The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 39 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 4.30% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 18.58% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
104 113 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.22% 23.16% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 84 94 144
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Lancashire

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCAD
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) NUnit
1 7 (100.00%) MCTS
1 7 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (100.00%) Moq
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) Music Industry
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
3 2 (28.57%) Games

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) NUnit
1 7 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (100.00%) Moq
General
1 5 (71.43%) Music Industry
2 2 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCAD
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) Degree