The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 City of London region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 312 309 319
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 16 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 15
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3106 2680 3014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.95% 22.34% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2555 2360 2744
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
London

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 July 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 July 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (97.73%) Microsoft
3 40 (90.91%) C#
3 40 (90.91%) .NET
4 39 (88.64%) Degree
5 37 (84.09%) ASP.NET
6 35 (79.55%) Computer Science
7 34 (77.27%) MCAD
8 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
9 32 (72.73%) CSS
10 31 (70.45%) HTML
11 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
12 22 (50.00%) .NET Framework
13 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (47.73%) XML
14 20 (45.45%) MVC
15 19 (43.18%) Finance
15 19 (43.18%) Windows
15 19 (43.18%) Web Services
15 19 (43.18%) WCF
16 18 (40.91%) XSLT
16 18 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (38.64%) SQL
17 17 (38.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (38.64%) Marketing
17 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
18 16 (36.36%) Web Development
18 16 (36.36%) jQuery
18 16 (36.36%) DHTML

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (40.91%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (36.36%) IIS
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.27%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SalesLogix
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.27%) DB2
5 1 (2.27%) Informix
5 1 (2.27%) Ingres
5 1 (2.27%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.82%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) WATIR
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 17 (38.64%) Marketing
3 15 (34.09%) Banking
4 3 (6.82%) Law
4 3 (6.82%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) BizTalk Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Analyst
3 15 (34.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 15 (34.09%) Programmer
4 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) CRM Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.27%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 37 (84.09%) ASP.NET
3 32 (72.73%) CSS
4 31 (70.45%) HTML
5 22 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 21 (47.73%) XML
7 19 (43.18%) Web Services
7 19 (43.18%) WCF
8 18 (40.91%) XSLT
9 16 (36.36%) jQuery
9 16 (36.36%) DHTML
9 16 (36.36%) Middleware
10 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (9.09%) REST
13 2 (4.55%) Ajax
14 1 (2.27%) DOM
14 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 35 (79.55%) Computer Science
2 17 (38.64%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (34.09%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) DTV
4 1 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) MVC
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (36.36%) Web Development
3 16 (36.36%) B2B
3 16 (36.36%) EAI
4 15 (34.09%) Change Management
4 15 (34.09%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) Asset Management
5 7 (15.91%) OO
6 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 3 (6.82%) OOD
6 3 (6.82%) SOA
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (90.91%) C#
2 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (38.64%) SQL
4 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) VBA
6 1 (2.27%) Ada
6 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (88.64%) Degree
3 34 (77.27%) MCAD
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 3 (6.82%) MCTS
5 2 (4.55%) MCITP
5 2 (4.55%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) Section 508
Vendors
1 43 (97.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Sybase
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Siebel
3 1 (2.27%) Infor