The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 453 248 298
Rank change year-on-year
-205 +50
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 610 1157 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 1.04% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 3.74% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 586 1140 1068
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -196 595 £40,000 - 40
London -98 303 £50,000 +4.16% 25
South East -135 99 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East of England -48 54 £40,000 - 3
East Midlands -51 45 £40,000 - 3
North West -90 44 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 32 £40,000 - 2
Berkshire -23 31 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South West -12 30 £52,500 +40.00% 3
City of London -17 30 £57,500 +19.79% 3
Cambridge +6 28 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham -16 28 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Nottinghamshire -22 28 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Kent -12 25 £40,000 -
Cheshire -9 22 £35,000 -
Warrington -13 22 £35,000 +16.66%
Manchester -55 22 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes -35 15 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -48 15 £50,000 +25.00%
Derby 0 14 £42,500 - 1
Derbyshire -3 14 £42,500 - 1
Bristol +5 13 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Bolton -13 13 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 13 £35,000 -
Surrey -61 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Devon - 12 £23,000 - 1
Exeter - 12 £23,000 - 1
Caterham - 12 £45,000 -
Basildon +3 11 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Maidstone -26 11 £40,000 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1416 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1344 (94.92%) .NET
3 1311 (92.58%) C#
4 1272 (89.83%) SQL Server
5 1226 (86.58%) MCP
6 1219 (86.09%) MCAD
7 1192 (84.18%) ASP.NET
8 1173 (82.84%) MCTS
9 1120 (79.10%) TDD
10 1105 (78.04%) MVC
11 1088 (76.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1015 (71.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 965 (68.15%) WCF
14 927 (65.47%) Web Application Development
15 841 (59.39%) NUnit
16 808 (57.06%) Scrum
17 804 (56.78%) Rhino Mocks
18 757 (53.46%) Razor View Engine
19 743 (52.47%) SQL Server 2012
20 659 (46.54%) WPF
21 588 (41.53%) Castle Windsor
22 570 (40.25%) NHibernate
23 545 (38.49%) Kanban
24 506 (35.73%) Windows
25 502 (35.45%) Microsoft
25 502 (35.45%) Moq
26 447 (31.57%) BDD
27 420 (29.66%) WinForms
28 394 (27.82%) Dependency Injection
29 345 (24.36%) OO

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 181 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 112 (7.91%) BizTalk Server
3 105 (7.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 98 (6.92%) Node.js
5 45 (3.18%) IIS
6 34 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.64%) Lync
11 4 (0.28%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Foundation
13 1 (0.071%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.071%) Kentico
13 1 (0.071%) Immediacy CMS
13 1 (0.071%) DNN
13 1 (0.071%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 74 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.62%) MS Office
3 16 (1.13%) MS Project
4 12 (0.85%) Mingle
5 10 (0.71%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.33%) Office 365
2 12 (0.85%) SaaS
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 195 (13.77%) Internet
2 26 (1.84%) Broadband
3 18 (1.27%) SAN
4 8 (0.56%) HTTP
4 8 (0.56%) VLAN
5 7 (0.49%) Firewall
5 7 (0.49%) Extranet
6 6 (0.42%) LDAP
6 6 (0.42%) VoIP
7 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.28%) Network Security
8 3 (0.21%) NAS
8 3 (0.21%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) DNS
8 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.21%) LAN
8 3 (0.21%) WAN
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) Wireless
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1272 (89.83%) SQL Server
2 743 (52.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 53 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 27 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 26 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (0.99%) OLAP
13 12 (0.85%) Neo4j
14 8 (0.56%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.49%) BODI
15 7 (0.49%) Oracle OLAP
15 7 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.49%) Ingres
15 7 (0.49%) DB2
15 7 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 841 (59.39%) NUnit
2 804 (56.78%) Rhino Mocks
3 502 (35.45%) Moq
4 298 (21.05%) MSTest
5 287 (20.27%) Subversion
6 92 (6.50%) Visual Studio
7 70 (4.94%) Git (software)
8 62 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.21%) K2 blackpoint
13 1 (0.071%) NCover
13 1 (0.071%) FxCop
13 1 (0.071%) CruiseControl
General
1 266 (18.79%) Games
2 214 (15.11%) Finance
3 131 (9.25%) Banking
4 57 (4.03%) Retail
5 54 (3.81%) Music Industry
6 45 (3.18%) Investment Banking
7 41 (2.90%) Advertising
8 28 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.34%) Marketing
10 6 (0.42%) Legal
11 3 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.14%) Law
12 2 (0.14%) Back Office
12 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1237 (87.36%) Developer
2 1012 (71.47%) .NET Developer
3 271 (19.14%) C# Developer
4 211 (14.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 140 (9.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 115 (8.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 88 (6.21%) Junior Developer
7 88 (6.21%) Junior
8 87 (6.14%) Junior .NET Developer
8 87 (6.14%) Graduate
9 78 (5.51%) Agile .NET Developer
10 59 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
11 58 (4.10%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 54 (3.81%) Consultant
13 51 (3.60%) Agile C# Developer
14 38 (2.68%) Architect
15 27 (1.91%) SharePoint Consultant
16 26 (1.84%) WinForms Developer
17 24 (1.69%) Team Leader
18 23 (1.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1344 (94.92%) .NET
2 1192 (84.18%) ASP.NET
3 1088 (76.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1015 (71.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 965 (68.15%) WCF
6 757 (53.46%) Razor View Engine
7 659 (46.54%) WPF
8 588 (41.53%) Castle Windsor
9 570 (40.25%) NHibernate
10 420 (29.66%) WinForms
11 338 (23.87%) Ninject
12 325 (22.95%) Ajax
13 310 (21.89%) Unity DI Container
14 308 (21.75%) LINQ
15 302 (21.33%) MonoRail
16 286 (20.20%) Spring.NET
17 271 (19.14%) .NET Framework
18 244 (17.23%) HTML
19 205 (14.48%) CSS
20 183 (12.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 299 (21.12%) Inversion of Control
2 113 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 108 (7.63%) Tandem
4 95 (6.71%) Enterprise Software
5 87 (6.14%) Client/Server
6 50 (3.53%) Social Network
7 42 (2.97%) Streaming Music
8 38 (2.68%) iPhone
9 36 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.91%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.49%) Equities
12 6 (0.42%) DTV
13 5 (0.35%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.35%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.28%) Taxonomies
15 3 (0.21%) Replication
16 2 (0.14%) AS400
16 2 (0.14%) Biometrics
16 2 (0.14%) Blackberry
16 2 (0.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 506 (35.73%) Windows
2 38 (2.68%) Android
3 15 (1.06%) Linux
4 14 (0.99%) Solaris
5 12 (0.85%) CentOS
6 10 (0.71%) AIX
6 10 (0.71%) UNIX
7 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (79.10%) TDD
2 1105 (78.04%) MVC
3 927 (65.47%) Web Application Development
4 808 (57.06%) Scrum
5 545 (38.49%) Kanban
6 447 (31.57%) BDD
7 394 (27.82%) Dependency Injection
8 345 (24.36%) OO
9 321 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
10 318 (22.46%) MVVM
11 181 (12.78%) Domain-Driven Design
12 138 (9.75%) CQRS
13 131 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
14 123 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
15 107 (7.56%) OOA/OOD
16 101 (7.13%) OOD
17 97 (6.85%) OOP
18 87 (6.14%) E-Commerce
19 39 (2.75%) Unit Testing
20 37 (2.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1311 (92.58%) C#
2 217 (15.32%) JavaScript
3 185 (13.06%) VB.NET
4 173 (12.22%) SQL
5 134 (9.46%) VB
6 98 (6.92%) T-SQL
7 34 (2.40%) Ruby
8 30 (2.12%) C++
9 25 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.49%) Java
11 6 (0.42%) VB6
12 4 (0.28%) VBA
12 4 (0.28%) OCaml
13 2 (0.14%) Delphi
14 1 (0.071%) C
14 1 (0.071%) VBScript
14 1 (0.071%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1416 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1226 (86.58%) MCP
3 1219 (86.09%) MCAD
4 1173 (82.84%) MCTS
5 223 (15.75%) Degree
6 49 (3.46%) MCPD
6 49 (3.46%) MCSE
7 34 (2.40%) MCDBA
8 26 (1.84%) MCITP
9 19 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.99%) MCSA
11 9 (0.64%) MOS
12 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.56%) CCA
12 8 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (0.56%) CCEA
13 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.28%) CITP
15 3 (0.21%) CCNA
15 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.91%) QA
2 10 (0.71%) SLA
3 8 (0.56%) WCAG
4 5 (0.35%) TickIT
5 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (0.28%) SCCM
3 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.14%) OpenView
3 2 (0.14%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.071%) SCOM
4 1 (0.071%) Nagios
Vendors
1 502 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.82%) Facebook
3 36 (2.54%) Google
4 25 (1.77%) Oracle
5 19 (1.34%) Sun
6 16 (1.13%) VMware
7 12 (0.85%) Citrix
8 8 (0.56%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.49%) EMC
9 7 (0.49%) Hyperion
9 7 (0.49%) Informatica
9 7 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (0.49%) JD Edwards
9 7 (0.49%) Cisco
9 7 (0.49%) SAP
9 7 (0.49%) Sybase
9 7 (0.49%) Business Objects
9 7 (0.49%) Cognos
9 7 (0.49%) Siebel
9 7 (0.49%) Applix
Andover, Hampshire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum inc bonus, pension, gym and private
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Care Quality Commission
Salary: £52,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago