The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 79 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 15 62 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.11% 5.00% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 15.23% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 62 39
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
451 407 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.43% 32.80% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 337 352 297
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
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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 28 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 22 (100.00%) MCP
1 22 (100.00%) MCAD
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (100.00%) WCF
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
2 21 (95.45%) NUnit
3 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
4 17 (77.27%) Degree
5 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
7 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
8 10 (45.45%) Windows
8 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
8 10 (45.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
9 6 (27.27%) TDD
9 6 (27.27%) LINQ
9 6 (27.27%) Scrum
9 6 (27.27%) WinForms
9 6 (27.27%) User Stories
10 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 2 (9.09%) Progress
11 2 (9.09%) Code Coverage
12 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (95.45%) NUnit
2 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Team Leader
2 11 (50.00%) Development Team Leader
2 11 (50.00%) Software Team Leader
2 11 (50.00%) Software Development Team Leader
3 9 (40.91%) Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
6 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
6 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Team Leader
8 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) WCF
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 6 (27.27%) LINQ
3 6 (27.27%) WinForms
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (9.09%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) MCP
1 22 (100.00%) MCAD
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Progress