Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 925 1064 1014
Rank change year-on-year +139 -50 +59
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 80 46 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.030% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.13% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 74 37 163
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.47% +22.58%
10th Percentile £40,726 £38,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,900 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £51,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +26.21% +28.75% +6.67%

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 26,689 36,792 42,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.37% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19,708 26,836 32,727
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 13 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 28 February 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 +142 72 £65,000 +18.18% 5
UK excluding London +120 49 £65,000 +26.21% 5
North of England - 27 £50,000 - 3
London +89 25 £72,500 +20.83%
North West - 15 £65,000 -
Midlands +52 12 £72,500 -4.61% 1
East Midlands +41 12 £72,500 -4.61% 1
North East - 8 £47,500 - 1
South East +55 4 £60,000 +144.90%
Yorkshire - 4 £38,589 - 2
South West - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +27 2 £48,500 -12.22%
East of England +47 1 £75,000 +45.63% 1

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (63.75%) .NET
4 49 (61.25%) Azure
5 48 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 43 (53.75%) C#
7 42 (52.50%) SQL
8 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
9 37 (46.25%) HTML
9 37 (46.25%) CSS
9 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (46.25%) Sitecore
10 35 (43.75%) Mentoring
11 31 (38.75%) AWS
11 31 (38.75%) Python
12 29 (36.25%) VMS
12 29 (36.25%) PHP
12 29 (36.25%) RESTful
12 29 (36.25%) DevOps
13 26 (32.50%) Process Improvement
13 26 (32.50%) API Integration
14 22 (27.50%) Windows
15 21 (26.25%) SCCM
16 18 (22.50%) Office 365
16 18 (22.50%) Windows 10
17 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
18 15 (18.75%) IaaS
18 15 (18.75%) PaaS
19 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
20 13 (16.25%) SaaS

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 11 (13.75%) CMS
2 8 (10.00%) EPiServer
2 8 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 49 (61.25%) Azure
2 31 (38.75%) AWS
3 18 (22.50%) Office 365
4 15 (18.75%) IaaS
4 15 (18.75%) PaaS
5 13 (16.25%) SaaS
6 12 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.25%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) WAN
2 3 (3.75%) DHCP
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
2 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (1.25%) NAS
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Law
2 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (36.25%) Developer
2 21 (26.25%) .NET Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 15 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Azure Architect
4 14 (17.50%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (16.25%) Development Manager
5 13 (16.25%) Lead Developer
6 11 (13.75%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (12.50%) .NET Development Manager
7 10 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
8 8 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
8 8 (10.00%) CMS Developer
8 8 (10.00%) EPiServer Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Agile Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Agile Development Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Digital Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Senior Agile Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (63.75%) .NET
2 37 (46.25%) CSS
2 37 (46.25%) HTML
3 29 (36.25%) RESTful
4 12 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.50%) jQuery
6 6 (7.50%) Web Services
6 6 (7.50%) XML
7 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (5.00%) WCF
8 3 (3.75%) Classic ASP
9 2 (2.50%) Ajax
9 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.50%) REST
9 2 (2.50%) SOAP
9 2 (2.50%) XHTML
9 2 (2.50%) XSD
9 2 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) VMS
2 22 (27.50%) Windows
3 18 (22.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) Mentoring
3 29 (36.25%) DevOps
4 26 (32.50%) API Integration
4 26 (32.50%) Process Improvement
5 12 (15.00%) Presales
6 11 (13.75%) Content Management
7 9 (11.25%) MVC
8 8 (10.00%) Line Management
8 8 (10.00%) Software Delivery
9 6 (7.50%) Analytics
9 6 (7.50%) Web Development
10 5 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (6.25%) OO
10 5 (6.25%) Project Management
11 4 (5.00%) Fintech
11 4 (5.00%) Release Management
11 4 (5.00%) SOA
11 4 (5.00%) TDD
12 3 (3.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.75%) C#
2 42 (52.50%) SQL
3 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
4 31 (38.75%) Python
5 29 (36.25%) PHP
6 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.75%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) Java
8 2 (2.50%) XPath
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) VB6
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) MCSE
3 6 (7.50%) MCSA
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.75%) CCNA
6 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.50%) MCPD
6 2 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCP
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) SCCM
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (46.25%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.25%) EMC
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco
5 2 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) CA
6 1 (1.25%) RedGate