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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 221 212 187
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 25 29 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.48% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.56% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 46
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +9.75%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
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
1918 1864 1579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.58% 31.10% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1513 1287
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 9 February 2016. 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
Somerset +9 18 £43,000 +13.15%
Bristol +6 5 £42,500 -18.26%
Devon - 2 £42,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (71.05%) Unix
2 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Linux
2 27 (71.05%) MCSE
3 25 (65.79%) SQL
4 24 (63.16%) PHP
5 22 (57.89%) Visual Studio
5 22 (57.89%) Apache
5 22 (57.89%) Degree
6 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (39.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
7 15 (39.47%) VB
7 15 (39.47%) C#
8 14 (36.84%) Oracle
8 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 13 (34.21%) Drupal
10 11 (28.95%) Java
10 11 (28.95%) SharePoint
11 9 (23.68%) IIS
11 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
11 9 (23.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
11 9 (23.68%) Mobile Development
12 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 5 (13.16%) Capita
13 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (57.89%) Apache
2 13 (34.21%) Drupal
3 11 (28.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (23.68%) IIS
4 9 (23.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (39.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Team Leader
2 15 (39.47%) Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Development Team Leader
3 9 (23.68%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Applications Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Application Support Team Leader
6 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Manager
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.26%) VB Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
1 2 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Linux
1 27 (71.05%) Unix
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Mobile Development
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) ERP
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Android Development
4 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 2 (5.26%) iOS Development
4 2 (5.26%) MVC
4 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) SQL
2 24 (63.16%) PHP
3 15 (39.47%) C#
3 15 (39.47%) VB
4 11 (28.95%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) Delphi
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (71.05%) MCSE
3 22 (57.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Capita
4 2 (5.26%) Sun