Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 698 1017 1113
Rank change year-on-year +319 +96 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 7 67 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.047% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 74 47
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -24.00% +49.88%
10th Percentile £43,080 £34,500 £25,300
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% - +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 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 11,005 33,131 39,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 23.44% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,059 24,048 29,426
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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
England +321 7 £57,500 +27.78% 1
UK excluding London +310 6 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North of England +178 6 £57,500 +27.78%
North West +128 4 £52,500 +16.67%
Yorkshire +143 2 £75,000 +100.00%
London +236 1 - -
North East +24 1 £75,000 +57.89%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) CMS
3 5 (71.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (71.43%) Sitecore
3 5 (71.43%) Azure
3 5 (71.43%) AWS
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
4 4 (57.14%) Node.js
4 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 4 (57.14%) User Experience
4 4 (57.14%) React
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Google
4 4 (57.14%) MCPD
4 4 (57.14%) MySQL
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) Python
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Vue.js
4 4 (57.14%) .NET Core

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 5 (71.43%) CMS
1 5 (71.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) EPiServer
2 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Senior .NET Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Azure Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) React Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Agile Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior React Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) EPiServer Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Core
2 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 4 (57.14%) Node.js
2 4 (57.14%) React
2 4 (57.14%) Vue.js
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) CCTV
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) ArchiMate
3 1 (14.29%) Business Case
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCPD
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Sitecore
3 4 (57.14%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) VMware