The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 435 209 179
Rank change year-on-year
-226 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 16 259 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 1.17% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 3.57% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 259 327
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £52,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7653 7248 7951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.71% 32.73% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5917 5830 6835
Average salary £42,750 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Buckinghamshire -37 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Berkshire -53 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hampshire -12 2 £35,000 +12.00%
West Sussex -16 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Surrey -81 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (89.91%) C#
2 98 (89.91%) .NET
3 90 (82.57%) SQL Server
4 86 (78.90%) MCP
5 77 (70.64%) MCAD
6 70 (64.22%) NUnit
6 70 (64.22%) MCTS
7 67 (61.47%) ASP.NET
8 62 (56.88%) WCF
9 60 (55.05%) MVC
10 57 (52.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (50.46%) TDD
11 55 (50.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 51 (46.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 50 (45.87%) Scrum
13 50 (45.87%) Rhino Mocks
14 45 (41.28%) Web Application Development
15 42 (38.53%) WPF
16 41 (37.61%) Castle Windsor
17 40 (36.70%) LINQ
18 37 (33.94%) NHibernate
19 36 (33.03%) Razor View Engine
20 34 (31.19%) Ajax
21 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
21 33 (30.28%) Windows
22 32 (29.36%) Internet
22 32 (29.36%) Games
23 28 (25.69%) Subversion
23 28 (25.69%) MonoRail

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.75%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.75%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.36%) Internet
2 10 (9.17%) SAN
3 6 (5.50%) LDAP
4 3 (2.75%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.75%) DNS
4 3 (2.75%) Extranet
5 2 (1.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (82.57%) SQL Server
2 51 (46.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.75%) QlikView
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 70 (64.22%) NUnit
2 50 (45.87%) Rhino Mocks
3 28 (25.69%) Subversion
4 22 (20.18%) Moq
5 15 (13.76%) Visual Studio
6 13 (11.93%) MSTest
7 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (29.36%) Games
2 2 (1.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (68.81%) Developer
2 59 (54.13%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.93%) Team Leader
4 12 (11.01%) Development Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.17%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (9.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Software Development Team Leader
6 9 (8.26%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (6.42%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.67%) .NET Team Leader
11 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Consultant
11 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Administrator
11 2 (1.83%) SQL Developer
11 2 (1.83%) Administrator
11 2 (1.83%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (89.91%) .NET
2 67 (61.47%) ASP.NET
3 62 (56.88%) WCF
4 57 (52.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (50.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 42 (38.53%) WPF
7 41 (37.61%) Castle Windsor
8 40 (36.70%) LINQ
9 37 (33.94%) NHibernate
10 36 (33.03%) Razor View Engine
11 34 (31.19%) Ajax
12 28 (25.69%) MonoRail
13 13 (11.93%) WinForms
13 13 (11.93%) .NET Framework
13 13 (11.93%) Unity DI Container
13 13 (11.93%) Ninject
13 13 (11.93%) Spring.NET
14 9 (8.26%) Web Services
14 9 (8.26%) HTML
15 6 (5.50%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.75%) Replication
3 1 (0.92%) Clustering
3 1 (0.92%) Social Network
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Windows
2 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (55.05%) MVC
2 55 (50.46%) TDD
3 50 (45.87%) Scrum
4 45 (41.28%) Web Application Development
5 27 (24.77%) E-Commerce
6 22 (20.18%) Kanban
7 20 (18.35%) Unit Testing
7 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (17.43%) OO
9 14 (12.84%) BDD
9 14 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (11.93%) OOA/OOD
10 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.93%) Dependency Injection
10 13 (11.93%) MVVM
11 11 (10.09%) ITIL
12 10 (9.17%) OOP
12 10 (9.17%) OOD
13 7 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (5.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 98 (89.91%) C#
2 22 (20.18%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (78.90%) MCP
3 77 (70.64%) MCAD
4 70 (64.22%) MCTS
5 16 (14.68%) Degree
6 10 (9.17%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (9.17%) MCSE
7 8 (7.34%) MCDBA
8 7 (6.42%) MCPD
8 7 (6.42%) MCSA
9 6 (5.50%) MOS
9 6 (5.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.75%) UAG
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) Oracle
2 7 (6.42%) VMware
3 6 (5.50%) EMC
4 3 (2.75%) Interwoven
5 2 (1.83%) Facebook
5 2 (1.83%) Progress
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix
6 1 (0.92%) LexisNexis
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