The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 321 305 327
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 5 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.042% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.64% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 14
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCSD
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2999 2651 3134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 22.41% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2450 2347 2806
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSD
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MCSD Salary Trend in the City of London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
3 33 (89.19%) C#
3 33 (89.19%) .NET
3 33 (89.19%) Degree
4 30 (81.08%) ASP.NET
5 28 (75.68%) Computer Science
6 27 (72.97%) MCAD
7 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
8 25 (67.57%) CSS
9 24 (64.86%) HTML
10 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
11 18 (48.65%) .NET Framework
12 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (45.95%) XML
12 17 (45.95%) MVC
13 16 (43.24%) Finance
13 16 (43.24%) Web Services
13 16 (43.24%) WCF
14 15 (40.54%) Windows
15 14 (37.84%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (37.84%) XSLT
15 14 (37.84%) SQL
15 14 (37.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (35.14%) jQuery
16 13 (35.14%) Marketing
16 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
17 12 (32.43%) Change Management
17 12 (32.43%) B2B

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 14 (37.84%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (32.43%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.70%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) DB2
5 1 (2.70%) Informix
5 1 (2.70%) Ingres
5 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (35.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) WATIR
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Marketing
3 12 (32.43%) Banking
4 4 (10.81%) Law
4 4 (10.81%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Analyst
3 12 (32.43%) Analyst Programmer
3 12 (32.43%) Programmer
3 12 (32.43%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) .NET
2 30 (81.08%) ASP.NET
3 25 (67.57%) CSS
4 24 (64.86%) HTML
5 18 (48.65%) .NET Framework
6 17 (45.95%) XML
7 16 (43.24%) Web Services
7 16 (43.24%) WCF
8 14 (37.84%) XSLT
9 13 (35.14%) jQuery
10 12 (32.43%) Middleware
10 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 12 (32.43%) DHTML
11 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (10.81%) REST
13 2 (5.41%) Ajax
14 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (2.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (75.68%) Computer Science
2 14 (37.84%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (32.43%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.70%) DTV
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) MVC
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) TDD
2 12 (32.43%) Asset Management
2 12 (32.43%) Change Management
2 12 (32.43%) EAI
2 12 (32.43%) B2B
2 12 (32.43%) Web Development
2 12 (32.43%) Dependency Injection
2 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (18.92%) OO
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) OOD
5 3 (8.11%) SOA
5 3 (8.11%) BDD
5 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.11%) Scrum
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) C#
2 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 12 (32.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) Ada
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Degree
3 27 (72.97%) MCAD
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) MCDBA
4 3 (8.11%) MCP
5 2 (5.41%) MCTS
5 2 (5.41%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Section 508
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Siebel
3 1 (2.70%) Infor