The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 195 183 163
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 30 37 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.69% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 1.97% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 53
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1640 1877 2159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.27% 34.88% 38.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1618 1869
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 13 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Devon - 12 £23,000 - 1
Wiltshire -7 4 £60,000 +60.00%
Somerset - 1 £42,000 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (96.00%) SQL Server
3 70 (93.33%) .NET
4 64 (85.33%) MCP
4 64 (85.33%) Microsoft
5 58 (77.33%) C#
6 57 (76.00%) Windows
6 57 (76.00%) ASP.NET
7 54 (72.00%) MCAD
7 54 (72.00%) TDD
7 54 (72.00%) MCTS
8 52 (69.33%) MVC
8 52 (69.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (69.33%) Web Application Development
8 52 (69.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 51 (68.00%) Castle Windsor
9 51 (68.00%) Rhino Mocks
9 51 (68.00%) NUnit
10 49 (65.33%) WCF
10 49 (65.33%) Razor View Engine
11 47 (62.67%) Dependency Injection
11 47 (62.67%) Kanban
11 47 (62.67%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (62.67%) Scrum
12 44 (58.67%) WPF
12 44 (58.67%) WinForms
12 44 (58.67%) Spring.NET
12 44 (58.67%) Inversion of Control
12 44 (58.67%) MSTest
12 44 (58.67%) MVVM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (12.00%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (96.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (68.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 51 (68.00%) NUnit
2 44 (58.67%) MSTest
2 44 (58.67%) Moq
3 15 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.33%) Retail
2 3 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (88.00%) Developer
2 52 (69.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 5 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
4 5 (6.67%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (5.33%) Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Delphi Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (93.33%) .NET
2 57 (76.00%) ASP.NET
3 52 (69.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 52 (69.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 51 (68.00%) Castle Windsor
5 49 (65.33%) WCF
5 49 (65.33%) Razor View Engine
6 44 (58.67%) WPF
6 44 (58.67%) WinForms
6 44 (58.67%) Spring.NET
6 44 (58.67%) Unity DI Container
6 44 (58.67%) Ninject
7 7 (9.33%) MonoRail
7 7 (9.33%) Ajax
7 7 (9.33%) NHibernate
8 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.00%) RESTful
9 2 (2.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (58.67%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 57 (76.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.00%) TDD
2 52 (69.33%) MVC
2 52 (69.33%) Web Application Development
3 47 (62.67%) Dependency Injection
3 47 (62.67%) Kanban
3 47 (62.67%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (62.67%) Scrum
4 44 (58.67%) MVVM
5 11 (14.67%) Time Management
6 9 (12.00%) ITIL
7 7 (9.33%) OO
8 5 (6.67%) RAD
8 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.33%) Network Management
9 4 (5.33%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (5.33%) Migration
9 4 (5.33%) Network Design
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (77.33%) C#
2 23 (30.67%) VB.NET
3 11 (14.67%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) Delphi
4 2 (2.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (85.33%) MCP
3 54 (72.00%) MCAD
3 54 (72.00%) MCTS
4 4 (5.33%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) TickIT
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Nagios
1 1 (1.33%) SCCM
1 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (85.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco
3 1 (1.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Dell
3 1 (1.33%) EMC
3 1 (1.33%) Citrix
3 1 (1.33%) Juniper
3 1 (1.33%) NetApp
3 1 (1.33%) VMware
3 1 (1.33%) Altiris
3 1 (1.33%) F5
3 1 (1.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.33%) LogLogic
3 1 (1.33%) Bomgar
3 1 (1.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
Bristol, Avon
Care Quality Commission
Salary: £52,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago