The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 45 53
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich - 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.28% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £35,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.73%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
Suffolk

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

Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
72 78 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 29.03% 26.17% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58 71 119
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

MCSD
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Ipswich

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) MCTS
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) MS Project
3 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (42.86%) UML
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) CruiseControl
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) NCover

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Project
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) CruiseControl
2 2 (28.57%) NCover
2 2 (28.57%) FxCop
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) C# Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCTS
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) MCPD
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle