The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
South East > Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 203 228
Rank change year-on-year +26 +25  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.091% 0.067% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.21% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +40.00%  
South East median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +8.00% +21.95%  

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 935 1433 1799
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.28% 31.91% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1722 2658 2934
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Berkshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for MCSD in Berkshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +25 1 £45,000 -18.18%
MCSD
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) MVVM
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Kendo UI
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Kendo UI
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVVM
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines