Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1034 1049 1054
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 64 137 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.080% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60 102 118
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% +34.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £34,425 £30,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.43% -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 35,397 40,945 42,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.78% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,374 30,885 33,583
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -

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 June 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 14 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 June 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 +31 54 £49,750 -9.55% 8
UK excluding London +64 35 £46,000 +31.43% 2
London +24 24 £62,500 +4.17% 6
Scotland +22 9 £52,000 -
East of England +67 8 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North of England +29 8 £45,000 +5.88%
Midlands +43 5 £64,250 +114.17%
North West +36 5 £45,000 +44.00%
West Midlands +33 3 £52,500 -12.50%
South West +18 3 £49,500 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +26 2 £76,000 +153.33%
North East +24 2 £47,500 +3.26%
South East +20 2 £42,250 +12.67%
Yorkshire -9 1 £37,500 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 43 (67.19%) SQL
4 42 (65.63%) .NET
5 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
6 36 (56.25%) C#
6 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 24 (37.50%) Degree
9 23 (35.94%) QA
10 22 (34.38%) MVC
11 21 (32.81%) MCTS
11 21 (32.81%) MCAD
12 20 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
14 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
15 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
15 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
15 17 (26.56%) Entity Framework
15 17 (26.56%) Windows
16 16 (25.00%) Office 365
16 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (23.44%) Relational Database
17 15 (23.44%) Line Management
17 15 (23.44%) Mentoring
17 15 (23.44%) .NET Core
17 15 (23.44%) Collaborative Working
17 15 (23.44%) Scrum
17 15 (23.44%) OO
17 15 (23.44%) CSS

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 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.38%) IIS
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 34 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (25.00%) Office 365
3 9 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.13%) IaaS
4 2 (3.13%) iPaaS
4 2 (3.13%) PaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.13%) PowerApps
4 2 (3.13%) SaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) DHCP
1 2 (3.13%) DNS
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) SAN
1 2 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) NAS
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) QlikView
3 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) Power BI
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (18.75%) Moq
3 12 (18.75%) NUnit
4 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.25%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.56%) JMeter
6 1 (1.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (54.69%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 16 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 14 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (17.19%) Architect
5 11 (17.19%) Software Developer
6 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 10 (15.63%) SQL Developer
7 8 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Systems Architect
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Systems Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Leader
10 4 (6.25%) Analyst
10 4 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
11 3 (4.69%) Hardware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (65.63%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
3 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
3 17 (26.56%) Entity Framework
4 16 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (23.44%) .NET Core
5 15 (23.44%) CSS
6 14 (21.88%) HTML
7 10 (15.63%) Web Services
8 8 (12.50%) Middleware
8 8 (12.50%) RESTful
9 5 (7.81%) HTML5
9 5 (7.81%) jQuery
9 5 (7.81%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (6.25%) ADO
10 4 (6.25%) Classic ASP
11 3 (4.69%) Unity DI Container
11 3 (4.69%) WCF
11 3 (4.69%) XML
11 3 (4.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) User Experience
2 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) MVC
3 20 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (23.44%) Collaborative Working
4 15 (23.44%) Line Management
4 15 (23.44%) Mentoring
4 15 (23.44%) OO
4 15 (23.44%) Scrum
5 14 (21.88%) Migration
6 12 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
6 12 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
6 12 (18.75%) OOD
6 12 (18.75%) TDD
6 12 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 11 (17.19%) DevOps
7 11 (17.19%) Microservices
8 9 (14.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (12.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (67.19%) SQL
2 36 (56.25%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
4 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.25%) VB
7 4 (6.25%) VB6
7 4 (6.25%) VBScript
8 3 (4.69%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.13%) Java
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (37.50%) Degree
3 21 (32.81%) MCAD
3 21 (32.81%) MCTS
4 9 (14.06%) MCSA
5 6 (9.38%) MCPD
6 4 (6.25%) MCITP
6 4 (6.25%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) CCNA
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.13%) CITP
7 2 (3.13%) MCP
7 2 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (35.94%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Docker
2 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) RedGate
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Infor
5 2 (3.13%) Nintex
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.56%) Brocade
6 1 (1.56%) F5
6 1 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) Juniper