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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 809 869 696
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -173
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 106 87 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.29% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 79 82 238
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,300 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
25340 30003 31644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20550 24185 24481
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 98 £36,000 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +17 31 £21,500 -54.73% 1
London +40 29 £31,250 -43.18% 1
South West +17 20 £41,000 -8.88%
Birmingham -4 17 £36,000 -35.13%
Bath - 14 £40,750 -
Somerset - 14 £40,750 -
Warwickshire +12 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Warwick +1 10 £45,000 -5.26%
Yorkshire +16 6 £43,250 -3.88%
Surrey +36 5 - -
East of England +21 5 £33,500 +8.06%
Hertfordshire +19 5 £33,500 +8.06%
South East +17 5 - - 1
Bristol +17 5 £45,000 -40.00%
Hull - 5 £44,000 -
Letchworth - 5 £33,500 -
East Yorkshire - 5 £44,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 4 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £21,500 -
Telford - 4 £21,500 -
Stafford - 4 £21,500 -
City of London +63 3 £100,000 +66.66%
East Midlands +11 2 £33,000 -26.66%
Gloucestershire -4 1 - -
Cheltenham -11 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £36,500 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCSD.

1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (69.12%) Microsoft
3 148 (68.20%) C#
4 144 (66.36%) .NET
5 143 (65.90%) Degree
6 117 (53.92%) SQL Server
7 116 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
8 105 (48.39%) ASP.NET
9 99 (45.62%) MVC
10 84 (38.71%) Scrum
11 82 (37.79%) HTML
12 80 (36.87%) JavaScript
12 80 (36.87%) SQL
13 78 (35.94%) CSS
14 69 (31.80%) MCAD
15 67 (30.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 60 (27.65%) jQuery
17 58 (26.73%) MCTS
18 54 (24.88%) Web Services
19 52 (23.96%) OO
20 49 (22.58%) T-SQL
21 48 (22.12%) .NET Framework
22 47 (21.66%) TDD
23 46 (21.20%) SOA
24 43 (19.82%) Visual Studio
25 41 (18.89%) SharePoint
26 40 (18.43%) MCP
26 40 (18.43%) SQL Server 2008
27 37 (17.05%) WCF
28 36 (16.59%) Wealth Management

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (18.89%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.52%) CMS
3 22 (10.14%) Apache
4 21 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (5.99%) IIS
6 13 (5.99%) Umbraco
7 11 (5.07%) Apache Spark
8 9 (4.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (3.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.46%) Kentico
10 1 (0.46%) Moodle
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (15.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.15%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.07%) ReMetrica
2 10 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.44%) Office 365
2 24 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.61%) Yammer
5 6 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.30%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (2.30%) SoftLayer
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.84%) Firewall
1 4 (1.84%) LAN
1 4 (1.84%) WAN
2 2 (0.92%) Intranet
2 2 (0.92%) NAS
2 2 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (53.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (18.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 26 (11.98%) RDBMS
4 26 (11.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (5.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.61%) Power BI
8 8 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.92%) MySQL
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (19.82%) Visual Studio
2 35 (16.13%) NUnit
3 30 (13.82%) Moq
4 27 (12.44%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (11.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.99%) JIRA
6 13 (5.99%) TeamCity
7 12 (5.53%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.76%) Selenium
9 5 (2.30%) MSTest
10 4 (1.84%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.92%) gulp
11 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 34 (15.67%) Games
2 13 (5.99%) Finance
3 9 (4.15%) Back Office
4 7 (3.23%) Automotive
5 6 (2.76%) Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 156 (71.89%) Developer
2 100 (46.08%) .NET Developer
3 82 (37.79%) C# Developer
4 65 (29.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (18.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 40 (18.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (15.21%) C# Software Developer
7 28 (12.90%) .NET Software Developer
8 27 (12.44%) Junior
8 27 (12.44%) Junior Developer
8 27 (12.44%) SQL Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Games Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Graduate
9 26 (11.98%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Graduate Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Graduate Games Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Junior .NET Developer
9 26 (11.98%) Junior Games Developer
10 22 (10.14%) Software Developer
11 21 (9.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (66.36%) .NET
2 105 (48.39%) ASP.NET
3 82 (37.79%) HTML
4 78 (35.94%) CSS
5 67 (30.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (27.65%) jQuery
7 54 (24.88%) Web Services
8 48 (22.12%) .NET Framework
9 37 (17.05%) WCF
10 34 (15.67%) XML
11 30 (13.82%) NHibernate
12 28 (12.90%) LINQ
13 26 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 25 (11.52%) HTML5
15 23 (10.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 22 (10.14%) AngularJS
17 14 (6.45%) CSS3
17 14 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
18 11 (5.07%) Ajax
19 10 (4.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.07%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.07%) Physics
4 11 (5.07%) Reinsurance
5 9 (4.15%) User Experience
6 7 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.53%) Windows
2 8 (3.69%) Linux
3 6 (2.76%) Unix
4 4 (1.84%) Android
4 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (53.46%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (45.62%) MVC
3 84 (38.71%) Scrum
4 52 (23.96%) OO
5 47 (21.66%) TDD
6 46 (21.20%) SOA
7 36 (16.59%) Wealth Management
8 33 (15.21%) Kanban
9 32 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (14.75%) Mentoring
10 30 (13.82%) BDD
11 29 (13.36%) Web Development
12 27 (12.44%) Presales
12 27 (12.44%) Web Application Development
13 26 (11.98%) Release Management
14 22 (10.14%) SDLC
15 20 (9.22%) ITIL
15 20 (9.22%) OOD
16 19 (8.76%) PRINCE2
17 18 (8.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 148 (68.20%) C#
2 80 (36.87%) JavaScript
2 80 (36.87%) SQL
3 49 (22.58%) T-SQL
4 20 (9.22%) VB.NET
5 15 (6.91%) PHP
6 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.99%) Scala
8 11 (5.07%) Java
8 11 (5.07%) Python
9 6 (2.76%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.76%) VB
10 5 (2.30%) F#
11 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.92%) VBA
12 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (65.90%) Degree
3 69 (31.80%) MCAD
4 58 (26.73%) MCTS
5 40 (18.43%) MCP
6 29 (13.36%) MCSE
7 25 (11.52%) MCPD
8 20 (9.22%) SC Cleared
8 20 (9.22%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.23%) MCITP
10 5 (2.30%) MCSA
11 3 (1.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.92%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.92%) NCDA
12 2 (0.92%) VCP4
12 2 (0.92%) VCP5
12 2 (0.92%) VCP6
13 1 (0.46%) CITP
13 1 (0.46%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.84%) Docker
3 4 (1.84%) vCloud
4 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.84%) Puppet
2 2 (0.92%) Ansible
2 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.92%) Packer
Vendors
1 150 (69.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.45%) VMware
3 13 (5.99%) Oracle
4 11 (5.07%) Actian
5 9 (4.15%) Sitecore
6 8 (3.69%) Google
7 7 (3.23%) Infragistics
7 7 (3.23%) Telerik
7 7 (3.23%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.84%) EPiServer
9 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.92%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.92%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.92%) Dell
10 2 (0.92%) EMC
10 2 (0.92%) HP
10 2 (0.92%) NetApp
10 2 (0.92%) New Relic
10 2 (0.92%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.46%) Citrix
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