The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 164 109 143
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 22 84 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 2.05% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 7.78% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 22 84 26
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
907 1079 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.41% 26.30% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 749 915 711
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
North West

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 18 April 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton -13 13 £40,000 -
Oldham - 5 £32,500 -
Wigan +13 4 £25,000 -28.57%
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (100.00%) C#
1 40 (100.00%) .NET
1 40 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (97.50%) MVC
2 39 (97.50%) MCP
2 39 (97.50%) MCAD
2 39 (97.50%) TDD
2 39 (97.50%) MCTS
2 39 (97.50%) WCF
2 39 (97.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 39 (97.50%) Razor View Engine
2 39 (97.50%) Web Application Development
2 39 (97.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 35 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (87.50%) BDD
3 35 (87.50%) SQL Server
4 31 (77.50%) CQRS
4 31 (77.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 8 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (20.00%) Moq
5 8 (20.00%) Kanban
5 8 (20.00%) NUnit
5 8 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Internet
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Games
7 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (10.00%) MSTest

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 35 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (20.00%) Moq
1 8 (20.00%) NUnit
2 4 (10.00%) MSTest
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 39 (97.50%) Developer
1 39 (97.50%) .NET Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Junior
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate
2 4 (10.00%) Junior Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Junior .NET Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (100.00%) .NET
1 40 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 39 (97.50%) WCF
2 39 (97.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 39 (97.50%) Razor View Engine
2 39 (97.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
3 4 (10.00%) Ninject
3 4 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (10.00%) WinForms
3 4 (10.00%) Spring.NET
3 4 (10.00%) WPF
3 4 (10.00%) NHibernate
3 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) MVC
1 39 (97.50%) TDD
1 39 (97.50%) Web Application Development
2 35 (87.50%) BDD
3 31 (77.50%) CQRS
3 31 (77.50%) Domain-Driven Design
4 8 (20.00%) Kanban
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (10.00%) MVVM
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (97.50%) MCP
2 39 (97.50%) MCAD
2 39 (97.50%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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