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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 95 105 87
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.081% 0.15% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.40% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 6
Average salary £39,500 - £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+29.37% +6.66%
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
358 501 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 28.82% 36.65% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 301 425 296
Average salary £37,500 £35,065 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £47,250 £50,000
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
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
South Wales +12 1 £39,500 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Solaris
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) Sun
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) Apache
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Site Server
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) ERP
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 2 (28.57%) XHTML
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) WebLogic
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) Site Server
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Sales Consultant
1 4 (57.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XHTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) HND
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus