The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 97 84 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.38% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 1.71% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 5
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
MCSD
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
276 350 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.99% 33.62% 32.46%
Number of salaries quoted 219 251 267
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSD
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) WPF
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (58.33%) Business Continuity
5 7 (58.33%) Information Security
5 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (50.00%) NUnit
6 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
6 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) MCAD
7 5 (41.67%) ISO 9001
7 5 (41.67%) Scrum
8 4 (33.33%) Presales
8 4 (33.33%) Change Control
8 4 (33.33%) MVVM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) NUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Moq
3 3 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (16.67%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) C# Developer
3 9 (75.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (58.33%) C# Software Developer
4 7 (58.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
5 6 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (50.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 6 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 6 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (41.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (41.67%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 4 (33.33%) Senior SQL Developer
7 4 (33.33%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
8 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) WPF
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
3 6 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) LINQ
4 3 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Business Continuity
2 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Change Control
5 4 (33.33%) MVVM
5 4 (33.33%) Presales
5 4 (33.33%) RUP
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Code Coverage
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) OO
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VC++
4 2 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) MCAD
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Typemock