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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 159 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 21 69 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.58% 2.14% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 7.84% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18 67 86
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 £37,500 £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
1071 880 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.33% 27.27% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 879 716 933
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,396
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 16 September 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 -7 19 £40,000 +6.66%
Derbyshire -13 2 £40,000 +6.66%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (98.21%) .NET
3 53 (94.64%) C#
4 52 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (91.07%) MVC
5 51 (91.07%) ASP.NET
6 50 (89.29%) WCF
7 47 (83.93%) TDD
8 44 (78.57%) SQL Server
9 42 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (73.21%) MCAD
11 40 (71.43%) MCP
11 40 (71.43%) NUnit
12 39 (69.64%) MCTS
13 38 (67.86%) WPF
13 38 (67.86%) Rhino Mocks
13 38 (67.86%) Razor View Engine
13 38 (67.86%) Web Application Development
13 38 (67.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 38 (67.86%) Scrum
14 33 (58.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 33 (58.93%) NHibernate
15 31 (55.36%) Windows
16 27 (48.21%) WinForms
16 27 (48.21%) Kanban
16 27 (48.21%) MVVM
16 27 (48.21%) Moq
17 22 (39.29%) BDD
17 22 (39.29%) Streaming Music
18 17 (30.36%) Microsoft

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (16.07%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (58.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (71.43%) NUnit
2 38 (67.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 27 (48.21%) Moq
4 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
5 9 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.93%) MSTest
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 53 (94.64%) Developer
2 47 (83.93%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Junior
3 5 (8.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Junior .NET Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Graduate Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Junior Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Graduate
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 2 (3.57%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (3.57%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Applications Architect
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (1.79%) Applications Architect
6 1 (1.79%) IT Architect
6 1 (1.79%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (1.79%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (98.21%) .NET
2 51 (91.07%) ASP.NET
3 50 (89.29%) WCF
4 42 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (67.86%) WPF
5 38 (67.86%) Razor View Engine
5 38 (67.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 33 (58.93%) NHibernate
7 27 (48.21%) WinForms
8 16 (28.57%) Castle Windsor
9 13 (23.21%) CSS
10 12 (21.43%) Ajax
11 11 (19.64%) MonoRail
12 10 (17.86%) HTML
13 9 (16.07%) XML
14 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 5 (8.93%) Unity DI Container
15 5 (8.93%) Spring.NET
15 5 (8.93%) Ninject
16 4 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Streaming Music
2 11 (19.64%) Tandem
3 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.93%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (91.07%) MVC
3 47 (83.93%) TDD
4 38 (67.86%) Web Application Development
4 38 (67.86%) Scrum
5 27 (48.21%) Kanban
5 27 (48.21%) MVVM
6 22 (39.29%) BDD
7 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.57%) ERP
10 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma
10 2 (3.57%) OO
10 2 (3.57%) ITIL
10 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.79%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (94.64%) C#
2 12 (21.43%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (73.21%) MCAD
3 40 (71.43%) MCP
4 39 (69.64%) MCTS
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) MCPD
7 1 (1.79%) OCP
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.57%) COBIT
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco