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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 74 64
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 1.79% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.76% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 19 14
Average salary - £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
386 330 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 34.87% 31.10% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 336 298 157
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) MCP
1 18 (100.00%) MCAD
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
1 18 (100.00%) MCTS
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (94.44%) Kanban
2 17 (94.44%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (94.44%) Moq
2 17 (94.44%) Scrum
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) NUnit
2 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 10 (55.56%) WPF
4 9 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (50.00%) MSTest
4 9 (50.00%) MVVM
4 9 (50.00%) Spring.NET
4 9 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
4 9 (50.00%) Ninject
4 9 (50.00%) WinForms
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) OOP
4 9 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (50.00%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Rhino Mocks
1 17 (94.44%) Moq
1 17 (94.44%) NUnit
2 9 (50.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 10 (55.56%) WPF
4 9 (50.00%) Spring.NET
4 9 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
4 9 (50.00%) Ninject
4 9 (50.00%) WinForms
4 9 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (44.44%) LINQ
5 8 (44.44%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
2 17 (94.44%) Kanban
2 17 (94.44%) Scrum
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (50.00%) MVVM
3 9 (50.00%) OOP
3 9 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 9 (50.00%) OO
3 9 (50.00%) OOD
3 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (44.44%) Web Application Development
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) MCP
1 18 (100.00%) MCAD
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Facebook
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