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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 177 167 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -49
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 21 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.053% 0.53% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 2.17% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 74
Average salary £47,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,550 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
1103 967 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 29.26% 24.36% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 889 805 880
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £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 27 March 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
2 3 (60.00%) 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
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) OpenEdge
3 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
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%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) CCA
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCEA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) VCDX
3 1 (20.00%) VCP4
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
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Capita