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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 185 155 156
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 6 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.58% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 2.48% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 29
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
970 888 919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.06% 23.44% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 759 782 777
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Bolton +5 5 £40,000 -
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) MCP
2 20 (95.24%) C#
2 20 (95.24%) .NET
2 20 (95.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET
2 20 (95.24%) WCF
2 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET MVC
2 20 (95.24%) BDD
3 18 (85.71%) Razor View Engine
3 18 (85.71%) Domain-Driven Design
3 18 (85.71%) CQRS
3 18 (85.71%) Web Application Development
3 18 (85.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 18 (85.71%) MCAD
3 18 (85.71%) MVC
3 18 (85.71%) MCTS
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (9.52%) OOD
5 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 2 (9.52%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
5 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 2 (9.52%) HTML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (95.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSTest
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (95.24%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) .NET
1 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET
1 20 (95.24%) WCF
1 20 (95.24%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (85.71%) Razor View Engine
2 18 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) LINQ
3 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (9.52%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (9.52%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) TDD
2 20 (95.24%) BDD
3 18 (85.71%) Domain-Driven Design
3 18 (85.71%) CQRS
3 18 (85.71%) Web Application Development
3 18 (85.71%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) OOD
4 2 (9.52%) UML
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) OWASP
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) MCP
3 18 (85.71%) MCAD
3 18 (85.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft