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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 806 844
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 62 109 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 59 88 115
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £100,450 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 20341 24211 28429
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.56% 26.55% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15933 19808 22724
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 June 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 June 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 +7 29 £48,750 +2.63%
South East +63 13 £67,500 +8.00% 1
West Midlands +3 11 £40,000 +86.04% 1
East of England +9 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (63.93%) .NET
3 75 (61.48%) C#
4 68 (55.74%) Microsoft
5 62 (50.82%) ASP.NET
6 59 (48.36%) SQL Server
7 56 (45.90%) MVC
7 56 (45.90%) Degree
8 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (36.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (34.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 42 (34.43%) .NET Framework
11 36 (29.51%) MCAD
12 35 (28.69%) JavaScript
13 34 (27.87%) MCP
14 33 (27.05%) Windows
15 32 (26.23%) Scrum
15 32 (26.23%) SQL Server 2014
16 28 (22.95%) Windows Server
16 28 (22.95%) MCTS
17 27 (22.13%) TDD
17 27 (22.13%) LINQ
17 27 (22.13%) Web Application Development
18 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 26 (21.31%) NHibernate
18 26 (21.31%) NUnit
18 26 (21.31%) Kanban
18 26 (21.31%) Rhino Mocks
18 26 (21.31%) Moq
18 26 (21.31%) BDD

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 (11.48%) IIS
1 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.38%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.74%) CMS
3 7 (5.74%) EPiServer
3 7 (5.74%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (5.74%) Umbraco
4 5 (4.10%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.28%) WordPress
6 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (36.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (18.03%) Office 365
4 7 (5.74%) IaaS
4 7 (5.74%) PaaS
5 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.64%) Dropbox
6 2 (1.64%) SaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.82%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.82%) G Suite
7 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.82%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) Firewall
2 5 (4.10%) LAN
2 5 (4.10%) Network Security
2 5 (4.10%) VPN
2 5 (4.10%) WAN
3 3 (2.46%) Internet
4 1 (0.82%) HTTP
4 1 (0.82%) IPsec
4 1 (0.82%) MQTT
4 1 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (48.36%) SQL Server
2 32 (26.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) Big Data
5 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.64%) Impala
6 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.82%) Redis
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (21.31%) Moq
1 26 (21.31%) NUnit
1 26 (21.31%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (21.31%) Games
2 15 (12.30%) Finance
3 6 (4.92%) Law
4 3 (2.46%) Advertising
4 3 (2.46%) Back Office
4 3 (2.46%) Legal
4 3 (2.46%) Marketing
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Publishing
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (59.02%) Developer
2 54 (44.26%) .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (22.95%) Junior
3 28 (22.95%) Junior Developer
4 27 (22.13%) Junior .NET Developer
5 26 (21.31%) Games Developer
5 26 (21.31%) Graduate Games Developer
5 26 (21.31%) Junior Games Developer
6 21 (17.21%) C# Developer
7 18 (14.75%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (11.48%) Consultant
9 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 11 (9.02%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (9.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (9.02%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) Software Engineer
12 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (63.93%) .NET
2 62 (50.82%) ASP.NET
3 42 (34.43%) .NET Framework
3 42 (34.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (22.13%) LINQ
5 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 26 (21.31%) HTML
5 26 (21.31%) NHibernate
6 23 (18.85%) CSS
6 23 (18.85%) jQuery
7 20 (16.39%) XML
8 17 (13.93%) AngularJS
8 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 14 (11.48%) KnockoutJS
9 14 (11.48%) XSLT
10 10 (8.20%) HTML5
10 10 (8.20%) Web Services
11 8 (6.56%) Middleware
12 7 (5.74%) DHTML
13 6 (4.92%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.66%) Public Cloud
3 11 (9.02%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.46%) User Experience
9 1 (0.82%) Blog
9 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.82%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.82%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.05%) Windows
2 28 (22.95%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) Android
4 4 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) MVC
2 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.23%) Scrum
4 27 (22.13%) TDD
4 27 (22.13%) Web Application Development
5 26 (21.31%) BDD
5 26 (21.31%) Kanban
6 21 (17.21%) Web Development
7 17 (13.93%) Presales
8 13 (10.66%) ITIL
8 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.20%) OO
11 9 (7.38%) DevOps
12 8 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (6.56%) Project Management
13 7 (5.74%) B2B
13 7 (5.74%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (5.74%) EAI
13 7 (5.74%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 75 (61.48%) C#
2 35 (28.69%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.48%) Python
3 14 (11.48%) SQL
4 13 (10.66%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.92%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 6 (4.92%) PHP
6 5 (4.10%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.46%) XPath
9 2 (1.64%) Java
9 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Go
10 1 (0.82%) Ruby
10 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (45.90%) Degree
3 36 (29.51%) MCAD
4 34 (27.87%) MCP
5 28 (22.95%) MCTS
6 18 (14.75%) MCSA
7 15 (12.30%) MCSE
8 13 (10.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (6.56%) MCITP
10 6 (4.92%) AWS Certification
11 5 (4.10%) VCDX
12 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
12 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
13 3 (2.46%) MCPD
14 2 (1.64%) CCA
14 2 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.64%) ISEB
15 1 (0.82%) CISA
15 1 (0.82%) CISSP
15 1 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (16.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.82%) Docker
6 1 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (7.38%) Puppet
2 6 (4.92%) SCCM
3 5 (4.10%) vRealize
4 2 (1.64%) Oozie
5 1 (0.82%) Nagios
5 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.31%) VMware
3 7 (5.74%) Cisco
3 7 (5.74%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.28%) Computacenter
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 3 (2.46%) EMC
5 3 (2.46%) HP
5 3 (2.46%) NetApp
6 2 (1.64%) Apple
6 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) Dell
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Xamarin
Ipswich, Suffolk
Kcom Group Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago