Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 701 985 1120
Rank change year-on-year +284 +135 -100
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 8 74 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.055% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.071% 0.24% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 4 78 26
Median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.00% +60.26% -17.89%
10th Percentile £38,852 £39,273 £25,375
90th Percentile £55,750 £73,750 £61,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +10.02%

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 11,308 30,240 38,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.57% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,623 22,361 28,325
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 24 November 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 7 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 24 November 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
UK excluding London +258 7 £47,500 -5.00% 2
England +286 5 £47,500 -20.83% 3
North of England +142 4 £47,500 -17.39%
North West +116 3 £47,500 -17.39%
Wales - 3 - -
London +189 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £35,682 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Azure
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (37.50%) .NET Core
5 3 (37.50%) Strategic Thinking
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Vue.js
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Node.js
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) User Experience
5 3 (37.50%) React
5 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (37.50%) Sitecore

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 3 (37.50%) CMS
1 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Azure
2 4 (50.00%) AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
General
1 3 (37.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Lead Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Lead Software Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (25.00%) Angular Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (25.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Core
2 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (37.50%) Node.js
2 3 (37.50%) React
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
2 3 (37.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) CCTV
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) Commercial Awareness
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Strategic Thinking
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ArchiMate
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCPD
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Google
2 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) VMware