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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 672 285 273
Rank change year-on-year
-387 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 195 989 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.99% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 3.71% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 152 982 1085
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
28874 26629 31837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.06% 26.64% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22749 21991 27082
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in England

MCSD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -289 52 £47,000 -2.08% 2
West Midlands -36 27 £38,000 +1.33%
North West -84 24 £35,000 -6.66%
East of England -47 23 £40,000 - 1
South West -48 21 £41,000 -6.28% 2
East Midlands -55 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
South East -182 13 £55,750 +39.37% 6
North East -17 10 - -
Yorkshire -91 5 £47,500 +35.71%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 668 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 602 (90.12%) .NET
3 583 (87.28%) C#
4 548 (82.04%) SQL Server
5 541 (80.99%) Agile Software Development
6 498 (74.55%) ASP.NET
7 460 (68.86%) MCP
7 460 (68.86%) MVC
8 458 (68.56%) MCAD
9 435 (65.12%) MCTS
10 419 (62.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 417 (62.43%) TDD
12 400 (59.88%) WCF
13 339 (50.75%) NUnit
14 335 (50.15%) Scrum
15 331 (49.55%) Web Application Development
16 328 (49.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 313 (46.86%) Rhino Mocks
18 309 (46.26%) Microsoft
19 282 (42.22%) WPF
20 268 (40.12%) Razor View Engine
21 261 (39.07%) SQL Server 2012
22 241 (36.08%) Windows
23 237 (35.48%) NHibernate
24 221 (33.08%) Kanban
24 221 (33.08%) Moq
25 198 (29.64%) CSS
26 195 (29.19%) Castle Windsor
27 186 (27.84%) BDD
28 183 (27.40%) HTML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 130 (19.46%) SharePoint
2 57 (8.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 56 (8.38%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (4.94%) IIS
5 24 (3.59%) Node.js
6 21 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (2.10%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.75%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.45%) Site Server
11 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.45%) Apache
12 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.30%) Drupal
13 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.15%) SAS
13 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 74 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.59%) MS Office
3 12 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.05%) Mingle
5 6 (0.90%) MS Project
6 5 (0.75%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.05%) Summit
3 2 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.69%) Office 365
3 7 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.04%) Internet
2 12 (1.80%) Broadband
2 12 (1.80%) VLAN
3 11 (1.65%) Intranet
4 7 (1.05%) ATM
5 6 (0.90%) LDAP
5 6 (0.90%) SAN
6 2 (0.30%) DNS
6 2 (0.30%) DHCP
6 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.15%) SMTP
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (82.04%) SQL Server
2 261 (39.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.05%) RavenDB
9 7 (1.05%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (1.05%) Cognos Query Studio
9 7 (1.05%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 7 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
9 7 (1.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 7 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (1.05%) OLAP
10 6 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 339 (50.75%) NUnit
2 313 (46.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 221 (33.08%) Moq
4 112 (16.77%) MSTest
5 98 (14.67%) Subversion
6 82 (12.28%) Visual Studio
7 68 (10.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (3.44%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.90%) Selenium
11 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.30%) NCover
11 2 (0.30%) FxCop
11 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.15%) WATIR
12 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 128 (19.16%) Finance
2 96 (14.37%) Games
3 69 (10.33%) Banking
4 33 (4.94%) Music Industry
5 25 (3.74%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.44%) Marketing
7 21 (3.14%) Law
8 14 (2.10%) Retail
9 13 (1.95%) Legal
9 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.80%) Advertising
11 6 (0.90%) Billing
12 5 (0.75%) Automotive
12 5 (0.75%) Back Office
13 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 566 (84.73%) Developer
2 402 (60.18%) .NET Developer
3 154 (23.05%) C# Developer
4 130 (19.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (9.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 63 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 58 (8.68%) Senior Developer
