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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 615 270 281
Rank change year-on-year
-345 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 299 1072 1123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 3.62% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 259 1071 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
31234 29580 33891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.11% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24200 23976 28787
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 2014. 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 -318 282 £40,000 - 24
London -216 110 £42,500 -15.00% 4
East of England -38 34 £40,000 - 2
South West -27 33 £41,000 +2.50% 4
West Midlands -26 29 £38,000 +8.57%
North West -74 28 £35,000 -6.66% 1
East Midlands -59 25 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cambridge -5 24 £38,750 - 2
Cambridgeshire -7 24 £38,750 - 2
Bristol +18 22 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -15 19 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Nottingham -27 18 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Warrington -24 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire -42 13 £35,000 -6.66%
South East -204 13 £52,500 +31.25% 5
Manchester -21 10 £40,000 -
Bolton +6 9 £40,000 -
Bournemouth -7 9 £41,000 -13.68%
Dorset -7 9 £41,000 +17.14%
Croydon - 9 £42,500 - 1
North East -12 8 - - 4
Birmingham -21 8 - -
Warwickshire +14 7 £38,000 +8.57%
Worcestershire +2 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -4 7 £60,000 +33.33%
Staffordshire -13 7 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London -14 7 £55,000 -8.33%
Worcester - 7 £45,000 -
Hitchin - 7 £60,000 -
Durham +4 6 - - 4

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 847 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 784 (92.56%) .NET
3 761 (89.85%) C#
4 722 (85.24%) SQL Server
5 656 (77.45%) ASP.NET
6 634 (74.85%) MCAD
7 633 (74.73%) MCP
8 609 (71.90%) MVC
9 603 (71.19%) MCTS
10 572 (67.53%) TDD
11 569 (67.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 538 (63.52%) WCF
13 480 (56.67%) NUnit
13 480 (56.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 459 (54.19%) Web Application Development
15 454 (53.60%) Scrum
16 444 (52.42%) Rhino Mocks
17 388 (45.81%) WPF
18 382 (45.10%) Razor View Engine
19 364 (42.98%) SQL Server 2012
20 362 (42.74%) Microsoft
21 329 (38.84%) NHibernate
22 318 (37.54%) Windows
23 303 (35.77%) Kanban
23 303 (35.77%) Moq
24 292 (34.47%) Castle Windsor
25 242 (28.57%) BDD
26 219 (25.86%) WinForms
27 218 (25.74%) HTML
27 218 (25.74%) .NET Framework

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 141 (16.65%) SharePoint
2 78 (9.21%) BizTalk Server
3 73 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 44 (5.19%) IIS
5 34 (4.01%) Node.js
6 26 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.83%) Site Server
8 7 (0.83%) Apache
8 7 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.59%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
13 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.12%) SAS
13 1 (0.12%) Lync
13 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 73 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.36%) MS Office
3 14 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.94%) MS Project
5 7 (0.83%) Mingle
6 6 (0.71%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Summit
1 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.12%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.36%) Office 365
2 16 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.71%) SaaS
4 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.26%) Internet
2 17 (2.01%) Broadband
3 12 (1.42%) Intranet
4 10 (1.18%) VLAN
4 10 (1.18%) SAN
5 7 (0.83%) ATM
6 6 (0.71%) LDAP
7 2 (0.24%) DNS
7 2 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.24%) Extranet
8 1 (0.12%) Firewall
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.12%) SMTP
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 722 (85.24%) SQL Server
2 364 (42.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (5.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.83%) OLAP
9 7 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.83%) RavenDB
9 7 (0.83%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.83%) Cognos Query Studio
9 7 (0.83%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 7 (0.83%) Cognos Report Studio
9 7 (0.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 7 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
10 6 (0.71%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 480 (56.67%) NUnit
2 444 (52.42%) Rhino Mocks
3 303 (35.77%) Moq
4 165 (19.48%) MSTest
5 146 (17.24%) Subversion
6 94 (11.10%) Visual Studio
7 75 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (3.66%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.71%) Selenium
11 5 (0.59%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.24%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.24%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.24%) NCover
12 2 (0.24%) FxCop
13 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.12%) WATIR
General
1 166 (19.60%) Finance
2 131 (15.47%) Games
3 96 (11.33%) Banking
4 42 (4.96%) Music Industry
5 34 (4.01%) Investment Banking
6 27 (3.19%) Retail
7 24 (2.83%) Marketing
8 18 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.01%) Advertising
10 14 (1.65%) Law
11 12 (1.42%) Legal
12 6 (0.71%) Back Office
13 5 (0.59%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.47%) Billing
15 3 (0.35%) Local Government
16 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 730 (86.19%) Developer
2 537 (63.40%) .NET Developer
3 202 (23.85%) C# Developer
4 168 (19.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 87 (10.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 84 (9.92%) ASP.NET Developer
7 58 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 57 (6.73%) Graduate
8 57 (6.73%) Agile .NET Developer
9 55 (6.49%) Junior
9 55 (6.49%) Junior Developer
10 52 (6.14%) Junior .NET Developer
11 34 (4.01%) Analyst
11 34 (4.01%) Agile C# Developer
12 29 (3.42%) Graduate Developer
13 27 (3.19%) Software Developer
13 27 (3.19%) Consultant
14 26 (3.07%) Programmer
14 26 (3.07%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 18 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 784 (92.56%) .NET
2 656 (77.45%) ASP.NET
3 569 (67.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 538 (63.52%) WCF
5 480 (56.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 388 (45.81%) WPF
7 382 (45.10%) Razor View Engine
8 329 (38.84%) NHibernate
9 292 (34.47%) Castle Windsor
10 219 (25.86%) WinForms
11 218 (25.74%) .NET Framework
11 218 (25.74%) HTML
12 215 (25.38%) CSS
13 200 (23.61%) Ajax
14 168 (19.83%) LINQ
14 168 (19.83%) Ninject
15 158 (18.65%) Unity DI Container
16 151 (17.83%) Spring.NET
17 141 (16.65%) MonoRail
18 121 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 164 (19.36%) Inversion of Control
2 78 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 66 (7.79%) Tandem
4 58 (6.85%) Client/Server
5 51 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 26 (3.07%) Streaming Music
8 25 (2.95%) Mobile App
9 18 (2.13%) Social Network
10 17 (2.01%) iPhone
11 10 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.83%) Open Source
14 6 (0.71%) Telematics
14 6 (0.71%) Blog
14 6 (0.71%) Equities
14 6 (0.71%) Remote Sensing
15 3 (0.35%) Replication
15 3 (0.35%) Data Integration
16 2 (0.24%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 318 (37.54%) Windows
2 22 (2.60%) Solaris
3 18 (2.13%) Android
4 12 (1.42%) UNIX
4 12 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.18%) AIX
6 9 (1.06%) Linux
7 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.83%) CentOS
8 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (71.90%) MVC
2 572 (67.53%) TDD
3 459 (54.19%) Web Application Development
4 454 (53.60%) Scrum
5 303 (35.77%) Kanban
6 242 (28.57%) BDD
7 184 (21.72%) Dependency Injection
8 164 (19.36%) MVVM
9 162 (19.13%) OO
10 157 (18.54%) Continuous Integration
11 117 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (7.20%) OOP
14 59 (6.97%) Domain-Driven Design
15 58 (6.85%) OOD
16 53 (6.26%) OOA/OOD
17 51 (6.02%) ITIL
18 49 (5.79%) CQRS
19 47 (5.55%) Unit Testing
20 42 (4.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 761 (89.85%) C#
2 217 (25.62%) JavaScript
3 180 (21.25%) SQL
4 118 (13.93%) VB.NET
5 98 (11.57%) T-SQL
6 69 (8.15%) VB
7 25 (2.95%) C++
8 18 (2.13%) Ruby
8 18 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.06%) C
10 7 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.83%) VB6
11 6 (0.71%) VBA
12 5 (0.59%) VBScript
13 2 (0.24%) Java
13 2 (0.24%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) Ada
14 1 (0.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.12%) AWK
Qualifications
1 847 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 634 (74.85%) MCAD
3 633 (74.73%) MCP
4 603 (71.19%) MCTS
5 178 (21.02%) Degree
6 50 (5.90%) MCSE
7 41 (4.84%) MCPD
8 16 (1.89%) MCDBA
9 14 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (1.65%) MCITP
10 11 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.30%) CCA
10 11 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (1.18%) CCEA
11 10 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.06%) MCSA
12 9 (1.06%) CCNA
13 6 (0.71%) MOS
13 6 (0.71%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.65%) QA
2 11 (1.30%) SLA
3 5 (0.59%) COBIT
4 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Section 508
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.12%) SCCM
2 1 (0.12%) SCOM
2 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 362 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.66%) Oracle
3 19 (2.24%) VMware
4 17 (2.01%) Facebook
4 17 (2.01%) Google
5 12 (1.42%) Citrix
6 9 (1.06%) Cisco
6 9 (1.06%) TOWER Software
7 8 (0.94%) HP
8 7 (0.83%) Sun
8 7 (0.83%) Cognos
8 7 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 7 (0.83%) Netezza
8 7 (0.83%) EMC
9 5 (0.59%) Northgate
9 5 (0.59%) Interwoven
10 3 (0.35%) Capita
11 2 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.24%) Progress
11 2 (0.24%) LexisNexis
Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + +31 days holiday!
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi time, Annual Bonus at 12%
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 31 days holiday!
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Next Ventures Limited
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Co Durham
Technically Compatible
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago