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

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 - 54
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.37% - 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% - 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Median salary £40,000 - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.62% -23.33%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 104 151
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 24.49% 25.12% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 79 72 99
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.40% +2.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,420 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Merseyside

MCSD
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for MCSD in Merseyside

MCSD
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
MCSD
North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware