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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 62 63
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 3.22% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category - 11.25% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 35 16
Average salary - £40,000 £35,000
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
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
301 311 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.25% 28.64% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 254 284 201
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
1 2 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (100.00%) Moq

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (100.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Spring.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Castle Windsor
1 2 (100.00%) Ninject
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OOD
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS