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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK / England
Rank 777 826 800
Rank change year-on-year +49 -26  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 60 103 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 53 83 128
Median salary £42,250 £42,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.58% -18.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £29,025
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19760 26718 27393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.77% 27.59% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15699 21625 21676
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
London +76 38 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +5 9 £37,500 - 1
East of England +26 5 £42,500 +68.31% 1
Yorkshire +27 4 £40,000 -22.33%
South West +8 3 £42,000 -1.17% 1
North West -10 2 £40,000 +9.58%
South East +65 1 £40,000 -15.78%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (65.00%) .NET
3 74 (61.67%) C#
4 71 (59.17%) Microsoft
5 60 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 55 (45.83%) MVC
6 55 (45.83%) Degree
7 54 (45.00%) SQL Server
8 46 (38.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (31.67%) .NET Framework
10 38 (31.67%) MCAD
11 37 (30.83%) Scrum
11 37 (30.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
13 32 (26.67%) HTML
13 32 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
14 31 (25.83%) MS Excel
14 31 (25.83%) MCTS
15 30 (25.00%) MCP
15 30 (25.00%) SQL
15 30 (25.00%) CSS
16 29 (24.17%) Kanban
17 28 (23.33%) TDD
17 28 (23.33%) Finance
17 28 (23.33%) Web Application Development
18 27 (22.50%) Rhino Mocks
18 27 (22.50%) Moq
18 27 (22.50%) BDD
18 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5

MCSD
Top Related 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 21 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.33%) CMS
3 5 (4.17%) IIS
3 5 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.17%) SAS
3 5 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.17%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.67%) Drupal
6 2 (1.67%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.67%) WordPress
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (25.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (30.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (18.33%) Office 365
3 21 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.50%) SaaS
6 2 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.67%) GitHub
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.83%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.83%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.83%) G Suite
7 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.83%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) Firewall
2 6 (5.00%) LAN
2 6 (5.00%) WAN
3 3 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (1.67%) HTTP
5 1 (0.83%) IPsec
5 1 (0.83%) MQTT
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) Skype
5 1 (0.83%) SMTP
5 1 (0.83%) SSL
5 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) Wireless
5 1 (0.83%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (9.17%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.17%) MS Access
6 4 (3.33%) Big Data
7 3 (2.50%) MySQL
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Moq
1 27 (22.50%) NUnit
1 27 (22.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (7.50%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 28 (23.33%) Finance
2 27 (22.50%) Games
3 10 (8.33%) Law
4 4 (3.33%) Marketing
5 3 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
6 2 (1.67%) Billing
6 2 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (56.67%) Developer
2 50 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 29 (24.17%) Graduate
3 29 (24.17%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 29 (24.17%) Graduate Developer
3 29 (24.17%) Junior
3 29 (24.17%) Junior .NET Developer
3 29 (24.17%) Junior Developer
4 27 (22.50%) Games Developer
4 27 (22.50%) Graduate Games Developer
4 27 (22.50%) Junior Games Developer
5 22 (18.33%) C# Developer
6 17 (14.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (13.33%) Consultant
8 15 (12.50%) Architect
9 12 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
10 10 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.50%) Software Engineer
11 9 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (65.00%) .NET
2 60 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 46 (38.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (31.67%) .NET Framework
5 32 (26.67%) HTML
6 30 (25.00%) CSS
7 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 27 (22.50%) LINQ
7 27 (22.50%) NHibernate
8 23 (19.17%) XML
9 21 (17.50%) Web Services
10 18 (15.00%) jQuery
11 11 (9.17%) XSLT
12 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (8.33%) HTML5
12 10 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (8.33%) WCF
13 6 (5.00%) Backbone.js
14 5 (4.17%) .NET Core
14 5 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.50%) User Experience
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Blog
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.67%) Windows
2 16 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.83%) MVC
2 45 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.83%) Scrum
4 29 (24.17%) Kanban
5 28 (23.33%) TDD
5 28 (23.33%) Web Application Development
6 27 (22.50%) BDD
7 19 (15.83%) OO
8 18 (15.00%) Presales
9 15 (12.50%) SDLC
10 14 (11.67%) SOA
10 14 (11.67%) Web Development
11 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
12 12 (10.00%) ITIL
13 11 (9.17%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.17%) Wealth Management
14 10 (8.33%) Project Management
14 10 (8.33%) Release Management
15 8 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 74 (61.67%) C#
2 36 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 30 (25.00%) SQL
4 14 (11.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 9 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.83%) XPath
8 6 (5.00%) C++
9 5 (4.17%) VBA
10 4 (3.33%) PHP
11 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.50%) Python
12 2 (1.67%) Java
13 1 (0.83%) C
13 1 (0.83%) Go
13 1 (0.83%) R
13 1 (0.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.83%) VB
13 1 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (45.83%) Degree
3 38 (31.67%) MCAD
4 31 (25.83%) MCTS
5 30 (25.00%) MCP
6 17 (14.17%) MCSE
7 14 (11.67%) MCSA
8 8 (6.67%) MCITP
9 7 (5.83%) AWS Certification
10 5 (4.17%) VCDX
11 4 (3.33%) MCPD
12 3 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.67%) CITP
13 2 (1.67%) ISEB
13 2 (1.67%) OCP
14 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.83%) CCA
14 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.17%) vCloud
4 2 (1.67%) Docker
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) vRealize
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
2 1 (0.83%) Oozie
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (59.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.17%) VMware
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.17%) Alterian
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco
5 4 (3.33%) Computacenter
6 3 (2.50%) HP
6 3 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.67%) EMC
7 2 (1.67%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.67%) NetApp
7 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix
8 1 (0.83%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Meraki
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + MCSD training + career
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
University Of Bristol
Salary: From £41,709 to £46,925 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
EY
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago