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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 790 617 285
Rank change year-on-year
-173 -332
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 102 326 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.28% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.03% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 99 311 1047
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% -

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Top 24 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 31 July 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
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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 -177 102 £45,000 +12.50% 11
London -100 31 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire - 28 £45,000 -
York - 28 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 28 £45,000 -
West Midlands -19 13 £47,500 +25.00% 1
Manchester +1 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -23 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Birmingham -3 8 £36,750 - 1
Nottinghamshire -12 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Nottingham -13 8 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands -19 8 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -28 8 £45,000 -14.28% 1
City of London +17 5 £60,000 +9.09%
Warwickshire -14 5 £47,500 +25.00%
Gloucestershire - 5 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 5 £45,000 -
Warwick - 5 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire -17 2 £31,000 -48.33%
East of England -28 2 £31,000 -22.50%
Bristol -30 2 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Stevenage - 2 £31,000 -
Dorset +5 1 £42,500 +3.65%
Croydon 0 1 £30,000 -25.00%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 233 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (91.42%) C#
3 208 (89.27%) .NET
4 183 (78.54%) Microsoft
5 168 (72.10%) ASP.NET
6 159 (68.24%) SQL Server
7 139 (59.66%) SQL
8 134 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
9 127 (54.51%) MVC
10 109 (46.78%) .NET Framework
11 105 (45.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 96 (41.20%) HTML
13 93 (39.91%) CSS
14 91 (39.06%) JavaScript
15 86 (36.91%) Visual Studio
16 78 (33.48%) WCF
17 77 (33.05%) Scrum
17 77 (33.05%) TDD
18 75 (32.19%) SQL Server 2008
19 73 (31.33%) MS Excel
20 72 (30.90%) jQuery
21 70 (30.04%) T-SQL
22 64 (27.47%) SharePoint
23 62 (26.61%) Microsoft Azure
24 61 (26.18%) Entity Framework
25 60 (25.75%) MCP
25 60 (25.75%) Kanban
25 60 (25.75%) MCTS
26 57 (24.46%) LINQ
26 57 (24.46%) MCAD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (27.47%) SharePoint
2 50 (21.46%) IIS
3 49 (21.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (12.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 22 (9.44%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.43%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 8 (3.43%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.72%) Node.js
8 4 (1.72%) Apache
9 2 (0.86%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.86%) CMS
9 2 (0.86%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 73 (31.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.87%) MS Office
3 7 (3.00%) Mingle
4 6 (2.58%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (8.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.15%) Office 365
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.43%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.43%) VLAN
2 5 (2.15%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (68.24%) SQL Server
2 75 (32.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (9.44%) Relational Database
5 20 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (5.58%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.43%) NoSQL
9 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.00%) RavenDB
10 7 (3.00%) Neo4j
11 6 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.58%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.86%) SimpleDB
14 2 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 86 (36.91%) Visual Studio
2 54 (23.18%) NUnit
3 44 (18.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (16.31%) Rhino Mocks
5 29 (12.45%) Moq
6 16 (6.87%) TeamCity
7 11 (4.72%) MSTest
8 10 (4.29%) MSBuild
9 9 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (3.86%) CruiseControl
9 9 (3.86%) Subversion
9 9 (3.86%) Log4Net
10 8 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (3.43%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.86%) JIRA
12 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (21.89%) Finance
2 25 (10.73%) Games
3 9 (3.86%) Automotive
4 8 (3.43%) Legal
5 6 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.58%) Law
6 5 (2.15%) Retail
7 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.86%) Electronics
9 2 (0.86%) Advertising
9 2 (0.86%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 158 (67.81%) Developer
2 100 (42.92%) .NET Developer
3 52 (22.32%) Consultant
4 41 (17.60%) Senior Developer
5 33 (14.16%) C# Developer
6 32 (13.73%) Architect
6 32 (13.73%) SharePoint Consultant
6 32 (13.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 28 (12.02%) Junior
7 28 (12.02%) Graduate
7 28 (12.02%) Junior Developer
7 28 (12.02%) Junior .NET Developer
8 24 (10.30%) Senior Consultant
9 23 (9.87%) Senior .NET Developer
10 22 (9.44%) ASP.NET Developer
11 21 (9.01%) SharePoint Architect
12 20 (8.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (7.30%) Software Developer
14 16 (6.87%) Programmer
14 16 (6.87%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (89.27%) .NET
2 168 (72.10%) ASP.NET
3 109 (46.78%) .NET Framework
4 105 (45.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 96 (41.20%) HTML
6 93 (39.91%) CSS
7 78 (33.48%) WCF
8 72 (30.90%) jQuery
9 61 (26.18%) Entity Framework
10 57 (24.46%) LINQ
11 55 (23.61%) Ajax
12 44 (18.88%) KnockoutJS
13 36 (15.45%) Web Services
14 35 (15.02%) NHibernate
15 34 (14.59%) WPF
16 29 (12.45%) HTML5
17 28 (12.02%) JSON
18 26 (11.16%) CSS3
19 23 (9.87%) ASP.NET Web API
20 21 (9.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.44%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.86%) DTV
6 2 (0.86%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.32%) Windows
2 9 (3.86%) Linux
2 9 (3.86%) UNIX
3 8 (3.43%) AIX
3 8 (3.43%) Solaris
4 7 (3.00%) CentOS
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (57.51%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (54.51%) MVC
3 77 (33.05%) Scrum
3 77 (33.05%) TDD
4 60 (25.75%) Kanban
5 53 (22.75%) OO
6 44 (18.88%) SDLC
7 39 (16.74%) Unit Testing
8 34 (14.59%) Software Engineering
9 33 (14.16%) BDD
10 30 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (12.88%) Web Development
10 30 (12.88%) SOA
11 29 (12.45%) Web Application Development
12 27 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (10.30%) ITIL
14 21 (9.01%) OOA/OOD
15 20 (8.58%) OOP
15 20 (8.58%) CRM
15 20 (8.58%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 213 (91.42%) C#
2 139 (59.66%) SQL
3 91 (39.06%) JavaScript
4 70 (30.04%) T-SQL
5 17 (7.30%) VB.NET
6 15 (6.44%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.86%) VBA
8 7 (3.00%) XPath
9 4 (1.72%) VB
9 4 (1.72%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.86%) VB6
11 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) F#
12 1 (0.43%) OCaml
12 1 (0.43%) XAML
12 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 233 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (25.75%) MCP
2 60 (25.75%) MCTS
3 57 (24.46%) MCAD
4 54 (23.18%) Degree
5 44 (18.88%) MCPD
6 20 (8.58%) MCSE
7 19 (8.15%) SC Cleared
7 19 (8.15%) MCITP
7 19 (8.15%) Security Cleared
8 18 (7.73%) MCDBA
9 10 (4.29%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.86%) CCA
10 9 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.43%) CCEA
12 3 (1.29%) MCSA
13 2 (0.86%) CCNA
13 2 (0.86%) ISEB
13 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (0.86%) Puppet
2 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 183 (78.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.58%) Oracle
3 11 (4.72%) VMware
4 9 (3.86%) Cisco
4 9 (3.86%) Citrix
5 8 (3.43%) HP
5 8 (3.43%) EMC
6 2 (0.86%) Capita
6 2 (0.86%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.86%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) Sybase
7 1 (0.43%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.43%) Novell
7 1 (0.43%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.43%) Google
7 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.43%) Telerik
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