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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 818 881 786
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -95
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 94 94 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.086% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.32% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 72 76 151
Median salary £33,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +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
24866 29764 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.29% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19984 24007 24250
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 September 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 September 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 +54 89 £32,500 -27.77% 5
West Midlands +9 29 £21,500 -42.66%
London +30 21 £22,500 -
Birmingham -16 16 £34,000 -7.48%
South East +40 14 £67,500 +28.57% 3
South West +8 11 £40,750 -32.08%
Surrey +37 8 £46,500 -38.41% 1
Warwick +9 8 £45,000 -5.26%
Warwickshire +4 8 £45,000 -5.26%
Somerset - 8 £40,750 -
Bath - 8 £40,750 -
Yorkshire +32 7 £30,000 -33.33%
Berkshire +17 6 £67,500 +68.75% 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £30,000 -
East of England +23 5 £33,500 +8.06%
Hertfordshire +20 5 £33,500 +8.06%
Telford - 5 £21,500 -
Shropshire - 5 £21,500 -
Leeds - 5 £30,000 -
Letchworth - 5 £33,500 -
Stafford - 4 £21,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £21,500 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £21,500 -
East Midlands +21 2 £24,750 -45.00% 1
Northamptonshire +12 2 £24,750 -45.00%
City of London +47 1 £27,500 -56.00%
Dorset +16 1 £31,000 -27.05%
Northampton +15 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Bristol +8 1 £45,000 -40.00%
Gloucestershire -10 1 - -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 141 (67.79%) C#
4 138 (66.35%) .NET
5 134 (64.42%) Degree
6 106 (50.96%) ASP.NET
7 104 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (49.52%) SQL Server
9 100 (48.08%) MVC
10 80 (38.46%) SQL
10 80 (38.46%) HTML
11 78 (37.50%) JavaScript
11 78 (37.50%) CSS
12 76 (36.54%) Scrum
12 76 (36.54%) MCAD
13 66 (31.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (28.85%) MCTS
15 58 (27.88%) jQuery
16 52 (25.00%) .NET Framework
17 51 (24.52%) Web Services
18 46 (22.12%) OO
19 45 (21.63%) TDD
20 43 (20.67%) MS Excel
20 43 (20.67%) MCP
21 42 (20.19%) SharePoint
22 41 (19.71%) T-SQL
23 36 (17.31%) SOA
24 35 (16.83%) NUnit
25 34 (16.35%) WCF
25 34 (16.35%) Visual Studio

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 42 (20.19%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.54%) CMS
3 23 (11.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 17 (8.17%) Umbraco
5 13 (6.25%) Apache
5 13 (6.25%) IIS
6 12 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (4.33%) Apache Spark
7 9 (4.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.88%) SAS
9 4 (1.92%) Drupal
10 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.48%) Kentico
10 1 (0.48%) Moodle
10 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (20.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.81%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.96%) MS Office
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.33%) ReMetrica
2 8 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.94%) Office 365
2 23 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.81%) Yammer
5 5 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.92%) SoftLayer
7 3 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.96%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.96%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.33%) Firewall
2 8 (3.85%) LAN
2 8 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (0.96%) Intranet
4 1 (0.48%) HTTP
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) IPsec
4 1 (0.48%) MQTT
4 1 (0.48%) NAS
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (49.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (11.54%) Relational Database
5 19 (9.13%) RDBMS
6 14 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.81%) Power BI
10 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.88%) MS Access
12 4 (1.92%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.96%) MySQL
15 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (16.83%) NUnit
2 34 (16.35%) Visual Studio
3 30 (14.42%) Moq
4 27 (12.98%) Rhino Mocks
5 25 (12.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 11 (5.29%) JIRA
7 11 (5.29%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.88%) Selenium
9 5 (2.40%) MSTest
10 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.96%) gulp
11 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.48%) Subversion
12 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 31 (14.90%) Games
2 22 (10.58%) Finance
3 11 (5.29%) Automotive
4 8 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Law
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 144 (69.23%) Developer
2 94 (45.19%) .NET Developer
3 78 (37.50%) C# Developer
4 61 (29.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (19.71%) ASP.NET Developer
5 41 (19.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 29 (13.94%) C# Software Developer
7 27 (12.98%) Graduate
7 27 (12.98%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 27 (12.98%) Graduate Developer
7 27 (12.98%) Junior
7 27 (12.98%) Junior Developer
7 27 (12.98%) SQL Developer
8 26 (12.50%) Games Developer
8 26 (12.50%) Graduate Games Developer
8 26 (12.50%) Junior .NET Developer
8 26 (12.50%) Junior Games Developer
9 24 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
10 22 (10.58%) Software Developer
11 20 (9.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (66.35%) .NET
2 106 (50.96%) ASP.NET
3 80 (38.46%) HTML
4 78 (37.50%) CSS
5 66 (31.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 58 (27.88%) jQuery
7 52 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 51 (24.52%) Web Services
9 34 (16.35%) WCF
10 31 (14.90%) XML
11 30 (14.42%) NHibernate
12 27 (12.98%) LINQ
13 26 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 24 (11.54%) HTML5
15 19 (9.13%) AngularJS
16 18 (8.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 18 (8.65%) CSS3
17 13 (6.25%) Ajax
18 12 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
19 11 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.29%) User Experience
4 10 (4.81%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.81%) Physics
5 9 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.33%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.96%) PKI
9 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.48%) Blog
10 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.48%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.37%) Windows
2 4 (1.92%) Android
2 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.44%) Linux
4 2 (0.96%) Unix
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (48.08%) MVC
3 76 (36.54%) Scrum
4 46 (22.12%) OO
5 45 (21.63%) TDD
6 36 (17.31%) SOA
7 33 (15.87%) Kanban
8 31 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (14.42%) BDD
9 30 (14.42%) Wealth Management
9 30 (14.42%) Web Development
10 29 (13.94%) SDLC
11 28 (13.46%) Web Application Development
12 25 (12.02%) Mentoring
13 24 (11.54%) Presales
14 21 (10.10%) Content Management
14 21 (10.10%) ITIL
15 19 (9.13%) OOD
15 19 (9.13%) Release Management
16 18 (8.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 141 (67.79%) C#
2 80 (38.46%) SQL
3 78 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 41 (19.71%) T-SQL
5 21 (10.10%) PowerShell
5 21 (10.10%) VB.NET
6 11 (5.29%) Scala
7 10 (4.81%) Python
8 9 (4.33%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.37%) C++
9 7 (3.37%) PHP
9 7 (3.37%) VBA
10 6 (2.88%) Java
11 5 (2.40%) F#
12 2 (0.96%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.96%) VB
13 1 (0.48%) C
13 1 (0.48%) Go
13 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (64.42%) Degree
3 76 (36.54%) MCAD
4 60 (28.85%) MCTS
5 43 (20.67%) MCP
6 26 (12.50%) MCSE
7 24 (11.54%) MCPD
8 20 (9.62%) SC Cleared
8 20 (9.62%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.92%) MCITP
9 4 (1.92%) MCSA
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.48%) CISA
11 1 (0.48%) CISM
11 1 (0.48%) CISSP
11 1 (0.48%) CITP
11 1 (0.48%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.48%) OCP
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.40%) Docker
4 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) vCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.40%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) Ansible
2 2 (0.96%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.96%) Packer
3 1 (0.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 144 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.69%) VMware
3 15 (7.21%) Oracle
4 9 (4.33%) Actian
4 9 (4.33%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.37%) Google
5 7 (3.37%) Infragistics
5 7 (3.37%) Telerik
6 6 (2.88%) Alterian
7 4 (1.92%) EPiServer
7 4 (1.92%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.96%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.96%) New Relic
8 2 (0.96%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.48%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.48%) Apigee
9 1 (0.48%) Mashery
9 1 (0.48%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.48%) Nintex
9 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
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