The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 131 117
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.93% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.30% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 25 32
Average salary - £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
798 757 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.78% 28.08% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 616 607 598
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
East of England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
1 18 (100.00%) MCTS
1 18 (100.00%) RESTful
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 17 (94.44%) BDD
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) NUnit
3 11 (61.11%) Silverlight
3 11 (61.11%) Unit Testing
3 11 (61.11%) MCSE
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 11 (61.11%) Web Services
3 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (61.11%) Mingle
3 11 (61.11%) Node.js
3 11 (61.11%) Neo4j
3 11 (61.11%) KnockoutJS
3 11 (61.11%) CQRS
3 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (61.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) Neo4j
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) NUnit
1 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
1 11 (61.11%) TeamCity
1 11 (61.11%) Git (software)
1 11 (61.11%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Senior Developer
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) RESTful
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 11 (61.11%) Silverlight
2 11 (61.11%) CSS
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
2 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (61.11%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
1 11 (61.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
2 17 (94.44%) BDD
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
3 11 (61.11%) Unit Testing
3 11 (61.11%) CQRS
4 10 (55.56%) System Testing
4 10 (55.56%) UML
4 10 (55.56%) OO
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Kanban
5 7 (38.89%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (38.89%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MCTS
2 11 (61.11%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 7 (38.89%) MCP
4 7 (38.89%) MCAD
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft