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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 223 176 153
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 46 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.067% 0.84% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 2.48% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4 46 62
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2183 1858 1868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.68% 33.82% 33.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1369 1555
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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
(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
Bracknell - 2 £35,000 -
Wokingham -7 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Reading -9 1 £35,000 -12.50%
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCTS
3 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 16 (61.54%) WCF
4 16 (61.54%) .NET
4 16 (61.54%) MCP
4 16 (61.54%) C#
4 16 (61.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (57.69%) Ajax
6 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
7 12 (46.15%) LINQ
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 10 (38.46%) Web Application Development
8 10 (38.46%) Razor View Engine
8 10 (38.46%) Internet
8 10 (38.46%) MVC
8 10 (38.46%) Games
8 10 (38.46%) TDD
8 10 (38.46%) SQL
8 10 (38.46%) MCAD
9 9 (34.62%) ITIL
9 9 (34.62%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (34.62%) SAN
9 9 (34.62%) MCSE
9 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
9 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
9 9 (34.62%) NUnit
9 9 (34.62%) Subversion

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Internet
2 9 (34.62%) SAN
3 6 (23.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (61.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (11.54%) QlikView
5 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) NUnit
1 9 (34.62%) Subversion
1 9 (34.62%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (38.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) .NET
1 16 (61.54%) WCF
2 15 (57.69%) Ajax
3 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (46.15%) LINQ
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (38.46%) Razor View Engine
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (34.62%) Castle Windsor
6 9 (34.62%) NHibernate
6 9 (34.62%) MonoRail
7 6 (23.08%) jQuery
7 6 (23.08%) HTML5
7 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) XML
7 6 (23.08%) HTML
7 6 (23.08%) WSDL
7 6 (23.08%) CSS3
8 3 (11.54%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
1 3 (11.54%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) MVC
1 10 (38.46%) TDD
1 10 (38.46%) Web Application Development
2 9 (34.62%) Scrum
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) E-Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) OO
5 3 (11.54%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.85%) BDD
6 1 (3.85%) CQRS
6 1 (3.85%) BCP
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) MCTS
3 16 (61.54%) MCP
4 10 (38.46%) MCAD
5 9 (34.62%) MCSE
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (23.08%) MCITP
6 6 (23.08%) MCSA
6 6 (23.08%) MCDBA
7 5 (19.23%) MOS
8 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
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