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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 218 212
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 11 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.31% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 16
Median salary £40,000 £21,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +86.04% -49.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,817 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 1244 1601 1475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.12% 26.02% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 1147 1139
Median salary £40,795 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.98% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
Staffordshire +15 3 £29,817 +38.68%
Birmingham +11 3 £40,000 +11.11%
Warwickshire -3 2 £42,500 -
Coventry - 2 £35,000 -
Shropshire +7 1 £35,000 +62.79%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) .NET
4 14 (70.00%) C#
5 10 (50.00%) MVC
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) Web Development
5 10 (50.00%) Degree
6 9 (45.00%) HTML
6 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (40.00%) IIS
7 8 (40.00%) CSS
7 8 (40.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) SQL
8 7 (35.00%) CMS
8 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (35.00%) Umbraco
8 7 (35.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (35.00%) Sitecore
8 7 (35.00%) EPiServer
8 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
8 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (25.00%) jQuery
11 4 (20.00%) OOP
11 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (20.00%) WordPress

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 8 (40.00%) IIS
2 7 (35.00%) CMS
2 7 (35.00%) EPiServer
2 7 (35.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (35.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (20.00%) WordPress
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.00%) SaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate C# Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graduate Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Head of Application Development
6 2 (10.00%) Head of Applications
6 2 (10.00%) Head of Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Head of Development
6 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (45.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (20.00%) Sass
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) Node.js
8 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (10.00%) XML
9 1 (5.00%) Ajax
9 1 (5.00%) CSS3
9 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (50.00%) MVC
1 10 (50.00%) Web Development
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (20.00%) OOP
3 4 (20.00%) Open Source
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile Development
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) HND
4 1 (5.00%) MCPD
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Xamarin