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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 696 395 234
Rank change year-on-year
-301 -161
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 153 629 1225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.63% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 2.33% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 140 613 1216
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
29679 27024 28631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.83% 27.19% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23760 21492 23809
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -205 53 £37,500 -25.00% 5
South West -31 28 £44,000 +4.76% 2
West Midlands -3 23 £52,500 +50.00% 3
North East - 23 £32,500 -
North West -45 18 £52,500 +31.25% 4
South East -118 18 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Yorkshire -7 14 £52,500 +50.00%
East Midlands -23 7 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England -57 3 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 266 (86.36%) C#
3 252 (81.82%) .NET
4 235 (76.30%) Microsoft
5 203 (65.91%) ASP.NET
6 181 (58.77%) SQL Server
7 173 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
8 160 (51.95%) SharePoint
9 150 (48.70%) .NET Framework
10 148 (48.05%) CSS
11 140 (45.45%) JavaScript
12 139 (45.13%) MVC
13 138 (44.81%) SQL
14 115 (37.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 102 (33.12%) MCP
16 100 (32.47%) Windows
16 100 (32.47%) WCF
17 98 (31.82%) Ajax
18 93 (30.19%) Degree
18 93 (30.19%) HTML
18 93 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
19 84 (27.27%) jQuery
20 81 (26.30%) T-SQL
21 79 (25.65%) MCTS
22 78 (25.32%) OO
23 77 (25.00%) MCAD
24 73 (23.70%) IIS
25 68 (22.08%) SharePoint 2013
26 66 (21.43%) Visual Studio
26 66 (21.43%) CRM

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 160 (51.95%) SharePoint
2 73 (23.70%) IIS
3 68 (22.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 62 (20.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 41 (13.31%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (5.84%) Office Communications Server
7 14 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 2 (0.65%) CMS
8 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.32%) Site Server
9 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Lync
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.47%) MS Office
3 14 (4.55%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 61 (19.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.30%) SalesLogix
3 4 (1.30%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.30%) Pivotal CRM
4 2 (0.65%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (15.91%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.87%) VLAN
2 4 (1.30%) Intranet
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
3 2 (0.65%) DHCP
3 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (58.77%) SQL Server
2 93 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (11.04%) Relational Database
4 32 (10.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (5.84%) RDBMS
7 16 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (4.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 15 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (3.57%) Ingres
10 11 (3.57%) Data Mining
10 11 (3.57%) Informix
10 11 (3.57%) DB2
10 11 (3.57%) OLAP
11 7 (2.27%) Cognos Powerplay
11 7 (2.27%) BODI
11 7 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.27%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 66 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 54 (17.53%) NUnit
3 39 (12.66%) Rhino Mocks
4 29 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (8.44%) Moq
6 18 (5.84%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.22%) Subversion
7 13 (4.22%) Log4Net
8 6 (1.95%) MSTest
8 6 (1.95%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.95%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 55 (17.86%) Finance
2 26 (8.44%) Games
3 14 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 14 (4.55%) Automotive
4 12 (3.90%) Law
5 9 (2.92%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Advertising
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 223 (72.40%) Developer
2 90 (29.22%) .NET Developer
3 61 (19.81%) Senior Developer
4 56 (18.18%) Consultant
5 54 (17.53%) SharePoint Developer
6 45 (14.61%) C# Developer
7 36 (11.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (9.74%) ASP.NET Developer
9 28 (9.09%) Junior Developer
9 28 (9.09%) Graduate
9 28 (9.09%) Junior
10 27 (8.77%) Junior .NET Developer
11 26 (8.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (8.12%) SharePoint Consultant
13 22 (7.14%) Architect
14 20 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
15 19 (6.17%) Principal Consultant
16 17 (5.52%) Senior .NET Developer
17 16 (5.19%) Software Developer
17 16 (5.19%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (81.82%) .NET
2 203 (65.91%) ASP.NET
3 150 (48.70%) .NET Framework
4 148 (48.05%) CSS
5 115 (37.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 100 (32.47%) WCF
7 98 (31.82%) Ajax
8 93 (30.19%) HTML
9 84 (27.27%) jQuery
10 42 (13.64%) LINQ
11 40 (12.99%) XML
12 39 (12.66%) NHibernate
13 36 (11.69%) Web Services
14 34 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (8.77%) WPF
16 25 (8.12%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (8.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (6.17%) XSLT
19 17 (5.52%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.62%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.30%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.97%) User Experience
6 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) Blog
7 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 100 (32.47%) Windows
2 19 (6.17%) Solaris
3 18 (5.84%) AIX
3 18 (5.84%) UNIX
4 8 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.95%) Linux
5 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.62%) CentOS
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (45.13%) MVC
3 78 (25.32%) OO
4 66 (21.43%) CRM
5 56 (18.18%) Scrum
6 50 (16.23%) TDD
7 49 (15.91%) OOA/OOD
8 47 (15.26%) Mentoring
9 41 (13.31%) SOA
9 41 (13.31%) Waterfall
10 40 (12.99%) Coaching
11 31 (10.06%) BDD
12 27 (8.77%) Web Application Development
12 27 (8.77%) Business Development
13 26 (8.44%) Kanban
14 25 (8.12%) Software Engineering
15 20 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (6.17%) Project Management
17 18 (5.84%) Information Management
17 18 (5.84%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 266 (86.36%) C#
2 140 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 138 (44.81%) SQL
4 81 (26.30%) T-SQL
5 27 (8.77%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.25%) VBA
7 9 (2.92%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.27%) XPath
9 6 (1.95%) VB
10 5 (1.62%) VB6
11 3 (0.97%) C
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) VBScript
12 1 (0.32%) F#
12 1 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (33.12%) MCP
3 93 (30.19%) Degree
4 79 (25.65%) MCTS
5 77 (25.00%) MCAD
6 51 (16.56%) MCPD
7 36 (11.69%) MCDBA
8 33 (10.71%) MCITP
8 33 (10.71%) MCSE
9 21 (6.82%) CCA
9 21 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (5.84%) CCEA
12 17 (5.52%) Security Cleared
13 14 (4.55%) VCP4
14 13 (4.22%) SC Cleared
15 7 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (1.62%) DV Cleared
17 3 (0.97%) MCSA
18 2 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.19%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 235 (76.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.14%) Citrix
2 22 (7.14%) Hitachi
3 20 (6.49%) VMware
4 16 (5.19%) Oracle
5 11 (3.57%) Sybase
5 11 (3.57%) SAP
5 11 (3.57%) Siebel
6 9 (2.92%) Cognos
7 8 (2.60%) Sun
8 7 (2.27%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.27%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.27%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.27%) Informatica
8 7 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (2.27%) Applix
8 7 (2.27%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.97%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.97%) Cisco
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
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Essex
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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