The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Dorset region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 59 57
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.76% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.44% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
131 164 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 22.63% 31.30% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 106 153 92
Average salary £34,750 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.73% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £22,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £43,845 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCSD
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Dorset

MCSD
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) VB
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 10 (100.00%) MCP
1 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Time Management
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) IIS
2 9 (90.00%) .NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 9 (90.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft