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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 246 293 316
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.035% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.15% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Median salary £27,500 £62,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-56.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
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
1287 2031 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 21.63% 23.80% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1137 1745 2355
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,901 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 6 (66.67%) Workflow
3 6 (66.67%) CMS
3 6 (66.67%) CRM
3 6 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (66.67%) RUP
3 6 (66.67%) User Stories
3 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (66.67%) Presales
4 3 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) MCAD
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (22.22%) MCPD
5 2 (22.22%) EPiServer
6 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) EPiServer Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) CRM
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (66.67%) Presales
2 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 6 (66.67%) RUP
2 6 (66.67%) User Stories
2 6 (66.67%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MCAD
3 2 (22.22%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) MCPD
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) EPiServer