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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 148 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 29 70 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.77% 2.18% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 8.37% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 70 97
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1085 836 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.73% 25.99% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 885 681 939
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,547
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 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
Nottinghamshire -24 22 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Derbyshire -10 4 £41,250 +10.00% 1
Leicestershire -5 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Northamptonshire -33 1 £52,500 +50.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (98.46%) .NET
3 62 (95.38%) C#
4 60 (92.31%) ASP.NET
4 60 (92.31%) MVC
5 59 (90.77%) WCF
6 56 (86.15%) TDD
7 51 (78.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 50 (76.92%) SQL Server
8 50 (76.92%) MCAD
9 49 (75.38%) MCP
9 49 (75.38%) NUnit
10 48 (73.85%) MCTS
11 47 (72.31%) Scrum
11 47 (72.31%) Rhino Mocks
11 47 (72.31%) Razor View Engine
11 47 (72.31%) Web Application Development
11 47 (72.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 44 (67.69%) WPF
13 39 (60.00%) NHibernate
13 39 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (56.92%) Windows
15 33 (50.77%) WinForms
15 33 (50.77%) Kanban
15 33 (50.77%) MVVM
15 33 (50.77%) Moq
16 25 (38.46%) Streaming Music
16 25 (38.46%) BDD
17 22 (33.85%) Castle Windsor
18 20 (30.77%) Microsoft

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (13.85%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 39 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (75.38%) NUnit
2 47 (72.31%) Rhino Mocks
3 33 (50.77%) Moq
4 10 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (12.31%) MSTest
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (95.38%) Developer
2 56 (86.15%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Junior Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Graduate
3 8 (12.31%) Junior
3 8 (12.31%) Junior .NET Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Graduate Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (3.08%) Analyst
5 2 (3.08%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.08%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (1.54%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (1.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Applications Architect
6 1 (1.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.54%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (1.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (98.46%) .NET
2 60 (92.31%) ASP.NET
3 59 (90.77%) WCF
4 51 (78.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 47 (72.31%) Razor View Engine
5 47 (72.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 44 (67.69%) WPF
7 39 (60.00%) NHibernate
8 33 (50.77%) WinForms
9 22 (33.85%) Castle Windsor
10 14 (21.54%) MonoRail
11 13 (20.00%) CSS
12 12 (18.46%) Ajax
13 11 (16.92%) .NET Framework
14 10 (15.38%) HTML
15 9 (13.85%) XML
16 8 (12.31%) Spring.NET
16 8 (12.31%) Ninject
16 8 (12.31%) Unity DI Container
17 4 (6.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Streaming Music
2 14 (21.54%) Tandem
3 9 (13.85%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
4 8 (12.31%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (92.31%) MVC
2 56 (86.15%) TDD
3 47 (72.31%) Scrum
3 47 (72.31%) Web Application Development
4 33 (50.77%) Kanban
4 33 (50.77%) MVVM
5 25 (38.46%) BDD
6 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.31%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.08%) ERP
10 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma
10 2 (3.08%) ITIL
10 2 (3.08%) OO
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.54%) CRM
11 1 (1.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 62 (95.38%) C#
2 12 (18.46%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (76.92%) MCAD
3 49 (75.38%) MCP
4 48 (73.85%) MCTS
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) MCSE
6 2 (3.08%) CCNA
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.54%) MCPD
7 1 (1.54%) OCP
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.08%) COBIT
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco
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