The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 65 74
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk - 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.54% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Average salary - £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
111 130 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 25.87% 23.51% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 90 122 188
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

MCSD
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Suffolk

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 7 (87.50%) MCTS
3 6 (75.00%) MS Project
4 5 (62.50%) UML
4 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (25.00%) WCF
7 2 (25.00%) WinForms
7 2 (25.00%) NUnit
7 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (25.00%) CRM
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) NCover
2 2 (25.00%) FxCop
2 2 (25.00%) NUnit
2 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Developer
2 4 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCTS
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCPD
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle