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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 842 844 503
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -341
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 106 127 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.42% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83 119 568
Average salary £40,500 £50,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.19% +19.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +31.25%

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
28133 30520 32777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.23% 27.59% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22650 23828 26212
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,150 £69,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 106 £40,500 -20.19% 15
West Midlands -6 31 £21,500 -59.04%
London -15 31 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Warwickshire +7 21 £45,000 -10.00%
Warwick -2 20 £45,000 -10.00%
South West +4 19 £40,500 -7.95% 1
Somerset - 18 £40,500 -
South East +25 11 £42,500 -17.07%
Staffordshire - 8 £21,500 -
Stafford - 8 £21,500 -
Hampshire +2 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Winchester - 6 £42,500 -
East of England +14 5 £28,500 -48.18%
Suffolk - 5 £28,500 -
Ipswich - 5 £28,500 -
Bath - 5 £40,500 -
Berkshire +19 3 £70,000 +40.00%
Yorkshire +12 3 £51,500 -1.90%
West Yorkshire +7 3 £51,500 -1.90%
Bradford - 3 £51,500 -
City of London +38 2 £100,500 +67.50% 2
Coventry +6 2 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands 0 2 £28,250 -24.66%
North West +10 1 £35,000 -44.00%
Derbyshire +5 1 £36,500 -2.66%
Manchester -2 1 £35,000 -53.33%
Bristol -3 1 £37,919 -49.44% 1
Derby -8 1 £36,500 -2.66%
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £52,500 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 160 (67.23%) Microsoft
4 145 (60.92%) C#
5 143 (60.08%) Degree
6 139 (58.40%) .NET
7 101 (42.44%) ASP.NET
8 98 (41.18%) SQL
9 94 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (36.13%) HTML
11 82 (34.45%) MVC
12 81 (34.03%) JavaScript
13 73 (30.67%) CSS
14 70 (29.41%) Scrum
15 69 (28.99%) MCSE
16 66 (27.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 64 (26.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 63 (26.47%) Visual Studio
19 61 (25.63%) Web Services
20 58 (24.37%) MCAD
21 56 (23.53%) MCTS
22 50 (21.01%) T-SQL
23 48 (20.17%) SharePoint
23 48 (20.17%) OO
23 48 (20.17%) .NET Framework
23 48 (20.17%) TDD
24 46 (19.33%) jQuery
24 46 (19.33%) Oracle
24 46 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
25 45 (18.91%) Windows

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 48 (20.17%) SharePoint
2 37 (15.55%) Apache
3 24 (10.08%) IIS
4 22 (9.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 21 (8.82%) Drupal
6 16 (6.72%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (4.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.94%) CMS
9 6 (2.52%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.68%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.84%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.42%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.36%) InfoPath
2 8 (3.36%) MS Office
3 6 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.68%) ReMetrica
3 3 (1.26%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.42%) CaseMap
4 1 (0.42%) Concordance
4 1 (0.42%) LexisNexis TimeMap
4 1 (0.42%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.88%) Office 365
4 7 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.68%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.84%) GitHub
8 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.82%) Firewall
1 21 (8.82%) LAN
1 21 (8.82%) WAN
2 7 (2.94%) Kerberos
3 5 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.10%) Wireless
4 3 (1.26%) Extranet
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) DNS
5 1 (0.42%) NAS
5 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.42%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) SSL
5 1 (0.42%) VLAN
5 1 (0.42%) VoIP
5 1 (0.42%) VPN
5 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 64 (26.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (18.49%) Relational Database
4 40 (16.81%) RDBMS
5 39 (16.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (4.62%) NoSQL
8 11 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (3.78%) Oracle Database
11 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.68%) Power BI
12 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.84%) Datazen
13 2 (0.84%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.84%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 63 (26.47%) Visual Studio
2 30 (12.61%) NUnit
3 28 (11.76%) Moq
4 27 (11.34%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.78%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.36%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.52%) JIRA
8 6 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Blend
11 1 (0.42%) MSTest
11 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 36 (15.13%) Games
2 17 (7.14%) Finance
3 14 (5.88%) Banking
4 9 (3.78%) Publishing
5 7 (2.94%) Automotive
6 6 (2.52%) Back Office
7 5 (2.10%) Legal
8 4 (1.68%) Law
9 3 (1.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (62.61%) Developer
2 93 (39.08%) .NET Developer
3 69 (28.99%) C# Developer
4 52 (21.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (15.55%) Architect
5 37 (15.55%) Team Leader
6 33 (13.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (13.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (13.87%) Graduate
6 33 (13.87%) Graduate Developer
7 32 (13.45%) C# Software Developer
8 30 (12.61%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 28 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
10 25 (10.50%) Games Developer
10 25 (10.50%) Graduate Games Developer
10 25 (10.50%) Junior
10 25 (10.50%) Junior .NET Developer
10 25 (10.50%) Junior Developer
10 25 (10.50%) Junior Games Developer
10 25 (10.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (58.40%) .NET
2 101 (42.44%) ASP.NET
3 86 (36.13%) HTML
4 73 (30.67%) CSS
5 66 (27.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 61 (25.63%) Web Services
7 48 (20.17%) .NET Framework
8 46 (19.33%) jQuery
9 41 (17.23%) HTML5
9 41 (17.23%) WCF
10 32 (13.45%) LINQ
10 32 (13.45%) XML
11 30 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 27 (11.34%) NHibernate
13 25 (10.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 23 (9.66%) CSS3
15 17 (7.14%) AngularJS
16 16 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (6.30%) Middleware
17 15 (6.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.92%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.46%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.68%) Physics
7 4 (1.68%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.68%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.68%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) User Experience
9 2 (0.84%) PKI
10 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.91%) Windows
2 37 (15.55%) Linux
3 33 (13.87%) Unix
4 17 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.10%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.68%) Android
8 3 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (34.45%) MVC
3 70 (29.41%) Scrum
4 48 (20.17%) OO
4 48 (20.17%) TDD
5 43 (18.07%) SOA
6 32 (13.45%) Wealth Management
7 28 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 27 (11.34%) Kanban
8 27 (11.34%) Release Management
9 26 (10.92%) BDD
9 26 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (10.92%) Web Application Development
10 23 (9.66%) Presales
11 22 (9.24%) Web Development
12 21 (8.82%) ITIL
13 16 (6.72%) CRM
14 15 (6.30%) ETL
14 15 (6.30%) RUP
14 15 (6.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 145 (60.92%) C#
2 98 (41.18%) SQL
3 81 (34.03%) JavaScript
4 50 (21.01%) T-SQL
5 38 (15.97%) PHP
6 24 (10.08%) VB
7 22 (9.24%) Java
7 22 (9.24%) PowerShell
7 22 (9.24%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.68%) C++
8 4 (1.68%) Python
8 4 (1.68%) Scala
9 2 (0.84%) Delphi
9 2 (0.84%) XAML
9 2 (0.84%) XPath
10 1 (0.42%) F#
10 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 238 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (60.08%) Degree
3 69 (28.99%) MCSE
4 58 (24.37%) MCAD
5 56 (23.53%) MCTS
6 44 (18.49%) MCP
7 18 (7.56%) MCPD
8 13 (5.46%) MCSA
9 12 (5.04%) MCITP
10 8 (3.36%) Security Cleared
11 7 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.10%) CCNA
12 5 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.10%) MOS
13 4 (1.68%) MCDBA
13 4 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 1 (0.42%) CCA
15 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.26%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.56%) Hyper-V
3 16 (6.72%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.52%) vCloud
5 3 (1.26%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Docker
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.10%) Cacti
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Packer
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 160 (67.23%) Microsoft
2 46 (19.33%) Oracle
3 25 (10.50%) VMware
4 10 (4.20%) Hitachi
5 8 (3.36%) Google
6 6 (2.52%) Cisco
6 6 (2.52%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.10%) Capita
7 5 (2.10%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.10%) SolarWinds
7 5 (2.10%) Sophos
8 4 (1.68%) Actian
8 4 (1.68%) Citrix
8 4 (1.68%) iManage
8 4 (1.68%) Infragistics
8 4 (1.68%) Telerik
9 3 (1.26%) LexisNexis
9 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.84%) Typemock
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + Amazing Bens + MS Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West London
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hamilton-Brown
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36571.00 - £39267.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 24 days ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 25 days ago