The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 87 78
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 1.99% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.34% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 25 17
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
241 468 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.13% 37.23% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 207 379 262
Average salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £26,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCSD
Salary Trend in Kent

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Kent

MCSD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CCEA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Design Authority
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CCEA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware