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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 769 556 272
Rank change year-on-year
-213 -284
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 121 405 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.34% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.26% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 120 390 1089
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
29780 32110 30300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23622 25307 24575
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015 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 7 July 2015. 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 -213 121 £45,000 +12.50% 12
London -144 39 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire - 30 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 28 £45,000 -
York - 28 £45,000 -
West Midlands -20 16 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Birmingham -12 12 £36,000 +10.76% 1
Manchester +6 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -4 11 £45,000 +15.38% 1
South West -26 10 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Nottingham -7 9 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands -20 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
City of London +29 7 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Warwickshire -20 4 £48,750 +28.28% 2
Cheltenham - 4 £45,000 -
Croydon - 4 £30,000 -
Warwick - 4 £48,750 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Bristol -36 3 £75,000 +42.85%
Dorset - 3 £40,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £31,000 -48.33%
South East -7 2 £51,250 +20.58%
East of England -34 2 £31,000 -22.50% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 2 £31,000 -
Bracknell +14 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Hampshire +2 1 £52,500 +50.00%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 236 (90.08%) C#
3 226 (86.26%) .NET
4 202 (77.10%) Microsoft
5 184 (70.23%) ASP.NET
6 174 (66.41%) SQL Server
7 159 (60.69%) SQL
8 147 (56.11%) Agile Software Development
9 141 (53.82%) MVC
10 119 (45.42%) .NET Framework
11 115 (43.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 110 (41.98%) CSS
13 102 (38.93%) HTML
14 100 (38.17%) JavaScript
15 95 (36.26%) Visual Studio
16 92 (35.11%) WCF
17 86 (32.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 84 (32.06%) T-SQL
19 83 (31.68%) jQuery
20 80 (30.53%) Scrum
21 77 (29.39%) MS Excel
22 76 (29.01%) TDD
23 74 (28.24%) SharePoint
24 72 (27.48%) MCP
25 69 (26.34%) Windows
26 65 (24.81%) MCTS
27 64 (24.43%) LINQ
27 64 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
27 64 (24.43%) Entity Framework
28 63 (24.05%) Degree

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 74 (28.24%) SharePoint
2 60 (22.90%) IIS
3 54 (20.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (11.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 27 (10.31%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (4.96%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (3.05%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 7 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.53%) Node.js
9 4 (1.53%) Apache
10 2 (0.76%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 77 (29.39%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.11%) MS Office
3 8 (3.05%) Mingle
4 6 (2.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (10.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.96%) VLAN
2 5 (1.91%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (66.41%) SQL Server
2 86 (32.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (12.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (9.16%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (5.73%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.05%) RavenDB
9 8 (3.05%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.29%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.29%) Data Mining
10 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.76%) MySQL
12 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.76%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 95 (36.26%) Visual Studio
2 62 (23.66%) NUnit
3 45 (17.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 42 (16.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (11.45%) Moq
6 23 (8.78%) TeamCity
7 15 (5.73%) Subversion
7 15 (5.73%) Log4Net
8 12 (4.58%) MSTest
9 10 (3.82%) MSBuild
10 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
10 9 (3.44%) CruiseControl
11 8 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.76%) JIRA
13 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 60 (22.90%) Finance
2 26 (9.92%) Games
3 13 (4.96%) Automotive
4 10 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.05%) Legal
6 6 (2.29%) Law
7 5 (1.91%) Retail
8 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.76%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 181 (69.08%) Developer
2 114 (43.51%) .NET Developer
3 52 (19.85%) Consultant
4 42 (16.03%) C# Developer
5 40 (15.27%) Senior Developer
6 39 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (13.36%) Architect
8 32 (12.21%) SharePoint Consultant
9 30 (11.45%) Junior .NET Developer
9 30 (11.45%) Junior
9 30 (11.45%) Graduate
9 30 (11.45%) Junior Developer
10 28 (10.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (9.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (9.54%) Senior .NET Developer
13 24 (9.16%) Senior Consultant
14 21 (8.02%) Software Developer
14 21 (8.02%) SharePoint Architect
15 19 (7.25%) SharePoint Developer
16 17 (6.49%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (86.26%) .NET
2 184 (70.23%) ASP.NET
3 119 (45.42%) .NET Framework
4 115 (43.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 110 (41.98%) CSS
6 102 (38.93%) HTML
7 92 (35.11%) WCF
8 83 (31.68%) jQuery
9 64 (24.43%) LINQ
9 64 (24.43%) Entity Framework
10 60 (22.90%) Ajax
11 42 (16.03%) NHibernate
11 42 (16.03%) KnockoutJS
12 38 (14.50%) Web Services
13 37 (14.12%) WPF
14 34 (12.98%) JSON
15 30 (11.45%) CSS3
15 30 (11.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (10.69%) HTML5
17 25 (9.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.73%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.76%) DTV
6 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.38%) Life Science
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.34%) Windows
2 14 (5.34%) UNIX
3 13 (4.96%) AIX
3 13 (4.96%) Solaris
4 8 (3.05%) Linux
4 8 (3.05%) CentOS
5 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (56.11%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (53.82%) MVC
3 80 (30.53%) Scrum
4 76 (29.01%) TDD
5 58 (22.14%) Kanban
6 57 (21.76%) OO
7 46 (17.56%) SDLC
8 42 (16.03%) Unit Testing
9 38 (14.50%) SOA
10 35 (13.36%) Software Engineering
10 35 (13.36%) BDD
11 30 (11.45%) Web Application Development
11 30 (11.45%) Web Development
12 28 (10.69%) CRM
13 27 (10.31%) Technical Architecture
14 26 (9.92%) OOA/OOD
15 25 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (9.16%) ITIL
17 22 (8.40%) Time Management
18 20 (7.63%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 236 (90.08%) C#
2 159 (60.69%) SQL
3 100 (38.17%) JavaScript
4 84 (32.06%) T-SQL
5 21 (8.02%) VB.NET
6 14 (5.34%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.82%) VBA
8 6 (2.29%) XPath
9 4 (1.53%) VB
9 4 (1.53%) PHP
10 3 (1.15%) C++
11 2 (0.76%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (0.76%) VB6
12 1 (0.38%) F#
12 1 (0.38%) OCaml
12 1 (0.38%) XAML
12 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 262 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (27.48%) MCP
3 65 (24.81%) MCTS
4 63 (24.05%) Degree
5 62 (23.66%) MCAD
6 59 (22.52%) MCPD
7 26 (9.92%) MCSE
8 19 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 19 (7.25%) Security Cleared
9 18 (6.87%) MCDBA
10 17 (6.49%) MCITP
11 14 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (5.34%) CCA
11 14 (5.34%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (4.96%) CCEA
13 10 (3.82%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.76%) ISEB
14 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.76%) CCNA
15 1 (0.38%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 202 (77.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.34%) VMware
2 14 (5.34%) Oracle
2 14 (5.34%) Citrix
3 9 (3.44%) Cisco
4 8 (3.05%) HP
4 8 (3.05%) EMC
5 2 (0.76%) Capita
5 2 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.38%) Sybase
6 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.38%) Novell
6 1 (0.38%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.38%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.38%) Google
6 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.38%) Telerik
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £75000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 35000-50000 Per Annum 35-50K+ Training + Microsoft Certifications + Bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 35000-43000 Per Annum 35-43 + Training + Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 21 days ago