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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 417 294 177
Rank change year-on-year
-123 -117
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 19 127 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.61% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 1.95% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19 126 326
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,025 £34,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £49,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
6949 6521 7173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.51% 31.51% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5407 5019 5914
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Hampshire -13 4 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -33 3 £65,000 +85.71% 2
West Sussex -8 2 £29,025 -3.25% 1
Surrey -29 1 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Kent -36 1 £65,000 +62.50%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 18 (64.29%) C#
4 17 (60.71%) .NET
5 13 (46.43%) SharePoint
6 11 (39.29%) Windows
6 11 (39.29%) MCSE
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
8 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
9 8 (28.57%) MCPD
9 8 (28.57%) MCP
9 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
12 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
12 5 (17.86%) NUnit
12 5 (17.86%) Web Services
12 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
12 5 (17.86%) SQL
13 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
13 4 (14.29%) MS Office
13 4 (14.29%) Solaris
13 4 (14.29%) MCDBA
13 4 (14.29%) CCA
13 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (14.29%) MCTS
13 4 (14.29%) Degree
13 4 (14.29%) TDD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (10.71%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (7.14%) IIS
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.57%) Apache
6 1 (3.57%) SAS
6 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.57%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) InfoPath
3 2 (7.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
2 2 (7.14%) DHCP
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) RavenDB
3 2 (7.14%) Neo4j
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
1 5 (17.86%) NUnit
2 3 (10.71%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Billing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Consultant
3 8 (28.57%) SharePoint Consultant
4 7 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Architect
6 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Programmer
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Design Authority
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Designer
8 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.71%) WPF
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
5 2 (7.14%) LINQ
5 2 (7.14%) CAML
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (7.14%) WCF
5 2 (7.14%) XSLT
5 2 (7.14%) WinForms
5 2 (7.14%) Ajax
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Solaris
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) AIX
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) UML
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Content Management
5 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (39.29%) MCSE
3 8 (28.57%) MCP
3 8 (28.57%) MCPD
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) MCDBA
4 4 (14.29%) CCA
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (14.29%) MCTS
5 3 (10.71%) MCITP
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.71%) CCEA
5 3 (10.71%) MCAD
6 2 (7.14%) HND
6 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) VCP4
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Lotus
3 2 (7.14%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) TOWER Software
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