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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 209 203 161
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 22 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.41% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.47% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 51
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £30,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
1526 1498 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.11% 27.80% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1221 1324
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,728 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 8 £36,750 -
Warwickshire -14 5 £47,500 +25.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (100.00%) C#
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) HTML
3 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 16 (53.33%) CSS
5 16 (53.33%) MVC
5 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
5 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (50.00%) SQL
6 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
7 13 (43.33%) WCF
7 13 (43.33%) jQuery
7 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (40.00%) MCTS
9 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (36.67%) MCAD
9 11 (36.67%) IIS
10 10 (33.33%) MCP
10 10 (33.33%) OO
10 10 (33.33%) Ajax
11 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
11 9 (30.00%) Web Services
11 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (30.00%) HTML5

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 11 (36.67%) IIS
3 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (13.33%) Apache
5 4 (13.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.67%) NUnit
3 4 (13.33%) MSTest
3 4 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (13.33%) Moq
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (36.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (23.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 7 (23.33%) Consultant
4 7 (23.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior SharePoint Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (66.67%) HTML
2 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (53.33%) CSS
3 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
4 13 (43.33%) WCF
4 13 (43.33%) jQuery
5 10 (33.33%) Ajax
6 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (30.00%) HTML5
6 9 (30.00%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) XML
7 5 (16.67%) Classic ASP
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (13.33%) Ninject
8 4 (13.33%) CSS3
8 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (13.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) MVC
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) OO
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
5 7 (23.33%) CRM
6 6 (20.00%) SOA
6 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.00%) Coaching
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 5 (16.67%) Release Management
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.33%) Web Development
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
8 4 (13.33%) Kanban
8 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (13.33%) MVVM
9 2 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 3 (10.00%) XPath
8 2 (6.67%) C++
8 2 (6.67%) VB6
8 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) MCTS
3 11 (36.67%) MCAD
4 10 (33.33%) MCP
5 3 (10.00%) MCPD
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft