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

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
Rank 807 818 791
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 42 120 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 38 103 148
Median salary £42,250 £43,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.74% -18.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £43,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -18.09%

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
20686 28636 29355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.79% 27.99% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16349 22919 23401
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Top 28 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 19 February 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 +34 42 £42,250 -1.74% 8
London +48 31 £42,536 -18.97% 3
West Midlands +10 4 £92,500 +131.25% 3
City of London +42 3 £55,000 +4.76%
South West +5 3 £42,000 -2.32% 1
East of England +21 2 £42,500 +93.18%
Coventry +17 2 £92,500 +146.66%
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
South East +48 1 £25,000 -57.62%
Yorkshire +31 1 £40,000 -22.33% 1
West Yorkshire +31 1 £40,000 -22.33%
Warwick +25 1 - - 1
Hampshire +23 1 £25,000 -41.17%
Warwickshire +22 1 - - 1
Birmingham +11 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Somerset -7 1 £42,000 -2.32%
North West -8 1 £40,000 +9.58%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £42,500 -
Liverpool - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £40,000 -
Wigan - 1 £40,000 -
Fareham - 1 £25,000 -
Taunton - 1 £42,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £42,500 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (66.39%) .NET
3 80 (65.57%) Microsoft
4 76 (62.30%) C#
5 61 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 59 (48.36%) Degree
7 57 (46.72%) MVC
8 55 (45.08%) SQL Server
9 48 (39.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 46 (37.70%) SQL
11 45 (36.89%) MCAD
12 39 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (31.15%) .NET Framework
14 37 (30.33%) Scrum
15 35 (28.69%) MCTS
16 34 (27.87%) JavaScript
17 33 (27.05%) HTML
17 33 (27.05%) Finance
18 32 (26.23%) CSS
18 32 (26.23%) MCP
19 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
19 31 (25.41%) Web Services
20 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
21 29 (23.77%) Web Application Development
21 29 (23.77%) SQL Server 2014
21 29 (23.77%) Kanban
22 28 (22.95%) TDD
22 28 (22.95%) BDD
23 27 (22.13%) Rhino Mocks
23 27 (22.13%) Moq

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 25 (20.49%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.20%) CMS
2 10 (8.20%) SAS
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (5.74%) Umbraco
4 6 (4.92%) IIS
5 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.64%) Drupal
6 2 (1.64%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (25.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.21%) Office 365
3 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.64%) CloudFront
6 2 (1.64%) G Suite
6 2 (1.64%) GitHub
6 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) IaaS
7 1 (0.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) Firewall
2 8 (6.56%) LAN
2 8 (6.56%) WAN
3 3 (2.46%) HTTP
3 3 (2.46%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) IPsec
4 2 (1.64%) MQTT
5 1 (0.82%) Skype
5 1 (0.82%) SMTP
5 1 (0.82%) SSL
5 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.82%) Wireless
5 1 (0.82%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (45.08%) SQL Server
2 29 (23.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (10.66%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.20%) MS Access
5 10 (8.20%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.10%) Big Data
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.28%) MySQL
8 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.64%) Redis
10 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (22.13%) Moq
1 27 (22.13%) NUnit
1 27 (22.13%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.64%) Subversion
4 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 33 (27.05%) Finance
2 27 (22.13%) Games
3 11 (9.02%) Law
4 4 (3.28%) Automotive
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
5 3 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (55.74%) Developer
2 49 (40.16%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Junior
3 28 (22.95%) Junior .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Junior Developer
4 27 (22.13%) Games Developer
4 27 (22.13%) Graduate Games Developer
4 27 (22.13%) Junior Games Developer
5 24 (19.67%) C# Developer
6 19 (15.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (14.75%) Architect
8 14 (11.48%) Consultant
9 13 (10.66%) SQL Developer
10 12 (9.84%) Applications Support
10 12 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (8.20%) Applications Support Engineer
11 10 (8.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (66.39%) .NET
2 61 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 48 (39.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (31.15%) .NET Framework
5 33 (27.05%) HTML
6 32 (26.23%) CSS
7 31 (25.41%) Web Services
8 27 (22.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (22.13%) LINQ
8 27 (22.13%) NHibernate
9 25 (20.49%) XML
10 24 (19.67%) jQuery
11 17 (13.93%) WCF
12 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (8.20%) COM+
12 10 (8.20%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (7.38%) XSLT
14 8 (6.56%) Backbone.js
15 5 (4.10%) Ajax
15 5 (4.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.28%) User Experience
3 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) Blog
4 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.64%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.64%) Physics
5 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.46%) Android
6 1 (0.82%) Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.72%) MVC
2 39 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.33%) Scrum
4 29 (23.77%) Kanban
4 29 (23.77%) Web Application Development
5 28 (22.95%) BDD
5 28 (22.95%) TDD
6 23 (18.85%) OO
6 23 (18.85%) SDLC
7 20 (16.39%) SOA
8 15 (12.30%) Software Engineering
9 14 (11.48%) Presales
10 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
11 12 (9.84%) Analytics
11 12 (9.84%) ITIL
11 12 (9.84%) Release Management
12 11 (9.02%) Wealth Management
13 10 (8.20%) Business Analytics
13 10 (8.20%) Coaching
14 9 (7.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (62.30%) C#
2 46 (37.70%) SQL
3 34 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.03%) PowerShell
5 16 (13.11%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.66%) VB.NET
7 12 (9.84%) C++
8 10 (8.20%) VBA
9 7 (5.74%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.92%) XPath
11 4 (3.28%) PHP
12 3 (2.46%) Java
12 3 (2.46%) Python
13 2 (1.64%) C
13 2 (1.64%) Go
13 2 (1.64%) Ruby
14 1 (0.82%) F#
14 1 (0.82%) R
14 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (48.36%) Degree
3 45 (36.89%) MCAD
4 35 (28.69%) MCTS
5 32 (26.23%) MCP
6 16 (13.11%) MCSE
7 12 (9.84%) MCSA
8 7 (5.74%) MCITP
9 5 (4.10%) AWS Certification
10 4 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (2.46%) MCPD
11 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.64%) CISA
12 2 (1.64%) CISM
12 2 (1.64%) CISSP
12 2 (1.64%) CITP
12 2 (1.64%) ISEB
12 2 (1.64%) OCP
12 2 (1.64%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.02%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.46%) Docker
5 2 (1.64%) vCloud
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Nagios
1 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.64%) Puppet
1 2 (1.64%) vRealize
2 1 (0.82%) Oozie
2 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.03%) VMware
3 11 (9.02%) Oracle
4 10 (8.20%) Alterian
5 2 (1.64%) Google
5 2 (1.64%) Hitachi
5 2 (1.64%) HP
5 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco
6 1 (0.82%) Citrix
6 1 (0.82%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.82%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.82%) EMC
6 1 (0.82%) IBM
6 1 (0.82%) Meraki
6 1 (0.82%) NetApp
6 1 (0.82%) Nintex
6 1 (0.82%) Sitecore
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