Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 312 332
Rank change year-on-year -25 +20 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.010% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.031% 1.07% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 38 28
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -7.95% -16.19%
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00% +12.50%

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3230 3544 3641
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.69% 31.79% 30.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2537 2823 2827
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,912 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.07% +4.25% -

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the South West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MCSD in the South West

MCSD
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -38 1 £42,000 +3.70%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification