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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 81 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 2.36% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 8.05% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 26 16
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
268 323 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.02% 29.34% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 199 251 209
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 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
Basildon -9 2 £50,000 -
MCSD
East of England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCAD
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) WinForms
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Kanban
2 5 (83.33%) Spring.NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (83.33%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (83.33%) MSTest
2 5 (83.33%) MVVM
2 5 (83.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (83.33%) Moq
2 5 (83.33%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (83.33%) Ninject

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) NUnit
1 5 (83.33%) MSTest
1 5 (83.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (83.33%) Moq
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) FoxPro Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) WinForms
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) Spring.NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (83.33%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (83.33%) Ninject
2 5 (83.33%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (83.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) MVC
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) Kanban
1 5 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
1 5 (83.33%) MVVM
1 5 (83.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCAD
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft