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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / South West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 232 232
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.019% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.98% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 18
Median salary £42,000 £40,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -7.95%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% -22.85%  

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 1620 1844 1870
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.24% 32.22% 30.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1480 1425
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Somerset -26 1 £42,000 +3.70%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) SOA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (40.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
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