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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 53 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 18 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 2.96% 0.21% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.06% 0.72% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 6
Average salary £43,000 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% -15.55%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
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
179 138 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 29.39% 28.34% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 152 121 116
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £33,927
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £22,950 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (70.97%) Visual Studio
2 22 (70.97%) Unix
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) MCSE
2 22 (70.97%) Apache
2 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 22 (70.97%) Degree
3 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 13 (41.94%) VB
4 13 (41.94%) C#
4 13 (41.94%) Drupal
4 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
5 9 (29.03%) Mobile Development
5 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
5 9 (29.03%) Java
5 9 (29.03%) IIS
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Development

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (70.97%) Apache
2 13 (41.94%) Drupal
3 9 (29.03%) IIS
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
3 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Team Leader
2 13 (41.94%) Developer
3 9 (29.03%) Development Team Leader
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Application Support Team Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
4 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Linux
1 22 (70.97%) Unix
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Mobile Development
2 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 13 (41.94%) C#
3 13 (41.94%) VB
4 9 (29.03%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (70.97%) Degree
2 22 (70.97%) MCSE
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle