The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 218 175 115
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 49 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.055% 0.89% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 2.58% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3 49 98
Average salary £65,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+85.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2062 1901 1778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.72% 34.72% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1323 1412
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 2 £62,500 +108.33%
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) CCA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCEA
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Design Authority
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) CCA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCEA
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix