The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 53 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 23 0 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.13% - 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.85% - 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 0 28
Average salary £32,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
260 141 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 35.42% 24.82% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 214 119 178
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the North East

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the North East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the North East

MCSD
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear - 23 £32,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 33 (100.00%) C#
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (81.82%) SQL
3 19 (57.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (57.58%) CSS
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (57.58%) .NET
4 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 18 (54.55%) Ajax
5 17 (51.52%) Degree
6 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
6 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
7 15 (45.45%) MCPD
7 15 (45.45%) Scrum
8 14 (42.42%) Automotive
8 14 (42.42%) Manufacturing
8 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
8 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
8 14 (42.42%) HTML
9 13 (39.39%) IIS
10 12 (36.36%) MCP
10 12 (36.36%) Windows
10 12 (36.36%) MCTS
10 12 (36.36%) WCF
10 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (33.33%) Office 365
11 11 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (39.39%) IIS
3 11 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (42.42%) Automotive
1 14 (42.42%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 15 (45.45%) Software Developer
3 11 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) .NET
1 19 (57.58%) ASP.NET
1 19 (57.58%) CSS
2 18 (54.55%) Ajax
3 16 (48.48%) .NET Framework
4 14 (42.42%) HTML
5 12 (36.36%) WCF
6 6 (18.18%) jQuery
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.06%) DHTML
8 1 (3.03%) HTML5
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Blog
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Scrum
3 11 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 11 (33.33%) OO
3 11 (33.33%) CRM
4 8 (24.24%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Test Management
7 2 (6.06%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Data Management
8 1 (3.03%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.03%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C#
2 27 (81.82%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VB
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.06%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (51.52%) Degree
3 15 (45.45%) MCPD
4 12 (36.36%) MCTS
4 12 (36.36%) MCP
5 11 (33.33%) MCAD
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix