Period
to 23 May 2018

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 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1019 1057 1050
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 164 109 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.064% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 118 104 187
UK median annual salary £51,250 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% -5.88% -17.48%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £64,625 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -9.38% -3.03% -20.67%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,580 42,162 55,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.92% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30,750 33,061 44,667
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
England +42 152 £55,000 +37.50% 9
London +28 95 £60,000 +33.33% 2
UK excluding London -18 63 £36,250 -9.38% 8
South East +3 29 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North of England +6 10 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Midlands +10 9 £30,000 -20.00% 1
East of England -18 7 £35,000 -6.67%
Yorkshire +31 5 £43,500 +8.75% 2
West Midlands +2 5 £60,000 +60.00%
East Midlands - 4 £30,000 - 1
Wales - 4 £30,000 -
North West +6 3 £30,000 -25.00%
South West -20 2 £55,000 +30.95% 3
North East - 2 £46,000 -
Scotland - 2 £72,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MCSD.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (82.93%) Microsoft
3 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (51.22%) SQL Server
5 74 (45.12%) .NET
6 70 (42.68%) C#
7 63 (38.41%) MCAD
8 62 (37.80%) HTML
9 59 (35.98%) Degree
10 58 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (35.37%) MCSE
11 57 (34.76%) Scrum
12 55 (33.54%) ASP.NET
13 53 (32.32%) CSS
14 52 (31.71%) XSLT
15 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
16 49 (29.88%) Middleware
17 45 (27.44%) Oracle
17 45 (27.44%) Enterprise Software
18 43 (26.22%) .NET Framework
18 43 (26.22%) MCTS
19 41 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
19 41 (25.00%) Office 365
19 41 (25.00%) SharePoint
20 38 (23.17%) XML
21 36 (21.95%) Visual Studio
21 36 (21.95%) LAN
21 36 (21.95%) WAN
22 34 (20.73%) Windows
23 33 (20.12%) Computer Science

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 41 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (19.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (12.80%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (10.98%) IIS
5 10 (6.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.44%) Sonic ESB
7 4 (2.44%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.22%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (15.85%) InfoPath
2 12 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 58 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (25.00%) Office 365
3 12 (7.32%) Bluemix
3 12 (7.32%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.22%) iPaaS
5 2 (1.22%) Serverless
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.95%) LAN
1 36 (21.95%) WAN
2 29 (17.68%) Firewall
3 8 (4.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) Network Security
5 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (51.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.93%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database
5 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.88%) Data Mart
6 8 (4.88%) OLAP
7 7 (4.27%) Power BI
7 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.22%) Big Data
11 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.22%) MS Access
11 2 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 36 (21.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.49%) NUnit
2 9 (5.49%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (4.88%) Moq
3 8 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) Selenium
6 1 (0.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
1 28 (17.07%) Publishing
2 26 (15.85%) Marketing
3 9 (5.49%) Advertising
4 8 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (4.27%) Games
6 3 (1.83%) Law
6 3 (1.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (47.56%) Developer
2 37 (22.56%) Architect
3 35 (21.34%) SharePoint Developer
4 28 (17.07%) Cloud Architect
5 21 (12.80%) BizTalk Developer
6 17 (10.37%) .NET Developer
7 14 (8.54%) Office 365 Developer
8 13 (7.93%) Azure Developer
8 13 (7.93%) Consultant
9 12 (7.32%) Automation Architect
9 12 (7.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (6.71%) SharePoint Consultant
11 10 (6.10%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (6.10%) Office 365 Consultant
11 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
11 10 (6.10%) Software Engineer
12 9 (5.49%) Junior
13 8 (4.88%) Analyst
13 8 (4.88%) Business Analyst
13 8 (4.88%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.12%) .NET
2 62 (37.80%) HTML
3 55 (33.54%) ASP.NET
4 53 (32.32%) CSS
5 52 (31.71%) XSLT
6 49 (29.88%) Middleware
7 43 (26.22%) .NET Framework
8 38 (23.17%) XML
9 31 (18.90%) HTML5
10 25 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (15.24%) jQuery
11 21 (12.80%) Web Services
12 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
13 17 (10.37%) DHTML
13 17 (10.37%) WCF
14 16 (9.76%) JSON
15 15 (9.15%) Entity Framework
16 14 (8.54%) LINQ
17 9 (5.49%) Classic ASP
17 9 (5.49%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.44%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (20.12%) Computer Science
3 30 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (15.85%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (14.63%) User Experience
6 8 (4.88%) iPad
6 8 (4.88%) Life Science
6 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.61%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.73%) Windows
2 19 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.54%) Linux
4 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.76%) Scrum
3 31 (18.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (17.68%) Migration
4 29 (17.68%) Web Development
5 28 (17.07%) Open Source
5 28 (17.07%) Requirements Management
5 28 (17.07%) Strategic Thinking
6 27 (16.46%) MVC
7 26 (15.85%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (15.85%) Translating Business Requirements
8 22 (13.41%) Content Management
8 22 (13.41%) Records Management
9 21 (12.80%) EAI
10 17 (10.37%) B2B
11 16 (9.76%) Build Automation
11 16 (9.76%) Configuration Management
12 15 (9.15%) Data Modelling
13 13 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (7.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.68%) C#
2 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.90%) SQL
4 26 (15.85%) Python
5 22 (13.41%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.49%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.88%) Java
7 8 (4.88%) Perl
7 8 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.83%) VB
10 3 (1.83%) VBScript
11 2 (1.22%) C++
11 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.22%) VBA
12 1 (0.61%) F#
12 1 (0.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.61%) Java 8
12 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (38.41%) MCAD
3 59 (35.98%) Degree
4 58 (35.37%) MCSE
5 43 (26.22%) MCTS
6 31 (18.90%) MCPD
7 30 (18.29%) MCP
8 26 (15.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (9.76%) MCSA
10 13 (7.93%) CCNA
10 13 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (7.32%) CCIE
11 12 (7.32%) CCNP
11 12 (7.32%) MOS
12 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (1.22%) AWS Certification
14 2 (1.22%) MCDBA
15 1 (0.61%) MCITP
15 1 (0.61%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.88%) QA
3 5 (3.05%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (18.29%) Hyper-V
2 29 (17.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.49%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.22%) Docker
5 2 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) Ansible
2 8 (4.88%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.66%) Puppet
4 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.05%) Terraform
5 2 (1.22%) Oozie
5 2 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 136 (82.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (27.44%) Oracle
3 29 (17.68%) VMware
4 13 (7.93%) Cisco
5 8 (4.88%) Citrix
5 8 (4.88%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.83%) iManage
7 2 (1.22%) Alterian
7 2 (1.22%) Infor
7 2 (1.22%) Informatica
7 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.61%) Brocade
8 1 (0.61%) Capita
8 1 (0.61%) Google
8 1 (0.61%) IBM
8 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.61%) Juniper
8 1 (0.61%) Reuters