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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / South West
Rank 223 202 227
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.081% 0.67% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 2.07% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 37 26
Median salary £35,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% -4.44%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -17.30%

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
1527 1784 1844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.75% 32.54% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1196 1468 1502
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -26 2 £35,000 -18.60%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) MVC
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (50.00%) CSS
5 6 (50.00%) .NET
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (41.67%) MCSE
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) SDLC
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (25.00%) XML
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) SOA
8 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (25.00%) Content Management
8 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (25.00%) CMS
8 3 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (25.00%) Web Design
8 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (25.00%) Relational Database

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) WCF
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) React
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Content Management
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) Release Management
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Wealth Management
4 3 (25.00%) Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore