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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 427 236 209
Rank change year-on-year
-191 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 212 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.059% 1.00% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 3.15% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12 208 285
Average salary £55,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £50,000 £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
7324 6722 7779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 31.82% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 5436 6645
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 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 19 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
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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 -45 5 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Berkshire -31 3 £35,000 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £41,500 - 1
Oxfordshire -21 1 - - 1
Hampshire -28 1 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Middlesex - 1 £70,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (77.94%) SQL Server
3 52 (76.47%) .NET
3 52 (76.47%) C#
4 41 (60.29%) MCP
5 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (52.94%) WCF
7 35 (51.47%) MCAD
8 34 (50.00%) NUnit
9 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
10 29 (42.65%) MCTS
11 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
12 26 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
14 24 (35.29%) WPF
15 23 (33.82%) Windows
16 22 (32.35%) MVC
17 20 (29.41%) SQL
18 19 (27.94%) TDD
18 19 (27.94%) Ajax
18 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (26.47%) Rhino Mocks
19 18 (26.47%) LINQ
19 18 (26.47%) Scrum
20 16 (23.53%) Unit Testing
20 16 (23.53%) Degree
20 16 (23.53%) Castle Windsor
20 16 (23.53%) Web Application Development
21 15 (22.06%) NHibernate

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.41%) IIS
2 3 (4.41%) Site Server
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (4.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.35%) MS Office
4 3 (4.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) Internet
2 7 (10.29%) SAN
3 6 (8.82%) LDAP
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (77.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (38.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.41%) QlikView
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (50.00%) NUnit
2 18 (26.47%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (20.59%) Visual Studio
4 13 (19.12%) Subversion
5 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (7.35%) Moq
7 3 (4.41%) MSTest
General
1 14 (20.59%) Games
2 3 (4.41%) Billing
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (57.35%) Developer
2 29 (42.65%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Team Leader
4 11 (16.18%) Development Team Leader
5 8 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.76%) Software Development Team Leader
5 8 (11.76%) Software Team Leader
5 8 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.35%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.41%) Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (76.47%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) WCF
3 25 (36.76%) ASP.NET
4 24 (35.29%) WPF
5 19 (27.94%) Ajax
5 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (27.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 18 (26.47%) LINQ
7 16 (23.53%) Castle Windsor
8 15 (22.06%) NHibernate
9 14 (20.59%) Razor View Engine
10 13 (19.12%) MonoRail
11 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
11 9 (13.24%) HTML
12 7 (10.29%) Web Services
13 6 (8.82%) XML
13 6 (8.82%) WSDL
13 6 (8.82%) CSS
13 6 (8.82%) HTML5
13 6 (8.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.41%) Replication
2 3 (4.41%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Clustering
3 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) Solaris
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) MVC
3 19 (27.94%) TDD
4 18 (26.47%) Scrum
5 16 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 16 (23.53%) Web Application Development
6 13 (19.12%) ITIL
6 13 (19.12%) E-Commerce
7 12 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 10 (14.71%) Line Management
9 7 (10.29%) OO
9 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.82%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (7.35%) Project Management
11 5 (7.35%) Kanban
12 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
12 4 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (4.41%) OOP
13 3 (4.41%) OOD
13 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (76.47%) C#
2 20 (29.41%) SQL
3 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.82%) VB.NET
3 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.41%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (60.29%) MCP
3 35 (51.47%) MCAD
4 29 (42.65%) MCTS
5 16 (23.53%) Degree
6 13 (19.12%) MCSE
7 10 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (13.24%) MCPD
9 8 (11.76%) MCDBA
10 6 (8.82%) MCSA
10 6 (8.82%) MCITP
11 3 (4.41%) MOS
11 3 (4.41%) CCNA
11 3 (4.41%) CCA
11 3 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.94%) HND
13 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco
4 3 (4.41%) TOWER Software
4 3 (4.41%) Sun
4 3 (4.41%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) EMC
5 2 (2.94%) Cognos
5 2 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) Progress
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
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