The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 11 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 Leicester region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 69 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.35% 1.13% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 4.12% 9.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 14
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 97 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 19.26% 27.32% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 96 74 112
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
MCSD
Leicestershire

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MCSD
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Leicester

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) COBIT
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) C#

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT