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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 17 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 1.72% 8.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 20.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £38,000 £43,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.64% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
15 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 25.86% 40.82% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 13
Average salary £38,000 £30,756 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.55% -22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,400 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 30 January 2015, 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%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) VB6
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
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%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft