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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 437 218 210
Rank change year-on-year
-219 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 250 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 1.15% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 3.58% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 12 250 276
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
7559 6980 7863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.40% 32.12% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5738 5636 6736
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Berkshire -57 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Surrey -67 3 £80,000 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire -44 2 £52,500 +31.25%
Oxfordshire -9 1 - - 5
Hampshire -27 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 22 August 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (82.56%) C#
2 71 (82.56%) .NET
3 67 (77.91%) SQL Server
4 59 (68.60%) MCP
5 51 (59.30%) MCAD
6 50 (58.14%) NUnit
7 46 (53.49%) WCF
8 44 (51.16%) MCTS
9 40 (46.51%) ASP.NET
10 34 (39.53%) MVC
10 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
10 34 (39.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (37.21%) WPF
12 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 31 (36.05%) TDD
13 30 (34.88%) Scrum
13 30 (34.88%) Rhino Mocks
14 29 (33.72%) Windows
15 27 (31.40%) LINQ
16 25 (29.07%) Web Application Development
16 25 (29.07%) Castle Windsor
16 25 (29.07%) MS Excel
16 25 (29.07%) Ajax
17 24 (27.91%) NHibernate
18 21 (24.42%) Internet
18 21 (24.42%) SQL
19 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (23.26%) Games

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 3 (3.49%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) Site Server
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.33%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.16%) SAS
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (29.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.49%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) Internet
2 10 (11.63%) SAN
3 6 (6.98%) LDAP
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.33%) Extranet
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (77.91%) SQL Server
2 34 (39.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.49%) QlikView
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 50 (58.14%) NUnit
2 30 (34.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 19 (22.09%) Subversion
4 16 (18.60%) Visual Studio
5 11 (12.79%) Moq
6 6 (6.98%) MSTest
6 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (23.26%) Games
2 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Billing
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (62.79%) Developer
2 39 (45.35%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Team Leader
4 12 (13.95%) Development Team Leader
5 9 (10.47%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Software Development Team Leader
5 9 (10.47%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Software Team Leader
5 9 (10.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.98%) VB.NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (4.65%) .NET Team Leader
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (82.56%) .NET
2 46 (53.49%) WCF
3 40 (46.51%) ASP.NET
4 32 (37.21%) WPF
5 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (36.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 27 (31.40%) LINQ
7 25 (29.07%) Castle Windsor
7 25 (29.07%) Ajax
8 24 (27.91%) NHibernate
9 20 (23.26%) Razor View Engine
10 19 (22.09%) MonoRail
11 12 (13.95%) .NET Framework
12 9 (10.47%) Web Services
12 9 (10.47%) HTML
13 6 (6.98%) Unity DI Container
13 6 (6.98%) Ninject
13 6 (6.98%) CSS3
13 6 (6.98%) jQuery
13 6 (6.98%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
1 6 (6.98%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Solaris
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.16%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.53%) MVC
2 31 (36.05%) TDD
3 30 (34.88%) Scrum
4 25 (29.07%) Web Application Development
5 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (23.26%) Unit Testing
6 19 (22.09%) E-Commerce
7 15 (17.44%) ITIL
8 11 (12.79%) Kanban
9 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (11.63%) OO
10 9 (10.47%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (6.98%) User Stories
12 6 (6.98%) BDD
12 6 (6.98%) MVVM
12 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.98%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (6.98%) OOD
12 6 (6.98%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 71 (82.56%) C#
2 21 (24.42%) SQL
3 7 (8.14%) VB.NET
4 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (68.60%) MCP
3 51 (59.30%) MCAD
4 44 (51.16%) MCTS
5 17 (19.77%) Degree
6 14 (16.28%) MCSE
7 11 (12.79%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (9.30%) MCPD
8 8 (9.30%) MCDBA
9 7 (8.14%) MCSA
10 6 (6.98%) MCITP
10 6 (6.98%) MOS
11 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (3.49%) CCNA
12 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
12 1 (1.16%) CCA
12 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.33%) UAG
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 8 (9.30%) VMware
4 6 (6.98%) EMC
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.49%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Sun
6 2 (2.33%) Progress
6 2 (2.33%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.16%) LexisNexis
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