The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 69 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.51% 1.47% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 5.59% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 11
Average salary £39,250 £50,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.50% +26.58%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 179 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 25.68% 26.28% 33.97%
Number of salaries quoted 136 149 197
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Taunton +3 2 £38,625 -11.20%
Bath +4 1 £41,500 -17.00%
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VB6
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) XSL
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITSM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) XSL
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) XHTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) VB6
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore