The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Sussex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 84 87
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 0 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.89% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.96% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 19
Average salary - £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
334 372 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 25.75% 30.15% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 279 286 369
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCSD
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSD Salary Trend in West Sussex

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) NUnit
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) MCTS
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Kanban
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Spring.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (28.57%) MSTest
5 2 (28.57%) MVVM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (28.57%) Moq
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) WinForms
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) Spring.NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (28.57%) Ninject
4 2 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Kanban
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (28.57%) MVVM
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
2 2 (28.57%) MCAD
2 2 (28.57%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft