The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 185 158 131
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 19 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.100% 0.52% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 2.11% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 63
Average salary £58,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £36,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1078 900 1100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.92% 24.44% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 915 792 915
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSD
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Manchester

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CCA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) Lync
4 1 (20.00%) VCAP
4 1 (20.00%) CCEE
4 1 (20.00%) CCAA
4 1 (20.00%) CCIA
4 1 (20.00%) vCloud
4 1 (20.00%) VCP5
4 1 (20.00%) IaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) WSDL
2 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) VCAP
3 1 (20.00%) CCEE
3 1 (20.00%) CCAA
3 1 (20.00%) CCIA
3 1 (20.00%) VCP5
3 1 (20.00%) VCDX
3 1 (20.00%) VCP4
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) CCEA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware