The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 76 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 9 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.06% 1.75% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 6.91% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 3
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
166 188 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 19.58% 25.30% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139 152 125
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £30,000 £30,248
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -6 9 £41,000 -13.68%
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) MCP
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Time Management

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 9 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 9 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCP
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification