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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 714 318 239
Rank change year-on-year
-396 -79
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 166 919 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.85% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 3.15% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 143 897 1372
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 £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%

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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 -394 160 £52,000 +30.00% 10
London -240 62 £47,000 -6.00% 3
West Midlands -5 27 £52,000 +30.00%
Birmingham +7 23 £52,000 +30.00%
Leeds +13 20 £52,000 +30.00%
West Yorkshire +10 20 £52,000 +62.50%
Yorkshire -16 20 £52,000 +48.57%
South West -36 20 £48,250 +17.68% 1
North East -10 14 £42,250 +20.71%
Tyne and Wear -11 14 £42,250 +20.71%
South East -209 12 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Gloucestershire - 12 £45,000 -
East Midlands -37 10 £44,750 +11.87% 1
North West -64 10 £52,250 +39.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 8 £52,000 +48.57%
Nottinghamshire -11 7 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Nottingham -12 7 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Cheltenham - 7 £45,000 -
Sunderland - 6 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £57,500 +13.30%
Milton Keynes -3 5 £57,500 +13.30%
Lancashire -7 5 £52,000 +38.66% 1
Preston -8 5 £52,000 +108.00%
Bristol -8 5 £52,000 -0.95%
Cirencester - 5 £45,000 -
Croydon - 5 £52,500 -
City of London -79 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Derbyshire +14 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Derby -1 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Somerset -3 3 £39,250 -21.50%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 374 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 317 (84.76%) .NET
3 312 (83.42%) C#
4 258 (68.98%) ASP.NET
5 253 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
6 251 (67.11%) Microsoft
7 229 (61.23%) SQL Server
8 206 (55.08%) MVC
9 172 (45.99%) CSS
10 166 (44.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 160 (42.78%) JavaScript
12 158 (42.25%) SharePoint
13 155 (41.44%) .NET Framework
14 136 (36.36%) MCP
15 133 (35.56%) SQL
16 124 (33.16%) MCAD
17 117 (31.28%) Ajax
17 117 (31.28%) MCTS
18 114 (30.48%) Windows
18 114 (30.48%) WCF
19 113 (30.21%) HTML
20 110 (29.41%) TDD
21 109 (29.14%) Degree
22 104 (27.81%) jQuery
23 102 (27.27%) Scrum
24 84 (22.46%) MS Excel
25 82 (21.93%) NUnit
26 76 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
27 71 (18.98%) Visual Studio
27 71 (18.98%) Web Application Development

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 158 (42.25%) SharePoint
2 56 (14.97%) IIS
3 39 (10.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 37 (9.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (6.95%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (3.48%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.07%) Site Server
8 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.07%) Apache
9 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) Lync
11 1 (0.27%) Drupal
11 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 84 (22.46%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.95%) MS Office
3 8 (2.14%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.34%) Mingle
5 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.87%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.07%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.07%) Summit
3 4 (1.07%) Pivotal CRM
3 4 (1.07%) SalesLogix
3 4 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.80%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.53%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (9.09%) Office 365
3 5 (1.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) VLAN
2 9 (2.41%) Internet
3 8 (2.14%) Intranet
4 4 (1.07%) ATM
5 3 (0.80%) DHCP
5 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.80%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) SMTP
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (61.23%) SQL Server
2 68 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (12.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (7.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (6.95%) Relational Database
6 26 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.01%) OLAP
7 15 (4.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 15 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (3.21%) Ingres
10 11 (2.94%) Data Mining
10 11 (2.94%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.94%) DB2
10 11 (2.94%) Informix
10 11 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (1.87%) Cognos Transformer
11 7 (1.87%) Cognos Powerplay
11 7 (1.87%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 82 (21.93%) NUnit
2 71 (18.98%) Visual Studio
3 67 (17.91%) Rhino Mocks
3 67 (17.91%) Moq
4 53 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (9.63%) MSTest
