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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 15 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 3.92% 3.96% -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% 11.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £38,625 £43,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.20% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
Somerset

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

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 25.49% 35.64% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 19
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,485
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +0.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,902 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £47,500 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

MCSD
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Taunton

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft