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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 620 611
Rank change year-on-year +69 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 37 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.31% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 36 33 43
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8023 10903 11048
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.73% 25.72% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6494 9044 9004
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
City of London +46 4 £55,000 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (73.53%) .NET
3 45 (66.18%) Degree
4 44 (64.71%) C#
5 40 (58.82%) SQL Server
6 38 (55.88%) ASP.NET
7 36 (52.94%) MVC
7 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
9 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
10 31 (45.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (45.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 30 (44.12%) MCAD
12 29 (42.65%) Scrum
13 28 (41.18%) MCTS
14 27 (39.71%) Web Application Development
14 27 (39.71%) MCP
15 26 (38.24%) TDD
15 26 (38.24%) NUnit
15 26 (38.24%) Games
15 26 (38.24%) Rhino Mocks
15 26 (38.24%) Moq
15 26 (38.24%) BDD
15 26 (38.24%) NHibernate
15 26 (38.24%) LINQ
15 26 (38.24%) Kanban
15 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (26.47%) Office 365
17 18 (26.47%) MS Excel

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 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
3 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.94%) Drupal
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (26.47%) Office 365
3 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (10.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.94%) Dropbox
5 2 (2.94%) GitHub
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.47%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.47%) G Suite
6 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.47%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.47%) SaaS
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) IPsec
2 1 (1.47%) MQTT
2 1 (1.47%) Skype
2 1 (1.47%) SSL
2 1 (1.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 31 (45.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.47%) Big Data
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Moq
1 26 (38.24%) NUnit
1 26 (38.24%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 26 (38.24%) Games
2 13 (19.12%) Finance
3 10 (14.71%) Law
4 3 (4.41%) Back Office
4 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Advertising
5 2 (2.94%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (61.76%) Developer
2 36 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 27 (39.71%) Junior
3 27 (39.71%) Junior Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Games Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Graduate
4 26 (38.24%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Graduate Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Graduate Games Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Junior .NET Developer
4 26 (38.24%) Junior Games Developer
5 10 (14.71%) Consultant
6 8 (11.76%) Azure Consultant
6 8 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (10.29%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (73.53%) .NET
2 38 (55.88%) ASP.NET
3 35 (51.47%) .NET Framework
4 31 (45.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (38.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 26 (38.24%) LINQ
5 26 (38.24%) NHibernate
6 10 (14.71%) Web Services
7 9 (13.24%) XML
8 7 (10.29%) HTML
9 6 (8.82%) CSS
9 6 (8.82%) jQuery
10 5 (7.35%) .NET Core
10 5 (7.35%) XSLT
11 4 (5.88%) HTML5
11 4 (5.88%) SOAP
12 3 (4.41%) CSS3
12 3 (4.41%) Middleware
12 3 (4.41%) RESTful
12 3 (4.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Blog
4 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.47%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.47%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Android
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (52.94%) MVC
2 29 (42.65%) Scrum
3 27 (39.71%) Web Application Development
4 26 (38.24%) BDD
4 26 (38.24%) Kanban
4 26 (38.24%) TDD
5 13 (19.12%) Presales
6 10 (14.71%) Project Management
7 9 (13.24%) ITIL
8 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.82%) MVVM
9 6 (8.82%) OO
9 6 (8.82%) Web Development
10 5 (7.35%) Practice Management
11 4 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (4.41%) EAI
12 3 (4.41%) Migration
12 3 (4.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (64.71%) C#
2 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 4 (5.88%) PHP
4 4 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.41%) XPath
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Go
7 1 (1.47%) Java
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (66.18%) Degree
3 30 (44.12%) MCAD
4 28 (41.18%) MCTS
5 27 (39.71%) MCP
6 9 (13.24%) MCSA
7 8 (11.76%) MCITP
8 3 (4.41%) AWS Certification
8 3 (4.41%) MCSE
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (2.94%) CITP
9 2 (2.94%) OCP
10 1 (1.47%) CISA
10 1 (1.47%) CISM
10 1 (1.47%) CISSP
10 1 (1.47%) MCPD
10 1 (1.47%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) vCloud
3 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Nagios
1 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.47%) Puppet
1 1 (1.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) VMware
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Hitachi
4 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
South East London
EY
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago