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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 204 209 198
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 9 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.97% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 18
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £50,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1093 1678 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1275 1058
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 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
Coventry +13 2 £92,500 +146.66%
Warwickshire +12 2 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Staffordshire +5 2 £33,750 +56.97%
Worcestershire - 2 £21,000 -
Birmingham +8 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £37,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) HTML
3 14 (77.78%) CSS
4 13 (72.22%) C#
4 13 (72.22%) .NET
5 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
6 11 (61.11%) MVC
7 9 (50.00%) SQL
7 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (44.44%) SDLC
8 8 (44.44%) Release Management
8 8 (44.44%) XML
8 8 (44.44%) OO
9 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (33.33%) jQuery
10 6 (33.33%) Wealth Management
10 6 (33.33%) Backbone.js
10 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
10 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
10 6 (33.33%) Coaching
10 6 (33.33%) SOA
10 6 (33.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (33.33%) XSLT
10 6 (33.33%) Web Services
10 6 (33.33%) VB.NET

MCSD
Top Related 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (11.11%) EPiServer
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (11.11%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 9 (50.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (27.78%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Graduate C# Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Graduate C# Software Developer
8 2 (11.11%) Head of Application Development
8 2 (11.11%) Head of Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Head of Development
8 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Developer
8 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) CSS
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 13 (72.22%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (44.44%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) Backbone.js
6 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 6 (33.33%) XSLT
7 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 3 (16.67%) Angular 2
8 3 (16.67%) Node.js
8 3 (16.67%) Sass
8 3 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) MVC
2 8 (44.44%) OO
2 8 (44.44%) Release Management
2 8 (44.44%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (33.33%) SOA
3 6 (33.33%) Wealth Management
4 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (22.22%) XPath
6 1 (5.56%) R
6 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) MCPD
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 2 (11.11%) MCAD
4 2 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
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