The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 155 128 85
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 10 66 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.28% 1.82% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 5.65% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 66 90
Average salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
978 1169 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.85% 32.31% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 819 931 851
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCSD
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the East Midlands

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

MCSD
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Nottinghamshire -16 7 £52,000 +30.00%
Derbyshire +7 3 £37,500 -11.76%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (100.00%) MVC
1 30 (100.00%) C#
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
1 30 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 22 (73.33%) CSS
2 22 (73.33%) Ajax
2 22 (73.33%) WCF
2 22 (73.33%) WPF
2 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) TDD
3 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (46.67%) HTML
4 14 (46.67%) XML
4 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 14 (46.67%) SQL
4 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 14 (46.67%) IIS
4 14 (46.67%) Visual Studio
4 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (26.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (26.67%) Moq
5 8 (26.67%) Streaming Music
5 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (26.67%) NUnit
5 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (26.67%) MCP
5 8 (26.67%) MCAD
5 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 14 (46.67%) IIS
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Visual Studio
1 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (26.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (26.67%) Moq
2 8 (26.67%) NUnit
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (100.00%) .NET
1 30 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 22 (73.33%) CSS
2 22 (73.33%) Ajax
2 22 (73.33%) WCF
2 22 (73.33%) WPF
3 17 (56.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (46.67%) HTML
4 14 (46.67%) XML
5 8 (26.67%) WinForms
5 8 (26.67%) jQuery
5 8 (26.67%) NHibernate
5 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (26.67%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Streaming Music
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (100.00%) MVC
2 22 (73.33%) TDD
3 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (26.67%) Kanban
4 8 (26.67%) MVVM
4 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
4 8 (26.67%) Web Application Development
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCTS
2 8 (26.67%) MCP
2 8 (26.67%) MCAD
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft