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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 602 630
Rank change year-on-year +16 +28  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 28 46 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27 42 44
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £137,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  

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 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 8427 9798 11629
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.09% 24.37% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6497 8214 9476
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +15 1 - -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (75.76%) .NET
3 48 (72.73%) C#
4 43 (65.15%) SQL Server
4 43 (65.15%) Degree
5 42 (63.64%) ASP.NET
6 39 (59.09%) .NET Framework
6 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (54.55%) MVC
8 35 (53.03%) MCAD
9 32 (48.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
11 28 (42.42%) Scrum
11 28 (42.42%) MCTS
12 27 (40.91%) MCP
12 27 (40.91%) Web Application Development
13 26 (39.39%) Rhino Mocks
13 26 (39.39%) Moq
13 26 (39.39%) BDD
13 26 (39.39%) Kanban
13 26 (39.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 26 (39.39%) TDD
13 26 (39.39%) NUnit
13 26 (39.39%) Games
13 26 (39.39%) NHibernate
13 26 (39.39%) LINQ
14 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (31.82%) Office 365
15 17 (25.76%) JavaScript

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 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.61%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) InfoPath
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (31.82%) Office 365
2 14 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.03%) Dropbox
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.52%) G Suite
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
1 1 (1.52%) IPsec
1 1 (1.52%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (65.15%) SQL Server
2 32 (48.48%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Redis
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (39.39%) Moq
1 26 (39.39%) NUnit
1 26 (39.39%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 26 (39.39%) Games
2 11 (16.67%) Finance
3 6 (9.09%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 3 (4.55%) Back Office
4 3 (4.55%) Legal
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (66.67%) Developer
2 35 (53.03%) .NET Developer
3 27 (40.91%) Junior
3 27 (40.91%) Junior Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Games Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Graduate
4 26 (39.39%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Graduate Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Graduate Games Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Junior .NET Developer
4 26 (39.39%) Junior Games Developer
5 11 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Consultant
6 8 (12.12%) Software Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (75.76%) .NET
2 42 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 39 (59.09%) .NET Framework
4 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (39.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 26 (39.39%) LINQ
5 26 (39.39%) NHibernate
6 13 (19.70%) XML
7 12 (18.18%) HTML
7 12 (18.18%) XSLT
8 11 (16.67%) CSS
9 8 (12.12%) Web Services
10 7 (10.61%) jQuery
10 7 (10.61%) Middleware
11 6 (9.09%) .NET Core
11 6 (9.09%) DHTML
11 6 (9.09%) HTML5
12 3 (4.55%) CSS3
13 2 (3.03%) COM
13 2 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Blog
5 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.52%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) MVC
3 28 (42.42%) Scrum
4 27 (40.91%) Web Application Development
5 26 (39.39%) BDD
5 26 (39.39%) Kanban
5 26 (39.39%) TDD
6 13 (19.70%) Presales
7 10 (15.15%) Web Development
8 9 (13.64%) ITIL
9 8 (12.12%) Project Management
9 8 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (9.09%) B2B
11 6 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (9.09%) EAI
11 6 (9.09%) MVVM
12 5 (7.58%) OO
12 5 (7.58%) Practice Management
12 5 (7.58%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 48 (72.73%) C#
2 17 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.55%) XPath
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) Go
6 1 (1.52%) Java
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (65.15%) Degree
3 35 (53.03%) MCAD
4 28 (42.42%) MCTS
5 27 (40.91%) MCP
6 11 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (16.67%) MCSA
7 8 (12.12%) MCITP
8 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
8 2 (3.03%) MCPD
8 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) CISA
9 1 (1.52%) CISM
9 1 (1.52%) CISSP
9 1 (1.52%) MCSE
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.52%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) vCloud
3 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.70%) VMware
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
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