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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
Rank 805 811 778
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 44 128 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 38 115 153
Median salary £36,250 £43,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.69% -17.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -17.30%

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
21316 28046 29397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.26% 28.06% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16869 22450 23520
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 January 2017 within the UK.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Top 25 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +12 44 £36,250 -15.69% 6
London +63 27 £25,000 -37.50% 1
West Midlands -5 6 £92,500 +131.25% 1
City of London +27 5 £55,000 +10.00%
South East +48 4 £55,000 -21.42% 1
Warwick +31 4 - - 1
Warwickshire +21 4 - - 1
South West -21 4 £35,000 -18.60% 2
Berkshire +37 2 £67,500 -3.57%
Somerset -25 2 £35,000 -18.60%
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Coventry - 2 £92,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £35,000 -
Surrey +33 1 £42,500 +30.76%
East of England +18 1 £50,500 +129.54% 1
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £25,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,500 -
Weybridge - 1 £42,500 -
Market Harborough - 1 £37,500 -
Fareham - 1 £25,000 - 1

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (69.78%) Microsoft
3 92 (66.19%) .NET
4 89 (64.03%) C#
5 73 (52.52%) ASP.NET
6 72 (51.80%) Degree
7 69 (49.64%) MVC
8 65 (46.76%) SQL Server
9 55 (39.57%) SQL
9 55 (39.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (38.85%) MCAD
11 48 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (32.37%) HTML
13 44 (31.65%) CSS
13 44 (31.65%) Scrum
13 44 (31.65%) .NET Framework
14 42 (30.22%) MCTS
14 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
15 37 (26.62%) Web Services
16 36 (25.90%) MCP
17 35 (25.18%) MS Excel
18 32 (23.02%) Finance
19 31 (22.30%) TDD
20 30 (21.58%) NUnit
20 30 (21.58%) jQuery
20 30 (21.58%) SharePoint
21 29 (20.86%) Kanban
22 28 (20.14%) NHibernate
22 28 (20.14%) OO
22 28 (20.14%) BDD

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 30 (21.58%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (8.63%) CMS
3 12 (8.63%) Umbraco
4 10 (7.19%) SAS
5 9 (6.47%) IIS
6 7 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (4.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.44%) Drupal
8 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.72%) Kentico
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (25.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.32%) InfoPath
2 6 (4.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.27%) Office 365
2 22 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.60%) Yammer
5 3 (2.16%) SaaS
6 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.72%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.72%) G Suite
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) Firewall
2 8 (5.76%) LAN
2 8 (5.76%) WAN
3 2 (1.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) IPsec
4 1 (0.72%) MQTT
4 1 (0.72%) Skype
4 1 (0.72%) SMTP
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) Wireless
4 1 (0.72%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (46.76%) SQL Server
2 27 (19.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 22 (15.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (12.23%) Relational Database
5 14 (10.07%) RDBMS
6 10 (7.19%) MS Access
6 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (3.60%) Power BI
9 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.16%) MySQL
11 2 (1.44%) Big Data
11 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (21.58%) NUnit
2 27 (19.42%) Moq
2 27 (19.42%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (11.51%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.16%) MSTest
6 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.72%) Selenium
7 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 27 (19.42%) Games
3 9 (6.47%) Law
4 7 (5.04%) Automotive
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Advertising
6 2 (1.44%) Billing
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (60.43%) Developer
2 58 (41.73%) .NET Developer
3 33 (23.74%) C# Developer
4 28 (20.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 28 (20.14%) Graduate
4 28 (20.14%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 28 (20.14%) Graduate Developer
4 28 (20.14%) Junior
4 28 (20.14%) Junior .NET Developer
4 28 (20.14%) Junior Developer
5 27 (19.42%) Games Developer
5 27 (19.42%) Graduate Games Developer
5 27 (19.42%) Junior Games Developer
6 18 (12.95%) Architect
7 17 (12.23%) SQL Developer
8 16 (11.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (11.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (10.07%) Consultant
10 12 (8.63%) Applications Support
11 11 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (66.19%) .NET
2 73 (52.52%) ASP.NET
3 55 (39.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 45 (32.37%) HTML
5 44 (31.65%) .NET Framework
5 44 (31.65%) CSS
6 37 (26.62%) Web Services
7 30 (21.58%) jQuery
8 28 (20.14%) NHibernate
9 27 (19.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 27 (19.42%) LINQ
9 27 (19.42%) XML
10 22 (15.83%) WCF
11 14 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (9.35%) XSLT
13 11 (7.91%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (7.19%) COM+
15 9 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.47%) Backbone.js
16 8 (5.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.04%) User Experience
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.72%) Blog
6 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) Physics
6 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.19%) Windows
2 7 (5.04%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.44%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (49.64%) MVC
2 48 (34.53%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (31.65%) Scrum
4 31 (22.30%) TDD
5 29 (20.86%) Kanban
6 28 (20.14%) BDD
6 28 (20.14%) OO
6 28 (20.14%) SDLC
6 28 (20.14%) Web Application Development
7 26 (18.71%) SOA
8 16 (11.51%) Mentoring
8 16 (11.51%) Release Management
8 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
9 15 (10.79%) Presales
9 15 (10.79%) Wealth Management
10 14 (10.07%) ITIL
10 14 (10.07%) Web Development
11 13 (9.35%) Content Management
12 11 (7.91%) Analytics
12 11 (7.91%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 89 (64.03%) C#
2 55 (39.57%) SQL
3 42 (30.22%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.27%) T-SQL
5 22 (15.83%) PowerShell
6 16 (11.51%) VB.NET
7 11 (7.91%) C++
8 10 (7.19%) VBA
9 7 (5.04%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.32%) XPath
11 4 (2.88%) PHP
12 3 (2.16%) F#
12 3 (2.16%) Java
13 2 (1.44%) Scala
14 1 (0.72%) C
14 1 (0.72%) Go
14 1 (0.72%) Python
14 1 (0.72%) R
14 1 (0.72%) Ruby
14 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (51.80%) Degree
3 54 (38.85%) MCAD
4 42 (30.22%) MCTS
5 36 (25.90%) MCP
6 17 (12.23%) MCSE
7 10 (7.19%) MCSA
8 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
9 8 (5.76%) MCPD
10 6 (4.32%) MCITP
11 3 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.44%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.44%) CITP
12 2 (1.44%) ISEB
12 2 (1.44%) OCP
13 1 (0.72%) CISA
13 1 (0.72%) CISM
13 1 (0.72%) CISSP
13 1 (0.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Nagios
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (69.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.23%) VMware
3 10 (7.19%) Alterian
3 10 (7.19%) Oracle
4 2 (1.44%) Hitachi
4 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.44%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.72%) Apigee
5 1 (0.72%) Citrix
5 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.72%) Google
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) Mashery
5 1 (0.72%) Meraki
5 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.72%) Nintex
5 1 (0.72%) SAP
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + MCSD training + career
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £52000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum, Benefits Excellent !
Posted: 3 days ago