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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 229 211 239
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 34 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.039% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 1.91% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2 34 15
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%
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
1610 1780 2021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.33% 31.21% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1441 1633
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,712 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
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 10 December 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 -28 2 £35,000 -18.60%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) C#
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) Degree
6 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
6 9 (47.37%) .NET
6 9 (47.37%) MCSE
6 9 (47.37%) HTML
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (47.37%) CSS
7 8 (42.11%) MVC
7 8 (42.11%) CMS
7 8 (42.11%) Scrum
8 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
9 6 (31.58%) Umbraco
9 6 (31.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (31.58%) Sitecore
10 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) jQuery
11 4 (21.05%) SDLC
11 4 (21.05%) OOP
11 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
11 4 (21.05%) CRM
11 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (21.05%) Kanban
11 4 (21.05%) Content Management
11 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM

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 8 (42.11%) CMS
2 6 (31.58%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (31.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
1 9 (47.37%) Technical Leader
2 7 (36.84%) Team Leader
2 7 (36.84%) Technical Team Leader
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Programmer
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Programmer
3 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Programmer
3 4 (21.05%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
1 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) React
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
4 8 (42.11%) MVC
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) Content Management
6 4 (21.05%) CRM
6 4 (21.05%) Kanban
6 4 (21.05%) OOP
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Web Design
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.26%) OO
9 1 (5.26%) OWASP
9 1 (5.26%) Release Management
9 1 (5.26%) SOA
9 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Scala
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
3 9 (47.37%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.26%) New Relic