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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 636 281 274
Rank change year-on-year
-355 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 246 1000 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 1.00% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 3.69% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 205 997 1035
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £57,500 £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
29107 27082 31438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.97% 26.95% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 22787 22257 26833
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 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 2 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 -246 83 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -62 31 £40,000 - 2
South West -40 30 £41,000 +3.14% 1
West Midlands -31 28 £38,000 +8.57%
North West -84 26 £35,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -48 23 £40,000 +6.66% 2
South East -203 11 £52,500 +31.25% 7
North East -15 9 - - 4
Yorkshire -82 3 - -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 761 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 699 (91.85%) .NET
3 680 (89.36%) C#
4 635 (83.44%) SQL Server
5 579 (76.08%) ASP.NET
6 554 (72.80%) MCP
7 552 (72.54%) MCAD
8 541 (71.09%) MVC
9 526 (69.12%) MCTS
10 502 (65.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 501 (65.83%) TDD
12 472 (62.02%) WCF
13 414 (54.40%) NUnit
14 411 (54.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 404 (53.09%) Scrum
16 399 (52.43%) Web Application Development
17 384 (50.46%) Rhino Mocks
18 343 (45.07%) WPF
19 329 (43.23%) Microsoft
20 328 (43.10%) Razor View Engine
21 316 (41.52%) SQL Server 2012
22 285 (37.45%) NHibernate
23 277 (36.40%) Windows
24 268 (35.22%) Kanban
24 268 (35.22%) Moq
25 247 (32.46%) Castle Windsor
26 217 (28.52%) BDD
27 205 (26.94%) CSS
28 200 (26.28%) JavaScript
28 200 (26.28%) .NET Framework

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 137 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 66 (8.67%) BizTalk Server
3 63 (8.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (4.07%) IIS
5 30 (3.94%) Node.js
6 22 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.66%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.39%) Apache
11 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.39%) Site Server
12 2 (0.26%) Drupal
13 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.13%) SAS
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.50%) MS Office
3 14 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.92%) Mingle
5 6 (0.79%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.79%) MS Project
6 3 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Summit
1 7 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.13%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.10%) Office 365
2 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.79%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.88%) Internet
2 15 (1.97%) Broadband
3 11 (1.45%) Intranet
3 11 (1.45%) VLAN
4 9 (1.18%) SAN
5 7 (0.92%) ATM
6 6 (0.79%) LDAP
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (83.44%) SQL Server
2 316 (41.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.92%) RavenDB
8 7 (0.92%) Neo4j
8 7 (0.92%) Cognos Query Studio
8 7 (0.92%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 7 (0.92%) Cognos Report Studio
8 7 (0.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 7 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
8 7 (0.92%) OLAP
8 7 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 414 (54.40%) NUnit
2 384 (50.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 268 (35.22%) Moq
4 140 (18.40%) MSTest
5 121 (15.90%) Subversion
6 85 (11.17%) Visual Studio
7 70 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (3.68%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.92%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.79%) Selenium
11 2 (0.26%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.26%) NCover
11 2 (0.26%) FxCop
12 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.13%) WATIR
General
1 148 (19.45%) Finance
2 115 (15.11%) Games
3 84 (11.04%) Banking
4 38 (4.99%) Music Industry
5 30 (3.94%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.02%) Marketing
7 18 (2.37%) Law
8 16 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.10%) Retail
9 15 (1.97%) Advertising
10 12 (1.58%) Legal
11 6 (0.79%) Back Office
12 5 (0.66%) Automotive
12 5 (0.66%) Billing
13 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 652 (85.68%) Developer
2 476 (62.55%) .NET Developer
3 183 (24.05%) C# Developer
4 154 (20.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 78 (10.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 75 (9.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 58 (7.62%) Senior Developer
