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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 128 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.16% 0.76% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 2.38% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 3
Average salary £75,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
541 631 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.72% 32.06% 33.97%
Number of salaries quoted 462 466 478
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 June 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) MCPD
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Process
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Senior SharePoint Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Architect
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) Unified Process
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) RUP
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCPD
2 1 (25.00%) MCAD
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft