The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 228 181 133
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 35 77 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 1.01% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 3.45% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35 77 155
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2397 2232 2615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.05% 29.18% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1918 1828 2274
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSD
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the East of England

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the East of England

MCSD
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £38,750 - 2
Hertfordshire -12 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Essex -18 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Bedfordshire -4 2 £52,500 +16.66%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 88 (100.00%) .NET
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (97.73%) SQL Server
2 86 (97.73%) C#
3 80 (90.91%) MCTS
3 80 (90.91%) MCP
4 72 (81.82%) NUnit
5 71 (80.68%) TDD
6 68 (77.27%) MCAD
7 62 (70.45%) Scrum
7 62 (70.45%) Kanban
7 62 (70.45%) Rhino Mocks
7 62 (70.45%) Moq
8 58 (65.91%) ASP.NET
9 46 (52.27%) MVC
9 46 (52.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (51.14%) Windows
11 44 (50.00%) WCF
12 43 (48.86%) MSTest
13 40 (45.45%) Razor View Engine
13 40 (45.45%) Web Application Development
13 40 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 39 (44.32%) WPF
14 39 (44.32%) WinForms
15 37 (42.05%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (42.05%) Spring.NET
15 37 (42.05%) Castle Windsor
15 37 (42.05%) Ninject
15 37 (42.05%) MVVM
15 37 (42.05%) Dependency Injection

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 7 (7.95%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Project
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) Mingle
3 2 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (97.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.82%) RavenDB
3 6 (6.82%) Neo4j
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (81.82%) NUnit
2 62 (70.45%) Rhino Mocks
2 62 (70.45%) Moq
3 43 (48.86%) MSTest
4 12 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.82%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.27%) NCover
6 2 (2.27%) FxCop
6 2 (2.27%) CruiseControl
General
1 25 (28.41%) Music Industry
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (94.32%) Developer
2 50 (56.82%) .NET Developer
3 34 (38.64%) C# Developer
4 31 (35.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Programmer
5 6 (6.82%) .NET Programmer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Programmer
6 4 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.27%) Analyst
8 2 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.27%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (2.27%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (100.00%) .NET
2 58 (65.91%) ASP.NET
3 46 (52.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (50.00%) WCF
5 40 (45.45%) Razor View Engine
5 40 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 39 (44.32%) WPF
6 39 (44.32%) WinForms
7 37 (42.05%) Spring.NET
7 37 (42.05%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (42.05%) Ninject
7 37 (42.05%) Unity DI Container
8 25 (28.41%) NHibernate
9 19 (21.59%) Web Services
10 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 10 (11.36%) XML
12 7 (7.95%) .NET Framework
13 6 (6.82%) Silverlight
13 6 (6.82%) RESTful
13 6 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (42.05%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (13.64%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.27%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.14%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) CentOS
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (80.68%) TDD
2 62 (70.45%) Scrum
2 62 (70.45%) Kanban
3 46 (52.27%) MVC
4 40 (45.45%) Web Application Development
5 37 (42.05%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (42.05%) MVVM
5 37 (42.05%) Dependency Injection
6 34 (38.64%) BDD
7 25 (28.41%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (13.64%) SOA
9 9 (10.23%) CQRS
10 8 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 7 (7.95%) UML
12 6 (6.82%) OOP
12 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.55%) CRM
14 3 (3.41%) OO
14 3 (3.41%) DNA
14 3 (3.41%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 86 (97.73%) C#
2 26 (29.55%) VB.NET
3 25 (28.41%) VB
4 9 (10.23%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (90.91%) MCTS
2 80 (90.91%) MCP
3 68 (77.27%) MCAD
4 7 (7.95%) Degree
5 6 (6.82%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) MCPD
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle
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