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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 258 233 176
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 31 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.054% 0.40% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 1.29% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 31 75
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
2342 2394 2056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.69% 30.76% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2006 1868 1700
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015. 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
Hertfordshire -6 4 £31,000 -48.33%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) RavenDB
2 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) ATDD
4 1 (16.67%) CQRS
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) EPiServer