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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 77 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.15% 0.22% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 1.05% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 14
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -13.68%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
165 190 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 25.15% 21.09% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 105 152 168
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (92.31%) WCF
2 12 (92.31%) LINQ
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Framework
2 12 (92.31%) T-SQL
2 12 (92.31%) Entity Framework
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (76.92%) CSS
3 10 (76.92%) jQuery
4 9 (69.23%) Time Management
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
4 9 (69.23%) JSON
4 9 (69.23%) SOA
4 9 (69.23%) NHibernate
4 9 (69.23%) Log4Net
4 9 (69.23%) NUnit
4 9 (69.23%) Subversion
4 9 (69.23%) MCP
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) IIS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (69.23%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (69.23%) Log4Net
2 9 (69.23%) NUnit
2 9 (69.23%) Subversion
2 9 (69.23%) TeamCity
2 9 (69.23%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) C# .NET Developer
2 12 (92.31%) C# Developer
3 9 (69.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (92.31%) WCF
2 12 (92.31%) LINQ
2 12 (92.31%) Entity Framework
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Framework
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (76.92%) CSS
3 10 (76.92%) jQuery
4 9 (69.23%) ELMAH
4 9 (69.23%) JSON
4 9 (69.23%) NHibernate
4 9 (69.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) COM
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (69.23%) Time Management
2 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 9 (69.23%) Active Record
3 2 (15.38%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCP
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft