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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK / England
Rank 784 795 746
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -49
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 43 120 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.46% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 37 107 151
Median salary £35,000 £43,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% -17.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £70,000 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -17.30%

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
19593 25920 27203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.19% 27.80% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15598 20973 21872
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,850 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +53 26 £23,750 -47.22% 1
West Midlands +3 6 £92,500 +131.25% 1
South East +45 4 £55,000 -21.42% 1
South West -11 4 £35,000 -18.60% 2
East of England +11 1 £50,500 +129.54% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 92 (68.15%) .NET
4 89 (65.93%) C#
5 73 (54.07%) ASP.NET
6 72 (53.33%) Degree
7 69 (51.11%) MVC
8 65 (48.15%) SQL Server
9 55 (40.74%) SQL
9 55 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (37.04%) MCAD
11 44 (32.59%) .NET Framework
11 44 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (31.11%) JavaScript
13 41 (30.37%) HTML
14 40 (29.63%) CSS
14 40 (29.63%) Scrum
15 38 (28.15%) MCTS
16 37 (27.41%) Web Services
17 36 (26.67%) MCP
18 35 (25.93%) MS Excel
19 32 (23.70%) Finance
20 31 (22.96%) TDD
21 30 (22.22%) NUnit
21 30 (22.22%) jQuery
22 29 (21.48%) Kanban
23 28 (20.74%) NHibernate
23 28 (20.74%) OO
23 28 (20.74%) BDD
23 28 (20.74%) Web Application Development

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 26 (19.26%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.89%) CMS
2 12 (8.89%) Umbraco
3 11 (8.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (7.41%) SAS
5 9 (6.67%) IIS
6 7 (5.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.48%) Drupal
7 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.74%) Kentico
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.81%) Office 365
3 11 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.70%) Yammer
5 3 (2.22%) SaaS
6 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.48%) GitHub
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.74%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.74%) G Suite
7 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) Firewall
2 8 (5.93%) LAN
2 8 (5.93%) WAN
3 2 (1.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.74%) Internet
4 1 (0.74%) IPsec
4 1 (0.74%) MQTT
4 1 (0.74%) Skype
4 1 (0.74%) SMTP
4 1 (0.74%) SSL
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) Wireless
4 1 (0.74%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 27 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 22 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (12.59%) Relational Database
5 14 (10.37%) RDBMS
6 10 (7.41%) MS Access
6 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (3.70%) Power BI
9 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.22%) MySQL
11 2 (1.48%) Big Data
11 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (22.22%) NUnit
2 27 (20.00%) Moq
2 27 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (8.89%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.22%) MSTest
6 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium
7 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 32 (23.70%) Finance
2 27 (20.00%) Games
3 9 (6.67%) Law
4 7 (5.19%) Automotive
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (59.26%) Developer
2 58 (42.96%) .NET Developer
3 33 (24.44%) C# Developer
4 28 (20.74%) C# .NET Developer
4 28 (20.74%) Graduate
4 28 (20.74%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 28 (20.74%) Graduate Developer
4 28 (20.74%) Junior
4 28 (20.74%) Junior .NET Developer
4 28 (20.74%) Junior Developer
5 27 (20.00%) Games Developer
5 27 (20.00%) Graduate Games Developer
5 27 (20.00%) Junior Games Developer
6 18 (13.33%) Architect
7 17 (12.59%) SQL Developer
8 16 (11.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (11.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (10.37%) Consultant
10 12 (8.89%) Applications Support
11 11 (8.15%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (68.15%) .NET
2 73 (54.07%) ASP.NET
3 55 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (32.59%) .NET Framework
5 41 (30.37%) HTML
6 40 (29.63%) CSS
7 37 (27.41%) Web Services
8 30 (22.22%) jQuery
9 28 (20.74%) NHibernate
10 27 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 27 (20.00%) LINQ
10 27 (20.00%) XML
11 22 (16.30%) WCF
12 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (8.15%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (7.41%) COM+
15 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.67%) Backbone.js
15 9 (6.67%) XSLT
16 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.74%) Blog
5 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.74%) Physics
5 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.48%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.11%) MVC
2 44 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (29.63%) Scrum
4 31 (22.96%) TDD
5 29 (21.48%) Kanban
6 28 (20.74%) BDD
6 28 (20.74%) OO
6 28 (20.74%) SDLC
6 28 (20.74%) Web Application Development
7 26 (19.26%) SOA
8 16 (11.85%) Mentoring
8 16 (11.85%) Release Management
8 16 (11.85%) Software Engineering
9 15 (11.11%) Presales
9 15 (11.11%) Wealth Management
10 14 (10.37%) ITIL
10 14 (10.37%) Web Development
11 11 (8.15%) Analytics
11 11 (8.15%) Coaching
12 10 (7.41%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 89 (65.93%) C#
2 55 (40.74%) SQL
3 42 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.78%) T-SQL
5 22 (16.30%) PowerShell
6 16 (11.85%) VB.NET
7 11 (8.15%) C++
8 10 (7.41%) VBA
9 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.44%) XPath
11 4 (2.96%) PHP
12 3 (2.22%) F#
12 3 (2.22%) Java
13 2 (1.48%) Scala
14 1 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.74%) Go
14 1 (0.74%) Python
14 1 (0.74%) R
14 1 (0.74%) Ruby
14 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 135 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (53.33%) Degree
3 50 (37.04%) MCAD
4 38 (28.15%) MCTS
5 36 (26.67%) MCP
6 17 (12.59%) MCSE
7 10 (7.41%) MCSA
8 6 (4.44%) MCITP
9 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.96%) MCPD
11 3 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.48%) CITP
12 2 (1.48%) ISEB
12 2 (1.48%) OCP
13 1 (0.74%) CISA
13 1 (0.74%) CISM
13 1 (0.74%) CISSP
13 1 (0.74%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.48%) Docker
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Nagios
1 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 93 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.59%) VMware
3 10 (7.41%) Alterian
3 10 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (1.48%) Hitachi
4 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.74%) Apigee
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.74%) Google
5 1 (0.74%) HP
5 1 (0.74%) IBM
5 1 (0.74%) Mashery
5 1 (0.74%) Meraki
5 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.74%) Nintex
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + MCSD training + career
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £52000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum, Benefits Excellent !
Posted: 4 days ago