Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 - 352
Rank change year-on-year - +352 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 14 0 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% - 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% - 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 16
North West median annual salary £37,500 - £45,000
10th Percentile £26,625 - £33,750
90th Percentile £46,875 - £68,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22% +8.43%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2821 2802 3269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.16% 22.53% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2156 2221 2494
North West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD in the North West.

Salary trend for MCSD in the North West

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester - 13 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £30,000 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCPD
2 12 (85.71%) Degree
3 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
3 11 (78.57%) Web Development
3 11 (78.57%) Open Source
3 11 (78.57%) Ticket Management
3 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
3 11 (78.57%) ITIL
3 11 (78.57%) Oracle
3 11 (78.57%) Service Management
3 11 (78.57%) Master's Degree
3 11 (78.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) MCSE
7 2 (14.29%) MCSA
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) PaaS
7 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) IaaS
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 2 (14.29%) Internet of Things

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL Service Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Service Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Applications Support
4 6 (42.86%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
5 4 (28.57%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 3 (21.43%) Graduate
7 2 (14.29%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
7 2 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (14.29%) Graduate Analyst
7 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Graduate C# Software Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Graduate VB.NET Developer
8 1 (7.14%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (14.29%) Internet of Things
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
1 11 (78.57%) Open Source
1 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
1 11 (78.57%) Service Management
1 11 (78.57%) Ticket Management
1 11 (78.57%) Web Development
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Degree
2 12 (85.71%) MCPD
3 11 (78.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (78.57%) Master's Degree
4 2 (14.29%) MCSA
4 2 (14.29%) MCSE
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Oracle