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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 807 877 685
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -192
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 104 104 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.35% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 80 102 309
Median salary £40,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
26043 30009 31924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.60% 27.37% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21067 23905 24972
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 July 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 July 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 +29 98 £40,500 -10.00% 3
London +46 40 £47,500 -13.63% 2
West Midlands +11 22 £21,500 -54.73%
South West +19 19 £41,000 -8.88%
Bath - 13 £40,500 -
Somerset - 13 £40,500 -
Birmingham -11 10 £36,000 -2.04%
Warwickshire +7 8 - -
Warwick -10 8 - -
City of London +73 6 £100,000 +66.66% 1
Bristol +22 6 £45,000 -40.00%
South East - 6 £62,500 -
East of England +24 5 £33,500 +8.06% 1
Yorkshire +11 5 £44,000 -2.22%
Hull - 5 £44,000 -
East Yorkshire - 5 £44,000 -
Stafford - 4 £21,500 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 4 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £21,500 -
Telford - 4 £21,500 -
Surrey - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +18 2 £33,500 +8.06% 1
Berkshire - 2 £62,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Letchworth - 2 £33,500 - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands -4 1 £36,500 -18.88%
Essex - 1 £32,500 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (70.95%) C#
3 144 (68.57%) .NET
3 144 (68.57%) Microsoft
4 142 (67.62%) Degree
5 116 (55.24%) SQL Server
6 114 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (49.05%) ASP.NET
8 94 (44.76%) MVC
9 82 (39.05%) Scrum
9 82 (39.05%) HTML
10 81 (38.57%) JavaScript
11 76 (36.19%) SQL
11 76 (36.19%) CSS
12 68 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (29.05%) MCAD
14 58 (27.62%) jQuery
15 53 (25.24%) MCTS
15 53 (25.24%) T-SQL
15 53 (25.24%) OO
16 51 (24.29%) SOA
16 51 (24.29%) Web Services
17 44 (20.95%) TDD
18 42 (20.00%) .NET Framework
18 42 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 41 (19.52%) Wealth Management
19 41 (19.52%) Visual Studio
20 38 (18.10%) MCP
21 37 (17.62%) WCF
21 37 (17.62%) SharePoint

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 37 (17.62%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.43%) Apache
2 24 (11.43%) CMS
3 14 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (5.24%) Apache Spark
4 11 (5.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (4.76%) Drupal
5 10 (4.76%) IIS
6 8 (3.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (3.81%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.48%) Moodle
7 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.86%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (5.24%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.00%) Office 365
3 19 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.86%) Yammer
5 5 (2.38%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) Firewall
1 5 (2.38%) LAN
1 5 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (0.95%) Intranet
2 2 (0.95%) NAS
2 2 (0.95%) SAN
3 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (55.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (16.19%) Relational Database
4 29 (13.81%) RDBMS
5 26 (12.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.86%) Power BI
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.95%) MySQL
11 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (19.52%) Visual Studio
2 32 (15.24%) NUnit
3 30 (14.29%) Moq
4 27 (12.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 24 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 13 (6.19%) JIRA
7 13 (6.19%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.38%) Selenium
10 2 (0.95%) gulp
10 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.95%) MSTest
10 2 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (17.14%) Games
2 12 (5.71%) Finance
3 11 (5.24%) Back Office
4 8 (3.81%) Banking
5 4 (1.90%) Automotive
6 3 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (72.86%) Developer
2 100 (47.62%) .NET Developer
3 84 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 65 (30.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (19.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 41 (19.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 38 (18.10%) C# Software Developer
7 31 (14.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 27 (12.86%) Graduate
8 27 (12.86%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 27 (12.86%) Graduate Developer
8 27 (12.86%) Junior
8 27 (12.86%) Junior Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Games Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Graduate Games Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Junior .NET Developer
9 26 (12.38%) Junior Games Developer
10 25 (11.90%) SQL Developer
11 24 (11.43%) Software Developer
12 22 (10.48%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (68.57%) .NET
2 103 (49.05%) ASP.NET
3 82 (39.05%) HTML
4 76 (36.19%) CSS
5 68 (32.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 58 (27.62%) jQuery
7 51 (24.29%) Web Services
8 42 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 37 (17.62%) WCF
10 35 (16.67%) XML
11 29 (13.81%) LINQ
11 29 (13.81%) NHibernate
12 27 (12.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 26 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 26 (12.38%) HTML5
14 15 (7.14%) AngularJS
14 15 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (6.19%) CSS3
16 9 (4.29%) Ajax
16 9 (4.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.24%) Mathematics
3 11 (5.24%) Physics
3 11 (5.24%) Reinsurance
4 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.86%) User Experience
7 5 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.43%) PKI
9 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.48%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.14%) Windows
2 10 (4.76%) Linux
3 8 (3.81%) Unix
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.43%) Android
5 3 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (44.76%) MVC
3 82 (39.05%) Scrum
4 53 (25.24%) OO
5 51 (24.29%) SOA
6 44 (20.95%) TDD
7 41 (19.52%) Wealth Management
8 35 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 33 (15.71%) Kanban
10 31 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (13.81%) BDD
11 29 (13.81%) Release Management
12 28 (13.33%) Web Development
13 27 (12.86%) Web Application Development
14 25 (11.90%) Presales
15 20 (9.52%) CRM
16 18 (8.57%) SDLC
17 17 (8.10%) ITIL
18 16 (7.62%) OOD
18 16 (7.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 149 (70.95%) C#
2 81 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 76 (36.19%) SQL
4 53 (25.24%) T-SQL
5 20 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 17 (8.10%) PHP
7 13 (6.19%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.71%) Java
9 11 (5.24%) Python
9 11 (5.24%) Scala
10 8 (3.81%) VB
11 5 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.43%) F#
13 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.48%) VBA
14 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (67.62%) Degree
3 61 (29.05%) MCAD
4 53 (25.24%) MCTS
5 38 (18.10%) MCP
6 31 (14.76%) MCSE
7 21 (10.00%) MCPD
8 17 (8.10%) SC Cleared
8 17 (8.10%) Security Cleared
9 10 (4.76%) MCITP
10 8 (3.81%) MCSA
11 3 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.95%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.95%) NCDA
12 2 (0.95%) VCP4
12 2 (0.95%) VCP5
12 2 (0.95%) VCP6
13 1 (0.48%) OCP
13 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.90%) Docker
3 4 (1.90%) vCloud
4 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.95%) Ansible
2 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.95%) Packer
3 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 144 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.14%) Oracle
2 15 (7.14%) VMware
3 11 (5.24%) Actian
4 9 (4.29%) Infragistics
4 9 (4.29%) Telerik
5 8 (3.81%) Google
5 8 (3.81%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.33%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.43%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.43%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.95%) 3PAR
8 2 (0.95%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.95%) Dell
8 2 (0.95%) EMC
8 2 (0.95%) HP
8 2 (0.95%) NetApp
8 2 (0.95%) New Relic
8 2 (0.95%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.48%) Nintex
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