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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
Rank 801 853 830
Rank change year-on-year +52 -23  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 59 103 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.36% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 52 83 127
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -19.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £29,025
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
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 £68,800 £71,000
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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +64 59 £42,500 - 3
London +81 37 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +13 9 £37,500 - 1
East of England +23 5 £42,500 +68.31% 1
City of London +48 4 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £40,000 -22.33%
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Hatfield - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +25 3 £40,000 -22.33%
South West +14 3 £42,000 -1.17%
Warwick +21 2 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Coventry +15 2 £92,500 +146.66%
Warwickshire +11 2 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Staffordshire +9 2 £33,750 +56.97%
Stafford -3 2 £33,750 +56.97%
North West -12 2 £40,000 +9.58%
Worcestershire - 2 £21,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Wigan - 2 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 £40,000 -
Worcester - 2 £21,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £40,000 -
Manchester - 2 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £40,000 -
South East +46 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Ipswich +32 1 £42,500 +49.12%
Suffolk +28 1 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Birmingham +16 1 £70,000 +75.00%
Somerset -12 1 £42,000 -2.32%

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (64.10%) .NET
3 71 (60.68%) C#
4 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 58 (49.57%) ASP.NET
6 53 (45.30%) SQL Server
6 53 (45.30%) MVC
6 53 (45.30%) Degree
7 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (37.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 37 (31.62%) .NET Framework
9 36 (30.77%) Scrum
9 36 (30.77%) MCAD
10 35 (29.91%) JavaScript
11 31 (26.50%) HTML
11 31 (26.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (25.64%) MS Excel
12 30 (25.64%) MCTS
13 29 (24.79%) MCP
13 29 (24.79%) CSS
14 28 (23.93%) SQL
14 28 (23.93%) Kanban
15 27 (23.08%) TDD
15 27 (23.08%) Web Application Development
16 26 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
16 26 (22.22%) Moq
16 26 (22.22%) BDD
16 26 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 26 (22.22%) NUnit

MCSD
Top Related 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 20 (17.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.55%) CMS
3 5 (4.27%) IIS
3 5 (4.27%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.27%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.42%) SAS
5 3 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.71%) Drupal
6 2 (1.71%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.71%) WordPress
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (25.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (18.80%) Office 365
3 21 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.98%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.56%) SaaS
6 2 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.71%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.85%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.85%) G Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) PaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) Firewall
2 6 (5.13%) LAN
2 6 (5.13%) WAN
3 3 (2.56%) Internet
4 2 (1.71%) HTTP
5 1 (0.85%) IPsec
5 1 (0.85%) MQTT
5 1 (0.85%) Network Security
5 1 (0.85%) Skype
5 1 (0.85%) SMTP
5 1 (0.85%) SSL
5 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.85%) VPN
5 1 (0.85%) Wireless
5 1 (0.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (45.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (26.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 11 (9.40%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.84%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.42%) Big Data
5 4 (3.42%) MS Access
6 3 (2.56%) MySQL
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (22.22%) Moq
1 26 (22.22%) NUnit
1 26 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 26 (22.22%) Finance
1 26 (22.22%) Games
2 10 (8.55%) Law
3 4 (3.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.56%) Back Office
4 3 (2.56%) Legal
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Billing
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (56.41%) Developer
2 49 (41.88%) .NET Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Junior
3 28 (23.93%) Junior .NET Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Junior Developer
4 26 (22.22%) Games Developer
4 26 (22.22%) Graduate Games Developer
4 26 (22.22%) Junior Games Developer
5 21 (17.95%) C# Developer
6 17 (14.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (13.68%) Consultant
8 15 (12.82%) Architect
9 12 (10.26%) Azure Consultant
10 10 (8.55%) Cloud Consultant
10 10 (8.55%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.69%) Software Engineer
11 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (64.10%) .NET
2 58 (49.57%) ASP.NET
3 44 (37.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (31.62%) .NET Framework
5 31 (26.50%) HTML
6 29 (24.79%) CSS
7 26 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 26 (22.22%) LINQ
7 26 (22.22%) NHibernate
8 22 (18.80%) XML
9 20 (17.09%) Web Services
10 17 (14.53%) jQuery
11 11 (9.40%) XSLT
12 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (8.55%) HTML5
12 10 (8.55%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (7.69%) WCF
14 6 (5.13%) Backbone.js
15 5 (4.27%) .NET Core
15 5 (4.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Blog
8 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.09%) Windows
2 16 (13.68%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.71%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.30%) MVC
2 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (30.77%) Scrum
4 28 (23.93%) Kanban
5 27 (23.08%) TDD
5 27 (23.08%) Web Application Development
6 26 (22.22%) BDD
7 18 (15.38%) OO
7 18 (15.38%) Presales
8 14 (11.97%) SDLC
8 14 (11.97%) Web Development
9 13 (11.11%) SOA
9 13 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 12 (10.26%) ITIL
11 11 (9.40%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.40%) Wealth Management
12 10 (8.55%) Project Management
12 10 (8.55%) Release Management
13 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (6.84%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 71 (60.68%) C#
2 35 (29.91%) JavaScript
3 28 (23.93%) SQL
4 13 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.55%) VB.NET
6 9 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.98%) XPath
8 5 (4.27%) C++
9 4 (3.42%) PHP
9 4 (3.42%) VBA
10 3 (2.56%) Python
11 2 (1.71%) Java
11 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) C
12 1 (0.85%) Go
12 1 (0.85%) R
12 1 (0.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.85%) VB
12 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (45.30%) Degree
3 36 (30.77%) MCAD
4 30 (25.64%) MCTS
5 29 (24.79%) MCP
6 17 (14.53%) MCSE
7 14 (11.97%) MCSA
8 8 (6.84%) MCITP
9 7 (5.98%) AWS Certification
10 5 (4.27%) VCDX
11 4 (3.42%) MCPD
12 3 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.71%) CITP
13 2 (1.71%) ISEB
13 2 (1.71%) OCP
14 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.85%) CCA
14 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.27%) vCloud
4 2 (1.71%) Docker
4 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) vRealize
2 1 (0.85%) Nagios
2 1 (0.85%) Oozie
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.66%) VMware
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) Alterian
4 4 (3.42%) Cisco
4 4 (3.42%) Computacenter
5 3 (2.56%) HP
5 3 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.71%) EMC
6 2 (1.71%) Hitachi
6 2 (1.71%) NetApp
6 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) Meraki
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits + MCSD training + career
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
ComputaCenter
Salary: Package
Posted: 11 days ago
South East London
EY
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago