The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 428 250 208
Rank change year-on-year
-178 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 189 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.060% 0.89% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 2.84% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11 184 288
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £49,100 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7222 6666 7829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 31.48% 34.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5506 5390 6673
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,976 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSD
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the South East

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the South East

MCSD
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Surrey -41 6 £75,000 +87.50%
Berkshire -33 2 £35,000 - 2
Isle of Wight - 2 £41,500 -
Oxfordshire -26 1 - - 1
Hampshire -36 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Middlesex - 1 £70,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (76.79%) SQL Server
3 41 (73.21%) C#
4 40 (71.43%) .NET
5 33 (58.93%) MCP
6 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
7 30 (53.57%) WCF
8 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (46.43%) MS Excel
9 26 (46.43%) MCAD
10 25 (44.64%) NUnit
11 21 (37.50%) MCTS
12 20 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (33.93%) WPF
14 18 (32.14%) Windows
14 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET
15 17 (30.36%) SQL
16 16 (28.57%) Ajax
17 15 (26.79%) MVC
18 13 (23.21%) TDD
18 13 (23.21%) Visual Studio
18 13 (23.21%) MCSE
18 13 (23.21%) Degree
18 13 (23.21%) LINQ
18 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
18 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 12 (21.43%) Rhino Mocks
19 12 (21.43%) Castle Windsor
19 12 (21.43%) ITIL

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 4 (7.14%) Site Server
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (10.71%) MS Office
4 3 (5.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Internet
2 6 (10.71%) LDAP
3 5 (8.93%) SAN
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (76.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.36%) QlikView
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.79%) MS Access
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) NUnit
2 13 (23.21%) Visual Studio
3 12 (21.43%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (17.86%) Subversion
5 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) MSTest
6 2 (3.57%) Moq
General
1 11 (19.64%) Games
2 3 (5.36%) Billing
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 23 (41.07%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Team Leader
4 8 (14.29%) Development Team Leader
5 7 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Software Development Team Leader
7 5 (8.93%) Software Team Leader
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.14%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Operations Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (71.43%) .NET
2 30 (53.57%) WCF
3 19 (33.93%) WPF
4 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET
5 16 (28.57%) Ajax
6 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (23.21%) LINQ
6 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 12 (21.43%) Castle Windsor
8 11 (19.64%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (17.86%) MonoRail
9 10 (17.86%) NHibernate
10 8 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 8 (14.29%) HTML
11 7 (12.50%) Web Services
12 6 (10.71%) XML
12 6 (10.71%) WSDL
12 6 (10.71%) CSS
12 6 (10.71%) HTML5
12 6 (10.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.36%) Replication
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Solaris
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) MVC
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
3 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Scrum
4 12 (21.43%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) Web Application Development
6 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.50%) Line Management
9 6 (10.71%) OO
10 5 (8.93%) Project Management
10 5 (8.93%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (5.36%) Migration
12 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
12 3 (5.36%) Software Deployment
12 3 (5.36%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (73.21%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.36%) C
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (58.93%) MCP
3 26 (46.43%) MCAD
4 21 (37.50%) MCTS
5 13 (23.21%) MCSE
5 13 (23.21%) Degree
6 8 (14.29%) MCPD
6 8 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (12.50%) MCDBA
8 6 (10.71%) MCITP
9 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (7.14%) CCNA
9 4 (7.14%) MCSA
10 3 (5.36%) CCA
10 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.57%) HND
12 1 (1.79%) MOS
12 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Sun
3 4 (7.14%) HP
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) TOWER Software
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) Cognos
5 2 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) Progress
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
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