The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 118 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 5 8 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.26% 0.43% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 1.42% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 29
Average salary £57,500 £50,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.30% +26.87%
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
605 562 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.04% 30.33% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 438 441 575
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 5 £57,500 +13.30%
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCAD
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Degree

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) WinForms
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) MCAD
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft