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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 605 281 272
Rank change year-on-year
-324 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 324 1049 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.96% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 3.54% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 309 1047 1162
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 £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
31774 29671 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24870 23890 28299
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -311 312 £40,000 - 29
London -196 160 £50,000 - 7
East of England -54 35 £40,000 - 4
North West -63 29 £35,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -42 28 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Cambridge -4 24 £38,750 - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 24 £38,750 - 2
South West -42 24 £52,500 +31.25% 2
West Midlands -40 22 £38,000 +8.57% 1
Bristol +14 21 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Nottingham -20 17 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Nottinghamshire -20 17 £40,000 +6.66% 5
South East -201 17 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Manchester -29 15 £40,000 - 2
City of London -12 14 £55,000 -13.72%
Warrington -19 13 £35,000 -41.66%
Cheshire -28 13 £35,000 -6.66%
Bolton +9 12 £40,000 -
Worcestershire +1 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Worcester - 7 £45,000 -
South Wales -3 6 £50,000 +61.29%
Derbyshire -11 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Staffordshire -14 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wales -15 6 £50,000 +61.29%
Hertfordshire -16 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Derby -16 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Berkshire -47 6 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Hitchin - 6 £60,000 - 1
Warwickshire +14 5 £38,000 +8.57%
Cannock +1 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 915 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 858 (93.77%) .NET
3 836 (91.37%) C#
4 803 (87.76%) SQL Server
5 738 (80.66%) MCAD
6 733 (80.11%) ASP.NET
7 732 (80.00%) MCP
8 697 (76.17%) MCTS
9 676 (73.88%) MVC
10 667 (72.90%) TDD
11 647 (70.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 618 (67.54%) WCF
13 572 (62.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 553 (60.44%) NUnit
15 536 (58.58%) Web Application Development
16 517 (56.50%) Rhino Mocks
17 511 (55.85%) Scrum
18 456 (49.84%) Razor View Engine
19 455 (49.73%) WPF
20 422 (46.12%) SQL Server 2012
21 381 (41.64%) NHibernate
22 368 (40.22%) Microsoft
23 350 (38.25%) Castle Windsor
24 345 (37.70%) Moq
24 345 (37.70%) Kanban
25 340 (37.16%) Windows
26 276 (30.16%) BDD
27 257 (28.09%) WinForms
28 230 (25.14%) .NET Framework
29 221 (24.15%) HTML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 137 (14.97%) SharePoint
2 92 (10.05%) BizTalk Server
3 83 (9.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 45 (4.92%) IIS
5 40 (4.37%) Node.js
6 30 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.66%) Apache
8 6 (0.66%) Site Server
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (0.55%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.22%) Drupal
10 2 (0.22%) Lync
10 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.11%) CMS
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 54 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.86%) MS Office
3 13 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.31%) MS Project
5 7 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.66%) Mingle
7 3 (0.33%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Summit
1 5 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.40%) Office 365
2 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.44%) SaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (9.73%) Internet
2 20 (2.19%) Broadband
3 11 (1.20%) Intranet
3 11 (1.20%) SAN
4 8 (0.87%) VLAN
5 6 (0.66%) LDAP
6 5 (0.55%) ATM
7 4 (0.44%) Extranet
8 3 (0.33%) DNS
8 3 (0.33%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.11%) SMTP
10 1 (0.11%) FTP
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (87.76%) SQL Server
2 422 (46.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 43 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.19%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.66%) RavenDB
7 6 (0.66%) Neo4j
7 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.55%) OLAP
8 5 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (0.55%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (0.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (0.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 553 (60.44%) NUnit
2 517 (56.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 345 (37.70%) Moq
4 191 (20.87%) MSTest
5 176 (19.23%) Subversion
6 83 (9.07%) Visual Studio
7 71 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (4.04%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.66%) Selenium
9 6 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.55%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.22%) NCover
11 2 (0.22%) FxCop
11 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.11%) WATIR
General
1 182 (19.89%) Finance
2 161 (17.60%) Games
3 113 (12.35%) Banking
4 45 (4.92%) Music Industry
5 40 (4.37%) Investment Banking
6 32 (3.50%) Retail
7 22 (2.40%) Advertising
8 21 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.19%) Marketing
10 8 (0.87%) Law
10 8 (0.87%) Legal
11 6 (0.66%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 802 (87.65%) Developer
2 612 (66.89%) .NET Developer
3 219 (23.93%) C# Developer
4 179 (19.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (11.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 93 (10.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 65 (7.10%) Graduate
7 65 (7.10%) Junior Developer
7 65 (7.10%) Junior
8 64 (6.99%) Agile .NET Developer
9 62 (6.78%) Junior .NET Developer
10 41 (4.48%) Senior Developer
11 40 (4.37%) Agile C# Developer
12 39 (4.26%) Graduate Developer
13 36 (3.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
14 31 (3.39%) Analyst
15 28 (3.06%) Consultant
16 25 (2.73%) Programmer
17 22 (2.40%) Software Developer
18 21 (2.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 858 (93.77%) .NET
2 733 (80.11%) ASP.NET
3 647 (70.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 618 (67.54%) WCF
5 572 (62.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 456 (49.84%) Razor View Engine
7 455 (49.73%) WPF
8 381 (41.64%) NHibernate
9 350 (38.25%) Castle Windsor
10 257 (28.09%) WinForms
11 230 (25.14%) .NET Framework
12 221 (24.15%) HTML
13 217 (23.72%) Ajax
14 198 (21.64%) CSS
14 198 (21.64%) LINQ
14 198 (21.64%) Ninject
15 189 (20.66%) Unity DI Container
16 178 (19.45%) Spring.NET
17 172 (18.80%) MonoRail
18 132 (14.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 193 (21.09%) Inversion of Control
2 93 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 78 (8.52%) Tandem
4 65 (7.10%) Client/Server
5 64 (6.99%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.28%) N-Tier
7 26 (2.84%) Streaming Music
7 26 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.40%) Social Network
9 20 (2.19%) iPhone
10 8 (0.87%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.66%) Equities
12 4 (0.44%) Remote Sensing
12 4 (0.44%) Telematics
13 3 (0.33%) Replication
14 2 (0.22%) DTV
14 2 (0.22%) Biometrics
14 2 (0.22%) EPoS
15 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 340 (37.16%) Windows
2 21 (2.30%) Android
3 19 (2.08%) Solaris
4 12 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.09%) UNIX
6 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.87%) Linux
6 8 (0.87%) AIX
7 6 (0.66%) CentOS
7 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (73.88%) MVC
2 667 (72.90%) TDD
3 536 (58.58%) Web Application Development
4 511 (55.85%) Scrum
5 345 (37.70%) Kanban
6 276 (30.16%) BDD
7 216 (23.61%) Dependency Injection
8 200 (21.86%) OO
9 194 (21.20%) MVVM
10 184 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
11 107 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (8.42%) Domain-Driven Design
13 73 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
14 71 (7.76%) OOP
15 68 (7.43%) OOD
16 63 (6.89%) CQRS
17 62 (6.78%) OOA/OOD
18 50 (5.46%) E-Commerce
19 47 (5.14%) Unit Testing
20 40 (4.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 836 (91.37%) C#
2 210 (22.95%) JavaScript
3 175 (19.13%) SQL
4 132 (14.43%) VB.NET
5 95 (10.38%) T-SQL
6 75 (8.20%) VB
7 28 (3.06%) C++
8 21 (2.30%) Ruby
9 18 (1.97%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.77%) C
10 7 (0.77%) VB6
11 6 (0.66%) VBA
12 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.44%) VBScript
14 2 (0.22%) PHP
14 2 (0.22%) Java
15 1 (0.11%) Ada
15 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 915 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 738 (80.66%) MCAD
3 732 (80.00%) MCP
4 697 (76.17%) MCTS
5 178 (19.45%) Degree
6 41 (4.48%) MCSE
7 34 (3.72%) MCPD
8 13 (1.42%) MCDBA
9 11 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.98%) MCSA
11 8 (0.87%) MCITP
11 8 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.87%) CCA
11 8 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (0.87%) CCEA
11 8 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.87%) CCNA
12 7 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.66%) MOS
14 4 (0.44%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.31%) QA
2 11 (1.20%) SLA
3 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) COBIT
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) TickIT
5 1 (0.11%) Section 508
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.11%) Nagios
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 368 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.17%) Oracle
3 22 (2.40%) Facebook
4 20 (2.19%) Google
5 17 (1.86%) VMware
6 10 (1.09%) Citrix
7 8 (0.87%) TOWER Software
7 8 (0.87%) Cisco
8 7 (0.77%) HP
8 7 (0.77%) EMC
9 6 (0.66%) Interwoven
9 6 (0.66%) Sun
10 5 (0.55%) Cognos
10 5 (0.55%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.55%) Northgate
10 5 (0.55%) Netezza
11 3 (0.33%) Capita
12 2 (0.22%) Progress
12 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.11%) Sybase
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wokingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnet
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincoln
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling
Noir Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago