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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 300 285 293
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 28 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.99% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 28 26 29
Average salary £57,500 £51,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.65% +14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £63,750 £60,000
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
2984 2936 3133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.97% 24.95% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2541 2533 2824
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 April 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 April 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (96.88%) MCAD
3 90 (93.75%) .NET
4 89 (92.71%) C#
5 81 (84.38%) ASP.NET
6 73 (76.04%) SQL Server
7 65 (67.71%) MVC
8 63 (65.63%) TDD
9 61 (63.54%) MCTS
10 59 (61.46%) WCF
11 57 (59.38%) MCP
12 56 (58.33%) Microsoft
13 51 (53.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
15 49 (51.04%) HTML
16 47 (48.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 46 (47.92%) Web Application Development
17 46 (47.92%) CSS
18 44 (45.83%) NHibernate
19 43 (44.79%) SQL Server 2012
20 42 (43.75%) WPF
21 39 (40.63%) NUnit
21 39 (40.63%) Rhino Mocks
22 38 (39.58%) Scrum
22 38 (39.58%) .NET Framework
23 35 (36.46%) Degree
24 34 (35.42%) Razor View Engine
25 33 (34.38%) Windows
26 31 (32.29%) Computer Science
27 30 (31.25%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (29.17%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (16.67%) IIS
3 9 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (9.38%) Node.js
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (76.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (44.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (40.63%) NUnit
1 39 (40.63%) Rhino Mocks
2 23 (23.96%) Subversion
3 21 (21.88%) Moq
4 15 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (13.54%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.04%) MSTest
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 24 (25.00%) Banking
3 16 (16.67%) Marketing
4 12 (12.50%) Games
5 6 (6.25%) Advertising
6 4 (4.17%) Music Industry
7 3 (3.13%) Legal
7 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.13%) Retail
8 2 (2.08%) Law
9 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (79.17%) Developer
2 38 (39.58%) .NET Developer
3 29 (30.21%) C# Developer
4 20 (20.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (17.71%) BizTalk Developer
6 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (13.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (13.54%) Analyst
7 13 (13.54%) Analyst Programmer
7 13 (13.54%) Programmer
8 9 (9.38%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Architect
11 3 (3.13%) Junior
11 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.13%) Graduate
11 3 (3.13%) .NET Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.13%) Junior Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (93.75%) .NET
2 81 (84.38%) ASP.NET
3 59 (61.46%) WCF
4 51 (53.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (51.04%) HTML
6 47 (48.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 46 (47.92%) CSS
8 44 (45.83%) NHibernate
9 42 (43.75%) WPF
10 38 (39.58%) .NET Framework
11 34 (35.42%) Razor View Engine
12 25 (26.04%) XML
12 25 (26.04%) Ajax
13 24 (25.00%) Silverlight
13 24 (25.00%) LINQ
14 20 (20.83%) HTML5
15 19 (19.79%) Castle Windsor
16 18 (18.75%) MonoRail
16 18 (18.75%) XSLT
17 16 (16.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.29%) Computer Science
2 20 (20.83%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (14.58%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (7.29%) Tandem
5 6 (6.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.17%) DTV
7 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.13%) Social Network
7 3 (3.13%) iPhone
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (67.71%) MVC
2 63 (65.63%) TDD
3 46 (47.92%) Web Application Development
4 38 (39.58%) Scrum
5 30 (31.25%) BDD
6 22 (22.92%) Kanban
7 17 (17.71%) Asset Management
7 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (17.71%) Dependency Injection
8 16 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (16.67%) Web Development
8 16 (16.67%) B2B
8 16 (16.67%) EAI
9 13 (13.54%) Change Management
9 13 (13.54%) OO
10 10 (10.42%) MVVM
11 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (4.17%) Domain-Driven Design
12 4 (4.17%) OOD
13 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 89 (92.71%) C#
2 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
3 25 (26.04%) SQL
4 23 (23.96%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.46%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.25%) Ruby
6 6 (6.25%) VB
7 1 (1.04%) VBA
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (96.88%) MCAD
3 61 (63.54%) MCTS
4 57 (59.38%) MCP
5 35 (36.46%) Degree
6 5 (5.21%) MCPD
7 2 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (1.04%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
Vendors
1 56 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Facebook
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) Sun
5 3 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.04%) Infor
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