The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 72 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.58% 0.72% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 3.18% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Median salary £29,817 £21,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.68% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 126 157 130
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 24.37% 22.75% 20.60%
Number of salaries quoted 92 126 87
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Staffordshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for MCSD in Staffordshire

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in Staffordshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £27,407 -
Stafford -12 1 £45,000 +109.30%
MCSD
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) CRM
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (20.00%) API Development
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (20.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (20.00%) Node.js
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) API Development
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCPD
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Xamarin