The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 167 170 145
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.059% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.28% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 9
Average salary £52,500 £31,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
940 723 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.71% 21.30% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 769 578 465
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCSD
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Leeds

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 32 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 32 (100.00%) CSS
1 32 (100.00%) C#
1 32 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 32 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (100.00%) Ajax
1 32 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 27 (84.38%) WCF
2 27 (84.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (84.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 27 (84.38%) Office 365
2 27 (84.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 27 (84.38%) MCTS
2 27 (84.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (84.38%) IIS
2 27 (84.38%) BizTalk Server
2 27 (84.38%) SQL
2 27 (84.38%) T-SQL
2 27 (84.38%) HTML
2 27 (84.38%) MCP
2 27 (84.38%) MCAD
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) OOA/OOD
2 27 (84.38%) OO
2 27 (84.38%) CRM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 32 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 27 (84.38%) BizTalk Server
2 27 (84.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 27 (84.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 27 (84.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (84.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (84.38%) SQL Server
1 27 (84.38%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 32 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (84.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
1 32 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 32 (100.00%) CSS
1 32 (100.00%) Ajax
1 32 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 27 (84.38%) WCF
2 27 (84.38%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) jQuery
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) OOA/OOD
2 27 (84.38%) OO
2 27 (84.38%) CRM
3 5 (15.63%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C#
1 32 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (84.38%) SQL
2 27 (84.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) MCTS
2 27 (84.38%) MCP
2 27 (84.38%) MCAD
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft