Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 977 1108 1014
Rank change year-on-year +131 -94 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 77 40 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.025% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 73 26 174
UK median annual salary £62,500 £41,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.60% -12.63% +35.71%
10th Percentile £38,785 £25,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £61,875 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £40,900
% change year-on-year +6.80% +25.92% +16.86%

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 29,709 37,712 43,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 23.73% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22,014 27,740 33,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +142 69 £65,000 +26.21% 8
London +109 37 £72,500 +31.82% 4
UK excluding London +115 33 £55,000 +6.80% 4
North of England +44 10 £65,000 +18.18%
Midlands +40 9 £72,500 +61.11% 1
North West - 9 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £72,500 - 1
South West - 5 £45,000 -
South East +45 4 £60,000 +144.90% 2
West Midlands +28 3 £72,500 +61.11%
Scotland +12 3 £48,500 +14.79%
East of England +63 2 £43,500 -15.53% 1
Yorkshire +15 1 £39,000 -29.09%

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (89.61%) Microsoft
3 52 (67.53%) SQL
4 49 (63.64%) .NET
5 47 (61.04%) SQL Server
5 47 (61.04%) C#
6 43 (55.84%) Azure
7 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
8 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (46.75%) HTML
9 36 (46.75%) CSS
10 34 (44.16%) Mentoring
11 27 (35.06%) Python
12 25 (32.47%) VMS
12 25 (32.47%) PHP
12 25 (32.47%) RESTful
12 25 (32.47%) Sitecore
13 24 (31.17%) DevOps
14 23 (29.87%) AWS
15 20 (25.97%) Process Improvement
15 20 (25.97%) API Integration
15 20 (25.97%) Windows
16 17 (22.08%) Degree
17 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
17 15 (19.48%) SCCM
18 14 (18.18%) MVC
18 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
19 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
20 11 (14.29%) Office 365
20 11 (14.29%) Active Directory

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 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 43 (55.84%) Azure
2 23 (29.87%) AWS
3 11 (14.29%) Office 365
4 10 (12.99%) PaaS
5 8 (10.39%) IaaS
5 8 (10.39%) SaaS
6 6 (7.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) DHCP
1 3 (3.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) Skype
2 2 (2.60%) VoIP
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (61.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.30%) Big Data
7 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.19%) Moq
2 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.90%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (2.60%) JIRA
5 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.30%) JMeter
5 1 (1.30%) Postman
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
1 7 (9.09%) Law
2 6 (7.79%) Legal
3 3 (3.90%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 10 (12.99%) .NET Team Leader
4 10 (12.99%) Development Manager
4 10 (12.99%) Lead Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Development Manager
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Architect
6 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Lead .NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Azure Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 36 (46.75%) CSS
2 36 (46.75%) HTML
3 25 (32.47%) RESTful
4 14 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 7 (9.09%) jQuery
7 7 (9.09%) WCF
7 7 (9.09%) XML
8 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
8 6 (7.79%) Web Services
9 5 (6.49%) .NET Core
9 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (6.49%) Classic ASP
9 5 (6.49%) XSLT
10 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (5.19%) React
10 4 (5.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.60%) User Experience
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) VMS
2 20 (25.97%) Windows
3 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.16%) Mentoring
3 24 (31.17%) DevOps
4 20 (25.97%) API Integration
4 20 (25.97%) Process Improvement
5 14 (18.18%) MVC
6 9 (11.69%) OO
6 9 (11.69%) TDD
7 8 (10.39%) Scrum
8 7 (9.09%) ITIL
8 7 (9.09%) Migration
8 7 (9.09%) Web Development
9 6 (7.79%) Content Management
9 6 (7.79%) Presales
10 5 (6.49%) Analytics
10 5 (6.49%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (6.49%) Microservices
11 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.19%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (5.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (67.53%) SQL
2 47 (61.04%) C#
3 42 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 27 (35.06%) Python
5 25 (32.47%) PHP
6 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.90%) Java
8 3 (3.90%) VB
8 3 (3.90%) VB6
8 3 (3.90%) VBScript
9 2 (2.60%) C++
9 2 (2.60%) XPath
10 1 (1.30%) C
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (22.08%) Degree
3 9 (11.69%) MCSA
4 7 (9.09%) MCP
5 6 (7.79%) MCAD
5 6 (7.79%) MCPD
5 6 (7.79%) MCTS
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.19%) CCNA
7 4 (5.19%) MCSE
8 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.30%) MCITP
9 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (89.61%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) EMC
4 4 (5.19%) iManage
4 4 (5.19%) Intapp
5 3 (3.90%) RedGate
6 1 (1.30%) Anaplan
6 1 (1.30%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) Xamarin