The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 83
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £27,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
MCSD
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
340 379 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.49% 34.74% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 291 320 220
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCSD
Salary Trend in Wales

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Wales

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos