The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Kent region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 84 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 25 20 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.97% 1.66% 5.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 6.69% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 42
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
463 299 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 36.49% 24.83% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 381 267 200
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,390 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
South East

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Kent

MCSD
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -26 11 £40,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -14 10 £45,000 +5.88%
West Malling - 2 £60,000 -
Rochester - 2 £35,000 -
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 76 (100.00%) .NET
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 76 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 76 (100.00%) MCP
1 76 (100.00%) MCAD
1 76 (100.00%) C#
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 76 (100.00%) MVC
1 76 (100.00%) MCTS
1 76 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 69 (90.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 69 (90.79%) TDD
3 65 (85.53%) NUnit
3 65 (85.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 63 (82.89%) Scrum
5 48 (63.16%) Kanban
6 46 (60.53%) Moq
7 44 (57.89%) Web Application Development
8 42 (55.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (55.26%) Castle Windsor
8 42 (55.26%) NHibernate
8 42 (55.26%) OO
9 38 (50.00%) LINQ
10 32 (42.11%) WPF
11 27 (35.53%) Dependency Injection
12 25 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (32.89%) Ninject
12 25 (32.89%) BDD
12 25 (32.89%) WinForms
12 25 (32.89%) Windows

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.63%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (55.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (85.53%) NUnit
1 65 (85.53%) Rhino Mocks
2 46 (60.53%) Moq
3 23 (30.26%) MSTest
4 19 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.21%) Advertising
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (60.53%) Developer
1 46 (60.53%) .NET Developer
2 7 (9.21%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (100.00%) .NET
1 76 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 76 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 69 (90.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 42 (55.26%) Castle Windsor
3 42 (55.26%) NHibernate
4 38 (50.00%) LINQ
5 32 (42.11%) WPF
6 25 (32.89%) Ninject
6 25 (32.89%) WinForms
7 23 (30.26%) Spring.NET
7 23 (30.26%) Unity DI Container
8 21 (27.63%) WCF
9 19 (25.00%) MonoRail
9 19 (25.00%) Ajax
9 19 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.63%) RESTful
10 2 (2.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Inversion of Control
2 15 (19.74%) Social Network
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (100.00%) MVC
2 69 (90.79%) TDD
3 63 (82.89%) Scrum
4 48 (63.16%) Kanban
5 44 (57.89%) Web Application Development
6 42 (55.26%) OO
7 27 (35.53%) Dependency Injection
8 25 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (32.89%) BDD
9 23 (30.26%) OOP
9 23 (30.26%) OOA/OOD
9 23 (30.26%) OOD
9 23 (30.26%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (30.26%) MVVM
10 2 (2.63%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) VB
2 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) MCP
1 76 (100.00%) MCAD
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 76 (100.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) Facebook
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) Google