The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 128 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.37% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 3.02% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 6
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
MCSD
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 596 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 30.99% 34.89% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 463 497 536
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSD
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Bristol

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 28 (100.00%) .NET
1 28 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) MVC
2 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (71.43%) WCF
3 20 (71.43%) MCP
3 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 16 (57.14%) MCAD
4 16 (57.14%) Windows
4 16 (57.14%) TDD
4 16 (57.14%) NUnit
4 16 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (57.14%) WinForms
4 16 (57.14%) WPF
4 16 (57.14%) MCTS
4 16 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
4 16 (57.14%) Inversion of Control
4 16 (57.14%) MSTest
4 16 (57.14%) MVVM
4 16 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (57.14%) Moq
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (57.14%) Kanban
4 16 (57.14%) Spring.NET
4 16 (57.14%) Castle Windsor
4 16 (57.14%) Ninject

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) InfoPath
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) NUnit
1 16 (57.14%) MSTest
1 16 (57.14%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (57.14%) Moq
General
1 4 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
1 28 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 24 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (71.43%) WCF
4 16 (57.14%) WinForms
4 16 (57.14%) WPF
4 16 (57.14%) Spring.NET
4 16 (57.14%) Castle Windsor
4 16 (57.14%) Ninject
4 16 (57.14%) Razor View Engine
4 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 16 (57.14%) Unity DI Container
5 12 (42.86%) Ajax
5 12 (42.86%) CSS
6 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 8 (28.57%) jQuery
7 4 (14.29%) Silverlight
7 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) MVC
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
2 16 (57.14%) Scrum
2 16 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
2 16 (57.14%) MVVM
2 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (57.14%) Kanban
2 16 (57.14%) Web Application Development
3 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (71.43%) MCP
3 16 (57.14%) MCAD
3 16 (57.14%) MCTS
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft