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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 811 827 814
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 71 137 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 57 115 140
Median salary £37,500 £43,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% -17.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £43,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -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
23105 29059 31710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.78% 27.45% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18254 23020 25398
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £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 10 December 2016 within the UK.

MCSD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Top 29 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 10 December 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 +6 71 £37,500 -12.79% 4
London +33 30 £42,536 +89.04%
South East +57 15 £67,500 +22.72%
West Midlands -18 12 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Berkshire +49 8 £67,500 -3.57%
Warwick +22 8 - - 1
Warwickshire +11 8 - - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £30,000 -
Surrey - 6 £44,500 -
City of London +24 4 £65,000 +10.16%
East Midlands +6 3 £37,500 -16.66% 2
South West -18 2 £35,000 -18.60%
Somerset -28 2 £35,000 -18.60%
Leicestershire - 2 £37,500 -
Market Harborough - 2 £37,500 -
Leeds - 2 £30,000 -
Telford - 2 £45,000 -
Bath - 2 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
East of England +18 1 £50,500 +129.54%
Hampshire +8 1 £25,000 -52.38%
Northampton +5 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Northamptonshire 0 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Birmingham -19 1 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Solihull - 1 £35,000 -
Fareham - 1 £25,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,500 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (68.36%) Microsoft
3 117 (66.10%) .NET
4 115 (64.97%) C#
5 98 (55.37%) ASP.NET
6 97 (54.80%) Degree
7 93 (52.54%) MVC
8 85 (48.02%) SQL Server
9 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (39.55%) SQL
11 69 (38.98%) CSS
12 68 (38.42%) HTML
13 67 (37.85%) MCAD
14 66 (37.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 64 (36.16%) JavaScript
16 57 (32.20%) Scrum
17 51 (28.81%) Web Services
17 51 (28.81%) MCTS
17 51 (28.81%) .NET Framework
18 47 (26.55%) jQuery
19 41 (23.16%) OO
20 40 (22.60%) MS Excel
21 39 (22.03%) SharePoint
21 39 (22.03%) MCP
22 38 (21.47%) SOA
22 38 (21.47%) TDD
23 35 (19.77%) Finance
24 34 (19.21%) XML
24 34 (19.21%) NUnit
24 34 (19.21%) SDLC

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 39 (22.03%) SharePoint
2 22 (12.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (10.73%) CMS
4 17 (9.60%) Umbraco
5 11 (6.21%) IIS
6 10 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (5.65%) SAS
7 8 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.69%) Apache
9 3 (1.69%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.13%) Drupal
10 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.56%) Kentico
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (22.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.52%) InfoPath
3 6 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) Office 365
2 23 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.65%) Yammer
5 3 (1.69%) SaaS
6 2 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.13%) GitHub
6 2 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.21%) Firewall
2 9 (5.08%) LAN
2 9 (5.08%) WAN
3 2 (1.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) IPsec
4 1 (0.56%) MQTT
4 1 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.56%) SMTP
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (48.02%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (13.56%) Relational Database
5 19 (10.73%) RDBMS
6 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (5.65%) MS Access
7 10 (5.65%) Power BI
8 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.69%) MySQL
11 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.13%) Big Data
12 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (19.21%) NUnit
2 29 (16.38%) Moq
3 28 (15.82%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (14.69%) Visual Studio
5 18 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.82%) MSTest
8 4 (2.26%) JIRA
8 4 (2.26%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.69%) Selenium
10 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 35 (19.77%) Finance
2 27 (15.25%) Games
3 9 (5.08%) Automotive
4 5 (2.82%) Law
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.13%) Advertising
6 2 (1.13%) Back Office
6 2 (1.13%) Billing
6 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (63.84%) Developer
2 79 (44.63%) .NET Developer
3 56 (31.64%) C# Developer
4 48 (27.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (19.21%) ASP.NET Developer
5 34 (19.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 28 (15.82%) Graduate
6 28 (15.82%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 28 (15.82%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (15.82%) Junior
6 28 (15.82%) Junior .NET Developer
6 28 (15.82%) Junior Developer
7 27 (15.25%) Games Developer
7 27 (15.25%) Graduate Games Developer
7 27 (15.25%) Junior Games Developer
8 23 (12.99%) SQL Developer
9 21 (11.86%) Architect
10 18 (10.17%) C# Software Developer
11 17 (9.60%) Consultant
12 16 (9.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (66.10%) .NET
2 98 (55.37%) ASP.NET
3 69 (38.98%) CSS
4 68 (38.42%) HTML
5 66 (37.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 51 (28.81%) .NET Framework
6 51 (28.81%) Web Services
7 47 (26.55%) jQuery
8 34 (19.21%) XML
9 33 (18.64%) WCF
10 29 (16.38%) NHibernate
11 28 (15.82%) LINQ
12 27 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 19 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (8.47%) AngularJS
15 14 (7.91%) KnockoutJS
16 13 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (7.34%) XSLT
17 12 (6.78%) Backbone.js
17 12 (6.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.08%) User Experience
4 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.26%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.26%) Physics
5 3 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.69%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.56%) Blog
7 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.52%) Windows
2 5 (2.82%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.13%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (52.54%) MVC
2 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (32.20%) Scrum
4 41 (23.16%) OO
5 38 (21.47%) SOA
5 38 (21.47%) TDD
6 34 (19.21%) SDLC
7 32 (18.08%) Kanban
8 30 (16.95%) BDD
9 29 (16.38%) Web Application Development
10 25 (14.12%) Wealth Management
11 22 (12.43%) Mentoring
11 22 (12.43%) Web Development
12 21 (11.86%) Presales
13 19 (10.73%) Release Management
14 17 (9.60%) Content Management
15 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (9.04%) ITIL
15 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
16 14 (7.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (64.97%) C#
2 70 (39.55%) SQL
3 64 (36.16%) JavaScript
4 33 (18.64%) T-SQL
5 24 (13.56%) PowerShell
6 19 (10.73%) VB.NET
7 11 (6.21%) C++
8 10 (5.65%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.65%) VBA
9 5 (2.82%) F#
9 5 (2.82%) Scala
10 4 (2.26%) Python
10 4 (2.26%) XPath
11 3 (1.69%) Java
11 3 (1.69%) PHP
12 1 (0.56%) C
12 1 (0.56%) R
12 1 (0.56%) Ruby
12 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 177 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (54.80%) Degree
3 67 (37.85%) MCAD
4 51 (28.81%) MCTS
5 39 (22.03%) MCP
6 21 (11.86%) MCSE
7 13 (7.34%) MCPD
7 13 (7.34%) SC Cleared
7 13 (7.34%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.52%) MCSA
9 4 (2.26%) MCITP
10 2 (1.13%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.13%) CITP
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.56%) CISA
11 1 (0.56%) CISM
11 1 (0.56%) CISSP
11 1 (0.56%) MOS
11 1 (0.56%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.26%) Docker
4 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
2 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) Nagios
2 1 (0.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 121 (68.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.04%) VMware
3 13 (7.34%) Oracle
4 10 (5.65%) Alterian
5 7 (3.95%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.69%) Actian
7 2 (1.13%) Google
7 2 (1.13%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.13%) Infragistics
7 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.13%) Telerik
8 1 (0.56%) Apigee
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.56%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) Mashery
8 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
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