The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 104 83 101
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 16 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.91% 1.79% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 4.72% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 27
Average salary £38,750 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
647 593 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.80% 37.92% 38.17%
Number of salaries quoted 443 504 673
Average salary £39,650 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.87% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 44 (100.00%) .NET
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (95.45%) Kanban
2 42 (95.45%) SQL Server
2 42 (95.45%) Scrum
2 42 (95.45%) C#
2 42 (95.45%) MCP
2 42 (95.45%) MCAD
2 42 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (95.45%) TDD
2 42 (95.45%) NUnit
2 42 (95.45%) MCTS
2 42 (95.45%) Rhino Mocks
2 42 (95.45%) Moq
3 21 (47.73%) BDD
3 21 (47.73%) Castle Windsor
3 21 (47.73%) Ninject
3 21 (47.73%) Razor View Engine
3 21 (47.73%) Web Application Development
3 21 (47.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 21 (47.73%) Unity DI Container
3 21 (47.73%) NHibernate
3 21 (47.73%) Music Industry
3 21 (47.73%) WCF
3 21 (47.73%) WPF
3 21 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 21 (47.73%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (47.73%) VB

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (95.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (47.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (95.45%) NUnit
1 42 (95.45%) Rhino Mocks
1 42 (95.45%) Moq
2 21 (47.73%) MSTest
General
1 21 (47.73%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 44 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
2 21 (47.73%) C# Developer
2 21 (47.73%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
2 21 (47.73%) WinForms
2 21 (47.73%) NHibernate
2 21 (47.73%) WCF
2 21 (47.73%) WPF
2 21 (47.73%) Spring.NET
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC
2 21 (47.73%) Castle Windsor
2 21 (47.73%) Ninject
2 21 (47.73%) Razor View Engine
2 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 21 (47.73%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.55%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (95.45%) Scrum
1 42 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (95.45%) TDD
1 42 (95.45%) Kanban
2 21 (47.73%) Dependency Injection
2 21 (47.73%) MVVM
2 21 (47.73%) BDD
2 21 (47.73%) Web Application Development
2 21 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (47.73%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (47.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (95.45%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) VB
2 21 (47.73%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (95.45%) MCTS
2 42 (95.45%) MCP
2 42 (95.45%) MCAD
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago