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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 442 357 221
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -136
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 12 96 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.056% 0.40% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 1.23% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 12 90 265
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 £29,025 £34,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £50,000 £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
6721 7822 7498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.20% 32.66% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5069 6138 5968
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Hampshire +1 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Sussex +5 2 £29,025 -7.12%
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Berkshire -26 1 £50,000 +42.85%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) C#
2 16 (69.57%) .NET
3 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
5 10 (43.48%) MCSE
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (34.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) NUnit
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) MCP
8 6 (26.09%) MCPD
9 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
9 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
9 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) TDD
10 4 (17.39%) MCDBA
10 4 (17.39%) HTML
10 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 4 (17.39%) MCTS
10 4 (17.39%) MSTest
11 3 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (13.04%) Mingle
11 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (13.04%) CQRS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (39.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (34.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (13.04%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Mingle
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) RavenDB
2 3 (13.04%) Neo4j
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) NUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) MSTest
4 3 (13.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Consultant
3 7 (30.43%) SharePoint Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Programmer
6 3 (13.04%) Architect
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Programmer
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Design Authority
6 3 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (8.70%) Designer
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Junior
8 1 (4.35%) Graduate
8 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 3 (13.04%) WPF
5 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
5 3 (13.04%) RESTful
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (8.70%) LINQ
6 2 (8.70%) CAML
6 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET
6 2 (8.70%) XSLT
6 2 (8.70%) WinForms
6 2 (8.70%) Ajax
6 2 (8.70%) WCF
7 1 (4.35%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) AIX
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) CentOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) OOP
4 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) CQRS
5 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) UML
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (43.48%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) MCP
3 6 (26.09%) MCPD
4 4 (17.39%) MCTS
4 4 (17.39%) MCDBA
5 3 (13.04%) CCA
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (13.04%) CCEA
5 3 (13.04%) MCAD
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
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