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

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 797 847 698
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -149
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 99 83 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.083% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.30% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 71 78 224
Median salary £36,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
23912 27418 29047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.09% 27.29% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19544 22210 22703
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
West Midlands +16 31 £21,500 -55.89% 2
London +41 29 £31,250 -43.18% 1
South West +17 20 £41,000 -8.88%
South East +28 6 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 6 £43,250 -3.88%
East of England +27 5 £33,500 +8.06%
East Midlands +3 2 £33,000 -26.66%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (70.53%) C#
3 143 (69.08%) .NET
4 141 (68.12%) Degree
5 140 (67.63%) Microsoft
6 115 (55.56%) SQL Server
7 106 (51.21%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (50.24%) ASP.NET
9 99 (47.83%) MVC
10 81 (39.13%) SQL
11 79 (38.16%) JavaScript
12 75 (36.23%) Scrum
13 72 (34.78%) HTML
14 68 (32.85%) CSS
15 67 (32.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 60 (28.99%) jQuery
17 59 (28.50%) MCAD
18 54 (26.09%) Web Services
19 52 (25.12%) OO
20 49 (23.67%) T-SQL
20 49 (23.67%) MCTS
21 47 (22.71%) .NET Framework
21 47 (22.71%) TDD
22 46 (22.22%) SOA
23 40 (19.32%) MCP
24 38 (18.36%) SQL Server 2008
25 37 (17.87%) WCF
26 35 (16.91%) Wealth Management
26 35 (16.91%) NUnit
27 34 (16.43%) Games

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 32 (15.46%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.59%) CMS
3 21 (10.14%) Apache
4 13 (6.28%) Umbraco
5 12 (5.80%) IIS
5 12 (5.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (5.31%) Apache Spark
7 9 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (3.38%) Drupal
9 5 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.48%) Kentico
10 1 (0.48%) Moodle
10 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.31%) ReMetrica
2 10 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.70%) Office 365
3 10 (4.83%) Yammer
4 6 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.42%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.42%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.45%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.97%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.93%) Firewall
1 4 (1.93%) LAN
1 4 (1.93%) WAN
2 2 (0.97%) Intranet
2 2 (0.97%) NAS
2 2 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 38 (18.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 26 (12.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 25 (12.08%) RDBMS
6 15 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.83%) Power BI
10 8 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.45%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.97%) MySQL
13 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (16.91%) NUnit
2 33 (15.94%) Visual Studio
3 30 (14.49%) Moq
4 27 (13.04%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (12.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.28%) JIRA
6 13 (6.28%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.80%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.90%) Selenium
9 5 (2.42%) MSTest
10 4 (1.93%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.97%) gulp
11 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 34 (16.43%) Games
2 14 (6.76%) Finance
3 9 (4.35%) Back Office
4 7 (3.38%) Automotive
5 6 (2.90%) Banking
6 4 (1.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 147 (71.01%) Developer
2 99 (47.83%) .NET Developer
3 81 (39.13%) C# Developer
4 64 (30.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 39 (18.84%) ASP.NET Developer
5 39 (18.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (15.46%) C# Software Developer
7 29 (14.01%) SQL Developer
8 27 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
8 27 (13.04%) Junior
8 27 (13.04%) Junior Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Games Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Graduate
9 26 (12.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Graduate Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Graduate Games Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Junior .NET Developer
9 26 (12.56%) Junior Games Developer
10 22 (10.63%) Software Developer
11 20 (9.66%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (69.08%) .NET
2 104 (50.24%) ASP.NET
3 72 (34.78%) HTML
4 68 (32.85%) CSS
5 67 (32.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (28.99%) jQuery
7 54 (26.09%) Web Services
8 47 (22.71%) .NET Framework
9 37 (17.87%) WCF
10 33 (15.94%) XML
11 30 (14.49%) NHibernate
12 28 (13.53%) LINQ
13 26 (12.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 22 (10.63%) AngularJS
14 22 (10.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (7.73%) HTML5
16 14 (6.76%) CSS3
16 14 (6.76%) KnockoutJS
17 11 (5.31%) Ajax
18 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.49%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.31%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.31%) Physics
4 11 (5.31%) Reinsurance
5 7 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.90%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.97%) PKI
9 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.48%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.83%) Windows
2 7 (3.38%) Linux
3 5 (2.42%) Unix
4 4 (1.93%) Android
4 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (51.21%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (47.83%) MVC
3 75 (36.23%) Scrum
4 52 (25.12%) OO
5 47 (22.71%) TDD
6 46 (22.22%) SOA
7 35 (16.91%) Wealth Management
8 33 (15.94%) Kanban
9 32 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (14.98%) Mentoring
11 30 (14.49%) BDD
12 28 (13.53%) Web Development
13 27 (13.04%) Presales
13 27 (13.04%) Web Application Development
14 25 (12.08%) Release Management
15 23 (11.11%) SDLC
16 20 (9.66%) ITIL
16 20 (9.66%) OOD
17 19 (9.18%) PRINCE2
18 18 (8.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 146 (70.53%) C#
2 81 (39.13%) SQL
3 79 (38.16%) JavaScript
4 49 (23.67%) T-SQL
5 20 (9.66%) VB.NET
6 14 (6.76%) PHP
6 14 (6.76%) PowerShell
7 13 (6.28%) Scala
8 11 (5.31%) Java
8 11 (5.31%) Python
9 7 (3.38%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.42%) F#
10 5 (2.42%) VB
11 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.97%) VBA
12 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (68.12%) Degree
3 59 (28.50%) MCAD
4 49 (23.67%) MCTS
5 40 (19.32%) MCP
6 28 (13.53%) MCSE
7 16 (7.73%) MCPD
8 11 (5.31%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.31%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.38%) MCITP
10 6 (2.90%) MCSA
11 3 (1.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.97%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.97%) NCDA
12 2 (0.97%) VCP4
12 2 (0.97%) VCP5
12 2 (0.97%) VCP6
13 1 (0.48%) CITP
13 1 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.93%) Docker
3 4 (1.93%) vCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.93%) Puppet
2 2 (0.97%) Ansible
2 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.97%) Packer
Vendors
1 140 (67.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.76%) Oracle
2 14 (6.76%) VMware
3 11 (5.31%) Actian
4 9 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.86%) Google
6 7 (3.38%) Infragistics
6 7 (3.38%) Telerik
6 7 (3.38%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.93%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.45%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.97%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.97%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.97%) Dell
9 2 (0.97%) EMC
9 2 (0.97%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) NetApp
9 2 (0.97%) New Relic
9 2 (0.97%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 5-10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 15 days ago