The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 56 43 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 8 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.67% 2.48% 6.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 9.57% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 30
Average salary £52,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
144 94 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.06% 25.90% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 113 86 111
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCSD
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Ajax
2 10 (90.91%) MVC
3 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (81.82%) .NET Framework
4 8 (72.73%) jQuery
4 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
4 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) DHTML
6 2 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
6 2 (18.18%) VB6
6 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Degree

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 9 (81.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) Ajax
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Framework
3 8 (72.73%) jQuery
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) DHTML
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) MVC
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) VB6
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCAD
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix