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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 318 308 323
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.70% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 14
Average salary £71,250 £60,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
2915 2573 3163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.31% 21.76% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2393 2260 2840
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (89.66%) Degree
4 25 (86.21%) C#
4 25 (86.21%) .NET
5 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
5 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (72.41%) Computer Science
7 20 (68.97%) MCAD
8 19 (65.52%) CSS
8 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
9 18 (62.07%) HTML
10 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
11 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
12 13 (44.83%) WCF
12 13 (44.83%) Web Services
12 13 (44.83%) XML
12 13 (44.83%) MVC
13 12 (41.38%) Windows
13 12 (41.38%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (37.93%) Finance
14 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (34.48%) Marketing
15 10 (34.48%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
15 10 (34.48%) XSLT
15 10 (34.48%) SQL
15 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (31.03%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (34.48%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (31.03%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) Informix
5 1 (3.45%) Ingres
5 1 (3.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) WATIR
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Marketing
3 9 (31.03%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) Law
4 3 (10.34%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) BizTalk Developer
3 9 (31.03%) Analyst Programmer
3 9 (31.03%) Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Development Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Application Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 23 (79.31%) ASP.NET
3 19 (65.52%) CSS
4 18 (62.07%) HTML
5 14 (48.28%) .NET Framework
6 13 (44.83%) WCF
6 13 (44.83%) Web Services
6 13 (44.83%) XML
7 10 (34.48%) XSLT
8 9 (31.03%) Middleware
8 9 (31.03%) DHTML
8 9 (31.03%) jQuery
8 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (13.79%) REST
10 1 (3.45%) Ajax
10 1 (3.45%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (72.41%) Computer Science
2 12 (41.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (31.03%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.45%) DTV
5 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
5 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) MVC
3 9 (31.03%) B2B
3 9 (31.03%) TDD
3 9 (31.03%) Asset Management
3 9 (31.03%) EAI
3 9 (31.03%) Web Development
3 9 (31.03%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (31.03%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (31.03%) Change Management
4 5 (17.24%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) OOD
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) BDD
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) C#
2 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.45%) Ada
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (89.66%) Degree
3 20 (68.97%) MCAD
4 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 3 (10.34%) MCDBA
5 2 (6.90%) MCSE
5 2 (6.90%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) Section 508
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Siebel