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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 233 171 159
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 26 70 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.34% 0.99% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 3.44% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 70 139
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2329 2032 2751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.77% 28.80% 30.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 1691 2367
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,928 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 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
Cambridgeshire -12 18 £38,750 - 2
Hertfordshire -17 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Essex -21 2 £50,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 67 (100.00%) .NET
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (97.01%) SQL Server
2 65 (97.01%) C#
3 61 (91.04%) MCTS
4 58 (86.57%) NUnit
4 58 (86.57%) MCP
5 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (80.60%) TDD
7 50 (74.63%) MCAD
8 47 (70.15%) Scrum
8 47 (70.15%) Kanban
8 47 (70.15%) Rhino Mocks
8 47 (70.15%) Moq
9 41 (61.19%) ASP.NET
10 35 (52.24%) Windows
11 33 (49.25%) MVC
11 33 (49.25%) MSTest
11 33 (49.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (44.78%) WCF
13 28 (41.79%) WPF
13 28 (41.79%) BDD
13 28 (41.79%) WinForms
14 26 (38.81%) MVVM
14 26 (38.81%) Razor View Engine
14 26 (38.81%) Castle Windsor
14 26 (38.81%) Ninject
14 26 (38.81%) Web Application Development
14 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (38.81%) Dependency Injection

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Mingle
2 6 (8.96%) MS Project
2 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (97.01%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.45%) RavenDB
3 7 (10.45%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (86.57%) NUnit
2 47 (70.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 47 (70.15%) Moq
3 33 (49.25%) MSTest
4 11 (16.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (10.45%) TeamCity
5 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
7 2 (2.99%) NCover
7 2 (2.99%) FxCop
General
1 21 (31.34%) Music Industry
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (95.52%) Developer
2 35 (52.24%) .NET Developer
3 28 (41.79%) C# Developer
4 25 (37.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Programmer
5 7 (10.45%) .NET Programmer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Programmer
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (2.99%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.49%) FoxPro Developer
8 1 (1.49%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.49%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (100.00%) .NET
2 41 (61.19%) ASP.NET
3 33 (49.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (44.78%) WCF
5 28 (41.79%) WPF
5 28 (41.79%) WinForms
6 26 (38.81%) Razor View Engine
6 26 (38.81%) Castle Windsor
6 26 (38.81%) Ninject
6 26 (38.81%) Spring.NET
6 26 (38.81%) Unity DI Container
6 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 21 (31.34%) NHibernate
8 16 (23.88%) Web Services
9 9 (13.43%) XML
10 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (10.45%) HTML
11 7 (10.45%) CSS
11 7 (10.45%) RESTful
11 7 (10.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.81%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (11.94%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (83.58%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (80.60%) TDD
3 47 (70.15%) Scrum
3 47 (70.15%) Kanban
4 33 (49.25%) MVC
5 28 (41.79%) BDD
6 26 (38.81%) MVVM
6 26 (38.81%) Web Application Development
6 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (38.81%) Dependency Injection
7 21 (31.34%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
9 8 (11.94%) SOA
10 7 (10.45%) OOP
10 7 (10.45%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.45%) CQRS
11 5 (7.46%) UML
12 2 (2.99%) CRM
12 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
13 1 (1.49%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 65 (97.01%) C#
2 22 (32.84%) VB.NET
3 21 (31.34%) VB
4 10 (14.93%) SQL
5 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (91.04%) MCTS
3 58 (86.57%) MCP
4 50 (74.63%) MCAD
5 7 (10.45%) MCSE
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) MCPD
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
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