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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 748 515 268
Rank change year-on-year
-233 -247
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 119 474 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.42% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 1.54% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 118 459 1042
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 £55,000
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
27932 30826 28051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.00% 27.39% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22318 24636 22934
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -174 39 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Yorkshire - 29 £45,000 -
West Midlands -5 16 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North West -18 11 £45,000 +13.92% 1
South West -27 10 £45,000 -14.28%
East Midlands -29 8 £43,750 +9.37% 1
East of England -35 2 £31,000 -22.50% 2
South East -53 2 £51,250 +20.58%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 258 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 232 (89.92%) C#
3 223 (86.43%) .NET
4 197 (76.36%) Microsoft
5 186 (72.09%) ASP.NET
6 177 (68.60%) SQL Server
7 159 (61.63%) SQL
8 146 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (55.04%) MVC
10 120 (46.51%) .NET Framework
11 115 (44.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 112 (43.41%) CSS
13 103 (39.92%) HTML
14 101 (39.15%) JavaScript
15 96 (37.21%) Visual Studio
16 94 (36.43%) WCF
17 87 (33.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 83 (32.17%) jQuery
18 83 (32.17%) T-SQL
19 79 (30.62%) Scrum
20 75 (29.07%) MS Excel
21 74 (28.68%) MCP
21 74 (28.68%) TDD
22 72 (27.91%) Windows
23 71 (27.52%) SharePoint
24 66 (25.58%) MCTS
25 65 (25.19%) LINQ
25 65 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
26 64 (24.81%) Entity Framework
27 63 (24.42%) Degree

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 71 (27.52%) SharePoint
2 62 (24.03%) IIS
3 52 (20.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (12.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 28 (10.85%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (5.04%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (3.10%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 6 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.55%) Node.js
9 4 (1.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.78%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 75 (29.07%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.81%) MS Office
3 8 (3.10%) Mingle
4 7 (2.71%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (10.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.36%) Office 365
3 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.04%) VLAN
2 5 (1.94%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (68.60%) SQL Server
2 87 (33.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (8.91%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (5.81%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.10%) RavenDB
9 8 (3.10%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.94%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.78%) MySQL
12 2 (0.78%) SimpleDB
12 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 96 (37.21%) Visual Studio
2 63 (24.42%) NUnit
3 46 (17.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 42 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (11.63%) Moq
6 24 (9.30%) TeamCity
7 16 (6.20%) Subversion
7 16 (6.20%) Log4Net
8 12 (4.65%) MSTest
9 10 (3.88%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.49%) Git (software)
10 9 (3.49%) CruiseControl
11 8 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.78%) JIRA
13 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 60 (23.26%) Finance
2 26 (10.08%) Games
3 13 (5.04%) Automotive
4 10 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.10%) Legal
6 6 (2.33%) Law
7 5 (1.94%) Retail
8 4 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.78%) Electronics
10 2 (0.78%) Marketing
11 1 (0.39%) Back Office
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 183 (70.93%) Developer
2 115 (44.57%) .NET Developer
3 46 (17.83%) Consultant
4 44 (17.05%) C# Developer
5 40 (15.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (15.12%) Senior Developer
7 31 (12.02%) Architect
8 30 (11.63%) Junior
8 30 (11.63%) Graduate
8 30 (11.63%) Junior Developer
8 30 (11.63%) Junior .NET Developer
9 28 (10.85%) SharePoint Consultant
9 28 (10.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (10.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (9.69%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (8.14%) Software Developer
13 20 (7.75%) SharePoint Developer
14 19 (7.36%) Senior Consultant
15 17 (6.59%) Programmer
15 17 (6.59%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (86.43%) .NET
2 186 (72.09%) ASP.NET
3 120 (46.51%) .NET Framework
4 115 (44.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 112 (43.41%) CSS
6 103 (39.92%) HTML
7 94 (36.43%) WCF
8 83 (32.17%) jQuery
9 65 (25.19%) LINQ
10 64 (24.81%) Entity Framework
11 62 (24.03%) Ajax
12 43 (16.67%) NHibernate
13 41 (15.89%) KnockoutJS
14 38 (14.73%) Web Services
15 37 (14.34%) WPF
16 35 (13.57%) JSON
17 31 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API
18 30 (11.63%) CSS3
19 28 (10.85%) HTML5
20 26 (10.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.53%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.04%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) DTV
6 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.39%) Life Science
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.91%) Windows
2 14 (5.43%) UNIX
3 13 (5.04%) AIX
3 13 (5.04%) Solaris
4 8 (3.10%) Linux
4 8 (3.10%) CentOS
5 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (55.04%) MVC
3 79 (30.62%) Scrum
4 74 (28.68%) TDD
5 57 (22.09%) OO
5 57 (22.09%) Kanban
6 44 (17.05%) SDLC
7 40 (15.50%) Unit Testing
8 39 (15.12%) SOA
9 35 (13.57%) Software Engineering
9 35 (13.57%) BDD
10 30 (11.63%) Web Application Development
10 30 (11.63%) Web Development
11 28 (10.85%) CRM
12 27 (10.47%) OOA/OOD
12 27 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (8.91%) Time Management
15 22 (8.53%) ITIL
16 20 (7.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 232 (89.92%) C#
2 159 (61.63%) SQL
3 101 (39.15%) JavaScript
4 83 (32.17%) T-SQL
5 22 (8.53%) VB.NET
6 14 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.88%) VBA
8 6 (2.33%) XPath
9 4 (1.55%) VB
9 4 (1.55%) PHP
10 3 (1.16%) C++
11 2 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (0.78%) VB6
12 1 (0.39%) F#
12 1 (0.39%) OCaml
12 1 (0.39%) XAML
12 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 258 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (28.68%) MCP
3 66 (25.58%) MCTS
4 63 (24.42%) Degree
4 63 (24.42%) MCAD
5 57 (22.09%) MCPD
6 26 (10.08%) MCSE
7 19 (7.36%) SC Cleared
7 19 (7.36%) Security Cleared
8 18 (6.98%) MCDBA
9 17 (6.59%) MCITP
10 14 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (5.43%) CCA
10 14 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (5.04%) CCEA
12 10 (3.88%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.78%) ISEB
13 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.78%) CCNA
14 1 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 197 (76.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.43%) Citrix
2 14 (5.43%) VMware
3 13 (5.04%) Oracle
4 9 (3.49%) Cisco
5 8 (3.10%) HP
5 8 (3.10%) EMC
6 2 (0.78%) SAP
6 2 (0.78%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) Telerik
7 1 (0.39%) Novell
7 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.39%) TOWER Software
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