The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 579 271 269
Rank change year-on-year
-308 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 318 1017 1107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.29% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 3.67% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 306 1014 1098
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29850 27723 30960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.21% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23604 22566 26764
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSD
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -162 169 £50,000 - 5
East of England -52 36 £40,000 - 3
North West -75 29 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -43 27 £40,000 +6.66% 2
South West -52 24 £52,500 +31.25% 2
West Midlands -20 20 £38,000 +8.57% 2
South East -232 16 £40,000 - 2
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 888 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 836 (94.14%) .NET
3 815 (91.78%) C#
4 776 (87.39%) SQL Server
5 725 (81.64%) MCAD
6 721 (81.19%) MCP
7 713 (80.29%) ASP.NET
8 689 (77.59%) MCTS
9 660 (74.32%) MVC
10 657 (73.99%) TDD
11 635 (71.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 610 (68.69%) WCF
13 565 (63.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 540 (60.81%) NUnit
15 529 (59.57%) Web Application Development
16 511 (57.55%) Scrum
17 510 (57.43%) Rhino Mocks
18 457 (51.46%) WPF
19 449 (50.56%) Razor View Engine
20 418 (47.07%) SQL Server 2012
21 374 (42.12%) NHibernate
22 346 (38.96%) Moq
22 346 (38.96%) Kanban
23 342 (38.51%) Castle Windsor
23 342 (38.51%) Microsoft
24 328 (36.94%) Windows
25 276 (31.08%) BDD
26 258 (29.05%) WinForms
27 223 (25.11%) .NET Framework
28 217 (24.44%) Dependency Injection

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 134 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 89 (10.02%) BizTalk Server
3 84 (9.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 40 (4.50%) Node.js
5 33 (3.72%) IIS
6 31 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (0.56%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 2 (0.23%) Lync
12 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.11%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.80%) MS Office
3 13 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.01%) MS Project
5 7 (0.79%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.56%) Mingle
7 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) Summit
2 4 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.59%) Office 365
2 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.80%) Internet
2 20 (2.25%) Broadband
3 11 (1.24%) SAN
4 10 (1.13%) Intranet
5 8 (0.90%) VLAN
6 6 (0.68%) LDAP
7 4 (0.45%) Extranet
7 4 (0.45%) ATM
8 3 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.34%) DNS
9 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.11%) SMTP
10 1 (0.11%) FTP
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 776 (87.39%) SQL Server
2 418 (47.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.56%) RavenDB
10 5 (0.56%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.45%) OLAP
11 4 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.45%) Cognos Query Studio
11 4 (0.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (0.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 540 (60.81%) NUnit
2 510 (57.43%) Rhino Mocks
3 346 (38.96%) Moq
4 185 (20.83%) MSTest
5 168 (18.92%) Subversion
6 71 (8.00%) Visual Studio
7 64 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (4.05%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.68%) Selenium
10 5 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.23%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.23%) NCover
11 2 (0.23%) FxCop
11 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.11%) WATIR
General
1 174 (19.59%) Finance
2 163 (18.36%) Games
3 114 (12.84%) Banking
4 45 (5.07%) Music Industry
5 40 (4.50%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.48%) Advertising
7 21 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.36%) Retail
8 20 (2.25%) Marketing
9 8 (0.90%) Law
9 8 (0.90%) Legal
10 6 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
11 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 783 (88.18%) Developer
2 598 (67.34%) .NET Developer
3 220 (24.77%) C# Developer
4 179 (20.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 102 (11.49%) ASP.NET Developer
6 94 (10.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 65 (7.32%) Junior
7 65 (7.32%) Graduate
7 65 (7.32%) Junior Developer
8 64 (7.21%) Agile .NET Developer
9 62 (6.98%) Junior .NET Developer
10 40 (4.50%) Agile C# Developer
11 39 (4.39%) Graduate Developer
12 36 (4.05%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 34 (3.83%) Senior Developer
14 30 (3.38%) Analyst
15 24 (2.70%) Consultant
15 24 (2.70%) Programmer
16 20 (2.25%) WinForms Developer
17 18 (2.03%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 836 (94.14%) .NET
2 713 (80.29%) ASP.NET
3 635 (71.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 610 (68.69%) WCF
5 565 (63.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 457 (51.46%) WPF
7 449 (50.56%) Razor View Engine
8 374 (42.12%) NHibernate
9 342 (38.51%) Castle Windsor
10 258 (29.05%) WinForms
11 223 (25.11%) .NET Framework
12 213 (23.99%) HTML
13 203 (22.86%) Ajax
14 199 (22.41%) LINQ
15 198 (22.30%) Ninject
16 195 (21.96%) CSS
17 189 (21.28%) Unity DI Container
18 178 (20.05%) Spring.NET
19 164 (18.47%) MonoRail
20 134 (15.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 193 (21.73%) Inversion of Control
2 90 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 78 (8.78%) Tandem
4 65 (7.32%) Client/Server
5 61 (6.87%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.93%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.93%) Streaming Music
7 22 (2.48%) Social Network
8 21 (2.36%) N-Tier
9 20 (2.25%) iPhone
10 8 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.68%) Equities
13 4 (0.45%) Telematics
13 4 (0.45%) Remote Sensing
14 3 (0.34%) Replication
15 2 (0.23%) DTV
15 2 (0.23%) Biometrics
16 1 (0.11%) Mobile Payment
16 1 (0.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 328 (36.94%) Windows
2 21 (2.36%) Android
3 13 (1.46%) Solaris
4 10 (1.13%) UNIX
5 8 (0.90%) AIX
6 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.68%) Linux
8 5 (0.56%) CentOS
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (74.32%) MVC
2 657 (73.99%) TDD
3 529 (59.57%) Web Application Development
4 511 (57.55%) Scrum
5 346 (38.96%) Kanban
6 276 (31.08%) BDD
7 217 (24.44%) Dependency Injection
8 195 (21.96%) MVVM
9 186 (20.95%) OO
10 184 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (8.67%) Domain-Driven Design
13 72 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (7.66%) OOD
15 65 (7.32%) OOP
16 62 (6.98%) CQRS
16 62 (6.98%) OOA/OOD
17 48 (5.41%) E-Commerce
18 40 (4.50%) Unit Testing
19 35 (3.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 815 (91.78%) C#
2 204 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 164 (18.47%) SQL
4 130 (14.64%) VB.NET
5 96 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 75 (8.45%) VB
7 23 (2.59%) C++
8 21 (2.36%) Ruby
9 17 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.79%) VB6
11 6 (0.68%) VBA
12 4 (0.45%) VBScript
12 4 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.23%) C
13 2 (0.23%) PHP
13 2 (0.23%) Java
14 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.11%) Korn
14 1 (0.11%) XPath
14 1 (0.11%) Ada
Qualifications
1 888 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 725 (81.64%) MCAD
3 721 (81.19%) MCP
4 689 (77.59%) MCTS
5 175 (19.71%) Degree
6 34 (3.83%) MCSE
7 32 (3.60%) MCPD
8 13 (1.46%) MCDBA
9 11 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.01%) MCSA
11 8 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.90%) CCA
11 8 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.90%) CCEA
11 8 (0.90%) MCITP
12 6 (0.68%) MOS
12 6 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.45%) CITP
14 2 (0.23%) CISA
14 2 (0.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.35%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) SLA
3 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) COBIT
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Section 508
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) SCOM
2 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 342 (38.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (2.48%) Facebook
3 20 (2.25%) Google
4 17 (1.91%) Oracle
5 16 (1.80%) VMware
6 10 (1.13%) Citrix
7 8 (0.90%) TOWER Software
8 7 (0.79%) EMC
9 6 (0.68%) Interwoven
10 4 (0.45%) Cognos
10 4 (0.45%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.45%) Netezza
11 3 (0.34%) Capita
12 2 (0.23%) Cisco
12 2 (0.23%) Progress
12 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.11%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.11%) CyberSource
13 1 (0.11%) LexisNexis
13 1 (0.11%) ArcSight
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