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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 433 212 182
Rank change year-on-year
-221 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 259 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.057% 1.18% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 3.60% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 259 318
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
7575 7201 7945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.49% 32.73% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5810 5792 6820
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £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 31 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 31 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
Berkshire -58 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -45 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Hampshire -21 2 £35,000 +12.00%
Surrey -84 1 £80,000 +100.00%
Middlesex - 1 £70,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (87.38%) C#
2 90 (87.38%) .NET
3 84 (81.55%) SQL Server
4 78 (75.73%) MCP
5 69 (66.99%) MCAD
6 64 (62.14%) NUnit
7 62 (60.19%) MCTS
8 59 (57.28%) ASP.NET
9 57 (55.34%) WCF
10 52 (50.49%) MVC
11 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (46.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 48 (46.60%) TDD
13 46 (44.66%) SQL Server 2012
14 44 (42.72%) Rhino Mocks
14 44 (42.72%) Scrum
15 39 (37.86%) WPF
15 39 (37.86%) Web Application Development
16 36 (34.95%) Castle Windsor
16 36 (34.95%) LINQ
17 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
18 33 (32.04%) Windows
18 33 (32.04%) NHibernate
19 31 (30.10%) Ajax
19 31 (30.10%) Razor View Engine
20 30 (29.13%) Internet
21 29 (28.16%) Games
22 25 (24.27%) Subversion
22 25 (24.27%) MonoRail

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.91%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.94%) Site Server
4 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.91%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.13%) Internet
2 10 (9.71%) SAN
3 6 (5.83%) LDAP
4 3 (2.91%) DNS
4 3 (2.91%) Extranet
4 3 (2.91%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (81.55%) SQL Server
2 46 (44.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.91%) QlikView
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 64 (62.14%) NUnit
2 44 (42.72%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (24.27%) Subversion
4 19 (18.45%) Moq
5 15 (14.56%) Visual Studio
6 11 (10.68%) MSTest
7 6 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (28.16%) Games
2 1 (0.97%) Legal
2 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (66.99%) Developer
2 53 (51.46%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.62%) Team Leader
4 12 (11.65%) Development Team Leader
5 10 (9.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (9.71%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (8.74%) Software Team Leader
6 9 (8.74%) Software Development Team Leader
7 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) .NET Team Leader
11 3 (2.91%) Consultant
12 2 (1.94%) SQL Developer
12 2 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (1.94%) Administrator
12 2 (1.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (87.38%) .NET
2 59 (57.28%) ASP.NET
3 57 (55.34%) WCF
4 49 (47.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (46.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 39 (37.86%) WPF
7 36 (34.95%) Castle Windsor
7 36 (34.95%) LINQ
8 33 (32.04%) NHibernate
9 31 (30.10%) Ajax
9 31 (30.10%) Razor View Engine
10 25 (24.27%) MonoRail
11 13 (12.62%) .NET Framework
12 11 (10.68%) Spring.NET
12 11 (10.68%) Ninject
12 11 (10.68%) Unity DI Container
12 11 (10.68%) WinForms
13 10 (9.71%) Web Services
14 9 (8.74%) HTML
15 6 (5.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (4.85%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.91%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) Firmware
4 1 (0.97%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.04%) Windows
2 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.94%) Solaris
2 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.49%) MVC
2 48 (46.60%) TDD
3 44 (42.72%) Scrum
4 39 (37.86%) Web Application Development
5 25 (24.27%) E-Commerce
6 20 (19.42%) Unit Testing
6 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (18.45%) Kanban
8 16 (15.53%) OO
9 13 (12.62%) ITIL
9 13 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (11.65%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (11.65%) BDD
11 11 (10.68%) MVVM
11 11 (10.68%) Dependency Injection
11 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.74%) OOD
12 9 (8.74%) OOP
13 7 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (5.83%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 90 (87.38%) C#
2 22 (21.36%) SQL
3 7 (6.80%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.83%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (75.73%) MCP
3 69 (66.99%) MCAD
4 62 (60.19%) MCTS
5 16 (15.53%) Degree
6 12 (11.65%) MCSE
7 10 (9.71%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (7.77%) MCDBA
9 7 (6.80%) MCSA
9 7 (6.80%) MCPD
10 6 (5.83%) MCITP
10 6 (5.83%) MOS
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.94%) CCNA
12 1 (0.97%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.91%) UAG
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) VMware
4 6 (5.83%) EMC
5 3 (2.91%) Interwoven
6 2 (1.94%) Progress
6 2 (1.94%) HP
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco
6 2 (1.94%) Sun
7 1 (0.97%) Facebook
7 1 (0.97%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
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