Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 295 292
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 22 47 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 1.56% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 28
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £21,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +97.67% -46.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £30,078 £19,750 £28,800
90th Percentile £60,500 £43,200 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +31.94% -16.28% +1.18%

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 2354 3019 2754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.48% 26.37% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2212 2191
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,975 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +12 12 £48,750 +43.38%
Warwickshire -14 4 £43,750 -2.78%
Staffordshire +12 3 £29,817 +38.68%
Coventry - 3 £46,250 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) C#
4 13 (59.09%) Web Development
5 12 (54.55%) Degree
5 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
5 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 11 (50.00%) CSS
6 11 (50.00%) Sass
6 11 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (50.00%) Open Source
6 11 (50.00%) jQuery
6 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
7 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (40.91%) REST
8 9 (40.91%) Office 365
8 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (40.91%) TypeScript
9 8 (36.36%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (36.36%) Presales
9 8 (36.36%) LESS
9 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Content Management
9 8 (36.36%) Intranet
9 8 (36.36%) Process Management
9 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (36.36%) Content Management
9 8 (36.36%) gulp

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 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (27.27%) IIS
4 3 (13.64%) CMS
4 3 (13.64%) EPiServer
4 3 (13.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (13.64%) Umbraco
4 3 (13.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 8 (36.36%) npm
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (13.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) OLAP
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) gulp
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Lead Developer
2 8 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
2 11 (50.00%) jQuery
2 11 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 11 (50.00%) Sass
3 9 (40.91%) REST
4 8 (36.36%) LESS
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 4 (18.18%) JSON
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (13.64%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Web Development
2 11 (50.00%) Open Source
3 10 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Content Management
4 8 (36.36%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (36.36%) Enterprise Content Management
4 8 (36.36%) Presales
4 8 (36.36%) Process Management
4 8 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (36.36%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) OOP
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (13.64%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
9 2 (9.09%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (40.91%) TypeScript
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (54.55%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Sitecore
3 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) VMware