The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 163 144 140
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.060% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 2.06% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 15
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
MCSD
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
844 778 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.30% 24.36% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 566 493 628
Average salary £41,750 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCSD
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Scotland

MCSD
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Aberdeen +11 2 £39,000 -2.50%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) COBIT
1 3 (100.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) CITP
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) UX Design
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Development Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Development Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Application Development Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) UX Design
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) COBIT