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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 227 198 154
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 36 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.017% 0.61% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 1.80% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 32 73
Average salary - £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
2167 2000 1889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.55% 33.89% 35.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1387 1575
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (42.86%) QlikView
3 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
4 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Games
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) MCAD
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) PowerPivot
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (14.29%) LINQ
2 1 (14.29%) MonoRail
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) CQRS
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
4 2 (28.57%) MCAD
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft