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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 824 774 386
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -388
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 127 168 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.58% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 113 151 715
Average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £57,700
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.30% +30.00%

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
28445 28992 28090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.03% 27.73% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22750 23158 22047
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 -37 120 £43,000 -17.30% 21
London -11 42 £52,500 +5.00% 9
South East +3 25 £70,000 +21.73% 8
South West -13 25 £43,000 -4.44%
West Midlands -18 21 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Somerset +10 18 £43,000 +13.15%
Berkshire +16 17 £70,000 +7.69% 5
Maidenhead +5 10 £70,000 -
Warwickshire - 9 £50,000 - 2
Birmingham -22 8 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Warwick - 8 £50,000 - 2
East of England +6 5 £22,000 -51.11%
Bristol 0 5 £42,500 -18.26%
Essex - 5 £22,000 -
City of London +59 4 £52,500 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes -13 4 £47,500 -17.39%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Newbury - 4 £48,000 -
Stafford - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Exeter - 2 £42,000 -
Devon - 2 £42,000 -
Surrey +5 1 £32,500 -7.14%
North West -7 1 £36,500 -30.47%
East Midlands -9 1 £20,000 -46.66%
Northamptonshire - 1 £20,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,000 -
Coventry - 1 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 £42,500 -
Northampton - 1 £20,000 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (68.88%) SQL Server
3 155 (64.32%) Microsoft
4 145 (60.17%) .NET
5 130 (53.94%) C#
6 129 (53.53%) Degree
7 110 (45.64%) ASP.NET
8 95 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (35.68%) HTML
9 86 (35.68%) MVC
10 84 (34.85%) SQL
11 79 (32.78%) MCAD
12 77 (31.95%) CSS
13 74 (30.71%) JavaScript
14 73 (30.29%) .NET Framework
15 70 (29.05%) MCTS
16 68 (28.22%) Scrum
17 67 (27.80%) Visual Studio
18 65 (26.97%) MCSE
19 62 (25.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 56 (23.24%) MCP
21 54 (22.41%) Web Services
21 54 (22.41%) Windows
22 53 (21.99%) SQL Server 2008
23 52 (21.58%) TDD
24 50 (20.75%) MS Excel
24 50 (20.75%) SharePoint
25 49 (20.33%) HTML5
26 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
27 40 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 50 (20.75%) SharePoint
2 38 (15.77%) IIS
3 26 (10.79%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (9.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 22 (9.13%) Apache
6 16 (6.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (6.22%) Lync
8 13 (5.39%) Drupal
9 5 (2.07%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.83%) CMS
11 2 (0.83%) Node.js
11 2 (0.83%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.30%) MS Office
3 14 (5.81%) InfoPath
3 14 (5.81%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.24%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.41%) CaseMap
4 1 (0.41%) Concordance
4 1 (0.41%) LexisNexis TimeMap
4 1 (0.41%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.13%) Office 365
3 16 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.49%) SaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.83%) GitHub
6 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.13%) Firewall
1 22 (9.13%) LAN
1 22 (9.13%) WAN
2 14 (5.81%) Kerberos
3 13 (5.39%) VLAN
4 7 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.90%) Wireless
5 4 (1.66%) Skype
6 3 (1.24%) Extranet
6 3 (1.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.41%) DHCP
7 1 (0.41%) DNS
7 1 (0.41%) SSL
7 1 (0.41%) VoIP
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (68.88%) SQL Server
2 53 (21.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (16.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (13.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (12.86%) Relational Database
6 25 (10.37%) RDBMS
7 21 (8.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (7.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (5.81%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (4.56%) NoSQL
12 9 (3.73%) Oracle Database
13 7 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.66%) Power BI
14 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.83%) Datazen
15 2 (0.83%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.83%) Pentaho
15 2 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 67 (27.80%) Visual Studio
2 38 (15.77%) NUnit
3 33 (13.69%) Moq
3 33 (13.69%) Rhino Mocks
4 15 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.49%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.07%) MSTest
7 3 (1.24%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.24%) JIRA
7 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (13.69%) Finance
2 30 (12.45%) Games
3 18 (7.47%) Banking
4 14 (5.81%) Automotive
5 10 (4.15%) Publishing
6 7 (2.90%) Law
7 6 (2.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.66%) Marketing
9 3 (1.24%) Back Office
9 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 140 (58.09%) Developer
2 91 (37.76%) .NET Developer
3 65 (26.97%) C# Developer
4 50 (20.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 49 (20.33%) Architect
6 42 (17.43%) Graduate
7 36 (14.94%) Graduate Developer
7 36 (14.94%) Software Developer
8 35 (14.52%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 35 (14.52%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (13.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (13.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (13.28%) C# Software Developer
10 31 (12.86%) Junior
10 31 (12.86%) Junior Developer
11 29 (12.03%) Junior .NET Developer
12 28 (11.62%) .NET Software Developer
12 28 (11.62%) Team Leader
13 27 (11.20%) Graduate Games Developer
13 27 (11.20%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (60.17%) .NET
2 110 (45.64%) ASP.NET
3 86 (35.68%) HTML
4 77 (31.95%) CSS
5 73 (30.29%) .NET Framework
6 62 (25.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (22.41%) Web Services
8 49 (20.33%) HTML5
9 39 (16.18%) WCF
10 36 (14.94%) LINQ
11 35 (14.52%) jQuery
12 31 (12.86%) CSS3
13 28 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 28 (11.62%) NHibernate
14 27 (11.20%) XML
15 23 (9.54%) XSLT
16 21 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 19 (7.88%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (7.05%) Ajax
18 17 (7.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.22%) Inversion of Control
4 14 (5.81%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.39%) Data Centre
6 10 (4.15%) User Experience
7 7 (2.90%) SWIFT
8 6 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.49%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.83%) Fintech
11 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.41%) Windows
2 31 (12.86%) Unix
3 29 (12.03%) Linux
4 27 (11.20%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.66%) Android
7 4 (1.66%) Solaris
7 4 (1.66%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (35.68%) MVC
3 68 (28.22%) Scrum
4 52 (21.58%) TDD
5 37 (15.35%) OO
6 31 (12.86%) Kanban
7 30 (12.45%) ITIL
7 30 (12.45%) Web Application Development
7 30 (12.45%) Web Development
8 29 (12.03%) SDLC
9 28 (11.62%) BDD
10 26 (10.79%) Migration
10 26 (10.79%) SOA
11 25 (10.37%) Enterprise Architecture
11 25 (10.37%) Presales
12 23 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (9.13%) Wealth Management
14 21 (8.71%) ETL
14 21 (8.71%) Mentoring
15 20 (8.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 130 (53.94%) C#
2 84 (34.85%) SQL
3 74 (30.71%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.62%) T-SQL
5 24 (9.96%) PHP
5 24 (9.96%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.96%) VB.NET
6 21 (8.71%) VB
7 12 (4.98%) Java
8 11 (4.56%) C++
9 4 (1.66%) VC++
9 4 (1.66%) XPath
10 3 (1.24%) VBA
10 3 (1.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) Delphi
11 2 (0.83%) XAML
12 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 241 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (53.53%) Degree
3 79 (32.78%) MCAD
4 70 (29.05%) MCTS
5 65 (26.97%) MCSE
6 56 (23.24%) MCP
7 19 (7.88%) MCPD
8 15 (6.22%) MCSA
9 9 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.90%) CCNA
10 7 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.90%) MOS
10 7 (2.90%) Security Cleared
11 6 (2.49%) CGEIT
11 6 (2.49%) CISSP
11 6 (2.49%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.49%) PMP
11 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.07%) MCITP
13 4 (1.66%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.32%) QA
1 8 (3.32%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (15.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.83%) vCloud
4 2 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.90%) Cacti
2 3 (1.24%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 155 (64.32%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.18%) Oracle
3 20 (8.30%) VMware
4 10 (4.15%) Hitachi
5 8 (3.32%) Cisco
6 7 (2.90%) Citrix
6 7 (2.90%) Fortinet
6 7 (2.90%) iManage
6 7 (2.90%) SolarWinds
6 7 (2.90%) Sophos
7 5 (2.07%) Capita
8 4 (1.66%) Sun
8 4 (1.66%) Typemock
9 3 (1.24%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.24%) LexisNexis
9 3 (1.24%) Telerik
10 2 (0.83%) Google
10 2 (0.83%) Tableau
11 1 (0.41%) Nintex
11 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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