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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 792 835 643
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -192
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 104 110 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.39% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 79 108 319
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +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
24299 28004 29344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.47% 27.21% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19897 22423 23160
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

MCSD Salary Histogram in England

MCSD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 43 £47,500 -13.63% 1
West Midlands +5 22 £21,500 -54.73%
South West +32 21 £40,500 -10.00%
South East - 7 £70,000 -
East of England +36 5 £33,500 +8.06%
Yorkshire +7 4 £44,500 -1.11% 1
East Midlands -1 2 £36,500 -18.88% 1
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (73.81%) C#
3 150 (71.43%) .NET
4 144 (68.57%) Microsoft
5 142 (67.62%) Degree
6 122 (58.10%) SQL Server
7 108 (51.43%) ASP.NET
7 108 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (47.14%) MVC
9 88 (41.90%) JavaScript
10 83 (39.52%) SQL
10 83 (39.52%) HTML
11 76 (36.19%) CSS
12 75 (35.71%) Scrum
13 73 (34.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (29.52%) jQuery
15 57 (27.14%) T-SQL
15 57 (27.14%) OO
16 56 (26.67%) Web Services
17 55 (26.19%) SOA
18 54 (25.71%) MCAD
19 47 (22.38%) SQL Server 2008
19 47 (22.38%) MCTS
20 45 (21.43%) Wealth Management
21 44 (20.95%) TDD
22 42 (20.00%) .NET Framework
22 42 (20.00%) WCF
23 40 (19.05%) XML
24 39 (18.57%) Mentoring
25 38 (18.10%) Relational Database

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (15.24%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.43%) Apache
2 24 (11.43%) CMS
3 12 (5.71%) IIS
4 11 (5.24%) Apache Spark
5 10 (4.76%) Drupal
6 8 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (3.81%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.48%) Moodle
8 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.43%) MS Office
2 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (5.24%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.48%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.19%) Office 365
4 6 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.38%) SoftLayer
5 5 (2.38%) Yammer
6 3 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.86%) Firewall
1 6 (2.86%) LAN
1 6 (2.86%) WAN
2 3 (1.43%) Intranet
3 2 (0.95%) NAS
3 2 (0.95%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) Extranet
4 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (58.10%) SQL Server
2 47 (22.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (18.10%) Relational Database
4 33 (15.71%) RDBMS
5 26 (12.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.38%) Power BI
9 5 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.95%) MySQL
11 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 31 (14.76%) NUnit
3 29 (13.81%) Moq
4 26 (12.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 13 (6.19%) JIRA
6 13 (6.19%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.33%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.38%) Selenium
9 2 (0.95%) gulp
9 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.95%) MSTest
9 2 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (17.14%) Games
2 16 (7.62%) Finance
3 11 (5.24%) Back Office
4 8 (3.81%) Banking
5 4 (1.90%) Automotive
6 3 (1.43%) Marketing
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 152 (72.38%) Developer
2 103 (49.05%) .NET Developer
3 88 (41.90%) C# Developer
4 68 (32.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (20.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 44 (20.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 39 (18.57%) C# Software Developer
7 31 (14.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 27 (12.86%) Graduate
8 27 (12.86%) Graduate Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Junior
9 26 (12.38%) Junior Developer
10 25 (11.90%) Games Developer
10 25 (11.90%) Graduate Games Developer
10 25 (11.90%) Junior .NET Developer
10 25 (11.90%) Junior Games Developer
10 25 (11.90%) Software Developer
10 25 (11.90%) SQL Developer
11 23 (10.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (71.43%) .NET
2 108 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 83 (39.52%) HTML
4 76 (36.19%) CSS
5 73 (34.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 62 (29.52%) jQuery
7 56 (26.67%) Web Services
8 42 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 42 (20.00%) WCF
9 40 (19.05%) XML
10 32 (15.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 30 (14.29%) LINQ
12 28 (13.33%) NHibernate
13 25 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 21 (10.00%) HTML5
15 18 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
16 16 (7.62%) AngularJS
17 14 (6.67%) CSS3
18 10 (4.76%) Backbone.js
18 10 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.24%) Mathematics
3 11 (5.24%) Physics
3 11 (5.24%) Reinsurance
4 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.38%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.43%) PKI
8 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.48%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.14%) Windows
2 10 (4.76%) Linux
3 8 (3.81%) Unix
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.43%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (47.14%) MVC
3 75 (35.71%) Scrum
4 57 (27.14%) OO
5 55 (26.19%) SOA
6 45 (21.43%) Wealth Management
7 44 (20.95%) TDD
8 39 (18.57%) Mentoring
9 33 (15.71%) Release Management
10 32 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (15.24%) Kanban
11 29 (13.81%) BDD
11 29 (13.81%) Web Development
12 26 (12.38%) Web Application Development
13 23 (10.95%) Presales
14 21 (10.00%) SDLC
15 20 (9.52%) CRM
16 17 (8.10%) ITIL
16 17 (8.10%) PRINCE2
17 16 (7.62%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 155 (73.81%) C#
2 88 (41.90%) JavaScript
3 83 (39.52%) SQL
4 57 (27.14%) T-SQL
5 22 (10.48%) VB.NET
6 17 (8.10%) PHP
7 14 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.71%) Java
9 11 (5.24%) Python
9 11 (5.24%) Scala
10 8 (3.81%) VB
11 5 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.43%) F#
13 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.95%) XPath
14 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (67.62%) Degree
3 54 (25.71%) MCAD
4 47 (22.38%) MCTS
5 37 (17.62%) MCP
6 32 (15.24%) MCSE
7 15 (7.14%) MCPD
8 11 (5.24%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.24%) Security Cleared
9 9 (4.29%) MCITP
10 7 (3.33%) MCSA
11 3 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.95%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.95%) NCDA
12 2 (0.95%) VCP4
12 2 (0.95%) VCP5
12 2 (0.95%) VCP6
13 1 (0.48%) CITP
13 1 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.90%) Docker
3 4 (1.90%) vCloud
4 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.95%) Ansible
2 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.95%) Packer
3 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 144 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.10%) Oracle
3 15 (7.14%) VMware
4 11 (5.24%) Actian
5 9 (4.29%) Infragistics
5 9 (4.29%) Telerik
6 8 (3.81%) Google
6 8 (3.81%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.33%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.43%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.95%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.95%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.95%) Dell
9 2 (0.95%) EMC
9 2 (0.95%) HP
9 2 (0.95%) NetApp
9 2 (0.95%) New Relic
9 2 (0.95%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.48%) Nintex
Hull, North Humberside
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Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum 25 days holiday + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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