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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 299 322 313
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 3 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.031% 0.042% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.17% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 17
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £37,500 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £72,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +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
2273 2993 2693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.61% 25.31% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1961 2447 2384
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (58.33%) DHTML
5 7 (58.33%) HTML
5 7 (58.33%) ITIL
5 7 (58.33%) MCAD
5 7 (58.33%) Migration
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) Project Management
5 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
5 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (58.33%) Change Control
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (33.33%) MCP
8 4 (33.33%) XSLT
8 4 (33.33%) OO
8 4 (33.33%) MCDBA
8 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (33.33%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) OLAP
7 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (8.33%) Informix
7 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Programmer
2 7 (58.33%) Software Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Software Programmer
3 4 (33.33%) Consultant
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) DHTML
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 3 (25.00%) Ajax
5 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET
5 3 (25.00%) WCF
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) WF
5 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
1 7 (58.33%) Change Control
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) Business Development
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCAD
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
3 4 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 4 (33.33%) MCITP
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Hyperion
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase
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