The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 97 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 24 26 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 1.57% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 4.47% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 24 26 34
Average salary £38,750 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 582 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.55% 35.12% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 490 493 692
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
Cambridgeshire

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCSD
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 52 (100.00%) .NET
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (96.15%) Kanban
2 50 (96.15%) SQL Server
2 50 (96.15%) Scrum
2 50 (96.15%) C#
2 50 (96.15%) MCP
2 50 (96.15%) MCAD
2 50 (96.15%) TDD
2 50 (96.15%) NUnit
2 50 (96.15%) MCTS
2 50 (96.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 50 (96.15%) Moq
3 25 (48.08%) BDD
3 25 (48.08%) Castle Windsor
3 25 (48.08%) Ninject
3 25 (48.08%) Razor View Engine
3 25 (48.08%) Web Application Development
3 25 (48.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 25 (48.08%) Unity DI Container
3 25 (48.08%) NHibernate
3 25 (48.08%) Music Industry
3 25 (48.08%) WCF
3 25 (48.08%) WPF
3 25 (48.08%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (48.08%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (48.08%) VB
3 25 (48.08%) VB.NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (96.15%) SQL Server
2 25 (48.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (96.15%) NUnit
1 50 (96.15%) Rhino Mocks
1 50 (96.15%) Moq
2 25 (48.08%) MSTest
General
1 25 (48.08%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 52 (100.00%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) C# .NET Developer
2 25 (48.08%) .NET Developer
2 25 (48.08%) C# Developer
3 1 (1.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) Castle Windsor
2 25 (48.08%) Ninject
2 25 (48.08%) Razor View Engine
2 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 25 (48.08%) Unity DI Container
2 25 (48.08%) NHibernate
2 25 (48.08%) WCF
2 25 (48.08%) WPF
2 25 (48.08%) WinForms
2 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET
2 25 (48.08%) Spring.NET
2 25 (48.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.85%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (96.15%) Kanban
1 50 (96.15%) Scrum
1 50 (96.15%) TDD
2 25 (48.08%) BDD
2 25 (48.08%) Web Application Development
2 25 (48.08%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (48.08%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (48.08%) Dependency Injection
2 25 (48.08%) MVVM
2 25 (48.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (96.15%) C#
2 25 (48.08%) VB
2 25 (48.08%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (96.15%) MCP
2 50 (96.15%) MCAD
2 50 (96.15%) MCTS
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago