The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 137 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.085% 0.39% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 1.03% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 26
Average salary £62,500 £30,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+108.33% -45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
982 876 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.61% 38.05% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 570 606 500
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSD
Salary Trend in Reading

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Reading

MCSD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCEA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCEA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware