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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK / England
Rank 778 804 770
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 46 109 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 41 90 151
Median salary £42,536 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.07% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -18.09%

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
19448 26384 27327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.72% 27.67% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15437 21382 21935
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +69 32 £43,768 -16.63% 2
West Midlands +5 5 £81,250 +103.12% 1
Yorkshire +23 3 £48,750 -5.33% 1
South West +1 3 £42,000 -1.75% 1
East of England +18 2 £42,500 +93.18%
South East +37 1 £25,000 -47.91%
North West -8 1 £40,000 +9.58%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (66.94%) .NET
3 80 (64.52%) Microsoft
4 78 (62.90%) C#
5 61 (49.19%) ASP.NET
6 58 (46.77%) SQL Server
7 57 (45.97%) Degree
8 56 (45.16%) MVC
9 46 (37.10%) MCAD
9 46 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (35.48%) SQL
11 40 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (31.45%) .NET Framework
13 37 (29.84%) Scrum
14 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
15 35 (28.23%) HTML
15 35 (28.23%) MCTS
16 33 (26.61%) CSS
16 33 (26.61%) Finance
16 33 (26.61%) MCP
17 31 (25.00%) MS Excel
17 31 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (24.19%) SQL Server 2014
18 30 (24.19%) Web Services
19 29 (23.39%) Kanban
19 29 (23.39%) Web Application Development
20 28 (22.58%) TDD
21 27 (21.77%) Games
21 27 (21.77%) NUnit
21 27 (21.77%) LINQ

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 25 (20.16%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.06%) CMS
2 10 (8.06%) SAS
3 7 (5.65%) IIS
3 7 (5.65%) Umbraco
4 6 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.61%) Drupal
7 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.84%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.94%) Office 365
3 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.61%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.61%) G Suite
5 2 (1.61%) GitHub
5 2 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.61%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) Firewall
2 8 (6.45%) LAN
2 8 (6.45%) WAN
3 3 (2.42%) HTTP
3 3 (2.42%) Internet
4 2 (1.61%) IPsec
4 2 (1.61%) MQTT
5 1 (0.81%) Skype
5 1 (0.81%) SMTP
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) Wireless
5 1 (0.81%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (46.77%) SQL Server
2 30 (24.19%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (10.48%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.06%) MS Access
5 10 (8.06%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.03%) Big Data
7 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.23%) MySQL
8 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.42%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.61%) Redis
10 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (21.77%) Moq
1 27 (21.77%) NUnit
1 27 (21.77%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 33 (26.61%) Finance
2 27 (21.77%) Games
3 11 (8.87%) Law
4 4 (3.23%) Automotive
5 3 (2.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.61%) Advertising
6 2 (1.61%) Billing
6 2 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (55.65%) Developer
2 49 (39.52%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.58%) Graduate
3 28 (22.58%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (22.58%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (22.58%) Junior
3 28 (22.58%) Junior .NET Developer
3 28 (22.58%) Junior Developer
4 27 (21.77%) Games Developer
4 27 (21.77%) Graduate Games Developer
4 27 (21.77%) Junior Games Developer
5 25 (20.16%) C# Developer
6 20 (16.13%) Architect
7 19 (15.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (10.48%) Consultant
8 13 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (9.68%) Applications Support
9 12 (9.68%) SQL Developer
10 10 (8.06%) Applications Support Engineer
10 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (66.94%) .NET
2 61 (49.19%) ASP.NET
3 46 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 39 (31.45%) .NET Framework
5 35 (28.23%) HTML
6 33 (26.61%) CSS
7 30 (24.19%) Web Services
8 27 (21.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (21.77%) LINQ
8 27 (21.77%) NHibernate
9 25 (20.16%) jQuery
9 25 (20.16%) XML
10 16 (12.90%) WCF
11 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 10 (8.06%) COM+
11 10 (8.06%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (8.06%) XSLT
12 8 (6.45%) Backbone.js
13 6 (4.84%) Ajax
13 6 (4.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.23%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Blog
5 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.61%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (0.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.16%) MVC
2 40 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (29.84%) Scrum
4 29 (23.39%) Kanban
4 29 (23.39%) Web Application Development
5 28 (22.58%) TDD
6 27 (21.77%) BDD
7 22 (17.74%) SDLC
8 21 (16.94%) OO
9 19 (15.32%) SOA
10 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.48%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.48%) Presales
12 12 (9.68%) Analytics
12 12 (9.68%) ITIL
12 12 (9.68%) Release Management
13 11 (8.87%) Wealth Management
14 10 (8.06%) Business Analytics
14 10 (8.06%) Coaching
14 10 (8.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (62.90%) C#
2 44 (35.48%) SQL
3 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.74%) PowerShell
5 16 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.48%) VB.NET
7 12 (9.68%) C++
8 10 (8.06%) VBA
9 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.84%) XPath
10 4 (3.23%) PHP
11 3 (2.42%) Java
11 3 (2.42%) Python
12 2 (1.61%) C
12 2 (1.61%) Go
12 2 (1.61%) Ruby
13 1 (0.81%) F#
13 1 (0.81%) R
13 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (45.97%) Degree
3 46 (37.10%) MCAD
4 35 (28.23%) MCTS
5 33 (26.61%) MCP
6 16 (12.90%) MCSE
7 12 (9.68%) MCSA
8 7 (5.65%) MCITP
9 5 (4.03%) AWS Certification
10 4 (3.23%) MCPD
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.61%) CISA
12 2 (1.61%) CISM
12 2 (1.61%) CISSP
12 2 (1.61%) CITP
12 2 (1.61%) ISEB
12 2 (1.61%) OCP
12 2 (1.61%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) COBIT
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.42%) Docker
5 2 (1.61%) vCloud
5 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Nagios
1 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.61%) Puppet
1 2 (1.61%) vRealize
2 1 (0.81%) Oozie
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) VMware
3 10 (8.06%) Alterian
3 10 (8.06%) Oracle
4 2 (1.61%) Google
4 2 (1.61%) Hitachi
4 2 (1.61%) HP
4 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco
5 1 (0.81%) Citrix
5 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.81%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.81%) EMC
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Meraki
5 1 (0.81%) NetApp
5 1 (0.81%) Nintex
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
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