The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 72
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - - 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 9
Average salary - - £25,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
343 437 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.27% 38.10% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 316 389 217
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £27,100 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCSD
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the South Wales region.

MCSD Salary Trend in South Wales

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) EPoS
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos