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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 764 593 284
Rank change year-on-year
-171 -309
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 107 313 1009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.29% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.05% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 105 301 1007
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
27681 29743 27688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.15% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22201 23491 22537
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 -104 33 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire - 31 £45,000 -
West Midlands -20 13 £47,500 +25.00%
North West -10 10 £45,000 +28.57%
East Midlands -15 8 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -28 8 £45,000 -14.28%
East of England -35 2 £31,000 -22.50%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (91.45%) C#
3 208 (88.89%) .NET
4 184 (78.63%) Microsoft
5 169 (72.22%) ASP.NET
6 160 (68.38%) SQL Server
7 140 (59.83%) SQL
8 134 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (54.70%) MVC
10 111 (47.44%) .NET Framework
11 106 (45.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 97 (41.45%) HTML
13 95 (40.60%) CSS
14 92 (39.32%) JavaScript
15 87 (37.18%) Visual Studio
16 79 (33.76%) WCF
17 77 (32.91%) Scrum
18 76 (32.48%) SQL Server 2008
18 76 (32.48%) TDD
19 73 (31.20%) jQuery
19 73 (31.20%) MS Excel
20 71 (30.34%) T-SQL
21 65 (27.78%) SharePoint
22 62 (26.50%) MCP
22 62 (26.50%) Microsoft Azure
22 62 (26.50%) Entity Framework
23 60 (25.64%) Kanban
23 60 (25.64%) MCTS
24 58 (24.79%) LINQ
25 57 (24.36%) MCAD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 65 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 52 (22.22%) IIS
3 50 (21.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (11.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (9.83%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.42%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 8 (3.42%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.71%) Node.js
8 4 (1.71%) Apache
9 2 (0.85%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 73 (31.20%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.84%) MS Office
3 7 (2.99%) Mingle
4 6 (2.56%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.56%) Office 365
3 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.43%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.42%) VLAN
2 5 (2.14%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (68.38%) SQL Server
2 76 (32.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (9.40%) Relational Database
5 19 (8.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.99%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.99%) RavenDB
9 7 (2.99%) Neo4j
9 7 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.56%) Data Mining
10 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.85%) SimpleDB
13 2 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 87 (37.18%) Visual Studio
2 55 (23.50%) NUnit
3 43 (18.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (12.39%) Moq
6 17 (7.26%) TeamCity
7 11 (4.70%) MSTest
8 10 (4.27%) MSBuild
8 10 (4.27%) Subversion
8 10 (4.27%) Log4Net
9 9 (3.85%) CruiseControl
10 8 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (3.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (3.42%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.85%) JIRA
12 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (21.79%) Finance
2 25 (10.68%) Games
3 9 (3.85%) Automotive
4 8 (3.42%) Legal
5 6 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.56%) Law
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 160 (68.38%) Developer
2 101 (43.16%) .NET Developer
3 52 (22.22%) Consultant
4 41 (17.52%) Senior Developer
5 34 (14.53%) C# Developer
6 33 (14.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (13.68%) SharePoint Consultant
8 31 (13.25%) Architect
9 28 (11.97%) Junior
9 28 (11.97%) Graduate
9 28 (11.97%) Junior Developer
9 28 (11.97%) Junior .NET Developer
10 24 (10.26%) Senior Consultant
11 23 (9.83%) Senior .NET Developer
12 22 (9.40%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (8.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (8.97%) SharePoint Architect
14 17 (7.26%) Software Developer
15 16 (6.84%) Programmer
15 16 (6.84%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (88.89%) .NET
2 169 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 111 (47.44%) .NET Framework
4 106 (45.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 97 (41.45%) HTML
6 95 (40.60%) CSS
7 79 (33.76%) WCF
8 73 (31.20%) jQuery
9 62 (26.50%) Entity Framework
10 58 (24.79%) LINQ
11 56 (23.93%) Ajax
12 44 (18.80%) KnockoutJS
13 36 (15.38%) NHibernate
13 36 (15.38%) Web Services
14 34 (14.53%) WPF
15 29 (12.39%) JSON
15 29 (12.39%) HTML5
16 26 (11.11%) CSS3
17 24 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (8.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.41%) N-Tier
3 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.85%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Clustering
7 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (3.85%) UNIX
3 8 (3.42%) AIX
3 8 (3.42%) Solaris
3 8 (3.42%) Linux
4 7 (2.99%) CentOS
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (54.70%) MVC
3 77 (32.91%) Scrum
4 76 (32.48%) TDD
5 60 (25.64%) Kanban
6 54 (23.08%) OO
7 44 (18.80%) SDLC
8 39 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 33 (14.10%) BDD
9 33 (14.10%) Software Engineering
10 31 (13.25%) SOA
11 30 (12.82%) Web Development
12 29 (12.39%) Web Application Development
12 29 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
14 24 (10.26%) ITIL
15 22 (9.40%) OOA/OOD
16 21 (8.97%) CRM
17 20 (8.55%) OOP
17 20 (8.55%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 214 (91.45%) C#
2 140 (59.83%) SQL
3 92 (39.32%) JavaScript
4 71 (30.34%) T-SQL
5 17 (7.26%) VB.NET
6 14 (5.98%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.85%) VBA
8 7 (2.99%) XPath
9 4 (1.71%) VB
9 4 (1.71%) PHP
10 3 (1.28%) C++
11 2 (0.85%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (0.85%) VB6
12 1 (0.43%) F#
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) OCaml
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) XAML
12 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 234 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (26.50%) MCP
3 60 (25.64%) MCTS
4 57 (24.36%) MCAD
5 54 (23.08%) Degree
6 46 (19.66%) MCPD
7 20 (8.55%) MCSE
8 19 (8.12%) SC Cleared
8 19 (8.12%) Security Cleared
9 18 (7.69%) MCITP
9 18 (7.69%) MCDBA
10 10 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.85%) CCA
11 9 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (3.42%) CCEA
13 2 (0.85%) CCNA
13 2 (0.85%) MCSA
13 2 (0.85%) ISEB
13 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 184 (78.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.56%) Oracle
3 10 (4.27%) VMware
4 9 (3.85%) Cisco
4 9 (3.85%) Citrix
5 8 (3.42%) HP
5 8 (3.42%) EMC
6 2 (0.85%) Capita
6 2 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase
7 1 (0.43%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.43%) Novell
7 1 (0.43%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.43%) Google
7 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.43%) Telerik
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