The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 80 82 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 1 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.11% 0.14% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.53% 12.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 33
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCSD
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
202 187 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 22.93% 26.64% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 178 165 223
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Leicestershire

MCSD
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +1 1 £40,000 +14.28%
MCSD
East Midlands

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) COBIT
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) ERP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) OCP
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (25.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Applications Architect
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) OCP
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) COBIT
1 2 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco