The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 433 250 290
Rank change year-on-year
-183 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 608 1113 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.53% 1.05% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 3.79% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 586 1097 1025
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30945 29335 32637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 27.67% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24956 23943 27872
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -99 307 £50,000 +4.16% 27
South East -135 104 £42,500 +6.25% 7
East of England -40 55 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands -45 47 £40,000 - 4
North West -88 45 £40,000 +14.28% 3
South West -9 29 £52,500 +40.00% 4
West Midlands -45 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire -77 6 £36,500 +4.28% 1
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1403 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1331 (94.87%) .NET
3 1299 (92.59%) C#
4 1261 (89.88%) SQL Server
5 1212 (86.39%) MCP
6 1208 (86.10%) MCAD
7 1175 (83.75%) ASP.NET
8 1166 (83.11%) MCTS
9 1109 (79.04%) TDD
10 1090 (77.69%) MVC
11 1074 (76.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1003 (71.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 947 (67.50%) WCF
14 915 (65.22%) Web Application Development
15 830 (59.16%) NUnit
16 822 (58.59%) Scrum
17 792 (56.45%) Rhino Mocks
18 751 (53.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 737 (52.53%) Razor View Engine
20 661 (47.11%) WPF
21 574 (40.91%) Castle Windsor
22 556 (39.63%) Kanban
23 555 (39.56%) NHibernate
24 508 (36.21%) Windows
25 506 (36.07%) Moq
26 473 (33.71%) Microsoft
27 453 (32.29%) BDD
28 423 (30.15%) WinForms
29 400 (28.51%) Dependency Injection
30 341 (24.31%) Ninject

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 177 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 108 (7.70%) BizTalk Server
3 104 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 99 (7.06%) Node.js
5 45 (3.21%) IIS
6 34 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.64%) Lync
11 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.29%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.21%) DNN
12 3 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.14%) Immediacy CMS
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Foundation
13 2 (0.14%) Kentico
13 2 (0.14%) CMS
13 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.14%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 71 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.57%) MS Office
3 13 (0.93%) MS Project
4 12 (0.86%) Mingle
5 10 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.35%) Office 365
2 12 (0.86%) SaaS
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 202 (14.40%) Internet
2 26 (1.85%) Broadband
3 18 (1.28%) SAN
4 8 (0.57%) VLAN
4 8 (0.57%) HTTP
5 7 (0.50%) Extranet
5 7 (0.50%) Firewall
6 6 (0.43%) VoIP
6 6 (0.43%) LDAP
7 4 (0.29%) Network Security
7 4 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.29%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) Wireless
8 3 (0.21%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) DNS
8 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.21%) WAN
8 3 (0.21%) LAN
8 3 (0.21%) NAS
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1261 (89.88%) SQL Server
2 751 (53.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 53 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 28 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 28 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.07%) OLAP
10 15 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.86%) Neo4j
12 7 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
12 7 (0.50%) BODI
12 7 (0.50%) Informix
12 7 (0.50%) Cognos Powerplay
12 7 (0.50%) ReportNet
12 7 (0.50%) NovaView
12 7 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 830 (59.16%) NUnit
2 792 (56.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 506 (36.07%) Moq
4 300 (21.38%) MSTest
5 269 (19.17%) Subversion
6 92 (6.56%) Visual Studio
7 66 (4.70%) Git (software)
8 57 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.21%) K2 blackpoint
13 1 (0.071%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.071%) NCover
13 1 (0.071%) FxCop
General
1 267 (19.03%) Games
2 213 (15.18%) Finance
3 129 (9.19%) Banking
4 54 (3.85%) Music Industry
5 44 (3.14%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.92%) Advertising
7 39 (2.78%) Retail
8 28 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.43%) Marketing
10 6 (0.43%) Legal
11 3 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) German Language
12 2 (0.14%) Back Office
12 2 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 1225 (87.31%) Developer
2 997 (71.06%) .NET Developer
3 272 (19.39%) C# Developer
4 211 (15.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 136 (9.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 114 (8.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 88 (6.27%) Junior Developer
7 88 (6.27%) Junior
7 88 (6.27%) Graduate
8 87 (6.20%) Junior .NET Developer
9 78 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
10 60 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
11 59 (4.21%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 54 (3.85%) Consultant
13 51 (3.64%) Agile C# Developer
14 36 (2.57%) Architect
15 27 (1.92%) SharePoint Consultant
16 26 (1.85%) WinForms Developer
17 25 (1.78%) Team Leader
18 24 (1.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1331 (94.87%) .NET
2 1175 (83.75%) ASP.NET
3 1074 (76.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1003 (71.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 947 (67.50%) WCF
6 737 (52.53%) Razor View Engine
7 661 (47.11%) WPF
8 574 (40.91%) Castle Windsor
9 555 (39.56%) NHibernate
10 423 (30.15%) WinForms
11 341 (24.31%) Ninject
12 313 (22.31%) LINQ
13 308 (21.95%) Ajax
13 308 (21.95%) Unity DI Container
14 288 (20.53%) Spring.NET
15 286 (20.38%) MonoRail
16 269 (19.17%) .NET Framework
17 244 (17.39%) HTML
18 205 (14.61%) CSS
19 184 (13.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 300 (21.38%) Inversion of Control
2 110 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 108 (7.70%) Tandem
4 93 (6.63%) Enterprise Software
5 87 (6.20%) Client/Server
6 51 (3.64%) Social Network
7 42 (2.99%) Streaming Music
8 38 (2.71%) iPhone
9 36 (2.57%) Mobile App
10 24 (1.71%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.50%) DTV
11 7 (0.50%) Equities
12 5 (0.36%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.36%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.29%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.21%) Replication
15 2 (0.14%) AS400
15 2 (0.14%) Biometrics
15 2 (0.14%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 508 (36.21%) Windows
2 38 (2.71%) Android
3 15 (1.07%) Linux
4 14 (1.00%) Solaris
5 12 (0.86%) CentOS
6 10 (0.71%) UNIX
6 10 (0.71%) AIX
7 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1109 (79.04%) TDD
2 1090 (77.69%) MVC
3 915 (65.22%) Web Application Development
4 822 (58.59%) Scrum
5 556 (39.63%) Kanban
6 453 (32.29%) BDD
7 400 (28.51%) Dependency Injection
8 329 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
9 327 (23.31%) OO
10 319 (22.74%) MVVM
11 180 (12.83%) Domain-Driven Design
12 136 (9.69%) CQRS
13 132 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
14 127 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
15 109 (7.77%) OOA/OOD
16 103 (7.34%) OOD
17 99 (7.06%) OOP
18 87 (6.20%) E-Commerce
19 39 (2.78%) Unit Testing
20 36 (2.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1299 (92.59%) C#
2 216 (15.40%) JavaScript
3 187 (13.33%) VB.NET
4 165 (11.76%) SQL
5 137 (9.76%) VB
6 96 (6.84%) T-SQL
7 34 (2.42%) Ruby
8 30 (2.14%) C++
9 25 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.50%) Java
11 6 (0.43%) VB6
12 4 (0.29%) OCaml
12 4 (0.29%) VBA
13 2 (0.14%) Delphi
14 1 (0.071%) C
14 1 (0.071%) VBScript
14 1 (0.071%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1403 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1212 (86.39%) MCP
3 1208 (86.10%) MCAD
4 1166 (83.11%) MCTS
5 215 (15.32%) Degree
6 49 (3.49%) MCSE
7 46 (3.28%) MCPD
8 34 (2.42%) MCDBA
9 26 (1.85%) MCITP
10 19 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.00%) MCSA
12 9 (0.64%) MOS
13 8 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.57%) CCA
13 8 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (0.57%) CCEA
14 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.29%) CITP
16 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.21%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.64%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) SLA
3 8 (0.57%) WCAG
4 5 (0.36%) TickIT
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (0.29%) SCCM
3 2 (0.14%) OpenView
3 2 (0.14%) Unicenter
3 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.071%) Nagios
4 1 (0.071%) SCOM
Vendors
1 473 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.85%) Facebook
3 36 (2.57%) Google
4 25 (1.78%) Oracle
5 19 (1.35%) Sun
6 16 (1.14%) VMware
7 12 (0.86%) Citrix
8 8 (0.57%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.50%) Ab Initio
9 7 (0.50%) EMC
9 7 (0.50%) JD Edwards
9 7 (0.50%) Kalido
9 7 (0.50%) Applix
9 7 (0.50%) Hyperion
9 7 (0.50%) Informatica
9 7 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (0.50%) Sybase
9 7 (0.50%) Business Objects
9 7 (0.50%) SAP
9 7 (0.50%) Cognos
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + 15% Bonus
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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