Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 906 1051 1007
Rank change year-on-year +145 -44 +52
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 69 39 173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.028% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.11% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 65 33 143
Median annual salary £65,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.21% +3.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £41,750 £42,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,300 £75,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +26.21% +3.00% +25.00%

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 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 23,129 34,126 39,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.52% 24.67% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17,108 24,817 30,553
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,200 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +102 32 £50,000 +11.11% 2
London +98 18 £72,500 +19.83%
North West +69 16 £65,000 +44.44%
Midlands +59 12 £72,500 +12.84%
East Midlands +43 12 £72,500 -4.61%
North East +13 11 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £40,750 -
South East +59 4 £60,000 +60.00%
South West - 2 £45,000 -
East of England +52 1 £75,000 +45.63%
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 45 (65.22%) .NET
3 45 (65.22%) Azure
4 43 (62.32%) SQL Server
5 34 (49.28%) C#
5 34 (49.28%) Sitecore
6 32 (46.38%) SQL
7 31 (44.93%) JavaScript
8 30 (43.48%) HTML
8 30 (43.48%) CSS
8 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (42.03%) Mentoring
10 28 (40.58%) AWS
11 25 (36.23%) Python
11 25 (36.23%) DevOps
12 22 (31.88%) PHP
12 22 (31.88%) VMS
12 22 (31.88%) RESTful
12 22 (31.88%) Process Improvement
12 22 (31.88%) API Integration
13 19 (27.54%) Office 365
13 19 (27.54%) Windows
14 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
15 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (21.74%) SCCM
16 15 (21.74%) PaaS
16 15 (21.74%) IaaS
16 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
17 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework

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 14 (20.29%) CMS
2 12 (17.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (15.94%) EPiServer
3 11 (15.94%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.35%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 45 (65.22%) Azure
2 28 (40.58%) AWS
3 19 (27.54%) Office 365
4 15 (21.74%) IaaS
4 15 (21.74%) PaaS
5 12 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (17.39%) SaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) WAN
2 6 (8.70%) Firewall
2 6 (8.70%) LAN
3 4 (5.80%) VoIP
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
4 3 (4.35%) VLAN
5 2 (2.90%) NAS
5 2 (2.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (62.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 24 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 16 (23.19%) Architect
4 14 (20.29%) Senior Developer
5 13 (18.84%) Azure Architect
5 13 (18.84%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (17.39%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (15.94%) CMS Developer
7 11 (15.94%) Development Manager
7 11 (15.94%) EPiServer Developer
7 11 (15.94%) Lead Developer
8 10 (14.49%) .NET Development Manager
8 10 (14.49%) Lead .NET Developer
9 7 (10.14%) Agile .NET Developer
9 7 (10.14%) Agile Developer
9 7 (10.14%) Senior Agile Developer
10 6 (8.70%) Agile Development Manager
10 6 (8.70%) Digital Developer
11 5 (7.25%) .NET Team Leader
12 4 (5.80%) Development Team Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (65.22%) .NET
2 30 (43.48%) CSS
2 30 (43.48%) HTML
3 22 (31.88%) RESTful
4 14 (20.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.70%) jQuery
5 6 (8.70%) Web Services
5 6 (8.70%) XML
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (5.80%) WCF
7 2 (2.90%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.90%) Ajax
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.90%) REST
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) XHTML
7 2 (2.90%) XSD
7 2 (2.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) VMS
2 19 (27.54%) Windows
3 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Mentoring
3 25 (36.23%) DevOps
4 22 (31.88%) API Integration
4 22 (31.88%) Process Improvement
5 13 (18.84%) Content Management
6 12 (17.39%) Presales
7 11 (15.94%) Line Management
7 11 (15.94%) Software Delivery
8 7 (10.14%) MVC
9 5 (7.25%) OO
9 5 (7.25%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (5.80%) Fintech
10 4 (5.80%) Project Management
10 4 (5.80%) Release Management
10 4 (5.80%) SOA
10 4 (5.80%) TDD
10 4 (5.80%) Web Development
11 3 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (4.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) SQL
3 31 (44.93%) JavaScript
4 25 (36.23%) Python
5 22 (31.88%) PHP
6 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.35%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) XPath
9 1 (1.45%) C
9 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (15.94%) Degree
2 11 (15.94%) MCSE
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 3 (4.35%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.35%) CCNA
4 3 (4.35%) MCPD
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) SCCM
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (49.28%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) CA
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco
4 1 (1.45%) Google