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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1177 982 759
Rank change year-on-year -195 -223 +300
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 37 43 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.086% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 14
10th Percentile £62,875 £40,500 £35,763
25th Percentile £64,500 £41,250 £40,195
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +56.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £95,625 £65,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £66,050 £71,875
UK excluding London median annual salary - £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -3.16% +5.56%

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 43,210 25,602 13,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 22.07% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 14,667 10,229
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,889 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 3 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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -137 37 £78,250 +75.84% 4
London -139 37 £78,250 +21.32% 3
Work from Home -192 27 £78,250 +20.38% 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
3 30 (81.08%) .NET
4 28 (75.68%) Degree
5 27 (72.97%) Azure
6 26 (70.27%) Agile
7 22 (59.46%) .NET Framework
8 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (56.76%) MVC
8 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
9 20 (54.05%) Social Skills
10 18 (48.65%) DevOps
10 18 (48.65%) MCPD
11 16 (43.24%) C#
12 15 (40.54%) TDD
12 15 (40.54%) Scrum
12 15 (40.54%) CI/CD
13 13 (35.14%) Games
13 13 (35.14%) Finance
13 13 (35.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 11 (29.73%) Azure Certification
14 11 (29.73%) Sitecore
14 11 (29.73%) Web Services
14 11 (29.73%) MCSE
14 11 (29.73%) CRM
15 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
15 10 (27.03%) React
16 9 (24.32%) SDLC
16 9 (24.32%) REST
16 9 (24.32%) AngularJS

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 7 (18.92%) CMS
2 6 (16.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (13.51%) Confluence
3 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (72.97%) Azure
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (13.51%) GCP
3 5 (13.51%) Power Platform
4 4 (10.81%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) Azure App Service
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (5.41%) Power Automate
5 2 (5.41%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.51%) Power BI
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 20 (54.05%) Social Skills
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Games
2 13 (35.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 5 (13.51%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Advertising
5 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Senior Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Agile .NET Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Agile Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Azure Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Consultant
5 7 (18.92%) Project Consultant
5 7 (18.92%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (16.22%) Lead Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Development Manager
7 5 (13.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Lead .NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Senior Agile Developer
8 2 (5.41%) CRM Developer
9 1 (2.70%) DevOps Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Lead DevOps
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) .NET Framework
3 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET
3 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 10 (27.03%) React
6 9 (24.32%) .NET Core
6 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
6 9 (24.32%) REST
7 8 (21.62%) Ajax
7 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (21.62%) Entity Framework
7 8 (21.62%) HTML
7 8 (21.62%) RESTful
7 8 (21.62%) WCF
8 6 (16.22%) Dapper ORM
8 6 (16.22%) jQuery
8 6 (16.22%) NHibernate
8 6 (16.22%) StructureMap
8 6 (16.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile
2 21 (56.76%) MVC
3 18 (48.65%) DevOps
4 15 (40.54%) CI/CD
4 15 (40.54%) Scrum
4 15 (40.54%) TDD
5 11 (29.73%) CRM
6 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
6 9 (24.32%) SDLC
7 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
7 8 (21.62%) Data Modelling
7 8 (21.62%) OOP
7 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Web Development
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 6 (16.22%) Content Management
9 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
9 6 (16.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (75.68%) Degree
3 18 (48.65%) MCPD
4 11 (29.73%) Azure Certification
4 11 (29.73%) MCSE
5 8 (21.62%) MCSA
6 7 (18.92%) MCITP
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Sitecore
3 5 (13.51%) Google
4 2 (5.41%) RedGate
4 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com