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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 293 310 300
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 9 32 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.090% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 1.05% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8 32 25
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2526 3062 2773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.17% 24.24% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2592 2389
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
4 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
4 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 8 (72.73%) MCAD
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL
5 7 (63.64%) Project Management
5 7 (63.64%) DHTML
5 7 (63.64%) Migration
5 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
5 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
5 7 (63.64%) Change Control
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (27.27%) MVC
8 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (27.27%) CRM
8 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
8 3 (27.27%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Software Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Programmer
2 7 (63.64%) Software Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) DHTML
5 2 (18.18%) Ajax
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Waterfall
2 7 (63.64%) Change Control
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Information Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) MSF
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Unified Process
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) MCAD
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) MCPD
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft