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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 791 754 373
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -381
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 120 165 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.61% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 106 149 691
Average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
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
26262 26907 26043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.74% 27.59% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21288 21644 20712
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
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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 -11 42 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South East +3 25 £70,000 +21.73% 8
South West -13 25 £43,000 -4.44%
West Midlands -18 21 £40,000 -23.80% 3
East of England +6 5 £22,000 -51.11%
North West -7 1 £36,500 -30.47%
East Midlands -9 1 £20,000 -46.66%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (72.37%) SQL Server
3 155 (67.98%) Microsoft
4 143 (62.72%) .NET
5 129 (56.58%) C#
5 129 (56.58%) Degree
6 110 (48.25%) ASP.NET
7 85 (37.28%) MVC
8 84 (36.84%) SQL
9 82 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
10 73 (32.02%) .NET Framework
10 73 (32.02%) HTML
10 73 (32.02%) JavaScript
11 67 (29.39%) MCAD
12 65 (28.51%) MCSE
13 64 (28.07%) CSS
14 62 (27.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 58 (25.44%) MCTS
16 56 (24.56%) Scrum
16 56 (24.56%) MCP
17 55 (24.12%) Visual Studio
18 54 (23.68%) Windows
19 53 (23.25%) Web Services
19 53 (23.25%) SQL Server 2008
20 52 (22.81%) TDD
21 50 (21.93%) MS Excel
22 42 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
23 40 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 39 (17.11%) WCF
24 39 (17.11%) Oracle

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (16.67%) IIS
1 38 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 26 (11.40%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (9.65%) Apache
4 15 (6.58%) Lync
5 13 (5.70%) Drupal
6 12 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.19%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.88%) CMS
9 2 (0.88%) Node.js
9 2 (0.88%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.77%) MS Office
3 14 (6.14%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.75%) MS Project
6 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.32%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.44%) CaseMap
4 1 (0.44%) Concordance
4 1 (0.44%) LexisNexis TimeMap
4 1 (0.44%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.39%) Office 365
4 6 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.88%) GitHub
6 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.44%) IaaS
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.65%) Firewall
1 22 (9.65%) LAN
1 22 (9.65%) WAN
2 14 (6.14%) Kerberos
3 13 (5.70%) VLAN
4 7 (3.07%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.07%) Wireless
5 4 (1.75%) Skype
6 3 (1.32%) Extranet
6 3 (1.32%) Intranet
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.44%) DHCP
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) VoIP
7 1 (0.44%) VPN
7 1 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (72.37%) SQL Server
2 53 (23.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (14.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (13.60%) Relational Database
6 25 (10.96%) RDBMS
7 21 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (6.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (4.82%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
13 7 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.75%) Power BI
14 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.88%) Datazen
15 2 (0.88%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.88%) Pentaho
15 2 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (24.12%) Visual Studio
2 38 (16.67%) NUnit
3 33 (14.47%) Moq
3 33 (14.47%) Rhino Mocks
4 15 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.19%) MSTest
7 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.32%) JIRA
7 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.88%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (14.47%) Finance
2 30 (13.16%) Games
3 18 (7.89%) Banking
4 14 (6.14%) Automotive
5 10 (4.39%) Publishing
6 7 (3.07%) Law
7 6 (2.63%) Legal
8 4 (1.75%) Marketing
9 3 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 132 (57.89%) Developer
2 91 (39.91%) .NET Developer
3 65 (28.51%) C# Developer
4 50 (21.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (19.30%) Architect
6 42 (18.42%) Graduate
7 36 (15.79%) Graduate Developer
7 36 (15.79%) Software Developer
8 35 (15.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 35 (15.35%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (14.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (14.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (14.04%) C# Software Developer
10 31 (13.60%) Junior
10 31 (13.60%) Junior Developer
11 29 (12.72%) Junior .NET Developer
12 28 (12.28%) .NET Software Developer
12 28 (12.28%) Team Leader
13 27 (11.84%) Graduate Games Developer
13 27 (11.84%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (62.72%) .NET
2 110 (48.25%) ASP.NET
3 73 (32.02%) .NET Framework
3 73 (32.02%) HTML
4 64 (28.07%) CSS
5 62 (27.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (23.25%) Web Services
7 39 (17.11%) WCF
8 36 (15.79%) HTML5
8 36 (15.79%) LINQ
9 34 (14.91%) jQuery
10 30 (13.16%) CSS3
11 28 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 28 (12.28%) NHibernate
12 27 (11.84%) XML
13 21 (9.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 19 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (7.46%) Ajax
15 17 (7.46%) WPF
16 16 (7.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.58%) Inversion of Control
4 14 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.70%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.07%) SWIFT
7 6 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.63%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.19%) User Experience
9 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (23.68%) Windows
2 31 (13.60%) Unix
3 29 (12.72%) Linux
4 27 (11.84%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.75%) Android
7 4 (1.75%) Solaris
7 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.28%) MVC
2 82 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (24.56%) Scrum
4 52 (22.81%) TDD
5 36 (15.79%) OO
6 31 (13.60%) Kanban
7 30 (13.16%) ITIL
7 30 (13.16%) Web Application Development
7 30 (13.16%) Web Development
8 29 (12.72%) SDLC
9 28 (12.28%) BDD
10 26 (11.40%) SOA
11 25 (10.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (10.96%) Presales
12 23 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (9.65%) Wealth Management
14 21 (9.21%) ETL
14 21 (9.21%) Mentoring
15 20 (8.77%) CRM
16 19 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 129 (56.58%) C#
2 84 (36.84%) SQL
3 73 (32.02%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.28%) T-SQL
5 24 (10.53%) PHP
5 24 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 24 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 21 (9.21%) VB
7 12 (5.26%) Java
8 11 (4.82%) C++
9 4 (1.75%) VC++
9 4 (1.75%) XPath
10 3 (1.32%) VBA
10 3 (1.32%) VBScript
11 2 (0.88%) Delphi
11 2 (0.88%) XAML
12 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (56.58%) Degree
3 67 (29.39%) MCAD
4 65 (28.51%) MCSE
5 58 (25.44%) MCTS
6 56 (24.56%) MCP
7 15 (6.58%) MCSA
8 9 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.07%) CCNA
9 7 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.07%) MCPD
9 7 (3.07%) MOS
10 6 (2.63%) CGEIT
10 6 (2.63%) CISSP
10 6 (2.63%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.63%) PMP
10 6 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.19%) MCITP
12 4 (1.75%) MCDBA
12 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) QA
1 8 (3.51%) SLA
2 5 (2.19%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.88%) vCloud
4 2 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) Cacti
2 3 (1.32%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 155 (67.98%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.11%) Oracle
3 20 (8.77%) VMware
4 10 (4.39%) Hitachi
5 8 (3.51%) Cisco
6 7 (3.07%) Citrix
6 7 (3.07%) Fortinet
6 7 (3.07%) iManage
6 7 (3.07%) SolarWinds
6 7 (3.07%) Sophos
7 5 (2.19%) Capita
8 4 (1.75%) Sun
8 4 (1.75%) Typemock
9 3 (1.32%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.32%) LexisNexis
9 3 (1.32%) Telerik
10 2 (0.88%) Google
10 2 (0.88%) Tableau
11 1 (0.44%) Nintex
11 1 (0.44%) Twitter
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