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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 440 448
Rank change year-on-year +49 +8  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 2 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.071% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 13
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +5.55%  
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4158 6133 6605
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.75% 31.27% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3368 4962 5039
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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
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 3 months to 30 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
Kent - 2 £40,000 -
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCSE
2 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) MCP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) MCSA
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) SLA
7 2 (20.00%) OO

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 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Moq
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
3 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) High Availability
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) MCAD
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle