Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 824 896 1071
Rank change year-on-year +72 +175 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 24 63 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.058% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 58 43
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,425 £38,020
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £65,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year -34.62% +26.21% +0.49%
75th Percentile £44,067 £73,750 £62,750
90th Percentile £46,350 " £75,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £65,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -34.62% +26.21% +37.33%

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 17,814 23,119 36,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 21.42% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 11,942 17,421 26,676
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,125 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%

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
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 23 April 2021. 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 +38 14 £42,500 -34.62% 5
England +66 10 £42,500 -34.62% 6
Work from Home -147 7 - - 2
Wales - 7 - -
South West -5 6 £42,500 -5.56% 2
London +105 3 £41,457 -42.82% 1
East of England +51 1 £40,000 -46.67% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 18 (75.00%) Azure
4 16 (66.67%) Web Development
5 14 (58.33%) DevOps
5 14 (58.33%) Software Delivery
5 14 (58.33%) Spring Boot
5 14 (58.33%) Finance
5 14 (58.33%) Advertising
5 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (58.33%) Spring
6 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
6 11 (45.83%) SLA
6 11 (45.83%) OpenShift
6 11 (45.83%) Microservices
6 11 (45.83%) Kubernetes
6 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
7 10 (41.67%) .NET
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) Line Management
9 5 (20.83%) GitHub
9 5 (20.83%) JIRA
9 5 (20.83%) Oracle
9 5 (20.83%) C++
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (12.50%) Break/Fix
11 3 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking

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 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (75.00%) Azure
2 11 (45.83%) OpenShift
3 5 (20.83%) GitHub
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Logic Apps
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.17%) Power Platform
4 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) Power BI
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (58.33%) Advertising
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) Java Developer
3 10 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 10 (41.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Lead Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Spring
1 14 (58.33%) Spring Boot
2 10 (41.67%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) Servlets
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) VLE
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) CCTV
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Web Development
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) DevOps
2 14 (58.33%) Scrum
2 14 (58.33%) Software Delivery
3 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
3 11 (45.83%) Microservices
4 7 (29.17%) Line Management
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.50%) Break/Fix
6 3 (12.50%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCDBA
2 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCAD
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle