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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 204 164 175
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 30 44 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.86% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 2.91% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23 44 48
Average salary £41,000 £39,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.14% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1666 1511 2170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.14% 29.66% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1282 1919
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Bristol +9 19 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Dorset -10 9 £41,000 +17.14%
Somerset -22 2 £39,500 -21.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (96.43%) .NET
2 54 (96.43%) ASP.NET
3 49 (87.50%) MVC
4 47 (83.93%) C#
5 46 (82.14%) SQL Server
6 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
7 43 (76.79%) MCP
8 41 (73.21%) Windows
9 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (60.71%) WCF
11 32 (57.14%) Scrum
12 30 (53.57%) WinForms
12 30 (53.57%) MCTS
12 30 (53.57%) TDD
12 30 (53.57%) NUnit
12 30 (53.57%) MCAD
12 30 (53.57%) WPF
12 30 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (53.57%) Kanban
12 30 (53.57%) Dependency Injection
12 30 (53.57%) Inversion of Control
12 30 (53.57%) MSTest
12 30 (53.57%) MVVM
12 30 (53.57%) Rhino Mocks
12 30 (53.57%) Moq
12 30 (53.57%) Spring.NET
12 30 (53.57%) Castle Windsor
12 30 (53.57%) Ninject
12 30 (53.57%) Razor View Engine

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (82.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (53.57%) NUnit
1 30 (53.57%) MSTest
1 30 (53.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 30 (53.57%) Moq
2 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.14%) Back Office
2 2 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (91.07%) Developer
2 39 (69.64%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
3 9 (16.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (1.79%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.79%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (1.79%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (96.43%) .NET
1 54 (96.43%) ASP.NET
2 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 34 (60.71%) WCF
4 30 (53.57%) WPF
4 30 (53.57%) Spring.NET
4 30 (53.57%) Castle Windsor
4 30 (53.57%) Ninject
4 30 (53.57%) Razor View Engine
4 30 (53.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 30 (53.57%) Unity DI Container
4 30 (53.57%) WinForms
5 23 (41.07%) CSS
6 15 (26.79%) HTML
7 12 (21.43%) Ajax
8 10 (17.86%) .NET Framework
9 8 (14.29%) jQuery
10 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (7.14%) Silverlight
11 4 (7.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (53.57%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (73.21%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Solaris
2 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) MVC
2 32 (57.14%) Scrum
3 30 (53.57%) TDD
3 30 (53.57%) Kanban
3 30 (53.57%) Dependency Injection
3 30 (53.57%) MVVM
3 30 (53.57%) Web Application Development
3 30 (53.57%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (16.07%) Time Management
4 9 (16.07%) Waterfall
4 9 (16.07%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.57%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
6 2 (3.57%) ITSM
6 2 (3.57%) Network Management
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (83.93%) C#
2 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.57%) VB6
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VBScript
5 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (76.79%) MCP
3 30 (53.57%) MCAD
3 30 (53.57%) MCTS
4 6 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) CITP
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) TickIT
Vendors
1 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Capita
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