The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 31 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.87% 3.74% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.51% 18.18% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £52,000 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+108.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
Lancashire

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

Qualifications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 21.26% 20.56% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 12
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

MCSD
Salary Trend in Preston

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Preston

MCSD
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Ajax
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 8 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Ajax
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft