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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 801 630 280
Rank change year-on-year
-171 -350
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 83 263 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.25% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.91% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78 224 1013
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -54 30 £42,500 - 9
Yorkshire +27 19 £45,000 -
West Midlands -26 8 £48,750 +28.28% 1
North West -17 7 £45,000 +28.57% 3
East Midlands -21 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West -48 5 £45,000 +9.75%
East of England -28 4 £31,000 -22.50%
South East +7 3 £57,750 +10.00% 3
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (88.66%) .NET
3 170 (87.63%) C#
4 154 (79.38%) Microsoft
5 138 (71.13%) ASP.NET
6 121 (62.37%) SQL Server
7 113 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
8 107 (55.15%) MVC
8 107 (55.15%) SQL
9 91 (46.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 88 (45.36%) .NET Framework
11 77 (39.69%) HTML
12 76 (39.18%) TDD
13 74 (38.14%) Scrum
14 69 (35.57%) JavaScript
14 69 (35.57%) MS Excel
15 68 (35.05%) CSS
16 65 (33.51%) Visual Studio
17 62 (31.96%) Kanban
18 61 (31.44%) jQuery
19 54 (27.84%) WCF
20 51 (26.29%) SQL Server 2008
20 51 (26.29%) T-SQL
21 50 (25.77%) LINQ
21 50 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 50 (25.77%) Entity Framework
22 48 (24.74%) MCAD
23 45 (23.20%) MCP
23 45 (23.20%) Ajax
24 44 (22.68%) MCTS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (21.65%) SharePoint
2 32 (16.49%) IIS
3 29 (14.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (6.19%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (3.09%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 4 (2.06%) Apache
7 4 (2.06%) Node.js
8 2 (1.03%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.03%) CMS
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 69 (35.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.67%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) Mingle
4 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.58%) Office 365
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) VLAN
2 5 (2.58%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (62.37%) SQL Server
2 51 (26.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (13.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (9.28%) Relational Database
5 15 (7.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (5.15%) RDBMS
9 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
11 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.09%) Data Mining
11 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (1.55%) RavenDB
14 3 (1.55%) Neo4j
14 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
15 2 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
16 1 (0.52%) Informix
Development Applications
1 65 (33.51%) Visual Studio
2 42 (21.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (19.59%) NUnit
4 32 (16.49%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (14.95%) Moq
6 7 (3.61%) MSTest
7 6 (3.09%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.06%) MSBuild
9 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.55%) Log4Net
10 3 (1.55%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.55%) Subversion
10 3 (1.55%) JIRA
General
1 40 (20.62%) Finance
2 25 (12.89%) Games
3 5 (2.58%) Automotive
3 5 (2.58%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.06%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Law
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 121 (62.37%) Developer
2 85 (43.81%) .NET Developer
3 46 (23.71%) Consultant
4 37 (19.07%) Senior Developer
5 34 (17.53%) Architect
6 28 (14.43%) Graduate
6 28 (14.43%) Junior
6 28 (14.43%) Senior Consultant
6 28 (14.43%) Junior Developer
6 28 (14.43%) Junior .NET Developer
7 24 (12.37%) SharePoint Consultant
8 22 (11.34%) SharePoint Architect
8 22 (11.34%) C# Developer
8 22 (11.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (10.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 20 (10.31%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
10 20 (10.31%) Senior Architect
10 20 (10.31%) Senior SharePoint Architect
11 13 (6.70%) Software Developer
12 12 (6.19%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (88.66%) .NET
2 138 (71.13%) ASP.NET
3 91 (46.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 88 (45.36%) .NET Framework
5 77 (39.69%) HTML
6 68 (35.05%) CSS
7 61 (31.44%) jQuery
8 54 (27.84%) WCF
9 50 (25.77%) LINQ
9 50 (25.77%) Entity Framework
10 45 (23.20%) Ajax
11 44 (22.68%) KnockoutJS
12 30 (15.46%) WPF
13 29 (14.95%) HTML5
13 29 (14.95%) NHibernate
14 24 (12.37%) Web Services
14 24 (12.37%) CSS3
15 22 (11.34%) JSON
16 19 (9.79%) WinForms
17 18 (9.28%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.73%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.03%) DTV
5 2 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.40%) Windows
2 7 (3.61%) UNIX
3 6 (3.09%) AIX
3 6 (3.09%) Solaris
4 5 (2.58%) Linux
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.55%) CentOS
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (55.15%) MVC
3 76 (39.18%) TDD
4 74 (38.14%) Scrum
5 62 (31.96%) Kanban
6 41 (21.13%) SDLC
7 36 (18.56%) Unit Testing
8 35 (18.04%) OO
9 29 (14.95%) BDD
9 29 (14.95%) Web Application Development
10 27 (13.92%) Web Development
11 26 (13.40%) Technical Architecture
12 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (12.37%) ITIL
14 22 (11.34%) Software Engineering
15 20 (10.31%) MVVM
16 18 (9.28%) OOP
17 16 (8.25%) PRINCE2
18 15 (7.73%) SOA
19 14 (7.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 170 (87.63%) C#
2 107 (55.15%) SQL
3 69 (35.57%) JavaScript
4 51 (26.29%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.70%) VB.NET
6 11 (5.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.58%) VBA
8 4 (2.06%) PHP
8 4 (2.06%) XPath
9 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) C++
9 2 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (0.52%) Java
10 1 (0.52%) XAML
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
10 1 (0.52%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (24.74%) MCAD
3 45 (23.20%) MCP
4 44 (22.68%) MCTS
4 44 (22.68%) Degree
5 29 (14.95%) MCPD
6 15 (7.73%) MCSE
7 14 (7.22%) MCITP
8 13 (6.70%) MCDBA
9 11 (5.67%) SC Cleared
9 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
10 6 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.09%) CCA
10 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.09%) CCEA
11 5 (2.58%) MCSA
11 5 (2.58%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.03%) ISEB
13 1 (0.52%) CCNP
13 1 (0.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.12%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (1.03%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.03%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 154 (79.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.15%) Oracle
3 8 (4.12%) VMware
4 7 (3.61%) Cisco
5 6 (3.09%) HP
5 6 (3.09%) EMC
5 6 (3.09%) Citrix
6 2 (1.03%) SAP
6 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.52%) Telerik
7 1 (0.52%) Capita
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) Sybase
7 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.52%) Novell
7 1 (0.52%) Infragistics
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