The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 267 153 145
Rank change year-on-year
-114 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 88 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.025% 1.28% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 4.23% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 86 137
Average salary £33,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £53,750 £55,000
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2365 2082 2789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.68% 30.33% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1860 1609 2292
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,550 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East 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
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 17 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
Suffolk +10 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Norfolk +5 1 £37,500 +36.36%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) C#
2 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 27 (96.43%) MCTS
3 26 (92.86%) SQL Server
3 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (92.86%) TDD
3 26 (92.86%) NUnit
4 22 (78.57%) MCP
5 20 (71.43%) MCAD
5 20 (71.43%) Scrum
5 20 (71.43%) Kanban
5 20 (71.43%) Rhino Mocks
5 20 (71.43%) Moq
6 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
7 17 (60.71%) Windows
7 17 (60.71%) MVC
7 17 (60.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (60.71%) MSTest
8 15 (53.57%) BDD
9 11 (39.29%) WinForms
9 11 (39.29%) WCF
9 11 (39.29%) WPF
9 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (39.29%) Spring.NET
9 11 (39.29%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (39.29%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (39.29%) MVVM
9 11 (39.29%) Castle Windsor
9 11 (39.29%) Ninject

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (21.43%) RavenDB
3 6 (21.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (92.86%) NUnit
2 20 (71.43%) Rhino Mocks
2 20 (71.43%) Moq
3 17 (60.71%) MSTest
4 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 6 (21.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (32.14%) Music Industry
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 18 (64.29%) .NET Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Programmer
4 6 (21.43%) .NET Programmer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior .NET Programmer
4 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 17 (60.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (39.29%) Razor View Engine
4 11 (39.29%) Castle Windsor
4 11 (39.29%) Ninject
4 11 (39.29%) Spring.NET
4 11 (39.29%) WCF
4 11 (39.29%) WPF
4 11 (39.29%) WinForms
4 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 11 (39.29%) Unity DI Container
5 9 (32.14%) NHibernate
6 6 (21.43%) Silverlight
6 6 (21.43%) RESTful
6 6 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (92.86%) TDD
2 20 (71.43%) Scrum
2 20 (71.43%) Kanban
3 17 (60.71%) MVC
4 15 (53.57%) BDD
5 11 (39.29%) MVVM
5 11 (39.29%) Web Application Development
5 11 (39.29%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (32.14%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) CQRS
7 6 (21.43%) OOP
7 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) VB
2 9 (32.14%) VB.NET
3 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) MCTS
3 22 (78.57%) MCP
4 20 (71.43%) MCAD
5 7 (25.00%) MCSE
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft