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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 311 288 316
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 46 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.027% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 1.73% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 46 16
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
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
2731 2660 3025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.56% 21.86% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2296 2314 2715
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 £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) Degree
3 16 (84.21%) C#
3 16 (84.21%) .NET
3 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
4 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
5 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
6 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
6 10 (52.63%) CSS
6 10 (52.63%) MCAD
7 9 (47.37%) HTML
7 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
8 8 (42.11%) WCF
8 8 (42.11%) MVC
8 8 (42.11%) Web Services
8 8 (42.11%) XML
9 7 (36.84%) IIS
9 7 (36.84%) Windows
10 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (31.58%) Marketing
11 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (26.32%) Web Development
11 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (26.32%) EAI
11 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
11 5 (26.32%) XSLT
11 5 (26.32%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (36.84%) IIS
2 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.26%) WorkSite
4 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.26%) Pivotal CRM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.26%) SalesLogix
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) Informix
4 1 (5.26%) Ingres
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) WATIR
General
1 6 (31.58%) Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Law
4 2 (10.53%) Legal
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (21.05%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Management Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Application Development Manager
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
1 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
2 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
4 8 (42.11%) WCF
4 8 (42.11%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) DHTML
5 5 (26.32%) XSLT
5 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 4 (21.05%) jQuery
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (21.05%) REST
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (5.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.26%) DTV
4 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
4 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (26.32%) B2B
3 5 (26.32%) EAI
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) OOD
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Ada
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) MCAD
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
4 2 (10.53%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Section 508
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Siebel
City of London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
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