The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 155 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.083% 0.24% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.75% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 11
Average salary £31,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
786 796 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.64% 32.17% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 674 677 494
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Stevenage - 2 £31,000 -
MCSD
East of England

MCSD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Agile .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OWASP
2 1 (33.33%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft