Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 747 836
Rank change year-on-year +37 +89 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 120 63 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.092% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 113 62 57
London median annual salary £60,000 £43,768 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.09% -2.74% +3.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £81,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88% -18.27%

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 15,861 16,498 21,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.66% 24.05% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,302 13,277 18,151
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -24 17 £51,250 +2.50% 2
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (63.33%) HTML
4 76 (63.33%) MCAD
5 75 (62.50%) .NET
6 74 (61.67%) C#
7 69 (57.50%) ASP.NET
8 67 (55.83%) Degree
9 64 (53.33%) JavaScript
10 62 (51.67%) XSLT
11 61 (50.83%) CSS
12 59 (49.17%) SQL Server
13 51 (42.50%) .NET Framework
14 47 (39.17%) SharePoint
15 46 (38.33%) XML
16 44 (36.67%) Computer Science
17 43 (35.83%) MCTS
18 41 (34.17%) Windows
19 40 (33.33%) HTML5
19 40 (33.33%) Office 365
20 38 (31.67%) Computer Science Degree
21 37 (30.83%) Web Development
22 36 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
22 36 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
23 35 (29.17%) Scrum
23 35 (29.17%) jQuery
24 34 (28.33%) SharePoint 2013
24 34 (28.33%) MVC
25 32 (26.67%) MCP

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 47 (39.17%) SharePoint
2 34 (28.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 22 (18.33%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (18.33%) IIS
4 8 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (3.33%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 29 (24.17%) InfoPath
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.83%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.33%) Office 365
2 23 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.83%) IaaS
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) Skype
3 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (49.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (11.67%) Oracle Database
4 14 (11.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.67%) Data Mart
6 8 (6.67%) OLAP
6 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.33%) Power BI
10 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.83%) Big Data
12 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.83%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 32 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.33%) Moq
2 10 (8.33%) NUnit
2 10 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 17 (14.17%) Marketing
2 14 (11.67%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Games
4 8 (6.67%) Advertising
4 8 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.50%) Law
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (67.50%) Developer
2 36 (30.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 22 (18.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 21 (17.50%) .NET Developer
5 20 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 16 (13.33%) Azure Developer
7 14 (11.67%) Consultant
8 13 (10.83%) Office 365 Developer
9 11 (9.17%) Azure Consultant
9 11 (9.17%) Cloud Developer
9 11 (9.17%) HTML Developer
9 11 (9.17%) SharePoint Consultant
10 10 (8.33%) Games Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Graduate Games Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Junior Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Junior Games Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (63.33%) HTML
2 75 (62.50%) .NET
3 69 (57.50%) ASP.NET
4 62 (51.67%) XSLT
5 61 (50.83%) CSS
6 51 (42.50%) .NET Framework
7 46 (38.33%) XML
8 40 (33.33%) HTML5
9 35 (29.17%) jQuery
10 30 (25.00%) Web Services
11 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 22 (18.33%) DHTML
13 22 (18.33%) Middleware
14 15 (12.50%) Entity Framework
14 15 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (12.50%) WCF
15 14 (11.67%) Classic ASP
15 14 (11.67%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (36.67%) Computer Science
2 30 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (24.17%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (20.83%) User Experience
5 22 (18.33%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (6.67%) iPad
6 8 (6.67%) Life Science
6 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 25 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.83%) Web Development
3 36 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 36 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 35 (29.17%) Scrum
5 34 (28.33%) MVC
6 27 (22.50%) Migration
7 25 (20.83%) Content Management
7 25 (20.83%) Records Management
8 23 (19.17%) B2B
9 22 (18.33%) EAI
10 21 (17.50%) Software Engineering
11 14 (11.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (9.17%) TDD
13 10 (8.33%) BDD
13 10 (8.33%) Kanban
13 10 (8.33%) Web Application Development
14 9 (7.50%) Data Modelling
14 9 (7.50%) ETL
15 8 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 74 (61.67%) C#
2 64 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.50%) SQL
4 14 (11.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (6.67%) Perl
5 8 (6.67%) Python
5 8 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.67%) VB
6 2 (1.67%) VBScript
7 1 (0.83%) F#
7 1 (0.83%) Groovy
7 1 (0.83%) Java
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (63.33%) MCAD
3 67 (55.83%) Degree
4 43 (35.83%) MCTS
5 38 (31.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (26.67%) MCP
7 29 (24.17%) MCPD
8 15 (12.50%) MCSE
9 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 7 (5.83%) MCSA
11 4 (3.33%) CCIE
11 4 (3.33%) CCNA
11 4 (3.33%) CCNP
11 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.33%) MOS
12 1 (0.83%) OCP
12 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 88 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.50%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (3.33%) Cisco
5 3 (2.50%) iManage
6 1 (0.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.83%) LexisNexis