Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 304 287
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 25 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.022% 0.25% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.081% 1.04% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 33
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +74.42% -59.05%
10th Percentile £46,500 £21,075 £19,750
90th Percentile £58,500 £50,000 £39,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +56.25% -0.62% -10.56%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,476 2,396 3,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.32% 23.89% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,585 1,919 2,396
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,650 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCSD in the West Midlands

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the West Midlands

MCSD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 1 £45,000 +9.09%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (50.00%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) Database Caching
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) RavenDB
2 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (50.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Games

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) NServiceBus
1 1 (50.00%) Sonic ESB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SOA Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Database Caching
2 1 (50.00%) EAI
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft