The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 240 208 164
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 26 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.42% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.63% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 51
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £39,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1728 1592 1495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.57% 25.96% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1228 1260
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the South West

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the South West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the South West

MCSD
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Bristol -34 2 £75,000 +42.85%
Dorset 0 1 £42,500 +3.65%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 25 (100.00%) C#
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (80.00%) MVC
2 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 20 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (76.00%) T-SQL
3 19 (76.00%) WCF
3 19 (76.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (68.00%) CSS
4 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (64.00%) SOA
5 16 (64.00%) jQuery
5 16 (64.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (56.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 12 (48.00%) Visual Studio
8 11 (44.00%) Entity Framework
8 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
9 10 (40.00%) LINQ
9 10 (40.00%) HTML
9 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (36.00%) Web Services
10 9 (36.00%) OO
11 8 (32.00%) Windows
11 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
11 8 (32.00%) Finance
11 8 (32.00%) NUnit
11 8 (32.00%) XML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 8 (32.00%) IIS
2 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (64.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (32.00%) NUnit
3 7 (28.00%) Log4Net
3 7 (28.00%) Subversion
3 7 (28.00%) TeamCity
3 7 (28.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
1 19 (76.00%) .NET Developer
2 17 (68.00%) C# Developer
2 17 (68.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (56.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Senior Developer
5 8 (32.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (28.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (28.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Developer
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
8 5 (20.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (20.00%) Senior Architect
8 5 (20.00%) Architect
8 5 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (20.00%) Consultant
8 5 (20.00%) Senior SharePoint Architect
9 1 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (76.00%) WCF
3 19 (76.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (68.00%) CSS
4 17 (68.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (64.00%) jQuery
6 14 (56.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (44.00%) Entity Framework
7 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (40.00%) HTML
8 10 (40.00%) LINQ
9 9 (36.00%) Web Services
10 8 (32.00%) XML
10 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (28.00%) ELMAH
11 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
11 7 (28.00%) NHibernate
11 7 (28.00%) JSON
12 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) MVC
2 16 (64.00%) SOA
3 9 (36.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) Wealth Management
4 8 (32.00%) Release Management
4 8 (32.00%) Time Management
4 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (32.00%) Coaching
4 8 (32.00%) SDLC
5 7 (28.00%) Active Record
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Unified Process
7 1 (4.00%) RUP
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) UML
7 1 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.00%) Line Management
7 1 (4.00%) QMS
7 1 (4.00%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) C#
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 19 (76.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (28.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCAD
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) MCPD
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft