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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 447 470 393
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 11 9 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 0.042% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.14% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 84
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +15.60%
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £51,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-21.35% +28.75%
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
5999 6656 7816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.33% 31.30% 33.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4951 6214
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,700 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Berkshire +10 3 £70,000 +40.00%
Surrey - 1 - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
3 30 (81.08%) MCSE
4 24 (64.86%) SQL Server
5 20 (54.05%) Oracle
5 20 (54.05%) LAN
5 20 (54.05%) WAN
5 20 (54.05%) Firewall
5 20 (54.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (51.35%) VMware
7 18 (48.65%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
9 14 (37.84%) Open Source
9 14 (37.84%) Requirements Management
9 14 (37.84%) Middleware
9 14 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (35.14%) Quality Management
11 12 (32.43%) MCSA
11 12 (32.43%) C#
11 12 (32.43%) .NET
12 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
12 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
12 9 (24.32%) Publishing
13 8 (21.62%) MCITP
14 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
14 7 (18.92%) ITIL
15 6 (16.22%) T-SQL

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (48.65%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) Firewall
1 20 (54.05%) LAN
1 20 (54.05%) WAN
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
3 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (64.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
3 3 (8.11%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
4 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (24.32%) Publishing
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Architect
1 18 (48.65%) Cloud Architect
1 18 (48.65%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 18 (48.65%) Solutions Architect
2 12 (32.43%) Developer
3 11 (29.73%) C# Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Azure Architect
5 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Developer
5 7 (18.92%) VMware Architect
6 6 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Systems Developer
7 5 (13.51%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Consultant
7 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
7 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Azure Consultant
8 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V Architect
8 4 (10.81%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) Middleware
2 12 (32.43%) .NET
3 5 (13.51%) WPF
4 4 (10.81%) WCF
5 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) LINQ
6 2 (5.41%) WinForms
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.70%) COM
7 1 (2.70%) CSS
7 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Open Source
1 14 (37.84%) Requirements Management
2 13 (35.14%) Quality Management
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
5 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (16.22%) SOA
6 5 (13.51%) Coaching
6 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (8.11%) DevOps
8 2 (5.41%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) TDD
9 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.70%) Logistics
9 1 (2.70%) MVC
9 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (81.08%) MCSE
3 12 (32.43%) MCSA
4 8 (21.62%) MCITP
5 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (13.51%) MCTS
5 5 (13.51%) MOS
6 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (8.11%) Degree
7 3 (8.11%) MCAD
8 1 (2.70%) HP MASE
8 1 (2.70%) MCP
8 1 (2.70%) MCPD
8 1 (2.70%) NCDA
8 1 (2.70%) VCP4
8 1 (2.70%) VCP5
8 1 (2.70%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
3 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.11%) vCloud
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) Oracle
3 19 (51.35%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
4 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
4 5 (13.51%) Sophos
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Google
6 2 (5.41%) Typemock
7 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp