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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 63 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.20% 0.99% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 4.29% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 8
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +13.92%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
137 140 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 27.29% 23.03% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 124 113 215
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 1 £38,000 -12.64%
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITSM
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) CMS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
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%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) 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%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) C# 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%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) XSL
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) RAD
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) VB6
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore