The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 56 45 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 14 9 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.38% 2.09% 9.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.73% 8.18% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 46
Average salary £42,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
North East

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 110 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.73% 25.52% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 143 98 136
Average salary £40,750 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,350 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCSD
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

MCSD
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 8 £52,000 +48.57%
Sunderland - 6 £32,500 -
MCSD
North East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Ajax
3 10 (58.82%) MVC
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
5 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 6 (35.29%) Automotive
6 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
6 6 (35.29%) Scrum
6 6 (35.29%) MCPD
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) DHTML
8 2 (11.76%) VB
8 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 2 (11.76%) Citrix

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Automotive
1 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Senior Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) Ajax
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) DHTML
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) MVC
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) MCPD
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCAD
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix