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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 214 243 212
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 21 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.15% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.51% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 17
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +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
1651 1760 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.78% 29.77% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1379 1191
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
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 23 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 15 £40,500 -
Bristol +26 6 £45,000 -40.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (52.63%) C#
4 19 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 19 (50.00%) MCSE
4 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) Degree
5 15 (39.47%) PHP
6 14 (36.84%) .NET
7 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
7 13 (34.21%) Apache
7 13 (34.21%) ITIL
8 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 12 (31.58%) CSS
8 12 (31.58%) HTML
8 12 (31.58%) CMS
8 12 (31.58%) Scrum
9 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
9 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
10 9 (23.68%) SQL
11 8 (21.05%) VB
11 8 (21.05%) Unix
11 8 (21.05%) Windows
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 8 (21.05%) CRM
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (21.05%) Drupal
11 8 (21.05%) Umbraco
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS

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 13 (34.21%) Apache
2 12 (31.58%) CMS
3 8 (21.05%) Drupal
3 8 (21.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (21.05%) Umbraco
4 5 (13.16%) IIS
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 17 (44.74%) Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Technical Leader
3 11 (28.95%) Technical Team Leader
4 9 (23.68%) C# Developer
5 8 (21.05%) .NET Developer
5 8 (21.05%) Development Team Leader
6 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
7 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) .NET Programmer
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Programmer
8 5 (13.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) C# Programmer
8 5 (13.16%) Programmer
9 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 12 (31.58%) CSS
2 12 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) jQuery
4 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
1 8 (21.05%) Unix
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
4 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
6 7 (18.42%) MVC
7 6 (15.79%) Content Management
7 6 (15.79%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) OOP
8 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) Mobile Development
9 4 (10.53%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) Web Design
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (7.89%) Web Development
11 2 (5.26%) BDD
11 2 (5.26%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) PHP
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) VB
5 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
6 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (50.00%) Degree
2 19 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.26%) New Relic