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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 312 310 306
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 19 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 14
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +108.33%
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
3053 2750 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.65% 22.89% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2538 2432 2701
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
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 11 July 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 11 July 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (95.92%) Microsoft
3 45 (91.84%) C#
3 45 (91.84%) .NET
4 44 (89.80%) Degree
5 42 (85.71%) ASP.NET
6 39 (79.59%) MCAD
6 39 (79.59%) Computer Science
7 37 (75.51%) JavaScript
8 36 (73.47%) CSS
9 35 (71.43%) HTML
10 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
10 25 (51.02%) .NET Framework
11 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (46.94%) XML
11 23 (46.94%) MVC
12 22 (44.90%) Finance
13 21 (42.86%) Windows
13 21 (42.86%) Web Services
13 21 (42.86%) WCF
14 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (40.82%) SQL
14 20 (40.82%) XSLT
14 20 (40.82%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (38.78%) Marketing
15 19 (38.78%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (36.73%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (36.73%) TDD
16 18 (36.73%) Banking
16 18 (36.73%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 20 (40.82%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (36.73%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.04%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (51.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (2.04%) Informix
5 1 (2.04%) Ingres
5 1 (2.04%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (36.73%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) WATIR
4 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 19 (38.78%) Marketing
3 18 (36.73%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Legal
5 3 (6.12%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Electronics
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 18 (36.73%) BizTalk Developer
3 17 (34.69%) Analyst Programmer
3 17 (34.69%) Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Development Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (2.04%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 42 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 36 (73.47%) CSS
4 35 (71.43%) HTML
5 25 (51.02%) .NET Framework
6 23 (46.94%) XML
7 21 (42.86%) Web Services
7 21 (42.86%) WCF
8 20 (40.82%) XSLT
9 18 (36.73%) Middleware
9 18 (36.73%) jQuery
9 18 (36.73%) DHTML
10 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (8.16%) REST
13 2 (4.08%) Ajax
14 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 1 (2.04%) Unity DI Container
14 1 (2.04%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (79.59%) Computer Science
2 19 (38.78%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (34.69%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.04%) DTV
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) MVC
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) TDD
2 18 (36.73%) B2B
2 18 (36.73%) EAI
2 18 (36.73%) Web Development
2 18 (36.73%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (34.69%) Change Management
3 17 (34.69%) Dependency Injection
3 17 (34.69%) Asset Management
4 8 (16.33%) OO
5 4 (8.16%) OOD
6 3 (6.12%) SOA
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) CRM
6 3 (6.12%) BDD
6 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.12%) Scrum
6 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (91.84%) C#
2 37 (75.51%) JavaScript
3 20 (40.82%) SQL
4 17 (34.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
6 1 (2.04%) Ada
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (89.80%) Degree
3 39 (79.59%) MCAD
4 4 (8.16%) MCP
5 3 (6.12%) MCSE
5 3 (6.12%) MCTS
6 2 (4.08%) MCITP
6 2 (4.08%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.04%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Section 508
Vendors
1 47 (95.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Sybase
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
3 1 (2.04%) Siebel
3 1 (2.04%) Infor