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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 787 795 803
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 69 135 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.49% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 56 110 137
Median salary £36,250 £43,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.69% -17.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -17.30%
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
21609 27336 29933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.20% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17196 21840 24147
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +55 27 £23,750 +5.55% 2
South East +62 15 £67,500 +25.58% 1
West Midlands -29 12 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £30,000 -
East Midlands +15 3 £37,500 -16.66% 2
South West -20 2 £35,000 -18.60% 1
East of England +21 1 £50,500 +129.54%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (69.01%) .NET
3 116 (67.84%) C#
4 115 (67.25%) Microsoft
5 100 (58.48%) Degree
6 98 (57.31%) ASP.NET
7 94 (54.97%) MVC
8 86 (50.29%) SQL Server
9 71 (41.52%) SQL
10 67 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (38.01%) JavaScript
12 64 (37.43%) CSS
12 64 (37.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (36.26%) HTML
14 61 (35.67%) MCAD
15 52 (30.41%) .NET Framework
16 50 (29.24%) Scrum
16 50 (29.24%) Web Services
17 49 (28.65%) jQuery
18 45 (26.32%) MCTS
19 43 (25.15%) MS Excel
20 40 (23.39%) OO
20 40 (23.39%) MCP
21 37 (21.64%) SOA
21 37 (21.64%) TDD
22 35 (20.47%) SDLC
23 34 (19.88%) T-SQL
24 33 (19.30%) XML
24 33 (19.30%) Finance
24 33 (19.30%) WCF

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 30 (17.54%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.53%) CMS
3 17 (9.94%) Umbraco
4 14 (8.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (7.60%) IIS
6 10 (5.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (5.85%) SAS
7 7 (4.09%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.75%) Apache
8 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.58%) Kentico
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (25.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.34%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.75%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (13.45%) Office 365
3 13 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.85%) Yammer
5 3 (1.75%) SaaS
6 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.58%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.58%) G Suite
7 1 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) Firewall
2 9 (5.26%) LAN
2 9 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (1.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) IPsec
4 1 (0.58%) MQTT
4 1 (0.58%) SMTP
4 1 (0.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) Wireless
4 1 (0.58%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (50.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (18.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (15.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 21 (12.28%) Relational Database
5 18 (10.53%) RDBMS
6 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (5.85%) MS Access
8 10 (5.85%) Power BI
9 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.17%) Big Data
12 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (19.30%) NUnit
2 28 (16.37%) Moq
3 27 (15.79%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 17 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.92%) MSTest
8 4 (2.34%) JIRA
8 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.75%) Selenium
10 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 33 (19.30%) Finance
2 26 (15.20%) Games
3 11 (6.43%) Automotive
4 5 (2.92%) Law
5 3 (1.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.17%) Back Office
6 2 (1.17%) Billing
6 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (61.40%) Developer
2 79 (46.20%) .NET Developer
3 58 (33.92%) C# Developer
4 49 (28.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
5 36 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (16.37%) Junior
6 28 (16.37%) Junior Developer
7 27 (15.79%) Graduate
7 27 (15.79%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 27 (15.79%) Graduate Developer
7 27 (15.79%) Junior .NET Developer
8 26 (15.20%) Games Developer
8 26 (15.20%) Graduate Games Developer
8 26 (15.20%) Junior Games Developer
9 25 (14.62%) SQL Developer
10 22 (12.87%) Architect
11 20 (11.70%) C# Software Developer
12 18 (10.53%) Software Developer
13 17 (9.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (69.01%) .NET
2 98 (57.31%) ASP.NET
3 64 (37.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 64 (37.43%) CSS
4 62 (36.26%) HTML
5 52 (30.41%) .NET Framework
6 50 (29.24%) Web Services
7 49 (28.65%) jQuery
8 33 (19.30%) WCF
8 33 (19.30%) XML
9 29 (16.96%) NHibernate
10 27 (15.79%) LINQ
11 26 (15.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (8.77%) AngularJS
14 13 (7.60%) Ajax
14 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (7.60%) CSS3
14 13 (7.60%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (6.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.87%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.34%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.34%) Physics
4 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.75%) Reinsurance
4 3 (1.75%) User Experience
5 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.58%) Blog
6 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.58%) PKI
6 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.68%) Windows
2 5 (2.92%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (0.58%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (54.97%) MVC
2 67 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (29.24%) Scrum
4 40 (23.39%) OO
5 37 (21.64%) SOA
5 37 (21.64%) TDD
6 35 (20.47%) SDLC
7 31 (18.13%) Kanban
8 29 (16.96%) BDD
9 28 (16.37%) Web Application Development
10 24 (14.04%) Wealth Management
10 24 (14.04%) Web Development
11 22 (12.87%) Mentoring
11 22 (12.87%) Presales
12 18 (10.53%) Release Management
12 18 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 17 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (9.94%) ITIL
14 13 (7.60%) Coaching
15 12 (7.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (67.84%) C#
2 71 (41.52%) SQL
3 65 (38.01%) JavaScript
4 34 (19.88%) T-SQL
5 23 (13.45%) PowerShell
6 20 (11.70%) VB.NET
7 11 (6.43%) C++
8 10 (5.85%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.85%) VBA
9 5 (2.92%) F#
9 5 (2.92%) Scala
10 4 (2.34%) Python
11 3 (1.75%) Java
11 3 (1.75%) XPath
12 1 (0.58%) C
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) R
12 1 (0.58%) Ruby
12 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 171 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (58.48%) Degree
3 61 (35.67%) MCAD
4 45 (26.32%) MCTS
5 40 (23.39%) MCP
6 22 (12.87%) MCSE
7 8 (4.68%) MCSA
8 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.51%) MCPD
10 4 (2.34%) MCITP
11 2 (1.17%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.58%) CISA
12 1 (0.58%) CISM
12 1 (0.58%) CISSP
12 1 (0.58%) MOS
12 1 (0.58%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.34%) Docker
4 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.58%) Ansible
2 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.58%) Nagios
2 1 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 115 (67.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.36%) VMware
3 13 (7.60%) Oracle
4 10 (5.85%) Alterian
5 7 (4.09%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.75%) Actian
6 3 (1.75%) Google
7 2 (1.17%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.17%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.17%) Telerik
8 1 (0.58%) Apigee
8 1 (0.58%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix
8 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) IBM
8 1 (0.58%) Mashery
8 1 (0.58%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.58%) SAP
8 1 (0.58%) Xamarin
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