The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 195 172 163
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 31 51 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.96% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 2.69% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25 51 66
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1945 1897 1978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.06% 35.64% 31.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1340 1719
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
South East

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 13 £35,000 -
Newbury -10 7 £44,000 +76.00%
Slough - 6 £36,250 -
Wokingham - 5 £35,000 -
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 79 (100.00%) MCTS
2 73 (92.41%) SQL Server
3 66 (83.54%) .NET
3 66 (83.54%) MCP
4 63 (79.75%) ASP.NET
4 63 (79.75%) WCF
5 60 (75.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 60 (75.95%) Web Application Development
5 60 (75.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 60 (75.95%) MCAD
5 60 (75.95%) TDD
5 60 (75.95%) MVC
6 59 (74.68%) C#
7 57 (72.15%) Razor View Engine
8 55 (69.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (60.76%) Internet
10 46 (58.23%) Games
11 42 (53.16%) Scrum
12 39 (49.37%) NUnit
12 39 (49.37%) Rhino Mocks
13 38 (48.10%) Castle Windsor
14 33 (41.77%) Ajax
15 31 (39.24%) LINQ
16 28 (35.44%) NHibernate
17 27 (34.18%) MonoRail
17 27 (34.18%) Subversion
17 27 (34.18%) E-Commerce
18 22 (27.85%) BDD
19 21 (26.58%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) Lync
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (60.76%) Internet
2 13 (16.46%) SAN
3 6 (7.59%) VoIP
3 6 (7.59%) LDAP
3 6 (7.59%) Firewall
4 3 (3.80%) NAS
4 3 (3.80%) Network Security
4 3 (3.80%) LAN
4 3 (3.80%) WAN
4 3 (3.80%) VPN
4 3 (3.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (92.41%) SQL Server
2 55 (69.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (49.37%) NUnit
1 39 (49.37%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (34.18%) Subversion
3 12 (15.19%) Moq
4 11 (13.92%) MSTest
5 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (58.23%) Games
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 66 (83.54%) Developer
2 63 (79.75%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Team Leader
6 3 (3.80%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (1.27%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Architect
7 1 (1.27%) Senior Network Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Network Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (1.27%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (83.54%) .NET
2 63 (79.75%) ASP.NET
2 63 (79.75%) WCF
3 60 (75.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 60 (75.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 57 (72.15%) Razor View Engine
5 38 (48.10%) Castle Windsor
6 33 (41.77%) Ajax
7 31 (39.24%) LINQ
8 28 (35.44%) NHibernate
9 27 (34.18%) MonoRail
10 11 (13.92%) Spring.NET
10 11 (13.92%) WPF
10 11 (13.92%) WinForms
10 11 (13.92%) Unity DI Container
10 11 (13.92%) Ninject
11 7 (8.86%) HTML
11 7 (8.86%) HTML5
12 6 (7.59%) jQuery
12 6 (7.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (3.80%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.80%) Replication
3 1 (1.27%) Firmware
3 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (75.95%) Web Application Development
1 60 (75.95%) TDD
1 60 (75.95%) MVC
2 42 (53.16%) Scrum
3 27 (34.18%) E-Commerce
4 22 (27.85%) BDD
5 21 (26.58%) OO
6 18 (22.78%) Domain-Driven Design
6 18 (22.78%) CQRS
7 15 (18.99%) Kanban
8 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (17.72%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (16.46%) ITIL
10 11 (13.92%) MVVM
11 10 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (5.06%) BCP
13 3 (3.80%) Data Architecture
13 3 (3.80%) Software Deployment
13 3 (3.80%) Business Continuity Planning
13 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 59 (74.68%) C#
2 7 (8.86%) VB
2 7 (8.86%) VB.NET
3 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.59%) SQL
4 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 79 (100.00%) MCTS
2 66 (83.54%) MCP
3 60 (75.95%) MCAD
4 13 (16.46%) MCSE
4 13 (16.46%) MCSA
4 13 (16.46%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (11.39%) MOS
6 7 (8.86%) Degree
7 6 (7.59%) MCITP
7 6 (7.59%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) VMware
3 6 (7.59%) EMC
4 4 (5.06%) Cisco
5 1 (1.27%) Citrix