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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 225 189 172
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 20 46 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.79% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 2.64% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 20 46 57
Average salary £48,250 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.68% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,275 £33,750 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
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
1970 1744 1980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.37% 29.94% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1407 1653
Average salary £40,000 £38,370 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Gloucestershire - 12 £45,000 -
Bristol -8 5 £52,000 -0.95%
Somerset -3 3 £39,250 -21.50%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (97.62%) C#
2 41 (97.62%) .NET
2 41 (97.62%) ASP.NET
3 38 (90.48%) MVC
4 33 (78.57%) CSS
5 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
5 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
5 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
6 29 (69.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 25 (59.52%) HTML
8 22 (52.38%) SQL
9 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (45.24%) WCF
10 19 (45.24%) jQuery
11 18 (42.86%) Windows
12 17 (40.48%) MCP
13 15 (35.71%) XML
14 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (30.95%) T-SQL
15 13 (30.95%) Scrum
15 13 (30.95%) Mentoring
16 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
17 11 (26.19%) Web Services
17 11 (26.19%) OO
17 11 (26.19%) SOA
17 11 (26.19%) RDBMS
17 11 (26.19%) Finance
17 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (26.19%) Relational Database
3 11 (26.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 8 (19.05%) NUnit
2 8 (19.05%) MSTest
2 8 (19.05%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (19.05%) Moq
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (83.33%) Developer
2 25 (59.52%) .NET Developer
3 18 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 16 (38.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 16 (38.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (35.71%) Senior Developer
6 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Team Leader
8 4 (9.52%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (9.52%) .NET Team Leader
9 2 (4.76%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Architect
10 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (2.38%) Technical Team Leader
10 1 (2.38%) Software Team Leader
10 1 (2.38%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (97.62%) .NET
1 41 (97.62%) ASP.NET
2 33 (78.57%) CSS
3 29 (69.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (59.52%) HTML
5 19 (45.24%) WCF
5 19 (45.24%) jQuery
6 15 (35.71%) XML
7 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (26.19%) Web Services
8 11 (26.19%) .NET Framework
9 8 (19.05%) WinForms
9 8 (19.05%) Ajax
9 8 (19.05%) Spring.NET
9 8 (19.05%) WPF
9 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 8 (19.05%) Castle Windsor
9 8 (19.05%) Ninject
9 8 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (19.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Inversion of Control
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) MVC
2 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Scrum
3 13 (30.95%) Mentoring
4 11 (26.19%) Coaching
4 11 (26.19%) Wealth Management
4 11 (26.19%) Release Management
4 11 (26.19%) SOA
4 11 (26.19%) OO
5 9 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 9 (21.43%) Time Management
6 8 (19.05%) Kanban
6 8 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (19.05%) MVVM
6 8 (19.05%) Web Application Development
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (19.05%) TDD
7 6 (14.29%) Line Management
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 41 (97.62%) C#
2 31 (73.81%) JavaScript
3 22 (52.38%) SQL
4 13 (30.95%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (7.14%) VB6
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (40.48%) MCP
3 8 (19.05%) MCAD
3 8 (19.05%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CCEA
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Citrix
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago