The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 778 824 574
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -250
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 109 118 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.42% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 87 117 437
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,400 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +12.50%
MCSD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
24144 28107 30922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.45% 27.20% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19780 22458 24671
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the England region.

MCSD Salary Trend in England

MCSD
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in England

MCSD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +61 46 £47,500 -13.63%
South West +23 23 £40,500 -10.00%
West Midlands -1 21 £21,500 -49.41% 2
South East +35 6 £62,500 +21.95% 1
East of England +42 5 £31,500 +1.61%
Yorkshire -14 4 £44,500 -1.11%
East Midlands +3 2 £36,500 -16.57%
North West +8 1 £35,000 -22.22%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (74.77%) C#
3 159 (72.94%) .NET
4 155 (71.10%) Microsoft
5 148 (67.89%) Degree
6 135 (61.93%) SQL Server
7 115 (52.75%) ASP.NET
8 109 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 101 (46.33%) MVC
10 96 (44.04%) JavaScript
11 92 (42.20%) HTML
12 88 (40.37%) SQL
13 81 (37.16%) CSS
14 75 (34.40%) Scrum
15 74 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 61 (27.98%) jQuery
17 60 (27.52%) Web Services
18 59 (27.06%) MCAD
19 58 (26.61%) T-SQL
19 58 (26.61%) OO
20 51 (23.39%) SOA
21 50 (22.94%) MCTS
21 50 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
22 47 (21.56%) TDD
23 46 (21.10%) .NET Framework
24 44 (20.18%) Relational Database
25 42 (19.27%) WCF
25 42 (19.27%) Wealth Management
25 42 (19.27%) MCP
26 39 (17.89%) Visual Studio

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 38 (17.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.01%) Apache
3 22 (10.09%) CMS
4 15 (6.88%) IIS
5 11 (5.05%) Apache Spark
6 10 (4.59%) Drupal
7 7 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (3.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (3.21%) Umbraco
8 6 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.46%) Moodle
10 1 (0.46%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (15.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.05%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.92%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.05%) Office 365
4 6 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.29%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.92%) Yammer
8 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.13%) Firewall
1 9 (4.13%) LAN
1 9 (4.13%) WAN
2 3 (1.38%) Intranet
2 3 (1.38%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.92%) NAS
3 2 (0.92%) SAN
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) Extranet
4 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.46%) SSL
4 1 (0.46%) VoIP
4 1 (0.46%) VPN
4 1 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (61.93%) SQL Server
2 50 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (20.18%) Relational Database
4 37 (16.97%) RDBMS
5 27 (12.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (11.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (2.75%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.29%) Power BI
13 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.92%) MySQL
14 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.46%) HDInsight
15 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 1 (0.46%) Pentaho
15 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (17.89%) Visual Studio
2 29 (13.30%) NUnit
3 28 (12.84%) Moq
4 25 (11.47%) Rhino Mocks
4 25 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (7.80%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.42%) JIRA
6 14 (6.42%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.67%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.29%) Selenium
9 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.92%) gulp
10 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 38 (17.43%) Games
2 19 (8.72%) Finance
3 12 (5.50%) Back Office
3 12 (5.50%) Banking
4 7 (3.21%) Automotive
5 4 (1.83%) Publishing
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 160 (73.39%) Developer
2 109 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 93 (42.66%) C# Developer
4 72 (33.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (21.10%) ASP.NET Developer
5 46 (21.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 43 (19.72%) C# Software Developer
7 33 (15.14%) .NET Software Developer
8 32 (14.68%) SQL Developer
9 31 (14.22%) Graduate
9 31 (14.22%) Graduate Developer
9 31 (14.22%) Software Developer
10 28 (12.84%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 26 (11.93%) Architect
11 26 (11.93%) Junior
11 26 (11.93%) Junior Developer
12 25 (11.47%) Games Developer
12 25 (11.47%) Graduate Games Developer
12 25 (11.47%) Junior .NET Developer
12 25 (11.47%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (72.94%) .NET
2 115 (52.75%) ASP.NET
3 92 (42.20%) HTML
4 81 (37.16%) CSS
5 74 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 61 (27.98%) jQuery
7 60 (27.52%) Web Services
8 46 (21.10%) .NET Framework
9 42 (19.27%) WCF
10 37 (16.97%) XML
11 32 (14.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 31 (14.22%) HTML5
12 31 (14.22%) LINQ
13 27 (12.39%) NHibernate
14 25 (11.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 22 (10.09%) CSS3
16 18 (8.26%) AngularJS
17 17 (7.80%) KnockoutJS
18 12 (5.50%) Ajax
19 11 (5.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.89%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.50%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.05%) Physics
4 11 (5.05%) Reinsurance
5 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.75%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.29%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.38%) PKI
11 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.92%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.92%) User Experience
12 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.80%) Windows
2 10 (4.59%) Linux
3 8 (3.67%) Unix
4 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.29%) Android
6 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (46.33%) MVC
3 75 (34.40%) Scrum
4 58 (26.61%) OO
5 51 (23.39%) SOA
6 47 (21.56%) TDD
7 42 (19.27%) Wealth Management
8 37 (16.97%) Mentoring
9 36 (16.51%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (15.60%) Web Development
11 31 (14.22%) Release Management
12 30 (13.76%) Kanban
13 28 (12.84%) BDD
14 27 (12.39%) Presales
15 25 (11.47%) Web Application Development
16 23 (10.55%) CRM
17 20 (9.17%) SDLC
18 18 (8.26%) ITIL
19 16 (7.34%) OOP
20 15 (6.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 163 (74.77%) C#
2 96 (44.04%) JavaScript
3 88 (40.37%) SQL
4 58 (26.61%) T-SQL
5 26 (11.93%) VB.NET
6 19 (8.72%) PHP
7 17 (7.80%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.42%) Java
9 11 (5.05%) Python
9 11 (5.05%) Scala
10 10 (4.59%) VB
11 3 (1.38%) C++
11 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.92%) Delphi
12 2 (0.92%) F#
12 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.92%) XPath
13 1 (0.46%) VBA
13 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (67.89%) Degree
3 59 (27.06%) MCAD
4 50 (22.94%) MCTS
5 42 (19.27%) MCP
6 32 (14.68%) MCSE
7 16 (7.34%) MCPD
8 12 (5.50%) MCITP
9 10 (4.59%) SC Cleared
9 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.67%) MCSA
11 3 (1.38%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.92%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.92%) NCDA
12 2 (0.92%) VCP4
12 2 (0.92%) VCP5
12 2 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.38%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.50%) Hyper-V
1 12 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.83%) Docker
3 4 (1.83%) vCloud
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.92%) Ansible
2 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.92%) Packer
3 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 155 (71.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle
3 17 (7.80%) VMware
4 11 (5.05%) Actian
5 10 (4.59%) Infragistics
5 10 (4.59%) Telerik
6 8 (3.67%) Google
7 7 (3.21%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.21%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.83%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.38%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.92%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.92%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.92%) HP
10 2 (0.92%) iManage
10 2 (0.92%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.92%) NetApp
10 2 (0.92%) New Relic
10 2 (0.92%) Sun
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