The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 82 64
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 2 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 0.18% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.75% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 27
Average salary - £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
MCSD
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
314 266 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.02% 24.52% 30.88%
Number of salaries quoted 243 187 262
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSD
Salary Trend in Essex

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Essex

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 (100.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (100.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) EPiServer