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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 696 345 234
Rank change year-on-year
-351 -111
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 170 772 1312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.74% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 2.72% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 151 745 1304
Average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
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 28 January 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 28 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
England -327 166 £52,000 +30.00% 24
London -214 56 £44,000 -12.00% 8
South West -33 28 £45,000 +9.75% 5
West Midlands +8 23 £52,500 +31.25% 1
North East +13 22 £42,250 +20.71%
Tyne and Wear 0 22 £42,250 +20.71%
Birmingham +8 21 £52,500 +31.25%
Leeds +25 17 £52,500 +31.25%
West Yorkshire -1 17 £52,500 +50.00%
Yorkshire -12 17 £52,500 +50.00%
Gloucestershire - 16 £45,000 - 3
North West -36 14 £52,500 +31.25% 4
South East -175 14 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 12 £52,500 +50.00%
East Midlands -44 12 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Croydon - 10 £45,000 -
Sunderland - 10 £32,500 -
Cheltenham - 9 £45,000 - 2
Bournemouth -19 7 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Dorset -24 7 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Cirencester - 7 £45,000 - 1
Merseyside +19 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Derbyshire +9 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Derby -1 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 6 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Nottingham -16 6 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Liverpool - 6 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £57,500 +15.00%
Milton Keynes -3 5 £57,500 +15.00%
Preston +7 4 £52,000 +108.00%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 349 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 287 (82.23%) C#
3 285 (81.66%) .NET
4 256 (73.35%) Microsoft
5 234 (67.05%) ASP.NET
6 218 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
7 195 (55.87%) SQL Server
8 179 (51.29%) MVC
9 177 (50.72%) CSS
10 167 (47.85%) SharePoint
11 159 (45.56%) JavaScript
12 157 (44.99%) .NET Framework
13 146 (41.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 135 (38.68%) SQL
15 117 (33.52%) MCP
15 117 (33.52%) Ajax
16 109 (31.23%) jQuery
17 108 (30.95%) Degree
18 105 (30.09%) Windows
19 104 (29.80%) HTML
19 104 (29.80%) WCF
20 92 (26.36%) MCAD
21 89 (25.50%) MCTS
22 80 (22.92%) MS Excel
23 78 (22.35%) T-SQL
23 78 (22.35%) SQL Server 2008
24 76 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
24 76 (21.78%) Scrum
25 74 (21.20%) TDD
26 62 (17.77%) IIS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 167 (47.85%) SharePoint
2 62 (17.77%) IIS
3 47 (13.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 42 (12.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 33 (9.46%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (5.16%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.57%) Apache
9 2 (0.57%) SAS
9 2 (0.57%) Site Server
9 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Lync
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 80 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.88%) MS Office
3 9 (2.58%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.57%) Mingle
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 51 (14.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.01%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.15%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.15%) Pivotal CRM
3 4 (1.15%) SalesLogix
4 3 (0.86%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.57%) Summit
6 1 (0.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (12.03%) Office 365
3 5 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.30%) VLAN
2 6 (1.72%) Intranet
3 4 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (0.86%) DHCP
4 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.86%) DNS
5 2 (0.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (55.87%) SQL Server
2 78 (22.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (8.60%) Relational Database
5 28 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (8.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 15 (4.30%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.72%) OLAP
9 11 (3.15%) DB2
9 11 (3.15%) Ingres
9 11 (3.15%) Data Mining
9 11 (3.15%) Informix
9 11 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.58%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (2.01%) Cognos Transformer
11 7 (2.01%) BODI
11 7 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (17.77%) Visual Studio
2 55 (15.76%) NUnit
3 48 (13.75%) Rhino Mocks
4 44 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (11.75%) Moq
6 12 (3.44%) MSTest
