Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 1026 1095
Rank change year-on-year +39 +69 -208
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 212 192 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 180 163 185
UK median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,125 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,900 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.61% -20.00% +9.76%

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 42840 49433 59986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.03% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32910 39645 47913
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,775
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 11 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 19 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
England +39 181 £47,500 +31.94% 3
London +52 103 £50,000 +21.21% 1
UK excluding London +5 92 £40,900 +13.61% 2
South East +64 32 £67,500 -
Midlands +4 22 £42,500 +66.67%
West Midlands -8 22 £42,500 +97.67%
North of England +3 17 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Scotland - 16 £40,900 -
North West - 14 £37,500 - 1
East of England +24 13 £37,500 +11.94%
Yorkshire +12 3 £38,000 +26.67% 1

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for MCSD.

1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 175 (82.55%) Microsoft
3 129 (60.85%) C#
4 123 (58.02%) .NET
5 122 (57.55%) SQL Server
6 119 (56.13%) Degree
7 115 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (48.58%) ASP.NET
9 91 (42.92%) MCAD
10 81 (38.21%) MVC
11 80 (37.74%) .NET Framework
12 74 (34.91%) JavaScript
13 71 (33.49%) Web Development
13 71 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
14 66 (31.13%) Windows
15 64 (30.19%) HTML
15 64 (30.19%) ASP.NET MVC
16 63 (29.72%) Computer Science Degree
16 63 (29.72%) Computer Science
17 55 (25.94%) XSLT
18 53 (25.00%) jQuery
18 53 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
19 51 (24.06%) PowerShell
19 51 (24.06%) XML
20 49 (23.11%) CSS
21 48 (22.64%) Web Services
21 48 (22.64%) MCP
22 47 (22.17%) Performance Tuning
23 46 (21.70%) Office 365
24 44 (20.75%) Oracle

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 40 (18.87%) SharePoint
2 30 (14.15%) IIS
3 24 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (8.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.36%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.89%) WordPress
7 3 (1.42%) CMS
7 3 (1.42%) Confluence
7 3 (1.42%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) InfoPath
2 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.47%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 71 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (21.70%) Office 365
3 39 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (13.21%) PaaS
5 25 (11.79%) IaaS
6 9 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.77%) npm
8 6 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.89%) Dropbox
9 4 (1.89%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) SaaS
10 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) Intranet
2 6 (2.83%) Network Security
3 4 (1.89%) Firewall
3 4 (1.89%) LAN
3 4 (1.89%) VPN
3 4 (1.89%) WAN
4 2 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (57.55%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 22 (10.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (9.91%) Oracle Database
5 20 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (7.55%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.94%) Big Data
12 2 (0.94%) OLAP
12 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.47%) MySQL
13 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 39 (18.40%) Visual Studio
2 31 (14.62%) Moq
2 31 (14.62%) NUnit
3 19 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (8.02%) Rhino Mocks
5 14 (6.60%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.77%) gulp
7 5 (2.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (1.89%) MSI
9 3 (1.42%) JIRA
9 3 (1.42%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.94%) Selenium
11 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (8.02%) Games
2 14 (6.60%) Finance
3 3 (1.42%) Back Office
3 3 (1.42%) Legal
3 3 (1.42%) Publishing
3 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 105 (49.53%) Developer
2 49 (23.11%) .NET Developer
3 31 (14.62%) C# Developer
4 30 (14.15%) Software Engineer
5 28 (13.21%) Azure Engineer
6 24 (11.32%) BizTalk Developer
7 23 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (10.38%) Junior
8 22 (10.38%) Junior Developer
9 21 (9.91%) Graduate
9 21 (9.91%) Junior .NET Developer
10 19 (8.96%) Graduate Developer
11 18 (8.49%) .NET Software Developer
11 18 (8.49%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 18 (8.49%) Software Developer
12 17 (8.02%) Architect
12 17 (8.02%) C# Software Developer
12 17 (8.02%) Games Developer
12 17 (8.02%) Graduate Games Developer
12 17 (8.02%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (58.02%) .NET
2 103 (48.58%) ASP.NET
3 80 (37.74%) .NET Framework
4 64 (30.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 64 (30.19%) HTML
5 55 (25.94%) XSLT
6 53 (25.00%) jQuery
7 51 (24.06%) XML
8 49 (23.11%) CSS
9 48 (22.64%) Web Services
10 43 (20.28%) AngularJS
11 40 (18.87%) KnockoutJS
12 34 (16.04%) HTML5
13 32 (15.09%) Entity Framework
14 27 (12.74%) WCF
15 24 (11.32%) DHTML
15 24 (11.32%) Middleware
15 24 (11.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (9.91%) Classic ASP
17 20 (9.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (29.72%) Computer Science
2 34 (16.04%) Public Cloud
3 27 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (12.74%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (11.79%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.25%) User Experience
6 6 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.89%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.94%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.94%) PKI
9 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (31.13%) Windows
2 41 (19.34%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.77%) Linux
4 6 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (54.25%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.21%) MVC
3 71 (33.49%) Web Development
4 53 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 47 (22.17%) Performance Tuning
6 40 (18.87%) DevOps
7 35 (16.51%) TDD
8 32 (15.09%) Scrum
9 31 (14.62%) Migration
9 31 (14.62%) Software Engineering
10 26 (12.26%) ITIL
11 25 (11.79%) B2B
11 25 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (11.32%) EAI
13 22 (10.38%) Open Source
13 22 (10.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 20 (9.43%) BDD
14 20 (9.43%) PRINCE2
15 19 (8.96%) Server Building
16 17 (8.02%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 129 (60.85%) C#
2 74 (34.91%) JavaScript
3 51 (24.06%) PowerShell
4 41 (19.34%) SQL
5 23 (10.85%) Python
6 22 (10.38%) PL/SQL
7 21 (9.91%) PHP
8 19 (8.96%) Bash Shell
8 19 (8.96%) Perl
9 9 (4.25%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.36%) Java
10 5 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.36%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.42%) VB
11 3 (1.42%) VB6
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (56.13%) Degree
3 91 (42.92%) MCAD
4 63 (29.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (22.64%) MCP
6 44 (20.75%) MCTS
7 23 (10.85%) MCPD
8 21 (9.91%) MCSE
9 13 (6.13%) MCSA
10 11 (5.19%) Master's Degree
11 6 (2.83%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.47%) CCNA
14 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.47%) HND
14 1 (0.47%) MCITP
14 1 (0.47%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.60%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.79%) Hyper-V
3 22 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (14.62%) Opscode Chef
1 31 (14.62%) Puppet
2 20 (9.43%) SCCM
3 8 (3.77%) Terraform
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 175 (82.55%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.75%) Oracle
3 23 (10.85%) VMware
4 5 (2.36%) Google
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco
5 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.94%) Apple
6 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.47%) Alterian
7 1 (0.47%) Dell
7 1 (0.47%) EMC
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) iManage
7 1 (0.47%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.47%) NetApp
7 1 (0.47%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.47%) SAP
7 1 (0.47%) Splunk