.00%) C#
2 39 (78.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 29 (58.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) XAML
5 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (60.00%) MCTS
3 29 (58.00%) MCAD
4 27 (54.00%) MCP
5 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 3 (6.00%) MCPD
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CCEA
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) VCP4
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Citrix
2 1 (2.00%) VMware
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