Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 781 1036 1067
Rank change year-on-year +255 +31 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 31 52 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.039% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 32 54 96
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% -17.78% +40.63%
10th Percentile £36,443 £35,375 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,250 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -13.64% +37.50%

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 15,901 33,229 39,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.85% 24.62% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,652 24,008 29,670
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSD in England.

Salary trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSD in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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
North of England +151 24 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North East +29 11 £47,500 -
North West +109 8 £61,250 +36.11%
Yorkshire +120 6 £40,339 +7.57% 1
London +163 3 £77,000 +27.27%
Midlands +107 3 £72,500 +12.84%
East Midlands +64 3 £72,500 -4.61%
East of England +83 1 £75,000 +87.50% 2
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (64.52%) .NET
4 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
4 19 (61.29%) Sitecore
5 16 (51.61%) Azure
6 15 (48.39%) CMS
6 15 (48.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (38.71%) AWS
8 11 (35.48%) Office 365
8 11 (35.48%) Line Management
8 11 (35.48%) Software Delivery
8 11 (35.48%) EPiServer
8 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (35.48%) Umbraco
8 11 (35.48%) Content Management
8 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
10 9 (29.03%) Windows
10 9 (29.03%) C#
11 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
11 8 (25.81%) Python
11 8 (25.81%) WAN
11 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
12 7 (22.58%) LAN
12 7 (22.58%) MCSE
12 7 (22.58%) Firewall
12 7 (22.58%) SCCM
13 6 (19.35%) SQL

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 15 (48.39%) CMS
1 15 (48.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 11 (35.48%) EPiServer
2 11 (35.48%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Azure
2 12 (38.71%) AWS
3 11 (35.48%) Office 365
4 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (9.68%) IaaS
4 3 (9.68%) PaaS
4 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
4 4 (12.90%) DHCP
4 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 4 (12.90%) VLAN
5 2 (6.45%) NAS
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (12.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.23%) Advertising
1 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) .NET Developer
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) CMS Developer
2 11 (35.48%) EPiServer Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Azure Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (12.90%) IT Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Agile Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Core
4 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) Node.js
4 4 (12.90%) React
4 4 (12.90%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) Vue.js
5 1 (3.23%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) CCTV
2 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
3 4 (12.90%) VMS
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Content Management
1 11 (35.48%) Line Management
1 11 (35.48%) Software Delivery
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.13%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) API Integration
5 4 (12.90%) IT Strategy
5 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (9.68%) OOP
6 3 (9.68%) Presales
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Transition
7 2 (6.45%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) Python
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (22.58%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) MCPD
4 3 (9.68%) AWS Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (61.29%) Sitecore
3 4 (12.90%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) VMware