Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1072 997 1073
Rank change year-on-year -75 +76 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 45 204 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.48% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 36 162 109
UK median annual salary £51,750 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.95% +26.67% -12.79%
10th Percentile £38,000 £27,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,375 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +28.75% +6.67% -12.79%

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 36,858 42,080 44,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.36% 23.90% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26,853 32,635 35,479
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 22 February 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 6 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 22 February 2019. 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 -29 32 £53,250 +12.11% 17
UK excluding London +11 18 £51,500 +28.75% 14
London -45 17 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Scotland +4 8 £55,250 +35.09% 1
East of England +71 7 £51,500 +3.00% 2
South East +20 3 £24,500 -63.70% 2

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
3 24 (53.33%) Degree
4 21 (46.67%) Office 365
5 20 (44.44%) C#
6 19 (42.22%) SQL
6 19 (42.22%) .NET
7 18 (40.00%) MCAD
7 18 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (35.56%) SharePoint
10 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
10 14 (31.11%) MCTS
10 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
11 13 (28.89%) QA
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
12 12 (26.67%) HTML
12 12 (26.67%) Migration
12 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (24.44%) MCSA
14 10 (22.22%) MCSE
14 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 10 (22.22%) CSS
14 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
15 9 (20.00%) Python
16 8 (17.78%) Oracle
16 8 (17.78%) MCPD
16 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (35.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (8.89%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Office 365
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (8.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (8.89%) Azure Machine Learning
5 4 (8.89%) PaaS
5 4 (8.89%) Serverless
6 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) NAS
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 8 (17.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (11.11%) Power BI
5 4 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (8.89%) Data Lake
5 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.89%) HDInsight
6 3 (6.67%) QlikView
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.11%) Moq
3 5 (11.11%) NUnit
4 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
1 7 (15.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Data Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Engineering Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) .NET
2 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
3 12 (26.67%) HTML
4 10 (22.22%) CSS
5 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 4 (8.89%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.67%) HTML5
8 3 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (4.44%) REST
9 2 (4.44%) SOAP
9 2 (4.44%) WCF
9 2 (4.44%) XSLT
10 1 (2.22%) COM
10 1 (2.22%) jQuery
10 1 (2.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
1 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 7 (15.56%) MVC
5 7 (15.56%) Web Development
6 6 (13.33%) Content Management
6 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Content Management
6 6 (13.33%) High Availability
6 6 (13.33%) Line Management
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (13.33%) Workflow
7 5 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (11.11%) Presales
7 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) C#
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (20.00%) Python
6 7 (15.56%) TypeScript
7 5 (11.11%) Java
8 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
8 4 (8.89%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (53.33%) Degree
3 18 (40.00%) MCAD
4 14 (31.11%) MCTS
5 11 (24.44%) MCSA
6 10 (22.22%) MCSE
7 8 (17.78%) MCPD
8 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 5 (11.11%) MCDBA
8 5 (11.11%) MCITP
8 5 (11.11%) Sun Certification
9 4 (8.89%) PhD
10 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (4.44%) MCP
11 1 (2.22%) CCNA
11 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (2.22%) MCT
11 1 (2.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Docker
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.67%) Puppet
1 3 (6.67%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Databricks
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.22%) Nintex
5 1 (2.22%) Reuters
5 1 (2.22%) Veeam