Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 770 798
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 +49
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 81 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.11% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.086% 0.48% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 79 66
London median annual salary £61,250 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.95% +2.70% +54.17%
10th Percentile £29,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £70,000 £143,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year +15.79% +25.83% -16.11%

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 15,187 16,896 18,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.33% 22.67% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11,315 12,525 15,563
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +3.77%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -33 3 £62,500 +25.00% 1
East London -11 1 £85,000 +120.04% 1
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Office 365
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) CSS
6 4 (30.77%) Marketing
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) MCAD
7 3 (23.08%) MCSE
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 2 (15.38%) Global Marketing
8 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
8 2 (15.38%) HDFS
8 2 (15.38%) User Experience
8 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
8 2 (15.38%) React
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
8 2 (15.38%) iManage
8 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
8 2 (15.38%) Front End Development

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 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) Sqoop
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (15.38%) React
3 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) DHTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Graphic Design
1 2 (15.38%) Tandem
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
3 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
3 2 (15.38%) Global Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SEO
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VB
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) F#
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) MCAD
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) MCDBA
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) MCPD
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) HDFS
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oozie
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Bloomberg
2 2 (15.38%) iManage
2 2 (15.38%) Informatica
2 2 (15.38%) Reuters
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle