Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 759 808
Rank change year-on-year +49 +49 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 108 54 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.077% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 102 53 55
London median annual salary £48,750 £25,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +95.00% -16.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £76,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £33,750 £43,000
% change year-on-year +40.74% -21.51% -10.42%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,550 16,625 22,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.25% 23.82% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,071 13,631 18,204
London median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MCSD in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSD in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Central London -16 20 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East London - 1 £38,630 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (81.48%) C#
2 88 (81.48%) .NET
3 79 (73.15%) SQL Server
4 76 (70.37%) ASP.NET
4 76 (70.37%) Microsoft
5 74 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (66.67%) MCAD
6 72 (66.67%) Degree
7 68 (62.96%) JavaScript
8 67 (62.04%) .NET Framework
9 61 (56.48%) HTML
10 55 (50.93%) XSLT
11 52 (48.15%) MVC
12 51 (47.22%) Web Services
12 51 (47.22%) Windows
13 50 (46.30%) Computer Science Degree
14 49 (45.37%) XML
14 49 (45.37%) Computer Science
14 49 (45.37%) Web Development
15 47 (43.52%) Performance Tuning
15 47 (43.52%) Translating Business Requirements
16 41 (37.96%) jQuery
17 39 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 38 (35.19%) MCP
19 36 (33.33%) Software Engineering
20 35 (32.41%) CSS
21 34 (31.48%) HTML5
22 29 (26.85%) SharePoint
23 27 (25.00%) Entity Framework

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 29 (26.85%) SharePoint
2 23 (21.30%) BizTalk Server
2 23 (21.30%) IIS
3 8 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (4.63%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) InfoPath
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (20.37%) Office 365
2 19 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.70%) Dropbox
4 4 (3.70%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.85%) IaaS
5 2 (1.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.93%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) Internet
1 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (73.15%) SQL Server
2 23 (21.30%) Oracle Database
2 23 (21.30%) Oracle Database 11g
2 23 (21.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (21.30%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.70%) Data Mart
5 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.70%) OLAP
5 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.93%) Big Data
7 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (11.11%) Moq
2 12 (11.11%) NUnit
3 11 (10.19%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (3.70%) JIRA
5 4 (3.70%) MSI
5 4 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
1 11 (10.19%) Games
2 7 (6.48%) Marketing
3 4 (3.70%) Advertising
3 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (61.11%) Developer
2 34 (31.48%) Software Engineer
3 31 (28.70%) .NET Developer
4 23 (21.30%) BizTalk Developer
5 16 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 15 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (13.89%) Junior
6 15 (13.89%) Junior Developer
7 14 (12.96%) Junior .NET Developer
8 12 (11.11%) Graduate
8 12 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
9 11 (10.19%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (10.19%) Azure Developer
9 11 (10.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (10.19%) C# Software Engineer
9 11 (10.19%) Games Developer
9 11 (10.19%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 11 (10.19%) Graduate Games Developer
9 11 (10.19%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (81.48%) .NET
2 76 (70.37%) ASP.NET
3 67 (62.04%) .NET Framework
4 61 (56.48%) HTML
5 55 (50.93%) XSLT
6 51 (47.22%) Web Services
7 49 (45.37%) XML
8 41 (37.96%) jQuery
9 39 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (32.41%) CSS
11 34 (31.48%) HTML5
12 27 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 27 (25.00%) Entity Framework
13 26 (24.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (23.15%) KnockoutJS
14 25 (23.15%) WCF
15 24 (22.22%) Classic ASP
16 23 (21.30%) DHTML
16 23 (21.30%) Middleware
17 12 (11.11%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 49 (45.37%) Computer Science
2 27 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (21.30%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.48%) Public Cloud
5 7 (6.48%) User Experience
6 6 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (3.70%) iPad
8 4 (3.70%) Life Science
9 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.93%) PKI
10 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (47.22%) Windows
2 24 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) MVC
3 49 (45.37%) Web Development
4 47 (43.52%) Performance Tuning
4 47 (43.52%) Translating Business Requirements
5 36 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 25 (23.15%) Responsive Web Design
7 24 (22.22%) B2B
8 23 (21.30%) EAI
9 18 (16.67%) Scrum
10 13 (12.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (12.04%) TDD
11 12 (11.11%) Migration
11 12 (11.11%) MVVM
12 11 (10.19%) BDD
12 11 (10.19%) Kanban
12 11 (10.19%) Web Application Development
13 7 (6.48%) Content Management
13 7 (6.48%) Records Management
14 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 88 (81.48%) C#
2 68 (62.96%) JavaScript
3 24 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 11 (10.19%) SQL
5 4 (3.70%) Perl
5 4 (3.70%) Python
5 4 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (66.67%) Degree
2 72 (66.67%) MCAD
3 50 (46.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (35.19%) MCP
5 19 (17.59%) MCTS
6 12 (11.11%) MCPD
7 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 3 (2.78%) MCSA
9 2 (1.85%) CCNA
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.85%) MCSE
10 1 (0.93%) CCIE
10 1 (0.93%) CCNP
10 1 (0.93%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (4.63%) Google
4 4 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) iManage
6 1 (0.93%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) VMware