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

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 984 1019 1101
Rank change year-on-year +35 +82 -271
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 197 205 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 167 175 190
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £81,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +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 42463 49980 59953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.19% 26.36% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32601 40134 47832
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +48 169 £47,500 +28.38% 8
UK excluding London +21 99 £40,000 +11.11% 3
London +19 84 £47,500 - 5
South East +70 35 £67,500 -
Midlands -7 25 £42,500 +97.67%
West Midlands -19 25 £42,500 +97.67%
East of England +13 16 £37,500 +11.94% 1
North of England +5 16 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Scotland - 15 £40,450 -
North West - 14 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire +7 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (79.70%) Microsoft
3 120 (60.91%) C#
4 114 (57.87%) .NET
5 113 (57.36%) SQL Server
5 113 (57.36%) Degree
6 106 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (48.73%) ASP.NET
8 80 (40.61%) MCAD
9 79 (40.10%) MVC
10 73 (37.06%) .NET Framework
11 65 (32.99%) Web Development
12 64 (32.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (31.98%) JavaScript
14 61 (30.96%) Microsoft Azure
15 59 (29.95%) Windows
16 53 (26.90%) Computer Science
17 52 (26.40%) Computer Science Degree
18 51 (25.89%) HTML
19 50 (25.38%) PowerShell
20 47 (23.86%) jQuery
21 45 (22.84%) MCP
21 45 (22.84%) Translating Business Requirements
22 44 (22.34%) XSLT
23 43 (21.83%) MCTS
24 42 (21.32%) XML
24 42 (21.32%) AngularJS
25 41 (20.81%) KnockoutJS
25 41 (20.81%) CSS
26 39 (19.80%) SQL

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 30 (15.23%) IIS
2 27 (13.71%) SharePoint
3 20 (10.15%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (7.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.06%) Umbraco
6 6 (3.05%) CMS
6 6 (3.05%) EPiServer
6 6 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.03%) WordPress
8 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 61 (30.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (18.27%) Office 365
3 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (13.71%) PaaS
5 24 (12.18%) IaaS
6 8 (4.06%) npm
7 6 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.03%) Dropbox
9 4 (2.03%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) SaaS
10 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.06%) Intranet
2 6 (3.05%) Network Security
3 4 (2.03%) Firewall
3 4 (2.03%) LAN
3 4 (2.03%) VPN
3 4 (2.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (57.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 18 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (8.63%) Oracle Database
4 17 (8.63%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.02%) Big Data
9 2 (1.02%) OLAP
9 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (17.77%) Visual Studio
2 33 (16.75%) Moq
2 33 (16.75%) NUnit
3 19 (9.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 17 (8.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (7.11%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.06%) gulp
7 4 (2.03%) MSI
7 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (1.52%) JIRA
8 3 (1.52%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.02%) Selenium
10 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 19 (9.64%) Games
2 12 (6.09%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Back Office
3 3 (1.52%) Publishing
3 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (52.28%) Developer
2 54 (27.41%) .NET Developer
3 31 (15.74%) C# Developer
4 25 (12.69%) Azure Engineer
5 24 (12.18%) Junior
5 24 (12.18%) Junior Developer
6 23 (11.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (11.68%) Graduate
6 23 (11.68%) Junior .NET Developer
7 22 (11.17%) Software Engineer
8 21 (10.66%) Graduate Developer
9 20 (10.15%) BizTalk Developer
9 20 (10.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 19 (9.64%) Games Developer
10 19 (9.64%) Graduate Games Developer
10 19 (9.64%) Junior Games Developer
11 16 (8.12%) Software Developer
12 15 (7.61%) Senior Developer
13 14 (7.11%) Architect
13 14 (7.11%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (57.87%) .NET
2 96 (48.73%) ASP.NET
3 73 (37.06%) .NET Framework
4 64 (32.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 51 (25.89%) HTML
6 47 (23.86%) jQuery
7 44 (22.34%) XSLT
8 42 (21.32%) AngularJS
8 42 (21.32%) XML
9 41 (20.81%) CSS
9 41 (20.81%) KnockoutJS
10 38 (19.29%) Web Services
11 28 (14.21%) Entity Framework
12 25 (12.69%) HTML5
13 22 (11.17%) WCF
14 20 (10.15%) DHTML
14 20 (10.15%) LINQ
14 20 (10.15%) Middleware
15 19 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 19 (9.64%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.90%) Computer Science
2 30 (15.23%) Public Cloud
3 26 (13.20%) Data Centre
4 24 (12.18%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.55%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.05%) User Experience
8 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.02%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.02%) PKI
10 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
11 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.95%) Windows
2 37 (18.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.55%) Linux
4 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) Android
5 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.81%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (40.10%) MVC
3 65 (32.99%) Web Development
4 45 (22.84%) Translating Business Requirements
5 39 (19.80%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (18.78%) DevOps
6 37 (18.78%) TDD
7 31 (15.74%) Scrum
8 26 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (12.18%) Migration
10 23 (11.68%) ITIL
10 23 (11.68%) Software Engineering
11 22 (11.17%) BDD
11 22 (11.17%) Open Source
12 20 (10.15%) B2B
12 20 (10.15%) EAI
12 20 (10.15%) Server Building
13 19 (9.64%) Kanban
13 19 (9.64%) PRINCE2
13 19 (9.64%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (60.91%) C#
2 63 (31.98%) JavaScript
3 50 (25.38%) PowerShell
4 39 (19.80%) SQL
5 24 (12.18%) Python
6 22 (11.17%) PHP
7 20 (10.15%) Bash Shell
7 20 (10.15%) Perl
8 18 (9.14%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.57%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.54%) Java
10 5 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.54%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.52%) VB
11 3 (1.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 197 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (57.36%) Degree
3 80 (40.61%) MCAD
4 52 (26.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (22.84%) MCP
6 43 (21.83%) MCTS
7 20 (10.15%) MCPD
8 18 (9.14%) MCSE
9 12 (6.09%) MCSA
10 11 (5.58%) Master's Degree
11 6 (3.05%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.51%) CCNA
14 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.51%) HND
14 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.51%) MCITP
14 1 (0.51%) MCT
14 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.20%) Hyper-V
3 23 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
1 31 (15.74%) Puppet
2 21 (10.66%) SCCM
3 7 (3.55%) Terraform
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 157 (79.70%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.29%) Oracle
3 24 (12.18%) VMware
4 6 (3.05%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.54%) Google
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco
7 2 (1.02%) Apple
7 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Dell
8 1 (0.51%) EMC
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) NetApp
8 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.51%) SAP
8 1 (0.51%) Splunk