6 6 (1.60%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.34%) Rational Rose
7 5 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 58 (15.51%) Finance
2 28 (7.49%) Games
3 17 (4.55%) Law
4 13 (3.48%) Legal
5 11 (2.94%) Automotive
5 11 (2.94%) Marketing
6 8 (2.14%) Music Industry
7 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Retail
8 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 282 (75.40%) Developer
2 139 (37.17%) .NET Developer
3 93 (24.87%) Senior Developer
4 50 (13.37%) Consultant
5 44 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 39 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 38 (10.16%) SharePoint Developer
8 32 (8.56%) Graduate
9 30 (8.02%) Junior
9 30 (8.02%) Junior Developer
10 26 (6.95%) Junior .NET Developer
11 24 (6.42%) Senior .NET Developer
12 22 (5.88%) Software Developer
13 20 (5.35%) Technical Consultant
14 17 (4.55%) Architect
14 17 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (4.28%) SharePoint Consultant
16 15 (4.01%) Principal Consultant
16 15 (4.01%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (84.76%) .NET
2 258 (68.98%) ASP.NET
3 172 (45.99%) CSS
4 166 (44.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 155 (41.44%) .NET Framework
6 117 (31.28%) Ajax
7 114 (30.48%) WCF
8 113 (30.21%) HTML
9 104 (27.81%) jQuery
10 54 (14.44%) WPF
11 50 (13.37%) XML
12 42 (11.23%) NHibernate
12 42 (11.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 39 (10.43%) Razor View Engine
14 38 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 30 (8.02%) Web Services
16 29 (7.75%) LINQ
17 28 (7.49%) WinForms
18 26 (6.95%) Unity DI Container
19 25 (6.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 76 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.68%) Inversion of Control
3 21 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.14%) Streaming Music
7 8 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.87%) Blog
8 7 (1.87%) Open Source
8 7 (1.87%) User Experience
9 6 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.34%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.34%) Remote Sensing
10 5 (1.34%) Telematics
11 4 (1.07%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.80%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.53%) EPoS
14 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 114 (30.48%) Windows
2 18 (4.81%) Solaris
3 14 (3.74%) UNIX
4 13 (3.48%) AIX
5 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.87%) Linux
7 5 (1.34%) CentOS
8 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (55.08%) MVC
3 110 (29.41%) TDD
4 102 (27.27%) Scrum
5 71 (18.98%) Web Application Development
6 67 (17.91%) Kanban
7 62 (16.58%) Waterfall
8 60 (16.04%) OO
9 53 (14.17%) BDD
10 46 (12.30%) CRM
11 37 (9.89%) Mentoring
12 33 (8.82%) ITIL
12 33 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (8.29%) OOA/OOD
14 30 (8.02%) Project Management
14 30 (8.02%) Coaching
15 29 (7.75%) Software Engineering
16 28 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (7.22%) SOA
18 26 (6.95%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 312 (83.42%) C#
2 160 (42.78%) JavaScript
3 133 (35.56%) SQL
4 66 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 40 (10.70%) VB.NET
6 14 (3.74%) VB
7 12 (3.21%) C
8 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.60%) VB6
10 5 (1.34%) XPath
10 5 (1.34%) VBA
10 5 (1.34%) C++
11 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.53%) VBScript
13 1 (0.27%) PHP
13 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) XAML
13 1 (0.27%) AWK
13 1 (0.27%) Korn
13 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 374 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (36.36%) MCP
3 124 (33.16%) MCAD
4 117 (31.28%) MCTS
5 109 (29.14%) Degree
6 45 (12.03%) MCPD
7 37 (9.89%) MCSE
8 34 (9.09%) MCDBA
9 32 (8.56%) MCITP
10 18 (4.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 17 (4.55%) CCA
11 17 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (3.48%) CCEA
14 12 (3.21%) Security Cleared
15 7 (1.87%) SC Cleared
16 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (1.07%) CCNA
17 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (1.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.28%) ISO 9001
2 14 (3.74%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (1.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 251 (67.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.95%) Oracle
3 24 (6.42%) Hitachi
4 16 (4.28%) Citrix
5 15 (4.01%) VMware
6 14 (3.74%) Cognos
7 11 (2.94%) Siebel
7 11 (2.94%) Sun
7 11 (2.94%) Sybase
7 11 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 11 (2.94%) SAP
8 7 (1.87%) Ab Initio
8 7 (1.87%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.87%) Hyperion
8 7 (1.87%) Informatica
8 7 (1.87%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (1.87%) Kalido
8 7 (1.87%) Applix
9 5 (1.34%) Northgate
10 4 (1.07%) Netezza
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 20% Pension / Training / 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Home Working / MS Certs
Posted: 26 days ago