Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 780 1057 1083
Rank change year-on-year +277 +26 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 29 63 125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.043% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 31 66 94
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.56% +40.63%
10th Percentile £35,794 £34,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 16,475 35,489 42,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.31% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11,999 25,687 31,546
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,590 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,529
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.06% +4.77%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSD.

Salary trend for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSD over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 12 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 14 July 2020. 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 +248 27 £47,500 +5.56% 2
UK excluding London +224 25 £47,500 +5.56% 2
North of England +164 21 £47,500 +5.56%
North East +31 10 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +111 6 £40,339 +7.57%
North West +103 6 £57,500 +27.78%
London +169 3 £77,000 +31.62%
Midlands +106 2 £72,500 +12.84% 1
East Midlands +67 2 £72,500 -4.61%
Work from Home +52 2 £72,500 +61.11%
East of England +81 1 £75,000 +94.81% 1
Scotland +77 1 £37,000 -23.71%

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (62.07%) .NET
4 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
4 16 (55.17%) Sitecore
5 14 (48.28%) Azure
5 14 (48.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (48.28%) CMS
6 11 (37.93%) Office 365
6 11 (37.93%) AWS
7 10 (34.48%) Umbraco
7 10 (34.48%) EPiServer
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (34.48%) Content Management
7 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
7 10 (34.48%) Line Management
7 10 (34.48%) Software Delivery
8 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (31.03%) WAN
9 8 (27.59%) MCSE
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 8 (27.59%) C#
10 7 (24.14%) LAN
10 7 (24.14%) Firewall
11 6 (20.69%) Python
11 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
11 6 (20.69%) SCCM
12 5 (17.24%) AngularJS

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 14 (48.28%) CMS
1 14 (48.28%) Sitecore CMS
2 10 (34.48%) EPiServer
2 10 (34.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Azure
2 11 (37.93%) AWS
2 11 (37.93%) Office 365
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) VoIP
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
4 4 (13.79%) VLAN
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
4 4 (13.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) .NET Developer
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) CMS Developer
2 10 (34.48%) EPiServer Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Azure Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (13.79%) IT Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (6.90%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.90%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
3 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.24%) React
4 4 (13.79%) Node.js
4 4 (13.79%) Vue.js
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) CCTV
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.90%) VMS
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Content Management
1 10 (34.48%) Line Management
1 10 (34.48%) Software Delivery
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (6.90%) API Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.90%) Presales
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (27.59%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) MCPD
4 3 (10.34%) AWS Certification
4 3 (10.34%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.34%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) Sitecore
3 4 (13.79%) Google
3 4 (13.79%) VMware