The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 90 90
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 28 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 1.79% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.07% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 28 39
Average salary - £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
353 396 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.21% 25.35% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 292 321 497
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSD
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCPD
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) SAS
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft