The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 56 48
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 2.32% 2.65%
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.07% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 15
Average salary - £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 184 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.68% 32.80% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 108 159 124
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
West Midlands

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the Staffordshire region.

MCSD Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MCSD
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Tandem
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) MCP
2 5 (71.43%) MCAD
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) NUnit
2 5 (71.43%) MCTS
2 5 (71.43%) NHibernate
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (71.43%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (71.43%) MonoRail
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) MCPD
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) NUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior VB.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) NHibernate
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Castle Windsor
2 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (71.43%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
1 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCP
2 5 (71.43%) MCAD
2 5 (71.43%) MCTS
3 2 (28.57%) MCPD
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft