The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
London / City of London
Rank 222 270 308
Rank change year-on-year +48 +38  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.080% 0.042% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1248 1776 2646
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.93% 25.02% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1586 2221
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,001 £36,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the City of London

MCSD
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD in the City of London.

Salary trend for MCSD in the City of London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the City of London

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (37.50%) XPath
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Practice Management
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Billing
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) GitHub
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Dropbox
2 1 (12.50%) GitHub
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (25.00%) XML Developer
4 2 (25.00%) XML XSLT Developer
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior VB.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) COM
5 1 (12.50%) REST
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) WCF
5 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Practice Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 3 (37.50%) XPath
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CITP
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com