The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 74 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.31% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.98% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 102 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 34.53% 29.48% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 208 97 164
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
Northamptonshire

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCSD
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Northampton

MCSD
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) Development Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft