Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 986 1022 1064
Rank change year-on-year +36 +42 -163
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 180 181 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 160 150 185
England median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.94% -16.28% +2.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,975 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,125 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -12.79% +3.61%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in England

MCSD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 105 £50,000 +60.00% 1
South East +41 31 £67,500 - 1
Midlands -8 20 £42,500 +30.77%
West Midlands -11 20 £42,500 +30.77%
North of England +10 17 £37,500 +25.00% 2
North West - 14 £37,500 - 1
East of England +13 13 £37,500 +11.94%
Yorkshire +16 3 £38,000 +26.67% 1
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 115 (63.89%) C#
4 108 (60.00%) .NET
4 108 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 104 (57.78%) Degree
6 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (50.00%) ASP.NET
8 75 (41.67%) MCAD
9 74 (41.11%) JavaScript
10 73 (40.56%) .NET Framework
11 70 (38.89%) Web Development
12 68 (37.78%) MVC
13 64 (35.56%) Computer Science
13 64 (35.56%) Computer Science Degree
14 61 (33.89%) HTML
15 59 (32.78%) Windows
16 56 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (30.00%) jQuery
17 54 (30.00%) XSLT
17 54 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
18 52 (28.89%) XML
18 52 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
19 50 (27.78%) Web Services
20 49 (27.22%) MCP
21 48 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
22 46 (25.56%) CSS
23 42 (23.33%) AngularJS
24 40 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
25 38 (21.11%) SharePoint

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 38 (21.11%) SharePoint
2 29 (16.11%) IIS
3 24 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (9.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.22%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.67%) Confluence
6 3 (1.67%) WordPress
7 2 (1.11%) CMS
7 2 (1.11%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (18.33%) Office 365
3 27 (15.00%) PaaS
4 24 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (13.33%) IaaS
5 10 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.44%) npm
7 4 (2.22%) Dropbox
7 4 (2.22%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) Intranet
2 6 (3.33%) Network Security
3 4 (2.22%) Firewall
3 4 (2.22%) LAN
3 4 (2.22%) VPN
3 4 (2.22%) WAN
4 2 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 23 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database
5 21 (11.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.11%) Big Data
11 2 (1.11%) OLAP
11 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.56%) MS Access
12 1 (0.56%) MySQL
12 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 36 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 18 (10.00%) Moq
2 18 (10.00%) NUnit
3 17 (9.44%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (4.44%) gulp
5 6 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (2.22%) MSI
8 3 (1.67%) JIRA
8 3 (1.67%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (9.44%) Games
2 13 (7.22%) Finance
3 3 (1.67%) Back Office
3 3 (1.67%) Publishing
4 2 (1.11%) Banking
4 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (48.33%) Developer
2 36 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 32 (17.78%) Software Engineer
4 28 (15.56%) Azure Engineer
5 24 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
5 24 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 22 (12.22%) Junior
6 22 (12.22%) Junior Developer
7 21 (11.67%) Graduate
7 21 (11.67%) Junior .NET Developer
8 19 (10.56%) Graduate Developer
9 18 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 17 (9.44%) Games Developer
10 17 (9.44%) Graduate Games Developer
10 17 (9.44%) Junior Games Developer
11 16 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
13 14 (7.78%) Analyst
14 12 (6.67%) Architect
15 11 (6.11%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (60.00%) .NET
2 90 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 73 (40.56%) .NET Framework
4 61 (33.89%) HTML
5 54 (30.00%) jQuery
5 54 (30.00%) XSLT
6 52 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (28.89%) XML
7 50 (27.78%) Web Services
8 46 (25.56%) CSS
9 42 (23.33%) AngularJS
10 40 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
11 33 (18.33%) HTML5
12 28 (15.56%) WCF
13 25 (13.89%) Entity Framework
13 25 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (13.33%) DHTML
14 24 (13.33%) Middleware
15 22 (12.22%) Classic ASP
16 20 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (35.56%) Computer Science
2 27 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (13.89%) Public Cloud
4 24 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.89%) User Experience
6 6 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.22%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.11%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.78%) Windows
2 34 (18.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (38.89%) Web Development
3 68 (37.78%) MVC
4 54 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 48 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (18.33%) Software Engineering
7 30 (16.67%) Scrum
8 27 (15.00%) DevOps
9 25 (13.89%) B2B
10 24 (13.33%) EAI
11 23 (12.78%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (11.67%) ITIL
12 21 (11.67%) Open Source
12 21 (11.67%) TDD
13 20 (11.11%) BDD
14 18 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 18 (10.00%) Server Building
15 17 (9.44%) Kanban
15 17 (9.44%) Web Application Development
16 16 (8.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 115 (63.89%) C#
2 74 (41.11%) JavaScript
3 36 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 26 (14.44%) SQL
5 23 (12.78%) PL/SQL
6 22 (12.22%) Python
7 20 (11.11%) PHP
8 18 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 18 (10.00%) Perl
9 8 (4.44%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.78%) Java
10 5 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.67%) VB
12 3 (1.67%) VB6
13 1 (0.56%) C++
13 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (57.78%) Degree
3 75 (41.67%) MCAD
4 64 (35.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (27.22%) MCP
6 27 (15.00%) MCTS
7 21 (11.67%) MCPD
8 14 (7.78%) MCSA
9 11 (6.11%) Master's Degree
10 10 (5.56%) MCSE
11 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) CCNA
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.56%) HND
12 1 (0.56%) MCITP
12 1 (0.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 21 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (11.11%) Puppet
2 18 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 144 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.89%) Oracle
3 22 (12.22%) VMware
4 5 (2.78%) Google
5 3 (1.67%) Cisco
6 2 (1.11%) Apple
6 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.56%) Alterian
7 1 (0.56%) Dell
7 1 (0.56%) EMC
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) iManage
7 1 (0.56%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.56%) NetApp
7 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.56%) SAP
7 1 (0.56%) Splunk