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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 87 87 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.37% 0.35% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.33% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 7
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
345 300 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 31.91% 26.34% 31.85%
Number of salaries quoted 302 269 248
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in South Wales

MCSD
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 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
(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
Caerphilly +10 2 £70,000 +55.55%
Newport - 1 £40,000 -
Torfaen - 1 £40,000 -
MCSD
Wales

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Site Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Sales Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) XHTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (33.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Solaris
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco