The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
South West / Somerset
Rank 80 63 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.16% 1.28% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 4.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 0
Median salary £42,000 £43,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.32% -  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 143 165 147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 22.70% 26.44% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 124 141 125
Median salary £35,000 £37,710 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.18% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

MCSD
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for MCSD in Somerset

MCSD
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Taunton - 1 £42,000 -
MCSD
South West

MCSD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Somerset region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) Big Data
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (66.67%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore