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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 698 283 288
Rank change year-on-year
-415 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 208 1048 1081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.98% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 3.68% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 158 1038 1065
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
30927 28478 33853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 26.75% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 23322 28448
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -400 193 £40,000 - 15
London -280 52 £47,000 -2.08% 2
West Midlands -45 26 £38,000 +8.57%
North West -85 24 £35,000 -6.66% 1
South West -53 22 £41,000 -13.68% 2
East of England -58 22 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands -59 20 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Nottinghamshire -10 18 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 16 £38,750 -
Cambridge -14 16 £38,750 -
Nottingham -13 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South East -181 12 £70,000 +75.00% 5
Croydon - 12 £46,250 -
Bristol -12 11 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Birmingham -22 11 £47,500 -5.00%
North East -19 10 - - 1
Dorset -1 9 £41,000 +17.14%
Bournemouth -3 9 £41,000 -13.68%
Warrington -30 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Cheshire -62 8 £35,000 -6.66%
Durham +3 7 - - 1
Cumbria +4 6 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Manchester -25 6 £40,000 -
Worcestershire +3 5 £21,500 -38.57%
Cannock -4 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Warwickshire -10 5 £38,000 +8.57%
Staffordshire -13 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Hertfordshire -20 5 £60,000 +33.33%
Leeds -28 5 £47,500 +18.75%
West Yorkshire -46 5 £47,500 +26.66%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 685 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 614 (89.64%) .NET
3 592 (86.42%) C#
4 561 (81.90%) SQL Server
5 551 (80.44%) Agile Software Development
6 509 (74.31%) ASP.NET
7 465 (67.88%) MVC
8 463 (67.59%) MCAD
9 457 (66.72%) MCP
10 437 (63.80%) MCTS
11 423 (61.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 417 (60.88%) TDD
13 402 (58.69%) WCF
14 343 (50.07%) NUnit
15 334 (48.76%) Scrum
16 331 (48.32%) Web Application Development
17 328 (47.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 322 (47.01%) Microsoft
19 313 (45.69%) Rhino Mocks
20 279 (40.73%) WPF
21 268 (39.12%) Razor View Engine
22 265 (38.69%) SQL Server 2012
23 252 (36.79%) Windows
24 236 (34.45%) NHibernate
25 220 (32.12%) Kanban
25 220 (32.12%) Moq
26 204 (29.78%) CSS
27 196 (28.61%) Castle Windsor
28 194 (28.32%) HTML
29 192 (28.03%) JavaScript

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 132 (19.27%) SharePoint
2 59 (8.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 58 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
4 46 (6.72%) IIS
5 24 (3.50%) Node.js
6 21 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (1.02%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.02%) Apache
8 7 (1.02%) Site Server
9 6 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.73%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) Drupal
13 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 76 (11.09%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.65%) MS Office
3 11 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.02%) Mingle
5 6 (0.88%) MS Project
6 5 (0.73%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.02%) Summit
3 3 (0.44%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.29%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.07%) Office 365
3 8 (1.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.86%) Internet
2 12 (1.75%) VLAN
2 12 (1.75%) Broadband
3 11 (1.61%) Intranet
4 7 (1.02%) ATM
5 6 (0.88%) LDAP
5 6 (0.88%) SAN
6 3 (0.44%) DHCP
6 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.44%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) SMTP
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (81.90%) SQL Server
2 265 (38.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 53 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.02%) RavenDB
9 7 (1.02%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.02%) Cognos Query Studio
9 7 (1.02%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 7 (1.02%) Cognos Report Studio
9 7 (1.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 7 (1.02%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (1.02%) OLAP
10 6 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 343 (50.07%) NUnit
2 313 (45.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 220 (32.12%) Moq
4 117 (17.08%) MSTest
5 98 (14.31%) Subversion
6 90 (13.14%) Visual Studio
7 73 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (3.21%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.88%) Selenium
11 5 (0.73%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.29%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.29%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.29%) NCover
12 2 (0.29%) FxCop
13 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.15%) WATIR
General
1 134 (19.56%) Finance
2 96 (14.01%) Games
3 68 (9.93%) Banking
4 32 (4.67%) Music Industry
5 24 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.36%) Marketing
7 21 (3.07%) Law
8 18 (2.63%) Retail
9 13 (1.90%) Legal
9 13 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.75%) Advertising
11 6 (0.88%) Billing
12 5 (0.73%) Automotive
12 5 (0.73%) Back Office
13 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 576 (84.09%) Developer
2 403 (58.83%) .NET Developer
3 153 (22.34%) C# Developer
4 128 (18.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (9.78%) Senior Developer
6 63 (9.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 62 (9.05%) ASP.NET Developer
8 48 (7.01%) Graduate
9 46 (6.72%) Junior
9 46 (6.72%) Junior Developer
10 42 (6.13%) Junior .NET Developer
10 42 (6.13%) Agile .NET Developer
11 33 (4.82%) Consultant
12 31 (4.53%) Analyst
13 25 (3.65%) Software Developer
13 25 (3.65%) Programmer
14 24 (3.50%) Agile C# Developer
15 20 (2.92%) Graduate Developer
15 20 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
16 18 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (89.64%) .NET
2 509 (74.31%) ASP.NET
3 423 (61.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 402 (58.69%) WCF
5 328 (47.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 279 (40.73%) WPF
7 268 (39.12%) Razor View Engine
8 236 (34.45%) NHibernate
9 204 (29.78%) CSS
10 196 (28.61%) Castle Windsor
11 194 (28.32%) HTML
12 187 (27.30%) .NET Framework
13 162 (23.65%) Ajax
14 152 (22.19%) WinForms
15 121 (17.66%) LINQ
16 115 (16.79%) Ninject
17 106 (15.47%) Unity DI Container
18 103 (15.04%) Spring.NET
19 98 (14.31%) XML
20 96 (14.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 112 (16.35%) Inversion of Control
2 57 (8.32%) Computer Science
3 49 (7.15%) Client/Server
4 46 (6.72%) Tandem
5 45 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.21%) Mobile App
8 21 (3.07%) Streaming Music
9 19 (2.77%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.75%) Social Network
10 12 (1.75%) iPhone
11 8 (1.17%) Open Source
11 8 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.02%) Blog
13 6 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.88%) Remote Sensing
13 6 (0.88%) User Experience
13 6 (0.88%) Telematics
14 4 (0.58%) Equities
15 3 (0.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 252 (36.79%) Windows
2 22 (3.21%) Solaris
3 16 (2.34%) UNIX
4 15 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.04%) AIX
6 13 (1.90%) Android
7 11 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.31%) Linux
9 7 (1.02%) CentOS
9 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (80.44%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (67.88%) MVC
3 417 (60.88%) TDD
4 334 (48.76%) Scrum
5 331 (48.32%) Web Application Development
6 220 (32.12%) Kanban
7 185 (27.01%) BDD
8 125 (18.25%) Dependency Injection
9 121 (17.66%) OO
10 112 (16.35%) MVVM
11 109 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
13 49 (7.15%) ITIL
14 42 (6.13%) OOP
14 42 (6.13%) Domain-Driven Design
15 40 (5.84%) Unit Testing
16 39 (5.69%) OOA/OOD
16 39 (5.69%) OOD
17 37 (5.40%) CQRS
18 33 (4.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 592 (86.42%) C#
2 192 (28.03%) JavaScript
3 169 (24.67%) SQL
4 96 (14.01%) VB.NET
5 89 (12.99%) T-SQL
6 53 (7.74%) VB
7 21 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.63%) C++
9 13 (1.90%) Ruby
10 11 (1.61%) C
11 7 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.88%) VB6
13 5 (0.73%) VBA
13 5 (0.73%) VBScript
14 3 (0.44%) XPath
15 2 (0.29%) PHP
16 1 (0.15%) Ada
16 1 (0.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.15%) AWK
Qualifications
1 685 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 463 (67.59%) MCAD
3 457 (66.72%) MCP
4 437 (63.80%) MCTS
5 159 (23.21%) Degree
6 50 (7.30%) MCSE
7 43 (6.28%) MCPD
8 22 (3.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 21 (3.07%) MCDBA
10 17 (2.48%) CCA
10 17 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (2.19%) MCITP
12 14 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.04%) CCEA
13 9 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.31%) CCNA
13 9 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.17%) MCSA
15 7 (1.02%) Security Cleared
16 6 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.48%) QA
2 7 (1.02%) SLA
3 5 (0.73%) COBIT
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Section 508
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 322 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.09%) Oracle
3 18 (2.63%) VMware
4 15 (2.19%) Citrix
5 12 (1.75%) Google
5 12 (1.75%) Facebook
6 11 (1.61%) TOWER Software
7 10 (1.46%) Cognos
8 8 (1.17%) Hitachi
8 8 (1.17%) Cisco
9 7 (1.02%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.02%) Sun
9 7 (1.02%) HP
9 7 (1.02%) Netezza
10 5 (0.73%) Northgate
11 3 (0.44%) Lotus
11 3 (0.44%) Interwoven
12 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.29%) EMC
13 1 (0.15%) SAP
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 15% Bonus & Extensive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Salary: Market Related
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Home Working
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Hampshire
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus+ Car/ CA + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Eastleigh
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago