The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 58 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.20% 0.47% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 2.88% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 6
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
125 104 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.35% 16.33% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 93 84 157
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £23,057
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 December 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 - 1 £52,500 -
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Ingres
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (50.00%) AWK
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) XPath

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Ingres
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) AWK
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft