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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 812 855 533
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -322
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 109 112 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.38% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 90 110 522
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £33,550
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +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
26629 29765 33279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.53% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21456 23390 26676
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £66,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +44 108 £40,250 -10.55% 11
London +28 41 £46,250 +15.62% 4
West Midlands -6 23 £21,500 -42.66% 1
South West +18 21 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Somerset - 19 £40,500 - 1
Warwickshire +7 14 - -
Warwick -9 14 - -
South East +40 9 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Bath - 9 £40,500 - 1
East of England +39 8 £28,500 -28.75%
Stafford - 8 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 8 £21,500 -
City of London +50 6 £100,000 +66.66%
Suffolk - 5 £28,500 -
Ipswich - 5 £28,500 -
Berkshire +22 4 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £42,500 -12.82%
Winchester - 4 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 3 £21,500 -
Telford - 3 £21,500 -
Bristol +6 2 £38,960 -48.05%
Cambridge - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £21,500 -
Reading - 2 £53,750 - 1
West Yorkshire +15 1 £51,500 -1.90% 1
Essex +12 1 £32,500 -31.57%
East Midlands +9 1 £36,500 -14.11%
North West +5 1 £35,000 -46.15% 1

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (71.50%) Microsoft
3 149 (69.63%) .NET
4 145 (67.76%) C#
5 139 (64.95%) Degree
6 136 (63.55%) SQL Server
7 107 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 105 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (42.52%) HTML
10 89 (41.59%) JavaScript
11 86 (40.19%) SQL
12 85 (39.72%) MVC
13 79 (36.92%) Scrum
14 77 (35.98%) CSS
15 70 (32.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 58 (27.10%) MCAD
17 57 (26.64%) Web Services
18 53 (24.77%) TDD
19 52 (24.30%) MCTS
19 52 (24.30%) OO
20 50 (23.36%) T-SQL
21 48 (22.43%) jQuery
22 47 (21.96%) SQL Server 2008
23 46 (21.50%) Relational Database
24 45 (21.03%) .NET Framework
25 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
26 42 (19.63%) SOA
26 42 (19.63%) HTML5
27 41 (19.16%) MCP
27 41 (19.16%) WCF

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 43 (20.09%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.35%) Apache
3 15 (7.01%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (7.01%) CMS
4 13 (6.07%) IIS
5 12 (5.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (4.67%) Drupal
6 10 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (3.27%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.93%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.47%) Moodle
10 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.21%) MS Office
3 6 (2.80%) InfoPath
4 5 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.27%) ReMetrica
3 3 (1.40%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.54%) Office 365
4 5 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.87%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.93%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) Firewall
1 13 (6.07%) LAN
1 13 (6.07%) WAN
2 5 (2.34%) Intranet
3 4 (1.87%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.40%) Extranet
5 2 (0.93%) NAS
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.93%) Wireless
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.47%) DHCP
6 1 (0.47%) DNS
6 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.47%) SSL
6 1 (0.47%) VoIP
6 1 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (63.55%) SQL Server
2 47 (21.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (21.50%) Relational Database
4 40 (18.69%) RDBMS
5 28 (13.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (11.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (8.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (5.14%) NoSQL
9 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.87%) Power BI
11 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.93%) Datazen
12 2 (0.93%) HDInsight
12 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.93%) MySQL
12 2 (0.93%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (18.22%) Visual Studio
2 30 (14.02%) NUnit
3 28 (13.08%) Moq
4 26 (12.15%) Rhino Mocks
5 15 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.61%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.21%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.21%) JIRA
7 9 (4.21%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.93%) gulp
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (0.93%) Selenium
10 1 (0.47%) MSTest
General
1 38 (17.76%) Games
2 17 (7.94%) Finance
3 14 (6.54%) Banking
4 9 (4.21%) Back Office
5 7 (3.27%) Publishing
6 4 (1.87%) Automotive
6 4 (1.87%) Legal
7 3 (1.40%) Law
7 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 148 (69.16%) Developer
2 95 (44.39%) .NET Developer
3 73 (34.11%) C# Developer
4 55 (25.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (15.42%) Graduate
5 33 (15.42%) Graduate Developer
6 32 (14.95%) ASP.NET Developer
6 32 (14.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 30 (14.02%) Architect
7 30 (14.02%) C# Software Developer
7 30 (14.02%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 25 (11.68%) Games Developer
8 25 (11.68%) Graduate Games Developer
8 25 (11.68%) Junior
8 25 (11.68%) Junior .NET Developer
8 25 (11.68%) Junior Developer
8 25 (11.68%) Junior Games Developer
9 24 (11.21%) .NET Software Developer
9 24 (11.21%) SQL Developer
10 20 (9.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (69.63%) .NET
2 107 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 91 (42.52%) HTML
4 77 (35.98%) CSS
5 70 (32.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 57 (26.64%) Web Services
7 48 (22.43%) jQuery
8 45 (21.03%) .NET Framework
9 42 (19.63%) HTML5
10 41 (19.16%) WCF
11 32 (14.95%) LINQ
11 32 (14.95%) XML
12 30 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (12.62%) NHibernate
14 25 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 23 (10.75%) CSS3
16 20 (9.35%) AngularJS
17 16 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (7.01%) KnockoutJS
19 13 (6.07%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.95%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.01%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.07%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.21%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.27%) Physics
6 7 (3.27%) Reinsurance
7 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.87%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.40%) User Experience
11 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.93%) PKI
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.28%) Windows
2 13 (6.07%) Linux
3 11 (5.14%) Unix
4 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.87%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (39.72%) MVC
3 79 (36.92%) Scrum
4 53 (24.77%) TDD
5 52 (24.30%) OO
6 42 (19.63%) SOA
7 35 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (15.89%) Wealth Management
9 31 (14.49%) Mentoring
10 29 (13.55%) Kanban
10 29 (13.55%) Presales
11 27 (12.62%) Release Management
12 26 (12.15%) BDD
12 26 (12.15%) Web Application Development
12 26 (12.15%) Web Development
13 20 (9.35%) CRM
14 19 (8.88%) RUP
15 18 (8.41%) ITIL
16 15 (7.01%) Mobile Application Development
17 14 (6.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 145 (67.76%) C#
2 89 (41.59%) JavaScript
3 86 (40.19%) SQL
4 50 (23.36%) T-SQL
5 21 (9.81%) VB.NET
6 19 (8.88%) PHP
7 15 (7.01%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.54%) Java
9 12 (5.61%) VB
10 7 (3.27%) Python
10 7 (3.27%) Scala
11 4 (1.87%) C++
12 2 (0.93%) Delphi
12 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.93%) XAML
12 2 (0.93%) XPath
13 1 (0.47%) F#
13 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (64.95%) Degree
3 58 (27.10%) MCAD
4 52 (24.30%) MCTS
5 41 (19.16%) MCP
6 39 (18.22%) MCSE
7 20 (9.35%) MCPD
8 13 (6.07%) MCITP
9 10 (4.67%) MCSA
9 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
9 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.87%) MCDBA
11 3 (1.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.93%) CCNA
12 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.93%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.93%) MOS
12 2 (0.93%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.40%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.54%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.87%) vCloud
5 1 (0.47%) Docker
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Cacti
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Packer
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 153 (71.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.95%) Oracle
3 19 (8.88%) VMware
4 10 (4.67%) Hitachi
5 7 (3.27%) Actian
5 7 (3.27%) Infragistics
5 7 (3.27%) Telerik
6 6 (2.80%) Google
6 6 (2.80%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.40%) Capita
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco
7 3 (1.40%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.40%) iManage
7 3 (1.40%) LexisNexis
7 3 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.93%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix
8 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.93%) Tableau
8 2 (0.93%) Typemock
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