7 9 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.29%) Subversion
9 7 (2.01%) Log4Net
10 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 57 (16.33%) Finance
2 26 (7.45%) Games
3 17 (4.87%) Law
4 12 (3.44%) Legal
4 12 (3.44%) Automotive
5 11 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.87%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Billing
7 3 (0.86%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 249 (71.35%) Developer
2 109 (31.23%) .NET Developer
3 85 (24.36%) Senior Developer
4 50 (14.33%) Consultant
5 46 (13.18%) C# Developer
6 44 (12.61%) SharePoint Developer
7 38 (10.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (8.60%) Graduate
9 28 (8.02%) Junior
9 28 (8.02%) Junior Developer
10 27 (7.74%) Junior .NET Developer
11 24 (6.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 23 (6.59%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (6.02%) Senior .NET Developer
14 20 (5.73%) Technical Consultant
15 19 (5.44%) Architect
16 17 (4.87%) Software Developer
17 16 (4.58%) SharePoint Consultant
17 16 (4.58%) Principal Consultant
17 16 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (81.66%) .NET
2 234 (67.05%) ASP.NET
3 177 (50.72%) CSS
4 157 (44.99%) .NET Framework
5 146 (41.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 117 (33.52%) Ajax
7 109 (31.23%) jQuery
8 104 (29.80%) WCF
8 104 (29.80%) HTML
9 44 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 43 (12.32%) XML
11 39 (11.17%) NHibernate
12 38 (10.89%) WPF
13 35 (10.03%) LINQ
14 26 (7.45%) CSS3
15 24 (6.88%) Web Services
16 17 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 17 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (4.87%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (4.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.16%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.87%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.58%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (2.01%) Blog
6 7 (2.01%) User Experience
6 7 (2.01%) Open Source
7 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.15%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.86%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.86%) Streaming Music
9 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) Telematics
10 2 (0.57%) Remote Sensing
11 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 105 (30.09%) Windows
2 20 (5.73%) Solaris
3 18 (5.16%) AIX
3 18 (5.16%) UNIX
4 9 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.86%) Linux
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (51.29%) MVC
3 76 (21.78%) Scrum
4 74 (21.20%) TDD
5 62 (17.77%) OO
5 62 (17.77%) Waterfall
6 56 (16.05%) CRM
7 45 (12.89%) Web Application Development
8 42 (12.03%) Mentoring
9 41 (11.75%) Kanban
10 38 (10.89%) OOA/OOD
11 35 (10.03%) BDD
11 35 (10.03%) Coaching
12 30 (8.60%) SOA
13 27 (7.74%) Business Development
14 26 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (7.45%) ITIL
14 26 (7.45%) Project Management
15 22 (6.30%) Software Engineering
16 18 (5.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 287 (82.23%) C#
2 159 (45.56%) JavaScript
3 135 (38.68%) SQL
4 78 (22.35%) T-SQL
5 33 (9.46%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.29%) VB
7 7 (2.01%) C
7 7 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.72%) VBA
9 5 (1.43%) VB6
10 4 (1.15%) XPath
11 2 (0.57%) VBScript
11 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 349 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (33.52%) MCP
3 108 (30.95%) Degree
4 92 (26.36%) MCAD
5 89 (25.50%) MCTS
6 56 (16.05%) MCPD
7 38 (10.89%) MCSE
8 37 (10.60%) MCDBA
9 33 (9.46%) MCITP
10 22 (6.30%) CCA
10 22 (6.30%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (5.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (5.16%) CCEA
13 16 (4.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (3.44%) Security Cleared
15 7 (2.01%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.15%) MCSA
16 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.86%) HND
18 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.58%) ISO 9001
2 14 (4.01%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 256 (73.35%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.88%) Hitachi
3 21 (6.02%) Citrix
4 19 (5.44%) VMware
5 16 (4.58%) Oracle
6 12 (3.44%) Cognos
7 11 (3.15%) Siebel
7 11 (3.15%) Sybase
7 11 (3.15%) SAP
8 9 (2.58%) Sun
8 9 (2.58%) Business Objects
9 7 (2.01%) Hyperion
9 7 (2.01%) Informatica
9 7 (2.01%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (2.01%) JD Edwards
9 7 (2.01%) Ab Initio
9 7 (2.01%) Kalido
9 7 (2.01%) Applix
10 5 (1.43%) TOWER Software
11 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Derby
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday / Bonus / Home Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 58,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27250 - £30800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Package, Home Working
Posted: 20 days ago