Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1013 1031 1100
Rank change year-on-year +18 +69 -452
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 168 218 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 148 184 207
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £84,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43229 52976 59851
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33263 42826 47493
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 11 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 18 August 2017. 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 +10 153 £40,000 - 4
UK excluding London +1 82 £40,000 +5.26% 3
London +60 77 £47,500 +11.76% 1
South East +88 32 £67,500 +42.11% 2
Midlands +7 27 £37,500 +74.42%
West Midlands -10 27 £37,500 +74.42%
East of England +17 18 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Scotland - 7 £36,250 -
North of England -12 5 £40,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +19 3 £40,000 -10.11%
North West -22 3 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (69.64%) Microsoft
3 106 (63.10%) C#
4 101 (60.12%) .NET
5 84 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 84 (50.00%) Degree
6 80 (47.62%) SQL Server
7 74 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (42.26%) MVC
9 60 (35.71%) .NET Framework
10 58 (34.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 58 (34.52%) MCAD
11 57 (33.93%) JavaScript
11 57 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
12 56 (33.33%) Windows
13 45 (26.79%) Web Development
14 43 (25.60%) PowerShell
14 43 (25.60%) MCP
15 42 (25.00%) Windows Server
16 40 (23.81%) HTML
16 40 (23.81%) jQuery
17 38 (22.62%) CSS
18 37 (22.02%) AngularJS
19 36 (21.43%) MCTS
20 35 (20.83%) Active Directory
21 34 (20.24%) KnockoutJS
22 33 (19.64%) TDD
23 30 (17.86%) Scrum
23 30 (17.86%) NUnit
23 30 (17.86%) Computer Science

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 22 (13.10%) IIS
1 22 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (6.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (5.95%) Umbraco
5 8 (4.76%) CMS
5 8 (4.76%) EPiServer
5 8 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.98%) WordPress
7 4 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.79%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.79%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 57 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (17.86%) Office 365
3 13 (7.74%) IaaS
3 13 (7.74%) PaaS
4 6 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.98%) Dropbox
6 4 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.38%) Google Drive
7 3 (1.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.60%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.36%) Firewall
1 9 (5.36%) LAN
1 9 (5.36%) Network Security
1 9 (5.36%) VPN
1 9 (5.36%) WAN
2 7 (4.17%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.19%) OLAP
9 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.60%) Big Data
10 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.60%) Impala
Development Applications
1 30 (17.86%) Moq
1 30 (17.86%) NUnit
2 24 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 20 (11.90%) Visual Studio
4 11 (6.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.17%) gulp
6 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (1.79%) MSI
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 24 (14.29%) Games
2 14 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (1.79%) Advertising
3 3 (1.79%) Back Office
3 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (57.74%) Developer
2 58 (34.52%) .NET Developer
3 32 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 29 (17.26%) Junior
4 29 (17.26%) Junior Developer
5 27 (16.07%) Graduate
5 27 (16.07%) Graduate Developer
5 27 (16.07%) Junior .NET Developer
6 26 (15.48%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 24 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (14.29%) Games Developer
7 24 (14.29%) Graduate Games Developer
7 24 (14.29%) Junior Games Developer
8 16 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 14 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
9 14 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (8.33%) Consultant
10 13 (7.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (60.12%) .NET
2 84 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 60 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 58 (34.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 40 (23.81%) HTML
5 40 (23.81%) jQuery
6 38 (22.62%) CSS
7 37 (22.02%) AngularJS
8 34 (20.24%) KnockoutJS
9 28 (16.67%) XML
10 27 (16.07%) XSLT
11 25 (14.88%) LINQ
12 24 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 24 (14.29%) NHibernate
13 21 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 18 (10.71%) HTML5
14 18 (10.71%) Web Services
15 15 (8.93%) Entity Framework
16 14 (8.33%) DHTML
16 14 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 23 (13.69%) Data Centre
3 21 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 16 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.79%) User Experience
9 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.33%) Windows
2 42 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.57%) Linux
5 3 (1.79%) Android
5 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.26%) MVC
3 45 (26.79%) Web Development
4 33 (19.64%) TDD
5 30 (17.86%) Scrum
6 27 (16.07%) BDD
6 27 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
7 24 (14.29%) Kanban
7 24 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 22 (13.10%) DevOps
9 19 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.31%) Presales
10 15 (8.93%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.33%) B2B
11 14 (8.33%) EAI
11 14 (8.33%) Migration
11 14 (8.33%) Open Source
12 13 (7.74%) Server Building
13 12 (7.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 106 (63.10%) C#
2 57 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 43 (25.60%) PowerShell
4 26 (15.48%) SQL
5 23 (13.69%) Python
6 14 (8.33%) PHP
7 13 (7.74%) Bash Shell
7 13 (7.74%) Perl
8 9 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.76%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 168 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (50.00%) Degree
3 58 (34.52%) MCAD
4 43 (25.60%) MCP
5 36 (21.43%) MCTS
6 29 (17.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (13.69%) MCSE
8 17 (10.12%) MCSA
9 8 (4.76%) MCPD
10 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.38%) MCITP
12 3 (1.79%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.79%) VCDX
13 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.60%) CCA
14 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.60%) HND
14 1 (0.60%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
2 5 (2.98%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.88%) Hyper-V
2 25 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.79%) vCloud
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (13.69%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (13.69%) Puppet
2 14 (8.33%) SCCM
3 6 (3.57%) Terraform
4 3 (1.79%) vRealize
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 117 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.48%) VMware
3 19 (11.31%) Oracle
4 8 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.57%) Cisco
6 5 (2.98%) Google
7 3 (1.79%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.19%) Apple
8 2 (1.19%) EMC
8 2 (1.19%) HP
8 2 (1.19%) NetApp
8 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.60%) Dell
9 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.60%) Xamarin