Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 571 621
Rank change year-on-year +65 +50 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 31 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.063% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 25
South East median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,775 £38,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £78,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £36,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +31.94% -16.28% +3.61%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8280 10834 13261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.84% 30.99% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6713 8728 10631
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the South East

MCSD
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MCSD in the South East

MCSD
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the South East

MCSD
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Surrey +24 18 £67,500 +51.69%
Berkshire +41 9 - - 1
Thames Valley +30 9 - - 1
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 30 (96.77%) PowerShell
3 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (70.97%) Hyper-V
4 22 (70.97%) Data Centre
4 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 22 (70.97%) Python
5 18 (58.06%) Perl
5 18 (58.06%) PHP
5 18 (58.06%) Visual Studio
5 18 (58.06%) VMware
5 18 (58.06%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (58.06%) DevOps
5 18 (58.06%) Public Cloud
5 18 (58.06%) IaaS
5 18 (58.06%) SCCM
5 18 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (58.06%) PaaS
5 18 (58.06%) Bash Shell
5 18 (58.06%) Puppet
5 18 (58.06%) Server Building
6 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 8 (25.81%) C#
7 8 (25.81%) CSS
7 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
7 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (25.81%) Content Management
7 8 (25.81%) Web Development

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
1 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (58.06%) IaaS
2 18 (58.06%) PaaS
3 8 (25.81%) npm
3 8 (25.81%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Intranet
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) Network Security
2 4 (12.90%) VPN
2 4 (12.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.81%) gulp
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Azure Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Lead Developer
2 8 (25.81%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Network Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Network Support
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
1 8 (25.81%) CSS
1 8 (25.81%) jQuery
1 8 (25.81%) KnockoutJS
1 8 (25.81%) LESS
1 8 (25.81%) REST
1 8 (25.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (70.97%) Data Centre
2 18 (58.06%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
1 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) DevOps
1 18 (58.06%) Server Building
2 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (25.81%) Content Management
2 8 (25.81%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Content Management
2 8 (25.81%) Open Source
2 8 (25.81%) Presales
2 8 (25.81%) Process Management
2 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (25.81%) Translating Business Requirements
2 8 (25.81%) Web Development
3 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) PowerShell
2 22 (70.97%) Python
3 18 (58.06%) Bash Shell
3 18 (58.06%) Perl
3 18 (58.06%) PHP
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.81%) C#
5 8 (25.81%) TypeScript
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) MCSE
4 4 (12.90%) MCP
4 4 (12.90%) MCSA
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
1 22 (70.97%) Hyper-V
2 18 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (58.06%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (58.06%) Puppet
1 18 (58.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) VMware