The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 727 405 248
Rank change year-on-year
-322 -157
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 156 672 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.64% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 2.34% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 143 654 1178
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK.

MCSD Salary Trend in the UK

MCSD
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England -330 156 £52,500 +31.25% 24
London -191 57 £40,000 -20.00% 6
South West -29 27 £44,500 +8.53% 1
West Midlands +5 23 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 21 £32,500 -
North East - 21 £32,500 -
Birmingham - 20 £52,500 - 1
South East -123 19 £57,500 +43.75% 8
North West -40 17 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Leeds +3 13 £52,500 +68.00%
West Yorkshire +1 13 £52,500 +75.00%
Yorkshire -3 13 £52,500 +50.00%
Gloucestershire - 13 £45,000 -
Dorset -25 12 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Bournemouth -25 12 £40,000 -2.43%
Croydon - 12 £37,500 -
Sunderland - 11 £32,500 -
Merseyside +21 10 £52,500 +31.25%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 10 £52,500 -
East Midlands -26 7 £37,500 -6.25%
Cheltenham - 7 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Derbyshire +7 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Milton Keynes +5 6 £57,500 +15.00%
Derby -5 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Cirencester - 6 £48,250 -
Hampshire -13 4 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Manchester -20 4 £58,750 +46.87% 1
City of London -11 3 £57,500 +4.54% 1

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 315 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 270 (85.71%) C#
3 259 (82.22%) .NET
4 241 (76.51%) Microsoft
5 208 (66.03%) ASP.NET
6 184 (58.41%) SQL Server
7 180 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
8 163 (51.75%) SharePoint
9 154 (48.89%) .NET Framework
10 152 (48.25%) CSS
11 145 (46.03%) JavaScript
12 143 (45.40%) MVC
13 138 (43.81%) SQL
14 119 (37.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 103 (32.70%) MCP
16 102 (32.38%) Ajax
17 101 (32.06%) Windows
18 100 (31.75%) WCF
19 95 (30.16%) Degree
19 95 (30.16%) HTML
20 93 (29.52%) SQL Server 2008
21 87 (27.62%) jQuery
22 83 (26.35%) MCTS
23 82 (26.03%) T-SQL
24 79 (25.08%) OO
24 79 (25.08%) MCAD
25 73 (23.17%) IIS
26 68 (21.59%) SharePoint 2013
27 67 (21.27%) CRM
28 65 (20.63%) MS Excel

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 163 (51.75%) SharePoint
2 73 (23.17%) IIS
3 68 (21.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 61 (19.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 42 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (5.71%) Office Communications Server
7 14 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 2 (0.63%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) Site Server
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) SAS
10 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.32%) Lync
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.62%) MS Office
3 14 (4.44%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.59%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 62 (19.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.27%) SalesLogix
3 4 (1.27%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.27%) Pivotal CRM
4 3 (0.95%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (15.56%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.76%) VLAN
2 4 (1.27%) Intranet
3 3 (0.95%) DHCP
3 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.95%) DNS
4 2 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (58.41%) SQL Server
2 93 (29.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (10.79%) Relational Database
4 32 (10.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (5.71%) RDBMS
7 16 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 14 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (3.49%) Ingres
10 11 (3.49%) Data Mining
10 11 (3.49%) Informix
10 11 (3.49%) DB2
10 11 (3.49%) OLAP
11 7 (2.22%) Cognos Powerplay
11 7 (2.22%) BODI
11 7 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.22%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 65 (20.63%) Visual Studio
2 55 (17.46%) NUnit
3 39 (12.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 30 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (8.57%) Moq
6 17 (5.40%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.81%) Subversion
7 12 (3.81%) Log4Net
8 6 (1.90%) MSTest
8 6 (1.90%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.90%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.90%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (18.41%) Finance
2 27 (8.57%) Games
3 13 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.13%) Automotive
4 12 (3.81%) Law
5 11 (3.49%) Legal
6 3 (0.95%) Advertising
6 3 (0.95%) Retail
7 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 227 (72.06%) Developer
2 92 (29.21%) .NET Developer
3 66 (20.95%) Senior Developer
4 57 (18.10%) Consultant
5 54 (17.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 44 (13.97%) C# Developer
7 35 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (9.21%) Junior Developer
9 29 (9.21%) Graduate
9 29 (9.21%) Junior
10 28 (8.89%) Junior .NET Developer
11 26 (8.25%) SharePoint Consultant
12 25 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (6.98%) Architect
14 20 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
15 19 (6.03%) Principal Consultant
16 18 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
17 16 (5.08%) Applications Developer
18 15 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (82.22%) .NET
2 208 (66.03%) ASP.NET
3 154 (48.89%) .NET Framework
4 152 (48.25%) CSS
5 119 (37.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 102 (32.38%) Ajax
7 100 (31.75%) WCF
8 95 (30.16%) HTML
9 87 (27.62%) jQuery
10 42 (13.33%) LINQ
11 40 (12.70%) XML
12 39 (12.38%) NHibernate
13 36 (11.43%) Web Services
14 35 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 28 (8.89%) WPF
16 24 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (7.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (6.03%) XSLT
19 18 (5.71%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.27%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.95%) User Experience
6 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) Blog
7 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 101 (32.06%) Windows
2 19 (6.03%) Solaris
3 18 (5.71%) AIX
3 18 (5.71%) UNIX
4 9 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.90%) Linux
7 5 (1.59%) CentOS
8 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (45.40%) MVC
3 79 (25.08%) OO
4 67 (21.27%) CRM
5 56 (17.78%) Scrum
6 52 (16.51%) TDD
7 50 (15.87%) OOA/OOD
8 47 (14.92%) Mentoring
9 44 (13.97%) Waterfall
10 41 (13.02%) SOA
11 40 (12.70%) Coaching
12 32 (10.16%) BDD
13 28 (8.89%) Web Application Development
14 27 (8.57%) Business Development
14 27 (8.57%) Kanban
15 26 (8.25%) Software Engineering
16 20 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (6.03%) Project Management
18 18 (5.71%) Information Management
18 18 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 270 (85.71%) C#
2 145 (46.03%) JavaScript
3 138 (43.81%) SQL
4 82 (26.03%) T-SQL
5 28 (8.89%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.17%) VBA
7 9 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.22%) XPath
9 6 (1.90%) VB
10 5 (1.59%) VB6
11 4 (1.27%) C
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) VBScript
12 1 (0.32%) F#
12 1 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 315 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (32.70%) MCP
3 95 (30.16%) Degree
4 83 (26.35%) MCTS
5 79 (25.08%) MCAD
6 53 (16.83%) MCPD
7 36 (11.43%) MCDBA
8 33 (10.48%) MCITP
8 33 (10.48%) MCSE
9 21 (6.67%) CCA
9 21 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (5.71%) CCEA
11 18 (5.71%) Security Cleared
12 13 (4.13%) SC Cleared
12 13 (4.13%) VCP4
13 7 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.90%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.27%) MCSA
16 3 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.08%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 19 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 241 (76.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.98%) Citrix
2 22 (6.98%) Hitachi
3 20 (6.35%) VMware
4 16 (5.08%) Oracle
5 11 (3.49%) Sybase
5 11 (3.49%) SAP
5 11 (3.49%) Siebel
6 10 (3.17%) Cognos
7 8 (2.54%) Sun
8 7 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.22%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.22%) Hyperion
8 7 (2.22%) Informatica
8 7 (2.22%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (2.22%) Applix
8 7 (2.22%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.95%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.95%) Cisco
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Hampshire
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Essex
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Guildford
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Cumbria
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