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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 817 857 569
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -288
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 115 121 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.40% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 94 120 457
Median salary £40,750 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.44% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,050 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +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
26061 30373 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.33% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21094 24061 25904
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +39 111 £40,500 -10.00% 6
London +26 46 £47,500 -13.63% 3
South West +38 25 £40,500 -10.00%
West Midlands -16 21 £21,500 -49.41% 1
Somerset - 19 £40,500 -
Bath - 13 £40,500 -
Warwickshire +7 10 - -
Warwick -13 10 - -
City of London +59 8 £100,000 +66.66%
Bristol +24 6 £45,000 -40.00%
Staffordshire - 6 £21,500 - 1
Stafford - 6 £21,500 - 1
South East +37 5 £62,500 +21.95% 1
East of England +34 5 £31,500 +1.61%
Birmingham -15 5 £36,000 -
Yorkshire -1 4 £44,500 -1.11%
Hull - 4 £44,500 -
East Yorkshire - 4 £44,500 -
Berkshire +21 3 £70,000 +40.00%
Telford - 3 £21,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £21,500 -
East Midlands +7 2 £36,500 -14.11%
Cambridge - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £47,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £30,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £36,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
North West +21 1 £35,000 -22.22%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (73.18%) C#
3 159 (72.27%) .NET
4 156 (70.91%) Microsoft
5 147 (66.82%) Degree
6 134 (60.91%) SQL Server
7 115 (52.27%) ASP.NET
8 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (45.00%) MVC
10 96 (43.64%) HTML
11 95 (43.18%) JavaScript
12 85 (38.64%) SQL
12 85 (38.64%) CSS
13 79 (35.91%) Scrum
14 73 (33.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (27.73%) MCAD
16 60 (27.27%) Web Services
17 59 (26.82%) jQuery
18 58 (26.36%) OO
19 57 (25.91%) T-SQL
20 51 (23.18%) SOA
20 51 (23.18%) MCTS
21 49 (22.27%) SQL Server 2008
22 47 (21.36%) TDD
23 44 (20.00%) .NET Framework
23 44 (20.00%) Visual Studio
23 44 (20.00%) Relational Database
24 43 (19.55%) WCF
25 42 (19.09%) Wealth Management
25 42 (19.09%) SharePoint

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 42 (19.09%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.45%) Apache
3 22 (10.00%) CMS
4 14 (6.36%) IIS
5 10 (4.55%) Apache Spark
5 10 (4.55%) Drupal
5 10 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (3.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (3.18%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.45%) Moodle
9 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS Office
3 4 (1.82%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.55%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.91%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.82%) Office 365
4 6 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.27%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.91%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.91%) Yammer
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.09%) Firewall
1 9 (4.09%) LAN
1 9 (4.09%) WAN
2 3 (1.36%) Intranet
2 3 (1.36%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.91%) NAS
3 2 (0.91%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) Extranet
4 1 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.45%) SSL
4 1 (0.45%) VoIP
4 1 (0.45%) VPN
4 1 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (60.91%) SQL Server
2 49 (22.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 38 (17.27%) RDBMS
5 27 (12.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.18%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (2.27%) Power BI
13 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.91%) MySQL
14 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.45%) Datazen
15 1 (0.45%) HDInsight
15 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
15 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 29 (13.18%) NUnit
3 27 (12.27%) Moq
4 25 (11.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 24 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.27%) Git (software)
7 13 (5.91%) JIRA
7 13 (5.91%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.64%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.82%) Selenium
10 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.91%) gulp
11 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 38 (17.27%) Games
2 19 (8.64%) Finance
3 12 (5.45%) Back Office
3 12 (5.45%) Banking
4 6 (2.73%) Automotive
5 4 (1.82%) Publishing
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Marketing
7 2 (0.91%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 163 (74.09%) Developer
2 108 (49.09%) .NET Developer
3 91 (41.36%) C# Developer
4 70 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 44 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 41 (18.64%) C# Software Developer
7 31 (14.09%) .NET Software Developer
7 31 (14.09%) Graduate
7 31 (14.09%) Graduate Developer
8 30 (13.64%) SQL Developer
9 29 (13.18%) Software Developer
10 28 (12.73%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 26 (11.82%) Junior
11 26 (11.82%) Junior Developer
12 25 (11.36%) Architect
12 25 (11.36%) Games Developer
12 25 (11.36%) Graduate Games Developer
12 25 (11.36%) Junior .NET Developer
12 25 (11.36%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (72.27%) .NET
2 115 (52.27%) ASP.NET
3 96 (43.64%) HTML
4 85 (38.64%) CSS
5 73 (33.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (27.27%) Web Services
7 59 (26.82%) jQuery
8 44 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 43 (19.55%) WCF
10 37 (16.82%) XML
11 36 (16.36%) HTML5
12 32 (14.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 32 (14.55%) LINQ
13 27 (12.27%) NHibernate
14 25 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 22 (10.00%) CSS3
16 18 (8.18%) AngularJS
17 17 (7.73%) KnockoutJS
18 11 (5.00%) Ajax
19 10 (4.55%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.82%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.55%) Physics
4 10 (4.55%) Reinsurance
5 9 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.73%) User Experience
7 5 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) PKI
9 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.91%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.73%) Windows
2 10 (4.55%) Linux
3 8 (3.64%) Unix
4 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.27%) Android
6 3 (1.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (45.00%) MVC
3 79 (35.91%) Scrum
4 58 (26.36%) OO
5 51 (23.18%) SOA
6 47 (21.36%) TDD
7 42 (19.09%) Wealth Management
8 37 (16.82%) Mentoring
9 36 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (15.00%) Web Development
11 31 (14.09%) Release Management
12 30 (13.64%) Kanban
13 28 (12.73%) BDD
14 27 (12.27%) Presales
15 25 (11.36%) Web Application Development
16 23 (10.45%) CRM
17 19 (8.64%) SDLC
18 18 (8.18%) ITIL
19 16 (7.27%) OOP
20 15 (6.82%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 161 (73.18%) C#
2 95 (43.18%) JavaScript
3 85 (38.64%) SQL
4 57 (25.91%) T-SQL
5 25 (11.36%) VB.NET
6 19 (8.64%) PHP
7 17 (7.73%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.36%) Java
9 10 (4.55%) Python
9 10 (4.55%) Scala
9 10 (4.55%) VB
10 4 (1.82%) C++
11 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.91%) Delphi
12 2 (0.91%) F#
12 2 (0.91%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.91%) XPath
13 1 (0.45%) VBA
13 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 220 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (66.82%) Degree
3 61 (27.73%) MCAD
4 51 (23.18%) MCTS
5 41 (18.64%) MCP
6 32 (14.55%) MCSE
7 19 (8.64%) MCPD
8 14 (6.36%) SC Cleared
8 14 (6.36%) Security Cleared
9 12 (5.45%) MCITP
10 8 (3.64%) MCSA
11 3 (1.36%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.91%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.91%) NCDA
12 2 (0.91%) VCP4
12 2 (0.91%) VCP5
12 2 (0.91%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.91%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) Hyper-V
1 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.82%) Docker
3 4 (1.82%) vCloud
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (0.91%) Ansible
2 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.91%) Packer
3 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 156 (70.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.00%) Oracle
3 17 (7.73%) VMware
4 10 (4.55%) Actian
4 10 (4.55%) Infragistics
4 10 (4.55%) Telerik
5 8 (3.64%) Google
6 7 (3.18%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.18%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.27%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.36%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.36%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.91%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.91%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.91%) iManage
9 2 (0.91%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.91%) NetApp
9 2 (0.91%) New Relic
9 2 (0.91%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.91%) Typemock
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