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

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 437 477
Rank change year-on-year +63 +40  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 13 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.027% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.088% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 2
Median salary £67,500 £62,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +21.95%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 4095 5713 6690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.28% 31.34% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3339 4622 5139
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
Surrey +35 6 £67,500 - 1
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire +30 3 £45,000 -35.71%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
3 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Python
3 11 (78.57%) Data Centre
4 7 (50.00%) MCSE
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) MCP
5 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) Perl
5 6 (42.86%) PHP
5 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
5 6 (42.86%) PaaS
5 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) Puppet
5 6 (42.86%) IaaS
5 6 (42.86%) Server Building
5 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) Security Patching
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability

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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (42.86%) IaaS
2 6 (42.86%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
1 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) Kendo UI
1 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XSD
1 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
1 6 (42.86%) Server Building
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.14%) MVVM
3 1 (7.14%) OO
3 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) PowerShell
1 11 (78.57%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCP
4 5 (35.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
1 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
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