Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 774 827
Rank change year-on-year +6 +53 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 68 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.098% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 63 71 67
London median annual salary £62,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.58% - +9.20%
10th Percentile £31,300 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £143,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +50.00% -1.23% -10.00%

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 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 16,271 17,225 20,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.03% 23.33% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12,088 13,147 17,282
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -23 7 £62,500 +25.00%
East London - 1 £85,000 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
3 46 (67.65%) HTML
4 43 (63.24%) CSS
5 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (57.35%) MCAD
7 34 (50.00%) XSLT
7 34 (50.00%) Degree
8 33 (48.53%) MCTS
8 33 (48.53%) .NET
9 30 (44.12%) C#
9 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET
9 30 (44.12%) SharePoint
10 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
10 28 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (39.71%) Office 365
12 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
13 25 (36.76%) Scrum
14 23 (33.82%) Visual Studio
14 23 (33.82%) HTML5
15 22 (32.35%) XML
15 22 (32.35%) InfoPath
16 21 (30.88%) Computer Science
16 21 (30.88%) .NET Framework
16 21 (30.88%) Migration
16 21 (30.88%) Windows
17 20 (29.41%) MCPD
17 20 (29.41%) Content Management
17 20 (29.41%) User Experience
17 20 (29.41%) Records Management

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 30 (44.12%) SharePoint
2 28 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (16.18%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (16.18%) IIS
4 8 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) InfoPath
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (39.71%) Office 365
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
2 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.88%) Data Mart
4 4 (5.88%) OLAP
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.94%) Big Data
6 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.94%) Power BI
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.94%) Sqoop
7 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (33.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.35%) Moq
2 5 (7.35%) NUnit
2 5 (7.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (19.12%) Marketing
2 8 (11.76%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Games
4 4 (5.88%) Advertising
4 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (70.59%) Developer
2 29 (42.65%) SharePoint Developer
3 13 (19.12%) Consultant
4 12 (17.65%) Office 365 Developer
5 11 (16.18%) Azure Consultant
5 11 (16.18%) BizTalk Developer
5 11 (16.18%) SharePoint Consultant
6 10 (14.71%) Azure Developer
6 10 (14.71%) Office 365 Consultant
7 8 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 8 (11.76%) User Experience Consultant
7 8 (11.76%) UX Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Cloud Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Graduate Games Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Junior
9 5 (7.35%) Junior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (67.65%) HTML
2 43 (63.24%) CSS
3 34 (50.00%) XSLT
4 33 (48.53%) .NET
5 30 (44.12%) ASP.NET
6 23 (33.82%) HTML5
7 22 (32.35%) XML
8 21 (30.88%) .NET Framework
9 15 (22.06%) jQuery
10 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
11 11 (16.18%) DHTML
11 11 (16.18%) Middleware
12 10 (14.71%) React
13 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 5 (7.35%) LINQ
14 5 (7.35%) NHibernate
14 5 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (7.35%) Web Services
15 4 (5.88%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Computer Science
2 20 (29.41%) User Experience
3 18 (26.47%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (16.18%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.88%) iPad
6 4 (5.88%) Life Science
6 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.94%) Graphic Design
7 2 (2.94%) Tandem
7 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.82%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) Migration
4 20 (29.41%) Content Management
4 20 (29.41%) Records Management
5 14 (20.59%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (20.59%) Translating Business Requirements
5 14 (20.59%) Web Development
6 11 (16.18%) B2B
6 11 (16.18%) EAI
6 11 (16.18%) MVC
7 8 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
8 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.82%) ETL
9 5 (7.35%) BDD
9 5 (7.35%) Kanban
9 5 (7.35%) TDD
9 5 (7.35%) Web Application Development
10 4 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
10 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) C#
2 28 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.41%) VB
5 3 (4.41%) VBScript
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) F#
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (1.47%) Java
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (57.35%) MCAD
3 34 (50.00%) Degree
4 33 (48.53%) MCTS
5 20 (29.41%) MCPD
6 15 (22.06%) MCSE
7 14 (20.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (20.59%) MCP
8 6 (8.82%) MCSA
9 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (4.41%) CCIE
10 3 (4.41%) CCNA
10 3 (4.41%) CCNP
10 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.41%) MOS
11 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.47%) OCP
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) GDPR
2 4 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) HDFS
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.94%) Oozie
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco
4 3 (4.41%) iManage
5 2 (2.94%) Adobe
5 2 (2.94%) Informatica
6 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) Reuters