The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 67 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.16% 1.76% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 7.28% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 11
Average salary £28,625 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 151 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.04% 24.12% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 113 116 176
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCSD
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Merseyside

MCSD
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Liverpool -3 1 £28,625 -23.66%
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Ingres
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) AWK
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Ingres
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) AWK
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) XPath
1 1 (100.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle