The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 36 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.49% - 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.38% - 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
93 51 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.27% 28.81% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 53 31 38
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £32,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £46,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MCSD
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

MCSD
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
County Antrim - 5 - -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) COM+
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
1 5 (100.00%) Rational Rose
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) Northgate

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (100.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Rational Rose
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) COM+
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) JSON
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Web Development
1 5 (100.00%) Use Case
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Northgate