8 48 (7.19%) Graduate
9 46 (6.89%) Junior Developer
9 46 (6.89%) Junior
10 42 (6.29%) Agile .NET Developer
10 42 (6.29%) Junior .NET Developer
11 30 (4.49%) Analyst
12 26 (3.89%) Consultant
13 24 (3.59%) Programmer
13 24 (3.59%) Agile C# Developer
14 20 (2.99%) Graduate Developer
15 19 (2.84%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (2.84%) Software Developer
16 16 (2.40%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (90.12%) .NET
2 498 (74.55%) ASP.NET
3 419 (62.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 400 (59.88%) WCF
5 328 (49.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 282 (42.22%) WPF
7 268 (40.12%) Razor View Engine
8 237 (35.48%) NHibernate
9 198 (29.64%) CSS
10 195 (29.19%) Castle Windsor
11 183 (27.40%) HTML
12 179 (26.80%) .NET Framework
13 153 (22.90%) WinForms
13 153 (22.90%) Ajax
14 122 (18.26%) LINQ
15 115 (17.22%) Ninject
16 107 (16.02%) Unity DI Container
17 103 (15.42%) Spring.NET
18 97 (14.52%) HTML5
19 92 (13.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (16.77%) Inversion of Control
2 57 (8.53%) Computer Science
3 49 (7.34%) Client/Server
4 48 (7.19%) Tandem
5 45 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (5.99%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 21 (3.14%) Streaming Music
9 15 (2.25%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.80%) iPhone
10 12 (1.80%) Social Network
11 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.20%) Open Source
12 7 (1.05%) Blog
13 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.90%) Remote Sensing
13 6 (0.90%) Telematics
14 5 (0.75%) User Experience
15 4 (0.60%) Equities
16 3 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 241 (36.08%) Windows
2 18 (2.69%) Solaris
3 16 (2.40%) UNIX
4 14 (2.10%) AIX
4 14 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.95%) Android
6 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.35%) Linux
8 7 (1.05%) CentOS
9 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (80.99%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (68.86%) MVC
3 417 (62.43%) TDD
4 335 (50.15%) Scrum
5 331 (49.55%) Web Application Development
6 221 (33.08%) Kanban
7 186 (27.84%) BDD
8 126 (18.86%) Dependency Injection
9 113 (16.92%) MVVM
10 112 (16.77%) OO
11 109 (16.32%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (6.29%) Domain-Driven Design
13 42 (6.29%) ITIL
14 39 (5.84%) OOD
15 37 (5.54%) OOP
15 37 (5.54%) CQRS
16 36 (5.39%) Unit Testing
16 36 (5.39%) OOA/OOD
17 32 (4.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 583 (87.28%) C#
2 183 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 159 (23.80%) SQL
4 93 (13.92%) VB.NET
5 86 (12.87%) T-SQL
6 53 (7.93%) VB
7 21 (3.14%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.95%) Ruby
8 13 (1.95%) C++
9 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.90%) VB6
10 6 (0.90%) C
11 5 (0.75%) VBScript
11 5 (0.75%) VBA
12 3 (0.45%) XPath
13 2 (0.30%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.15%) Korn
14 1 (0.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 668 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 460 (68.86%) MCP
3 458 (68.56%) MCAD
4 435 (65.12%) MCTS
5 159 (23.80%) Degree
6 46 (6.89%) MCSE
7 40 (5.99%) MCPD
8 22 (3.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 21 (3.14%) MCDBA
10 17 (2.54%) CCA
10 17 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (2.25%) MCITP
12 14 (2.10%) CCEA
12 14 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.05%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.05%) MCSA
15 6 (0.90%) SC Cleared
16 5 (0.75%) CCNA
16 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.69%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.30%) COBIT
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Section 508
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 309 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.84%) Oracle
3 18 (2.69%) VMware
4 15 (2.25%) Citrix
5 12 (1.80%) Google
5 12 (1.80%) Facebook
6 11 (1.65%) TOWER Software
7 9 (1.35%) Cognos
8 8 (1.20%) Hitachi
9 7 (1.05%) Netezza
9 7 (1.05%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco
11 3 (0.45%) Sun
11 3 (0.45%) HP
11 3 (0.45%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.30%) Lotus
12 2 (0.30%) EMC
13 1 (0.15%) CyberSource
13 1 (0.15%) LexisNexis
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Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 15% Bonus & Extensive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Salary: Market Related
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Home Working
Posted: 12 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus+ Car/ CA + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Eastleigh
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Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + + Corporate Benefits
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