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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 123 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 5 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.26% 0.74% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 2.57% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 3
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
582 505 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.88% 28.68% 35.10%
Number of salaries quoted 448 374 484
Average salary £41,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 27 January 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
2 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) WPF
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) MCAD
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Kanban
3 3 (27.27%) Spring.NET
3 3 (27.27%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) NUnit

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 8 (72.73%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) NUnit
1 3 (27.27%) MSTest
1 3 (27.27%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (27.27%) Moq
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Senior Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (72.73%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) WPF
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
3 3 (27.27%) Spring.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (27.27%) Ninject
3 3 (27.27%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (27.27%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Web Application Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Kanban
3 3 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (27.27%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCTS
2 3 (27.27%) MCP
2 3 (27.27%) MCAD
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft