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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 683 336 233
Rank change year-on-year
-347 -103
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 168 749 1267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.78% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 2.89% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 151 722 1259
Average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
27142 25948 28987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.47% 27.13% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21880 20643 24475
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -211 56 £42,500 -15.00% 10
South West -27 29 £45,000 +9.75% 4
North East +9 23 £32,500 -7.14%
West Midlands +4 23 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Yorkshire -15 17 £52,500 +50.00%
North West -44 14 £52,500 +31.25% 4
South East -175 14 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East Midlands -37 12 £37,500 -6.25% 2
East of England -85 2 £45,000 - 2
Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 282 (83.68%) C#
3 273 (81.01%) .NET
4 246 (73.00%) Microsoft
5 228 (67.66%) ASP.NET
6 209 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (56.68%) SQL Server
8 176 (52.23%) MVC
9 169 (50.15%) CSS
10 161 (47.77%) SharePoint
11 152 (45.10%) .NET Framework
12 150 (44.51%) JavaScript
13 145 (43.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 131 (38.87%) SQL
15 116 (34.42%) MCP
16 110 (32.64%) Ajax
17 106 (31.45%) Degree
17 106 (31.45%) jQuery
18 101 (29.97%) WCF
19 100 (29.67%) Windows
20 99 (29.38%) HTML
21 89 (26.41%) MCAD
22 84 (24.93%) MCTS
23 78 (23.15%) Scrum
24 77 (22.85%) MS Excel
25 75 (22.26%) TDD
25 75 (22.26%) SQL Server 2008
26 74 (21.96%) T-SQL
27 73 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
28 62 (18.40%) Visual Studio

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 161 (47.77%) SharePoint
2 59 (17.51%) IIS
3 44 (13.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 42 (12.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 29 (8.61%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (5.34%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.59%) CMS
8 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.59%) Apache
8 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.59%) SAS
8 2 (0.59%) Site Server
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 77 (22.85%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.82%) MS Office
3 9 (2.67%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.59%) Mingle
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 47 (13.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.19%) SalesLogix
3 4 (1.19%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.19%) Pivotal CRM
4 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.59%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.59%) Summit
5 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (11.57%) Office 365
3 4 (1.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.45%) VLAN
2 6 (1.78%) Intranet
3 4 (1.19%) Internet
4 2 (0.59%) DNS
4 2 (0.59%) ATM
4 2 (0.59%) DHCP
4 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (56.68%) SQL Server
2 75 (22.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (8.90%) Relational Database
5 27 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (8.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.45%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 15 (4.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.86%) OLAP
9 11 (3.26%) Ingres
9 11 (3.26%) Data Mining
9 11 (3.26%) Informix
9 11 (3.26%) DB2
10 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (2.67%) Oracle OLAP
12 7 (2.08%) Cognos Powerplay
12 7 (2.08%) ReportNet
12 7 (2.08%) NovaView
Development Applications
1 62 (18.40%) Visual Studio
2 56 (16.62%) NUnit
3 50 (14.84%) Rhino Mocks
4 43 (12.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (12.46%) Moq
6 12 (3.56%) MSTest
7 10 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.67%) Subversion
9 8 (2.37%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 54 (16.02%) Finance
2 27 (8.01%) Games
3 17 (5.04%) Law
4 13 (3.86%) Automotive
5 12 (3.56%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.97%) Legal
6 10 (2.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.89%) Billing
7 3 (0.89%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 244 (72.40%) Developer
2 109 (32.34%) .NET Developer
3 79 (23.44%) Senior Developer
4 47 (13.95%) Consultant
5 46 (13.65%) C# Developer
6 41 (12.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 38 (11.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (8.90%) Graduate
9 29 (8.61%) Junior
9 29 (8.61%) Junior Developer
10 28 (8.31%) Junior .NET Developer
11 24 (7.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (6.23%) Senior .NET Developer
14 20 (5.93%) Technical Consultant
15 19 (5.64%) Architect
16 18 (5.34%) Software Developer
17 16 (4.75%) Principal Consultant
17 16 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
18 13 (3.86%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (81.01%) .NET
2 228 (67.66%) ASP.NET
3 169 (50.15%) CSS
4 152 (45.10%) .NET Framework
5 145 (43.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 110 (32.64%) Ajax
7 106 (31.45%) jQuery
8 101 (29.97%) WCF
9 99 (29.38%) HTML
10 43 (12.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 43 (12.76%) XML
11 41 (12.17%) NHibernate
12 37 (10.98%) WPF
12 37 (10.98%) LINQ
13 25 (7.42%) CSS3
14 24 (7.12%) Web Services
15 18 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 14 (4.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.66%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.97%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (2.08%) Open Source
6 7 (2.08%) Blog
7 6 (1.78%) User Experience
7 6 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.19%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.89%) Streaming Music
11 2 (0.59%) Telematics
11 2 (0.59%) Remote Sensing
11 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.59%) Clustering
12 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 100 (29.67%) Windows
2 20 (5.93%) Solaris
3 18 (5.34%) AIX
3 18 (5.34%) UNIX
4 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.89%) Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.59%) CentOS
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (62.02%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (52.23%) MVC
3 78 (23.15%) Scrum
4 75 (22.26%) TDD
5 59 (17.51%) Waterfall
6 58 (17.21%) OO
7 52 (15.43%) CRM
8 46 (13.65%) Web Application Development
9 42 (12.46%) Kanban
9 42 (12.46%) Mentoring
10 36 (10.68%) BDD
11 35 (10.39%) Coaching
12 34 (10.09%) OOA/OOD
13 30 (8.90%) SOA
14 27 (8.01%) Business Development
15 26 (7.72%) Project Management
15 26 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (6.82%) ITIL
17 21 (6.23%) Software Engineering
18 18 (5.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 282 (83.68%) C#
2 150 (44.51%) JavaScript
3 131 (38.87%) SQL
4 74 (21.96%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.50%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.37%) VB
7 7 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.78%) VBA
8 6 (1.78%) C
9 5 (1.48%) VB6
10 4 (1.19%) XPath
11 2 (0.59%) VBScript
11 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 337 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (34.42%) MCP
3 106 (31.45%) Degree
4 89 (26.41%) MCAD
5 84 (24.93%) MCTS
6 52 (15.43%) MCPD
7 38 (11.28%) MCSE
8 37 (10.98%) MCDBA
9 33 (9.79%) MCITP
10 22 (6.53%) CCA
10 22 (6.53%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (5.34%) CCEA
13 16 (4.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (3.26%) Security Cleared
15 7 (2.08%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.89%) MCSA
18 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) ISO 9001
2 14 (4.15%) QA
System Software
1 19 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.30%) vCloud
3 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 246 (73.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.12%) Hitachi
3 21 (6.23%) Citrix
4 19 (5.64%) VMware
5 16 (4.75%) Oracle
6 11 (3.26%) Siebel
6 11 (3.26%) Cognos
6 11 (3.26%) SAP
6 11 (3.26%) Sybase
7 9 (2.67%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.67%) Sun
8 7 (2.08%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.08%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.08%) Informatica
8 7 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (2.08%) Ab Initio
8 7 (2.08%) Applix
8 7 (2.08%) Kalido
9 5 (1.48%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Romford
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday / Bonus / Home Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 58,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 7 days ago