Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 785 847
Rank change year-on-year +44 +62 -110
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 103 59 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.078% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 99 57 48
London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +111.11% -55.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £105,000 £75,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +31.94% -16.28% +4.88%

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 16873 18249 22895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.49% 24.02% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12575 15162 18665
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,219 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +29 15 £50,000 -43.66%
East London - 1 £38,630 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (84.47%) C#
2 87 (84.47%) .NET
3 81 (78.64%) SQL Server
4 77 (74.76%) ASP.NET
5 75 (72.82%) Microsoft
6 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (70.87%) Degree
7 72 (69.90%) MCAD
8 69 (66.99%) .NET Framework
9 58 (56.31%) JavaScript
10 56 (54.37%) HTML
11 54 (52.43%) MVC
12 52 (50.49%) XSLT
13 50 (48.54%) Computer Science
14 49 (47.57%) Windows
14 49 (47.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 48 (46.60%) XML
16 47 (45.63%) Web Development
17 45 (43.69%) Performance Tuning
17 45 (43.69%) Translating Business Requirements
18 42 (40.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 41 (39.81%) Web Services
20 39 (37.86%) MCP
21 34 (33.01%) CSS
21 34 (33.01%) jQuery
22 31 (30.10%) Software Engineering
23 30 (29.13%) HTML5
24 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2014
25 25 (24.27%) Windows Server

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 24 (23.30%) BizTalk Server
1 24 (23.30%) IIS
2 23 (22.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) InfoPath
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (18.45%) Office 365
3 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.88%) Dropbox
5 4 (3.88%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.94%) IaaS
6 2 (1.94%) PaaS
7 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.97%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) SaaS
7 1 (0.97%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (78.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (25.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 20 (19.42%) Oracle Database
3 20 (19.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 20 (19.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.97%) Big Data
7 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.97%) MySQL
7 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.97%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Moq
1 18 (17.48%) NUnit
2 17 (16.50%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (11.65%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (3.88%) MSI
5 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.94%) Selenium
7 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (16.50%) Games
2 8 (7.77%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (62.14%) Developer
2 31 (30.10%) .NET Developer
3 30 (29.13%) Software Engineer
4 24 (23.30%) BizTalk Developer
5 21 (20.39%) Junior
5 21 (20.39%) Junior Developer
6 20 (19.42%) Junior .NET Developer
7 18 (17.48%) Graduate
7 18 (17.48%) Graduate Developer
8 17 (16.50%) Games Developer
8 17 (16.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 17 (16.50%) Graduate Games Developer
8 17 (16.50%) Junior Games Developer
9 14 (13.59%) C# Developer
10 13 (12.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (9.71%) C# Software Engineer
12 9 (8.74%) .NET Software Developer
12 9 (8.74%) .NET Software Engineer
13 8 (7.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (7.77%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (84.47%) .NET
2 77 (74.76%) ASP.NET
3 69 (66.99%) .NET Framework
4 56 (54.37%) HTML
5 52 (50.49%) XSLT
6 48 (46.60%) XML
7 42 (40.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (39.81%) Web Services
9 34 (33.01%) CSS
9 34 (33.01%) jQuery
10 30 (29.13%) HTML5
11 24 (23.30%) AngularJS
11 24 (23.30%) DHTML
11 24 (23.30%) Entity Framework
11 24 (23.30%) Middleware
12 23 (22.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (21.36%) KnockoutJS
13 22 (21.36%) WCF
14 21 (20.39%) Classic ASP
15 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (48.54%) Computer Science
2 24 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (23.30%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.77%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (6.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (5.83%) User Experience
6 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.97%) PKI
8 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.57%) Windows
2 25 (24.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.43%) MVC
3 47 (45.63%) Web Development
4 45 (43.69%) Performance Tuning
4 45 (43.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 31 (30.10%) Software Engineering
6 25 (24.27%) B2B
7 24 (23.30%) EAI
8 23 (22.33%) Scrum
9 22 (21.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 21 (20.39%) TDD
11 20 (19.42%) BDD
12 17 (16.50%) Kanban
12 17 (16.50%) Web Application Development
13 13 (12.62%) Migration
14 10 (9.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 9 (8.74%) MVVM
16 7 (6.80%) ITIL
17 6 (5.83%) Content Management
17 6 (5.83%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (84.47%) C#
2 58 (56.31%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.39%) PL/SQL
4 9 (8.74%) SQL
5 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.94%) PHP
7 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (70.87%) Degree
3 72 (69.90%) MCAD
4 49 (47.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (37.86%) MCP
6 24 (23.30%) MCTS
7 8 (7.77%) MCPD
8 3 (2.91%) MCSA
9 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) CCNA
10 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.97%) MCITP
10 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (72.82%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.39%) Oracle
3 5 (4.85%) Google
4 3 (2.91%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco
5 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.97%) iManage
6 1 (0.97%) LexisNexis
6 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Splunk