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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 693 266 288
Rank change year-on-year
-427 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 210 1114 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 3.89% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 158 1104 1074
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -411 195 £40,000 - 14
London -302 53 £50,000 +4.16% 2
West Midlands -47 25 £38,000 +8.57% 1
North West -93 24 £35,000 -6.66%
East of England -74 23 £40,000 - 3
South West -48 22 £41,000 -13.68% 3
East Midlands -54 20 £40,000 +6.66%
Nottinghamshire -15 18 £40,000 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire -14 16 £38,750 - 2
Cambridge -21 16 £38,750 - 2
Nottingham -20 15 £40,000 +6.66%
South East -191 13 £55,750 +39.37% 5
Bristol -7 12 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Croydon - 12 £46,250 -
Birmingham -25 11 £47,500 -5.00%
North East -19 10 - -
Bournemouth -2 9 £41,000 -13.68%
Dorset -3 9 £41,000 +17.14%
Warrington -31 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire -57 8 £35,000 -6.66%
Durham +3 7 - -
Cumbria +7 6 £62,500 +72.41%
Hertfordshire -13 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Manchester -18 6 £40,000 -
Hitchin - 6 £60,000 -
Cannock -4 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Warwickshire -6 5 £38,000 +8.57%
Staffordshire -17 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Surrey -45 5 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 - -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 715 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 644 (90.07%) .NET
3 623 (87.13%) C#
4 591 (82.66%) SQL Server
5 580 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
6 534 (74.69%) ASP.NET
7 493 (68.95%) MCAD
8 492 (68.81%) MVC
9 487 (68.11%) MCP
10 466 (65.17%) MCTS
11 450 (62.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 445 (62.24%) TDD
13 426 (59.58%) WCF
14 367 (51.33%) NUnit
15 356 (49.79%) Scrum
16 354 (49.51%) Web Application Development
17 353 (49.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 336 (46.99%) Rhino Mocks
19 331 (46.29%) Microsoft
20 297 (41.54%) WPF
21 287 (40.14%) Razor View Engine
22 284 (39.72%) SQL Server 2012
23 264 (36.92%) Windows
24 253 (35.38%) NHibernate
25 235 (32.87%) Kanban
25 235 (32.87%) Moq
26 212 (29.65%) Castle Windsor
27 204 (28.53%) CSS
28 196 (27.41%) BDD
29 195 (27.27%) HTML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 133 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 61 (8.53%) BizTalk Server
2 61 (8.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 45 (6.29%) IIS
4 26 (3.64%) Node.js
5 20 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.98%) Apache
7 7 (0.98%) Site Server
8 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.70%) WorkSite
10 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.28%) Drupal
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.14%) CMS
12 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.50%) MS Office
3 12 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.98%) Mingle
5 6 (0.84%) MS Project
6 5 (0.70%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.98%) Summit
3 3 (0.42%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.28%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.80%) Office 365
3 8 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.13%) Internet
2 13 (1.82%) Broadband
3 12 (1.68%) VLAN
4 11 (1.54%) Intranet
5 7 (0.98%) SAN
5 7 (0.98%) ATM
6 6 (0.84%) LDAP
7 3 (0.42%) DHCP
7 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.42%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) SMTP
8 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (82.66%) SQL Server
2 284 (39.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 52 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.98%) RavenDB
9 7 (0.98%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.98%) Cognos Query Studio
9 7 (0.98%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 7 (0.98%) Cognos Report Studio
9 7 (0.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 7 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (0.98%) OLAP
10 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 367 (51.33%) NUnit
2 336 (46.99%) Rhino Mocks
3 235 (32.87%) Moq
4 125 (17.48%) MSTest
5 106 (14.83%) Subversion
6 90 (12.59%) Visual Studio
7 74 (10.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (3.36%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.84%) Selenium
11 5 (0.70%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.28%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.28%) NCover
12 2 (0.28%) FxCop
13 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.14%) WATIR
General
1 141 (19.72%) Finance
2 102 (14.27%) Games
3 72 (10.07%) Banking
4 34 (4.76%) Music Industry
5 26 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.22%) Marketing
7 21 (2.94%) Law
8 19 (2.66%) Retail
9 14 (1.96%) Legal
9 14 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.82%) Advertising
11 6 (0.84%) Billing
12 5 (0.70%) Automotive
12 5 (0.70%) Back Office
13 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 602 (84.20%) Developer
2 428 (59.86%) .NET Developer
3 160 (22.38%) C# Developer
4 135 (18.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (9.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 67 (9.37%) Senior Developer
6 66 (9.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 50 (6.99%) Graduate
8 48 (6.71%) Junior
8 48 (6.71%) Junior Developer
9 45 (6.29%) Junior .NET Developer
9 45 (6.29%) Agile .NET Developer
10 33 (4.62%) Consultant
11 31 (4.34%) Analyst
12 26 (3.64%) Agile C# Developer
13 25 (3.50%) Programmer
14 24 (3.36%) Software Developer
15 21 (2.94%) Graduate Developer
16 20 (2.80%) Senior .NET Developer
17 18 (2.52%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (90.07%) .NET
2 534 (74.69%) ASP.NET
3 450 (62.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 426 (59.58%) WCF
5 353 (49.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 297 (41.54%) WPF
7 287 (40.14%) Razor View Engine
8 253 (35.38%) NHibernate
9 212 (29.65%) Castle Windsor
10 204 (28.53%) CSS
11 195 (27.27%) HTML
12 194 (27.13%) .NET Framework
13 169 (23.64%) Ajax
14 163 (22.80%) WinForms
15 130 (18.18%) LINQ
16 124 (17.34%) Ninject
17 115 (16.08%) Unity DI Container
18 111 (15.52%) Spring.NET
19 101 (14.13%) MonoRail
20 100 (13.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (16.78%) Inversion of Control
2 59 (8.25%) Computer Science
3 51 (7.13%) Client/Server
4 50 (6.99%) Tandem
5 45 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 22 (3.08%) Streaming Music
8 19 (2.66%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.82%) Social Network
9 13 (1.82%) iPhone
10 8 (1.12%) Open Source
10 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.98%) Blog
12 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.84%) Remote Sensing
12 6 (0.84%) Telematics
13 5 (0.70%) User Experience
14 4 (0.56%) Equities
15 3 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 264 (36.92%) Windows
2 22 (3.08%) Solaris
3 16 (2.24%) UNIX
4 15 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (1.96%) AIX
5 14 (1.96%) Android
6 11 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.26%) Linux
8 7 (0.98%) CentOS
8 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.84%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (68.81%) MVC
3 445 (62.24%) TDD
4 356 (49.79%) Scrum
5 354 (49.51%) Web Application Development
6 235 (32.87%) Kanban
7 196 (27.41%) BDD
8 135 (18.88%) Dependency Injection
9 129 (18.04%) OO
10 120 (16.78%) MVVM
11 117 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (6.85%) ITIL
14 45 (6.29%) OOP
14 45 (6.29%) Domain-Driven Design
15 42 (5.87%) OOD
16 41 (5.73%) OOA/OOD
16 41 (5.73%) Unit Testing
17 39 (5.45%) CQRS
18 33 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 623 (87.13%) C#
2 194 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 171 (23.92%) SQL
4 100 (13.99%) VB.NET
5 89 (12.45%) T-SQL
6 56 (7.83%) VB
7 21 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 20 (2.80%) C++
9 14 (1.96%) Ruby
10 11 (1.54%) C
11 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.84%) VB6
13 5 (0.70%) VBA
13 5 (0.70%) VBScript
14 3 (0.42%) XPath
15 2 (0.28%) PHP
16 1 (0.14%) Java
16 1 (0.14%) Ada
16 1 (0.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 715 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 493 (68.95%) MCAD
3 487 (68.11%) MCP
4 466 (65.17%) MCTS
5 162 (22.66%) Degree
6 52 (7.27%) MCSE
7 43 (6.01%) MCPD
8 21 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 21 (2.94%) MCDBA
9 17 (2.38%) CCA
9 17 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
10 15 (2.10%) MCITP
11 14 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.96%) CCEA
12 10 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.26%) CCNA
13 9 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.26%) MCSA
14 7 (0.98%) Security Cleared
15 6 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.38%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) COBIT
4 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Section 508
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 331 (46.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.92%) Oracle
3 19 (2.66%) VMware
4 15 (2.10%) Citrix
5 13 (1.82%) Google
5 13 (1.82%) Facebook
6 11 (1.54%) TOWER Software
7 10 (1.40%) Cognos
8 8 (1.12%) Hitachi
8 8 (1.12%) Cisco
9 7 (0.98%) Business Objects
9 7 (0.98%) Sun
9 7 (0.98%) HP
9 7 (0.98%) Netezza
10 5 (0.70%) Northgate
11 3 (0.42%) EMC
11 3 (0.42%) Lotus
11 3 (0.42%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 15% Bonus & Extensive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Isle of Wight
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Home Working
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
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Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus+ Car/ CA + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + + Corporate Benefits
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