8 53 (6.96%) Graduate
9 51 (6.70%) Junior
9 51 (6.70%) Junior Developer
9 51 (6.70%) Agile .NET Developer
10 48 (6.31%) Junior .NET Developer
11 32 (4.20%) Analyst
12 30 (3.94%) Agile C# Developer
13 25 (3.29%) Graduate Developer
14 24 (3.15%) Programmer
15 22 (2.89%) Consultant
15 22 (2.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 21 (2.76%) Software Developer
17 19 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (91.85%) .NET
2 579 (76.08%) ASP.NET
3 502 (65.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 472 (62.02%) WCF
5 411 (54.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 343 (45.07%) WPF
7 328 (43.10%) Razor View Engine
8 285 (37.45%) NHibernate
9 247 (32.46%) Castle Windsor
10 205 (26.94%) CSS
11 200 (26.28%) .NET Framework
12 194 (25.49%) HTML
13 191 (25.10%) WinForms
14 173 (22.73%) Ajax
15 148 (19.45%) LINQ
16 146 (19.19%) Ninject
17 137 (18.00%) Unity DI Container
18 131 (17.21%) Spring.NET
19 116 (15.24%) MonoRail
20 110 (14.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 142 (18.66%) Inversion of Control
2 68 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 58 (7.62%) Tandem
4 55 (7.23%) Client/Server
5 47 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.15%) Streaming Music
7 23 (3.02%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.50%) N-Tier
9 16 (2.10%) Social Network
10 15 (1.97%) iPhone
11 9 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.05%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.92%) Open Source
14 6 (0.79%) Equities
14 6 (0.79%) Telematics
14 6 (0.79%) Blog
14 6 (0.79%) Remote Sensing
15 3 (0.39%) Replication
16 2 (0.26%) Biometrics
17 1 (0.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 277 (36.40%) Windows
2 17 (2.23%) Solaris
3 16 (2.10%) Android
4 13 (1.71%) UNIX
5 11 (1.45%) AIX
6 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.18%) Linux
8 7 (0.92%) CentOS
9 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (71.09%) MVC
2 501 (65.83%) TDD
3 404 (53.09%) Scrum
4 399 (52.43%) Web Application Development
5 268 (35.22%) Kanban
6 217 (28.52%) BDD
7 160 (21.02%) Dependency Injection
8 142 (18.66%) MVVM
9 137 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 131 (17.21%) OO
11 106 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (6.70%) Domain-Driven Design
14 50 (6.57%) OOD
15 48 (6.31%) OOP
16 46 (6.04%) ITIL
17 43 (5.65%) OOA/OOD
17 43 (5.65%) CQRS
18 41 (5.39%) Unit Testing
19 34 (4.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 680 (89.36%) C#
2 200 (26.28%) JavaScript
3 163 (21.42%) SQL
4 106 (13.93%) VB.NET
5 90 (11.83%) T-SQL
6 62 (8.15%) VB
7 20 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.37%) C++
9 16 (2.10%) Ruby
10 7 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.79%) VB6
11 6 (0.79%) VBA
12 5 (0.66%) VBScript
13 4 (0.53%) C
14 2 (0.26%) Java
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
15 1 (0.13%) Ada
15 1 (0.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 761 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 554 (72.80%) MCP
3 552 (72.54%) MCAD
4 526 (69.12%) MCTS
5 171 (22.47%) Degree
6 46 (6.04%) MCSE
7 38 (4.99%) MCPD
8 20 (2.63%) MCDBA
9 19 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 14 (1.84%) MCITP
11 13 (1.71%) CCA
11 13 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (1.45%) CCEA
12 11 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.05%) MCSA
14 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.66%) CCNA
14 5 (0.66%) MOS
15 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.23%) QA
2 10 (1.31%) SLA
3 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Section 508
5 1 (0.13%) TickIT
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 329 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.76%) Oracle
3 18 (2.37%) VMware
4 15 (1.97%) Google
4 15 (1.97%) Facebook
5 12 (1.58%) Citrix
6 10 (1.31%) TOWER Software
7 7 (0.92%) Netezza
7 7 (0.92%) Business Objects
7 7 (0.92%) Cognos
8 5 (0.66%) EMC
9 4 (0.53%) Hitachi
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco
10 3 (0.39%) Interwoven
10 3 (0.39%) Sun
10 3 (0.39%) HP
11 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.26%) Progress
11 2 (0.26%) Capita
12 1 (0.13%) Telerik
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Salary: £36000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Technically Compatible
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus+ Car/ CA + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + +31 days holiday!
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi time, Annual Bonus at 12%
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Oxford
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 31 days holiday!
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Oxfordshire
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Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Co Durham
Technically Compatible
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago