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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 801 872
Rank change year-on-year 0 +71  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 69 112 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.43% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63 92 114
Median salary £40,000 £41,308 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% -8.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £100,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% -10.55%  

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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 27 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 23 June 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 +5 62 £40,000 -1.23% 4
London 0 29 £48,750 +2.63%
South East +61 13 £67,500 +22.72% 1
West Midlands +6 11 £40,000 +86.04% 1
Suffolk +12 9 £37,500 +31.57% 1
East of England +2 9 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Stowmarket - 8 £37,500 -
Surrey +40 6 £67,500 - 1
Staines - 6 £67,500 - 1
Maidstone - 4 £40,000 -
Kent - 4 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
Berkshire +30 3 £45,000 -35.71%
Staffordshire +15 3 £29,817 +38.68%
Birmingham +11 3 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £42,500 -
Coventry - 2 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £27,407 -
Reading +25 1 £45,000 -18.18%
City of London +16 1 - -
Warwick +11 1 £40,000 -
Shropshire +6 1 £35,000 +62.79%
Ipswich +2 1 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Telford -2 1 £35,000 +62.79%
Stafford -14 1 £45,000 +109.30%
Leamington Spa - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (63.57%) .NET
3 78 (60.47%) C#
4 74 (57.36%) Microsoft
5 65 (50.39%) ASP.NET
6 63 (48.84%) SQL Server
7 60 (46.51%) Degree
8 59 (45.74%) MVC
9 58 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (36.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 45 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 45 (34.88%) .NET Framework
12 41 (31.78%) MCAD
13 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
13 35 (27.13%) Windows
14 34 (26.36%) MCP
15 33 (25.58%) Scrum
15 33 (25.58%) MCTS
16 32 (24.81%) SQL Server 2014
17 30 (23.26%) Windows Server
17 30 (23.26%) TDD
18 29 (22.48%) NUnit
18 29 (22.48%) Moq
19 27 (20.93%) HTML
19 27 (20.93%) LINQ
19 27 (20.93%) Web Application Development
20 26 (20.16%) BDD
20 26 (20.16%) Rhino Mocks
20 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 26 (20.16%) NHibernate

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 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.85%) IIS
3 9 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.43%) CMS
4 7 (5.43%) EPiServer
4 7 (5.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (5.43%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.88%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.10%) WordPress
7 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) InfoPath
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (36.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (20.16%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (19.38%) Office 365
4 7 (5.43%) IaaS
4 7 (5.43%) PaaS
5 6 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.55%) Dropbox
7 2 (1.55%) SaaS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.78%) G Suite
8 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.78%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) Firewall
2 5 (3.88%) LAN
2 5 (3.88%) Network Security
2 5 (3.88%) VPN
2 5 (3.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) MQTT
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (24.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.10%) Big Data
5 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.55%) Impala
6 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (22.48%) Moq
1 29 (22.48%) NUnit
2 26 (20.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.98%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.55%) Subversion
6 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (20.16%) Games
2 16 (12.40%) Finance
3 6 (4.65%) Law
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.33%) Advertising
5 3 (2.33%) Back Office
5 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (59.69%) Developer
2 58 (44.96%) .NET Developer
3 28 (21.71%) Graduate
3 28 (21.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 28 (21.71%) Graduate Developer
3 28 (21.71%) Junior
3 28 (21.71%) Junior Developer
4 27 (20.93%) Junior .NET Developer
5 26 (20.16%) Games Developer
5 26 (20.16%) Graduate Games Developer
5 26 (20.16%) Junior Games Developer
6 23 (17.83%) C# Developer
7 20 (15.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (12.40%) Consultant
9 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 12 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (8.53%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (7.75%) Azure Consultant
12 10 (7.75%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (63.57%) .NET
2 65 (50.39%) ASP.NET
3 45 (34.88%) .NET Framework
3 45 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (20.93%) HTML
4 27 (20.93%) LINQ
5 26 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 26 (20.16%) NHibernate
6 24 (18.60%) CSS
7 23 (17.83%) jQuery
8 20 (15.50%) XML
9 17 (13.18%) AngularJS
9 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (11.63%) XSLT
11 14 (10.85%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (8.53%) HTML5
13 10 (7.75%) Web Services
14 8 (6.20%) Middleware
15 7 (5.43%) DHTML
16 6 (4.65%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.08%) Public Cloud
3 11 (8.53%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.75%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.10%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Blog
9 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.13%) Windows
2 30 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.10%) Android
4 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (45.74%) MVC
2 58 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.58%) Scrum
4 30 (23.26%) TDD
5 27 (20.93%) Web Application Development
6 26 (20.16%) BDD
6 26 (20.16%) Kanban
7 21 (16.28%) Web Development
8 17 (13.18%) Presales
9 14 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.08%) ITIL
10 13 (10.08%) OO
10 13 (10.08%) Software Engineering
11 11 (8.53%) DevOps
12 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (6.20%) Project Management
13 7 (5.43%) B2B
13 7 (5.43%) Dependency Injection
13 7 (5.43%) EAI
13 7 (5.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.47%) C#
2 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.18%) PowerShell
3 17 (13.18%) SQL
4 14 (10.85%) Python
5 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.65%) Perl
5 6 (4.65%) PHP
6 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.33%) XPath
9 2 (1.55%) Java
9 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) C
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) Go
10 1 (0.78%) Ruby
10 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (46.51%) Degree
3 41 (31.78%) MCAD
4 34 (26.36%) MCP
5 33 (25.58%) MCTS
6 18 (13.95%) MCSA
7 17 (13.18%) MCSE
8 13 (10.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (6.20%) MCITP
10 6 (4.65%) AWS Certification
11 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) VCDX
12 4 (3.10%) MCPD
13 2 (1.55%) CCA
13 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.55%) ISEB
14 1 (0.78%) CISA
14 1 (0.78%) CISSP
14 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.88%) vCloud
5 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.78%) Docker
6 1 (0.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (8.53%) Puppet
2 6 (4.65%) SCCM
3 5 (3.88%) vRealize
4 2 (1.55%) Oozie
4 2 (1.55%) Terraform
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (57.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.16%) VMware
3 7 (5.43%) Cisco
3 7 (5.43%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle
5 4 (3.10%) Computacenter
6 3 (2.33%) EMC
6 3 (2.33%) HP
6 3 (2.33%) NetApp
7 2 (1.55%) Apple
7 2 (1.55%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.55%) Google
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
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