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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 843 860
Rank change year-on-year +41 +17  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 63 107 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 57 83 117
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -19.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £77,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% -22.85%  

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 21222 28300 30510
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.67% 27.27% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16708 22791 23836
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 30 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 27 April 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 +49 63 £40,000 -1.23% 6
London +75 35 £50,000 +17.64%
East of England +27 10 £37,500 +31.57% 1
West Midlands 0 8 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Suffolk +25 6 £37,500 +31.57% 1
South East +63 5 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Maidstone - 5 £40,000 -
Kent - 5 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +21 4 £40,000 -22.33%
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Stowmarket - 4 £37,500 - 1
Hatfield - 4 - -
City of London +38 3 £45,000 -42.12%
West Yorkshire +18 3 £40,000 -22.33%
Ipswich +29 2 £42,500 +49.12%
Warwick +13 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Warwickshire +4 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Staffordshire +2 2 £33,750 +56.97%
Stafford -9 2 £33,750 +56.97%
North West -19 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Manchester -27 2 £40,000 +14.28%
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
Worcester - 2 £21,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £21,000 -
Wigan - 2 £40,000 -
Shropshire +9 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Telford +2 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South West +1 1 £42,000 +3.70% 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (65.05%) .NET
3 63 (61.17%) C#
4 53 (51.46%) Microsoft
5 52 (50.49%) ASP.NET
6 50 (48.54%) SQL Server
6 50 (48.54%) MVC
7 48 (46.60%) Degree
8 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (38.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 37 (35.92%) .NET Framework
10 36 (34.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 33 (32.04%) Scrum
11 33 (32.04%) MCP
11 33 (32.04%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (29.13%) MCAD
13 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
13 29 (28.16%) Kanban
14 28 (27.18%) MCTS
14 28 (27.18%) Web Application Development
15 27 (26.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 27 (26.21%) TDD
15 27 (26.21%) NUnit
15 27 (26.21%) NHibernate
15 27 (26.21%) LINQ
15 27 (26.21%) Rhino Mocks
15 27 (26.21%) Moq
15 27 (26.21%) BDD
15 27 (26.21%) Games
16 22 (21.36%) Windows

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 (14.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.83%) CMS
3 5 (4.85%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.88%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.91%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.91%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.94%) Drupal
6 2 (1.94%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.94%) WordPress
7 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (34.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (20.39%) Office 365
3 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.77%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) Dropbox
5 2 (1.94%) GitHub
5 2 (1.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.97%) G Suite
6 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.97%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.97%) IaaS
6 1 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) Firewall
2 6 (5.83%) LAN
2 6 (5.83%) WAN
3 5 (4.85%) Network Security
3 5 (4.85%) VPN
4 3 (2.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) HTTP
5 1 (0.97%) IPsec
5 1 (0.97%) MQTT
5 1 (0.97%) Skype
5 1 (0.97%) SMTP
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (48.54%) SQL Server
2 33 (32.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.88%) Big Data
5 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.91%) MySQL
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.94%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.94%) Impala
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.97%) Redis
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (26.21%) Moq
1 27 (26.21%) NUnit
1 27 (26.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 27 (26.21%) Games
2 16 (15.53%) Finance
3 9 (8.74%) Law
4 3 (2.91%) Advertising
4 3 (2.91%) Back Office
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
4 3 (2.91%) Marketing
4 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (60.19%) Developer
2 48 (46.60%) .NET Developer
3 29 (28.16%) Graduate
3 29 (28.16%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 29 (28.16%) Graduate Developer
3 29 (28.16%) Junior
3 29 (28.16%) Junior Developer
4 28 (27.18%) Junior .NET Developer
5 27 (26.21%) Games Developer
5 27 (26.21%) Graduate Games Developer
5 27 (26.21%) Junior Games Developer
6 18 (17.48%) C# Developer
7 16 (15.53%) Consultant
8 15 (14.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (10.68%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (9.71%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (8.74%) Cloud Consultant
12 8 (7.77%) Software Engineer
13 7 (6.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (65.05%) .NET
2 52 (50.49%) ASP.NET
3 40 (38.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (35.92%) .NET Framework
5 27 (26.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 27 (26.21%) LINQ
5 27 (26.21%) NHibernate
6 18 (17.48%) HTML
7 16 (15.53%) CSS
8 15 (14.56%) jQuery
8 15 (14.56%) XML
9 13 (12.62%) Web Services
10 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (7.77%) AngularJS
11 8 (7.77%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (6.80%) HTML5
12 7 (6.80%) XSLT
13 6 (5.83%) .NET Core
14 4 (3.88%) CSS3
15 3 (2.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.83%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.85%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Blog
6 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.97%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) Windows
2 20 (19.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) Android
4 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (48.54%) MVC
2 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.04%) Scrum
4 29 (28.16%) Kanban
5 28 (27.18%) Web Application Development
6 27 (26.21%) BDD
6 27 (26.21%) TDD
7 15 (14.56%) Presales
8 12 (11.65%) ITIL
8 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.68%) OO
10 9 (8.74%) Web Development
11 8 (7.77%) Project Management
11 8 (7.77%) SDLC
12 7 (6.80%) Wealth Management
13 6 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.83%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (5.83%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 6 (5.83%) MVVM
13 6 (5.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.17%) C#
2 29 (28.16%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.53%) SQL
4 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.77%) Python
5 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.85%) XPath
7 4 (3.88%) PHP
7 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.94%) Java
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) C++
9 1 (0.97%) Go
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (46.60%) Degree
3 33 (32.04%) MCP
4 30 (29.13%) MCAD
5 28 (27.18%) MCTS
6 19 (18.45%) MCSA
7 17 (16.50%) MCSE
8 8 (7.77%) MCITP
9 6 (5.83%) AWS Certification
10 5 (4.85%) VCDX
11 3 (2.91%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.94%) CCA
12 2 (1.94%) CITP
12 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.94%) ISEB
12 2 (1.94%) MCPD
12 2 (1.94%) OCP
13 1 (0.97%) MOS
13 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) COBIT
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.85%) vCloud
5 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.97%) Docker
6 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) vRealize
2 2 (1.94%) Oozie
3 1 (0.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (51.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.42%) VMware
3 5 (4.85%) Cisco
4 4 (3.88%) Computacenter
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle
5 3 (2.91%) HP
5 3 (2.91%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.94%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.94%) EMC
6 2 (1.94%) Google
6 2 (1.94%) NetApp
6 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.97%) Meraki
7 1 (0.97%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) Xamarin
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary negotiable on experience + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Cognizant
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago