The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 64 36
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 5 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.85% 5.95%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.65% 19.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 30
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
114 137 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.55% 23.22% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 94 125 142
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £20,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft