The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 77 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.23% 1.39% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 5.66% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 8
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
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
291 159 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 33.41% 24.50% 34.46%
Number of salaries quoted 266 141 206
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
East Midlands

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCSD Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Northampton -14 2 £52,500 +50.00%
MCSD
East Midlands

MCSD
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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