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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 763 484 273
Rank change year-on-year
-279 -211
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 120 514 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.44% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.60% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 115 496 1023
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,500 £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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -261 120 £45,000 +5.88% 19
London -165 51 £40,000 -20.00% 8
North West -16 15 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Yorkshire - 15 £45,000 - 2
South West -22 14 £44,000 -16.19% 1
West Midlands -2 13 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Birmingham -3 12 £40,000 +23.07% 1
York - 12 £45,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 - 2
City of London +17 9 £60,000 +4.34%
Cumbria - 7 £65,000 -
Dorset - 7 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 7 £40,000 -
Manchester +9 6 £58,750 +46.87% 2
Croydon - 6 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire -11 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Bristol -13 4 £75,000 +42.85%
East Midlands -24 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Nottingham -25 4 £42,500 +6.25%
East of England -26 4 £47,500 +18.75% 2
South East -65 4 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Essex 0 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Hampshire -4 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £45,000 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £30,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £30,000 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 -
Bracknell +5 1 £50,000 +42.85%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (89.13%) C#
3 237 (85.87%) .NET
4 206 (74.64%) Microsoft
5 179 (64.86%) SQL Server
6 178 (64.49%) ASP.NET
7 155 (56.16%) SQL
8 145 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
9 130 (47.10%) MVC
10 122 (44.20%) .NET Framework
11 110 (39.86%) CSS
12 103 (37.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 101 (36.59%) SharePoint
14 98 (35.51%) HTML
14 98 (35.51%) JavaScript
14 98 (35.51%) WCF
15 90 (32.61%) Visual Studio
16 88 (31.88%) Windows
16 88 (31.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 85 (30.80%) T-SQL
18 83 (30.07%) MCP
19 79 (28.62%) Degree
20 73 (26.45%) MCTS
20 73 (26.45%) jQuery
21 70 (25.36%) Scrum
21 70 (25.36%) MCAD
22 69 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
23 66 (23.91%) NUnit
24 65 (23.55%) TDD
24 65 (23.55%) Finance

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 101 (36.59%) SharePoint
2 69 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 64 (23.19%) IIS
4 52 (18.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 35 (12.68%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (6.52%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.90%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 4 (1.45%) Node.js
9 4 (1.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.72%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 61 (22.10%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.61%) MS Office
3 10 (3.62%) InfoPath
4 8 (2.90%) Mingle
5 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (14.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.81%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.51%) Office 365
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.52%) VLAN
2 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (64.86%) SQL Server
2 88 (31.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 22 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (5.43%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.90%) Neo4j
10 8 (2.90%) RavenDB
11 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.17%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.81%) Kalido
12 5 (1.81%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.81%) BODI
12 5 (1.81%) Informix
12 5 (1.81%) Cognos Powerplay
12 5 (1.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 90 (32.61%) Visual Studio
2 66 (23.91%) NUnit
3 46 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 32 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (10.87%) Moq
6 24 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 16 (5.80%) Log4Net
7 16 (5.80%) Subversion
8 12 (4.35%) MSTest
9 10 (3.62%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.26%) CruiseControl
10 9 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (3.26%) Git (software)
11 8 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.72%) JIRA
13 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 65 (23.55%) Finance
2 26 (9.42%) Games
3 16 (5.80%) Automotive
4 15 (5.43%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.62%) Legal
6 7 (2.54%) Law
7 5 (1.81%) Retail
8 4 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.72%) Electronics
10 2 (0.72%) Advertising
10 2 (0.72%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 202 (73.19%) Developer
2 113 (40.94%) .NET Developer
3 49 (17.75%) C# Developer
3 49 (17.75%) Consultant
4 43 (15.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (13.77%) SharePoint Developer
6 36 (13.04%) SharePoint Consultant
6 36 (13.04%) Architect
7 33 (11.96%) Senior Developer
8 31 (11.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 30 (10.87%) Junior Developer
9 30 (10.87%) Junior .NET Developer
9 30 (10.87%) Graduate
9 30 (10.87%) Junior
10 27 (9.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 23 (8.33%) Software Developer
11 23 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
12 18 (6.52%) Applications Developer
13 17 (6.16%) SharePoint Architect
13 17 (6.16%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (85.87%) .NET
2 178 (64.49%) ASP.NET
3 122 (44.20%) .NET Framework
4 110 (39.86%) CSS
5 103 (37.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 98 (35.51%) HTML
6 98 (35.51%) WCF
7 73 (26.45%) jQuery
8 57 (20.65%) LINQ
9 54 (19.57%) Ajax
10 49 (17.75%) Entity Framework
11 43 (15.58%) NHibernate
12 39 (14.13%) Web Services
13 34 (12.32%) WPF
14 33 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
15 30 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 29 (10.51%) XML
17 27 (9.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 25 (9.06%) JSON
19 23 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.97%) Computer Science
2 12 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.72%) DTV
7 2 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.36%) Life Science
8 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 88 (31.88%) Windows
2 19 (6.88%) UNIX
3 18 (6.52%) AIX
3 18 (6.52%) Solaris
4 9 (3.26%) Linux
5 8 (2.90%) CentOS
6 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (47.10%) MVC
3 70 (25.36%) Scrum
4 65 (23.55%) TDD
5 60 (21.74%) OO
6 43 (15.58%) CRM
7 42 (15.22%) Kanban
8 40 (14.49%) SOA
9 35 (12.68%) Software Engineering
9 35 (12.68%) BDD
10 34 (12.32%) Unit Testing
10 34 (12.32%) OOA/OOD
11 30 (10.87%) Web Application Development
12 27 (9.78%) Mentoring
13 26 (9.42%) Coaching
14 25 (9.06%) Migration
15 24 (8.70%) Time Management
16 20 (7.25%) Load Balancing
16 20 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 246 (89.13%) C#
2 155 (56.16%) SQL
3 98 (35.51%) JavaScript
4 85 (30.80%) T-SQL
5 25 (9.06%) VB.NET
6 13 (4.71%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.99%) VBA
8 5 (1.81%) XPath
8 5 (1.81%) VB
9 4 (1.45%) PHP
10 3 (1.09%) VB6
10 3 (1.09%) C++
11 2 (0.72%) XAML
11 2 (0.72%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.36%) C
12 1 (0.36%) Java
12 1 (0.36%) F#
12 1 (0.36%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 276 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (30.07%) MCP
3 79 (28.62%) Degree
4 73 (26.45%) MCTS
5 70 (25.36%) MCAD
6 60 (21.74%) MCPD
7 32 (11.59%) MCSE
8 20 (7.25%) CCA
8 20 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
8 20 (7.25%) MCITP
8 20 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (7.25%) Security Cleared
9 19 (6.88%) SC Cleared
9 19 (6.88%) MCDBA
10 18 (6.52%) CCEA
11 11 (3.99%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.72%) ISEB
12 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.72%) MCSA
13 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.90%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (2.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 206 (74.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.25%) Citrix
2 20 (7.25%) VMware
3 18 (6.52%) Oracle
4 8 (2.90%) Hitachi
4 8 (2.90%) Cisco
4 8 (2.90%) HP
4 8 (2.90%) EMC
5 7 (2.54%) SAP
6 5 (1.81%) Ab Initio
6 5 (1.81%) Applix
6 5 (1.81%) Cognos
6 5 (1.81%) Siebel
6 5 (1.81%) Sybase
6 5 (1.81%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.81%) Sun
6 5 (1.81%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.81%) Informatica
6 5 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (1.81%) JD Edwards
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