Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1013 1110 1032
Rank change year-on-year +97 -78 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 65 63 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.038% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.16% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 152
UK median annual salary £49,500 £62,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.80% +47.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33,900 £23,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%

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 32,627 39,299 43,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.60% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 29,169 33,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 13 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 22 September 2019. 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 +84 58 £49,750 -20.40% 7
London +101 31 £50,000 -28.57% 3
UK excluding London +62 30 £45,000 +5.88% 5
East of England +76 8 £38,500 -18.95% 1
Midlands +28 6 £62,500 +38.89% 2
West Midlands +34 5 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Scotland +17 5 £41,850 +28.77% 1
North of England +3 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South West - 5 £45,000 -
North West - 4 £45,000 - 1
South East +11 1 £42,500 +49.12%
Yorkshire -10 1 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (86.15%) Microsoft
3 49 (75.38%) SQL
4 44 (67.69%) .NET
5 42 (64.62%) SQL Server
6 33 (50.77%) C#
6 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (47.69%) Azure
8 24 (36.92%) Windows
9 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
10 20 (30.77%) Mentoring
11 19 (29.23%) MVC
12 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
12 17 (26.15%) Degree
12 17 (26.15%) QA
13 16 (24.62%) .NET Core
13 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
14 15 (23.08%) CSS
14 15 (23.08%) HTML
14 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (21.54%) Entity Framework
15 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
16 13 (20.00%) Sitecore
16 13 (20.00%) RESTful
16 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (20.00%) Scrum
17 12 (18.46%) MCTS
17 12 (18.46%) MCAD
17 12 (18.46%) OO
17 12 (18.46%) Microservices

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 11 (16.92%) IIS
2 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.08%) CMS
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 31 (47.69%) Azure
2 11 (16.92%) Office 365
3 8 (12.31%) AWS
4 3 (4.62%) PaaS
4 3 (4.62%) SaaS
5 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) DHCP
1 4 (6.15%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) Skype
2 2 (3.08%) VoIP
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (64.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.85%) Moq
2 9 (13.85%) NUnit
3 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.23%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.54%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) Selenium
7 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
1 4 (6.15%) Law
1 4 (6.15%) Legal
2 3 (4.62%) Games
2 3 (4.62%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 17 (26.15%) .NET Developer
4 13 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (16.92%) Architect
6 10 (15.38%) Analyst
7 8 (12.31%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (12.31%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
7 8 (12.31%) SQL Developer
8 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (9.23%) .NET Team Leader
9 6 (9.23%) Systems Architect
9 6 (9.23%) Team Leader
9 6 (9.23%) Web Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Azure Developer
10 4 (6.15%) C# Web Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (67.69%) .NET
2 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
3 16 (24.62%) .NET Core
3 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
4 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (23.08%) CSS
4 15 (23.08%) HTML
5 14 (21.54%) Entity Framework
6 13 (20.00%) RESTful
7 8 (12.31%) Middleware
8 7 (10.77%) Web Services
9 6 (9.23%) ADO
9 6 (9.23%) Classic ASP
10 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 5 (7.69%) WCF
11 4 (6.15%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (6.15%) React
11 4 (6.15%) XSLT
12 3 (4.62%) jQuery
12 3 (4.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.62%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) VMS
4 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 19 (29.23%) MVC
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (20.00%) Scrum
5 12 (18.46%) Microservices
5 12 (18.46%) OO
6 10 (15.38%) Migration
6 10 (15.38%) TDD
7 9 (13.85%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (13.85%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (13.85%) DevOps
7 9 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (13.85%) Line Management
7 9 (13.85%) OOD
8 8 (12.31%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (12.31%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (12.31%) Computer Security
8 8 (12.31%) Project Planning
8 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 49 (75.38%) SQL
2 33 (50.77%) C#
3 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
5 8 (12.31%) T-SQL
6 6 (9.23%) VB
6 6 (9.23%) VB6
6 6 (9.23%) VBScript
7 5 (7.69%) PHP
7 5 (7.69%) Python
7 5 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.54%) Java
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (26.15%) Degree
3 12 (18.46%) MCAD
3 12 (18.46%) MCTS
4 11 (16.92%) MCSA
5 8 (12.31%) MCP
6 5 (7.69%) CCNA
6 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.69%) MCPD
7 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.08%) MCITP
7 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.08%) PMP
8 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.15%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Docker
2 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (86.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco
3 6 (9.23%) RedGate
4 4 (6.15%) iManage
4 4 (6.15%) Intapp
5 3 (4.62%) Xamarin
6 2 (3.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.54%) Anaplan
7 1 (1.54%) Brocade
7 1 (1.54%) EMC
7 1 (1.54%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) Juniper