The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 819 844
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 67 116 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 62 100 118
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £19,750 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £105,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -13.33%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35718 44855 48776
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -3 60 £40,000 -1.23% 7
UK excluding London +7 36 £40,000 +2.56% 5
London +14 28 £48,750 +2.63% 2
South East +52 12 £67,500 +8.00% 2
Midlands +1 11 £40,000 +86.04% 1
East of England -5 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for MCSD.

1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (63.28%) .NET
3 77 (60.16%) C#
4 73 (57.03%) Microsoft
5 65 (50.78%) ASP.NET
6 63 (49.22%) SQL Server
7 60 (46.88%) Degree
8 59 (46.09%) MVC
9 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (36.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 45 (35.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (34.38%) .NET Framework
13 41 (32.03%) MCAD
14 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
14 35 (27.34%) Windows
15 34 (26.56%) MCP
16 33 (25.78%) Scrum
16 33 (25.78%) MCTS
17 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
18 30 (23.44%) Windows Server
18 30 (23.44%) TDD
19 29 (22.66%) NUnit
19 29 (22.66%) Moq
20 27 (21.09%) HTML
20 27 (21.09%) LINQ
20 27 (21.09%) Web Application Development
21 26 (20.31%) BDD
21 26 (20.31%) Rhino Mocks
21 26 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 26 (20.31%) NHibernate

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.94%) IIS
3 9 (7.03%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.47%) CMS
4 7 (5.47%) EPiServer
4 7 (5.47%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (5.47%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.91%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.13%) WordPress
7 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) InfoPath
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (36.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (19.53%) Office 365
4 7 (5.47%) IaaS
4 7 (5.47%) PaaS
5 6 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.56%) Dropbox
7 2 (1.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.78%) G Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.78%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) Firewall
2 5 (3.91%) LAN
2 5 (3.91%) Network Security
2 5 (3.91%) VPN
2 5 (3.91%) WAN
3 3 (2.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) MQTT
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (49.22%) SQL Server
2 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.13%) Big Data
5 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.56%) Impala
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (22.66%) Moq
1 29 (22.66%) NUnit
2 26 (20.31%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (8.59%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.56%) Subversion
6 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (20.31%) Games
2 15 (11.72%) Finance
3 6 (4.69%) Law
4 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.34%) Advertising
5 3 (2.34%) Back Office
5 3 (2.34%) Legal
5 3 (2.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (59.38%) Developer
2 57 (44.53%) .NET Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Graduate
3 28 (21.88%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Junior
3 28 (21.88%) Junior Developer
4 27 (21.09%) Junior .NET Developer
5 26 (20.31%) Games Developer
5 26 (20.31%) Graduate Games Developer
5 26 (20.31%) Junior Games Developer
6 23 (17.97%) C# Developer
7 20 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (12.50%) Consultant
9 14 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (8.59%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (7.81%) Azure Consultant
13 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (63.28%) .NET
2 65 (50.78%) ASP.NET
3 45 (35.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (34.38%) .NET Framework
5 27 (21.09%) HTML
5 27 (21.09%) LINQ
6 26 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 26 (20.31%) NHibernate
7 24 (18.75%) CSS
8 23 (17.97%) jQuery
9 19 (14.84%) XML
10 17 (13.28%) AngularJS
10 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (10.94%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (10.94%) XSLT
12 11 (8.59%) HTML5
13 10 (7.81%) Web Services
14 8 (6.25%) Middleware
15 7 (5.47%) DHTML
16 6 (4.69%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.16%) Public Cloud
3 11 (8.59%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.69%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.13%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Blog
9 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.34%) Windows
2 30 (23.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.13%) Android
4 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.09%) MVC
2 58 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.78%) Scrum
4 30 (23.44%) TDD
5 27 (21.09%) Web Application Development
6 26 (20.31%) BDD
6 26 (20.31%) Kanban
7 21 (16.41%) Web Development
8 17 (13.28%) Presales
9 14 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.16%) ITIL
10 13 (10.16%) Software Engineering
11 12 (9.38%) OO
12 11 (8.59%) DevOps
13 8 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (6.25%) Project Management
14 7 (5.47%) B2B
14 7 (5.47%) EAI
14 7 (5.47%) Migration
14 7 (5.47%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 77 (60.16%) C#
2 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.28%) PowerShell
4 16 (12.50%) SQL
5 14 (10.94%) Python
6 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.69%) Perl
6 6 (4.69%) PHP
7 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.56%) Java
8 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.56%) XPath
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) Go
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (46.88%) Degree
3 41 (32.03%) MCAD
4 34 (26.56%) MCP
5 33 (25.78%) MCTS
6 18 (14.06%) MCSA
7 17 (13.28%) MCSE
8 13 (10.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (6.25%) MCITP
10 6 (4.69%) AWS Certification
11 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.91%) VCDX
12 4 (3.13%) MCPD
13 2 (1.56%) CCA
13 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.56%) ISEB
14 1 (0.78%) CISSP
14 1 (0.78%) HND
14 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.19%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.94%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.91%) vCloud
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.78%) Docker
6 1 (0.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (8.59%) Puppet
2 6 (4.69%) SCCM
3 5 (3.91%) vRealize
4 2 (1.56%) Oozie
4 2 (1.56%) Terraform
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (57.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.31%) VMware
3 7 (5.47%) Cisco
3 7 (5.47%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle
5 4 (3.13%) Computacenter
6 3 (2.34%) EMC
6 3 (2.34%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) NetApp
7 2 (1.56%) Apple
7 2 (1.56%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.56%) Google
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
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