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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 754 470 258
Rank change year-on-year
-284 -212
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 129 536 1118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.48% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 1.77% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 121 519 1100
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
28136 30223 29203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22164 24418 23847
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(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 -175 58 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North West -13 18 £62,500 +56.25% 2
South West -13 17 £44,000 -16.19% 2
West Midlands -6 15 £52,500 +61.53% 1
South East -72 9 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £47,500 - 2
North East - 7 £52,500 -
East of England -31 5 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East Midlands -25 3 £37,500 -6.25% 2
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 300 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 270 (90.00%) C#
3 259 (86.33%) .NET
4 228 (76.00%) Microsoft
5 197 (65.67%) ASP.NET
6 182 (60.67%) SQL Server
7 162 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
8 150 (50.00%) MVC
9 149 (49.67%) SQL
10 143 (47.67%) .NET Framework
11 140 (46.67%) SharePoint
12 132 (44.00%) CSS
13 122 (40.67%) JavaScript
13 122 (40.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 98 (32.67%) WCF
15 94 (31.33%) Windows
16 92 (30.67%) HTML
17 88 (29.33%) jQuery
18 87 (29.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 86 (28.67%) MCP
20 85 (28.33%) Degree
21 82 (27.33%) T-SQL
22 81 (27.00%) Visual Studio
23 78 (26.00%) Ajax
24 72 (24.00%) MCTS
24 72 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
25 70 (23.33%) MCAD
26 66 (22.00%) IIS
27 65 (21.67%) OO
27 65 (21.67%) NUnit

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 140 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 72 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 66 (22.00%) IIS
4 55 (18.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 37 (12.33%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (6.33%) Office Communications Server
7 12 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 3 (1.00%) Apache
9 3 (1.00%) Node.js
10 2 (0.67%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 53 (17.67%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.00%) MS Office
3 12 (4.00%) InfoPath
4 8 (2.67%) Mingle
5 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 47 (15.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 54 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (11.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.33%) VLAN
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) Network Security
3 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (60.67%) SQL Server
2 87 (29.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (9.67%) Relational Database
5 24 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (6.00%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.67%) RavenDB
9 8 (2.67%) Neo4j
9 8 (2.67%) Ingres
9 8 (2.67%) Data Mining
9 8 (2.67%) Informix
9 8 (2.67%) DB2
9 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.33%) BODI
10 7 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (2.33%) Kalido
10 7 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 81 (27.00%) Visual Studio
2 65 (21.67%) NUnit
3 45 (15.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 29 (9.67%) Moq
5 26 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (8.00%) TeamCity
7 16 (5.33%) Log4Net
7 16 (5.33%) Subversion
8 12 (4.00%) MSTest
9 10 (3.33%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.00%) CruiseControl
10 9 (3.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.67%) JIRA
13 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 64 (21.33%) Finance
2 26 (8.67%) Games
3 16 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.67%) Automotive
5 10 (3.33%) Legal
6 8 (2.67%) Law
7 5 (1.67%) Retail
8 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 225 (75.00%) Developer
2 104 (34.67%) .NET Developer
3 57 (19.00%) Senior Developer
4 52 (17.33%) Consultant
5 51 (17.00%) C# Developer
6 44 (14.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (14.00%) SharePoint Developer
8 36 (12.00%) Architect
8 36 (12.00%) SharePoint Consultant
9 33 (11.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 30 (10.00%) Graduate
11 29 (9.67%) Junior
11 29 (9.67%) Junior Developer
11 29 (9.67%) Junior .NET Developer
12 28 (9.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (7.33%) Software Developer
14 20 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (6.00%) Applications Developer
16 17 (5.67%) Principal Consultant
16 17 (5.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (86.33%) .NET
2 197 (65.67%) ASP.NET
3 143 (47.67%) .NET Framework
4 132 (44.00%) CSS
5 122 (40.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 98 (32.67%) WCF
7 92 (30.67%) HTML
8 88 (29.33%) jQuery
9 78 (26.00%) Ajax
10 51 (17.00%) LINQ
11 43 (14.33%) NHibernate
12 42 (14.00%) Web Services
13 37 (12.33%) Entity Framework
14 35 (11.67%) XML
15 33 (11.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 31 (10.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (9.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (9.33%) WPF
18 22 (7.33%) XSLT
19 20 (6.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (0.67%) DTV
5 2 (0.67%) Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.33%) Life Science
6 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 94 (31.33%) Windows
2 20 (6.67%) UNIX
3 19 (6.33%) AIX
3 19 (6.33%) Solaris
4 9 (3.00%) Linux
5 8 (2.67%) CentOS
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (50.00%) MVC
3 65 (21.67%) OO
4 59 (19.67%) Scrum
5 55 (18.33%) TDD
6 49 (16.33%) CRM
7 43 (14.33%) SOA
8 38 (12.67%) OOA/OOD
9 37 (12.33%) Waterfall
10 36 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 35 (11.67%) BDD
12 34 (11.33%) Coaching
13 32 (10.67%) Kanban
14 31 (10.33%) Software Engineering
15 29 (9.67%) Web Application Development
16 28 (9.33%) Unit Testing
17 26 (8.67%) Migration
18 22 (7.33%) Time Management
19 21 (7.00%) Load Balancing
20 19 (6.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (90.00%) C#
2 149 (49.67%) SQL
3 122 (40.67%) JavaScript
4 82 (27.33%) T-SQL
5 26 (8.67%) VB.NET
6 12 (4.00%) VBA
7 10 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.33%) VB
9 6 (2.00%) XPath
10 5 (1.67%) VB6
11 3 (1.00%) PHP
11 3 (1.00%) C++
12 2 (0.67%) XAML
12 2 (0.67%) Progress 4GL
13 1 (0.33%) Java
13 1 (0.33%) F#
13 1 (0.33%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 300 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (28.67%) MCP
3 85 (28.33%) Degree
4 72 (24.00%) MCTS
5 70 (23.33%) MCAD
6 55 (18.33%) MCPD
7 33 (11.00%) MCSE
8 24 (8.00%) MCITP
9 23 (7.67%) MCDBA
10 21 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (7.00%) CCA
10 21 (7.00%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (6.67%) Security Cleared
12 19 (6.33%) SC Cleared
12 19 (6.33%) CCEA
13 10 (3.33%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.67%) ISEB
14 2 (0.67%) MCSA
15 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.33%) vCloud
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 228 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.67%) Citrix
3 21 (7.00%) VMware
3 21 (7.00%) Oracle
4 13 (4.33%) Hitachi
5 10 (3.33%) SAP
6 8 (2.67%) Siebel
6 8 (2.67%) Sybase
6 8 (2.67%) Cisco
6 8 (2.67%) HP
6 8 (2.67%) EMC
7 7 (2.33%) Applix
7 7 (2.33%) Ab Initio
7 7 (2.33%) Sun
7 7 (2.33%) Hyperion
7 7 (2.33%) Informatica
7 7 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (2.33%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.33%) Cognos
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Full Benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Full Benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Southway Housing Trust
Salary: £33.5k - 37.5k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Derby
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car, bonus
Posted: 24 days ago