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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 183 186 153
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.19% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.83% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 23
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
914 965 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.27% 23.42% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 729 743 782
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 7 (53.85%) MVVM
3 7 (53.85%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) WPF
3 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
3 7 (53.85%) MCPD
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
3 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) WinForms
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) N-Tier
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.69%) IIS
7 1 (7.69%) MS Office

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
1 5 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Software Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) WinForms
2 7 (53.85%) WCF
2 7 (53.85%) WPF
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
1 8 (61.54%) SDLC
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) MVVM
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCPD
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Capita