The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 92 81
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.61% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.26% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 8
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
382 310 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 28.72% 27.00% 31.52%
Number of salaries quoted 354 256 292
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
East of England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) MCTS
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (100.00%) MSTest
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (88.89%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (88.89%) Web Application Development
2 8 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (88.89%) Ninject
2 8 (88.89%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (88.89%) Moq
2 8 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (88.89%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (88.89%) Spring.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) WinForms
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) RavenDB
2 1 (11.11%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) NUnit
1 9 (100.00%) MSTest
2 8 (88.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (88.89%) Moq
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (88.89%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (88.89%) Spring.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (88.89%) Ninject
2 8 (88.89%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (88.89%) WinForms
2 8 (88.89%) WCF
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Kanban
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) CQRS
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MCTS
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
2 8 (88.89%) MCAD
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft