The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 73 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.15% - 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% - 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Average salary £42,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 250 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 22.22% 36.55% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 119 230 111
Average salary £32,853 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.13% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,060 £25,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MCSD
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Somerset

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) RAD
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) TickIT
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 3 (37.50%) MCAD
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) MCTS
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Spring.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (37.50%) MSTest
4 3 (37.50%) MVVM
4 3 (37.50%) Rhino Mocks

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 (62.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) NUnit
2 3 (37.50%) MSTest
2 3 (37.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (37.50%) Moq
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Team Leader
1 5 (62.50%) Development Team Leader
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) Spring.NET
3 3 (37.50%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (37.50%) Ninject
3 3 (37.50%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
1 5 (62.50%) RAD
1 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (37.50%) MVVM
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCTS
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 3 (37.50%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) TickIT
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
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