Period
to 19 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 968 1052 1039
Rank change year-on-year +84 -13 -76
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 208 139 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 166 120 196
UK median annual salary £47,500 £34,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.71% -20.93% -9.47%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £74,375 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,900 £34,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +20.29% -20.93% -9.47%

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 40,946 45,462 57,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.52% 25.70% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31,755 36,133 46,373
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSD in the UK

MCSD
Top 12 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 January 2018. 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 +58 180 £47,500 +40.74% 20
London +70 109 £47,500 +90.00% 6
UK excluding London +12 83 £40,900 +20.29% 15
South East +24 31 £67,500 - 1
North of England +10 21 £37,500 +25.00% 5
North West - 16 £37,500 - 4
West Midlands +1 12 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Midlands -10 12 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Scotland - 12 £40,900 - 1
East of England +18 11 £37,500 +11.94% 1
Yorkshire +20 5 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Wales - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (81.73%) Microsoft
3 129 (62.02%) SQL Server
4 124 (59.62%) C#
5 119 (57.21%) .NET
6 118 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (52.40%) Degree
8 96 (46.15%) ASP.NET
9 90 (43.27%) MCAD
10 76 (36.54%) JavaScript
10 76 (36.54%) .NET Framework
11 72 (34.62%) MVC
12 70 (33.65%) Microsoft Azure
13 67 (32.21%) Web Development
14 65 (31.25%) HTML
15 64 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
16 63 (30.29%) Computer Science
17 59 (28.37%) XSLT
17 59 (28.37%) Web Services
17 59 (28.37%) Oracle
18 58 (27.88%) ASP.NET MVC
19 56 (26.92%) Windows
20 54 (25.96%) XML
21 53 (25.48%) jQuery
21 53 (25.48%) Translating Business Requirements
22 50 (24.04%) Performance Tuning
23 48 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
23 48 (23.08%) MCP
24 44 (21.15%) Office 365
25 43 (20.67%) CSS

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 42 (20.19%) SharePoint
2 26 (12.50%) IIS
3 24 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.40%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.44%) Confluence
7 3 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) InfoPath
2 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.48%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 70 (33.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (21.15%) Office 365
4 20 (9.62%) PaaS
5 17 (8.17%) IaaS
6 12 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.40%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (2.40%) npm
8 4 (1.92%) Bluemix
8 4 (1.92%) Dropbox
8 4 (1.92%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.21%) LAN
1 15 (7.21%) WAN
2 14 (6.73%) Firewall
3 5 (2.40%) Intranet
4 4 (1.92%) Network Security
5 3 (1.44%) Internet
6 2 (0.96%) DNS
6 2 (0.96%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (62.02%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (12.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 24 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (8.65%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.88%) OLAP
10 4 (1.92%) Data Mart
11 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.44%) MS Access
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.96%) Big Data
12 2 (0.96%) Power BI
12 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (16.83%) Visual Studio
2 23 (11.06%) NUnit
3 22 (10.58%) Moq
4 16 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.37%) JIRA
8 5 (2.40%) gulp
8 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (1.92%) MSI
10 3 (1.44%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.96%) Selenium
12 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (8.17%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Publishing
3 11 (5.29%) Games
4 8 (3.85%) Marketing
5 5 (2.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.44%) Back Office
7 3 (1.44%) Legal
8 2 (0.96%) Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (46.15%) Developer
2 43 (20.67%) .NET Developer
3 35 (16.83%) Software Engineer
4 30 (14.42%) Architect
5 29 (13.94%) C# Developer
6 24 (11.54%) BizTalk Developer
7 22 (10.58%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (10.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (9.13%) Cloud Architect
9 18 (8.65%) Junior
10 17 (8.17%) .NET Software Developer
10 17 (8.17%) C# Software Developer
10 17 (8.17%) Junior Developer
10 17 (8.17%) Software Developer
11 16 (7.69%) Graduate
11 16 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
11 16 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
12 15 (7.21%) Analyst
12 15 (7.21%) ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (7.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (57.21%) .NET
2 96 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 76 (36.54%) .NET Framework
4 65 (31.25%) HTML
5 59 (28.37%) Web Services
5 59 (28.37%) XSLT
6 58 (27.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (25.96%) XML
8 53 (25.48%) jQuery
9 43 (20.67%) CSS
10 38 (18.27%) AngularJS
10 38 (18.27%) HTML5
11 36 (17.31%) KnockoutJS
11 36 (17.31%) Middleware
12 34 (16.35%) WCF
13 33 (15.87%) Entity Framework
14 28 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (12.02%) Classic ASP
16 23 (11.06%) DHTML
17 18 (8.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (30.29%) Computer Science
2 37 (17.79%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (14.42%) Public Cloud
5 15 (7.21%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (4.33%) User Experience
7 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.92%) iPad
10 4 (1.92%) Life Science
10 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.92%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.96%) PKI
12 2 (0.96%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.92%) Windows
2 28 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.77%) Linux
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (34.62%) MVC
3 67 (32.21%) Web Development
4 53 (25.48%) Translating Business Requirements
5 50 (24.04%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (17.79%) Scrum
6 37 (17.79%) Software Engineering
7 32 (15.38%) DevOps
8 28 (13.46%) Migration
8 28 (13.46%) Open Source
9 26 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 25 (12.02%) TDD
11 24 (11.54%) B2B
11 24 (11.54%) EAI
12 22 (10.58%) ITIL
13 20 (9.62%) PRINCE2
14 19 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
15 18 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (7.69%) Data Modelling
16 16 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 124 (59.62%) C#
2 76 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 41 (19.71%) PowerShell
4 38 (18.27%) SQL
5 25 (12.02%) PL/SQL
5 25 (12.02%) Python
6 15 (7.21%) Perl
7 12 (5.77%) PHP
8 11 (5.29%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.88%) Java
9 6 (2.88%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.40%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.44%) C++
12 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.44%) VB
12 3 (1.44%) VB6
12 3 (1.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (52.40%) Degree
3 90 (43.27%) MCAD
4 64 (30.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (23.08%) MCP
6 36 (17.31%) MCTS
7 31 (14.90%) MCSE
8 28 (13.46%) MCPD
9 12 (5.77%) MCSA
10 11 (5.29%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (1.44%) CCNA
12 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.96%) CCIE
13 2 (0.96%) CCNP
13 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.96%) MOS
13 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.25%) QA
2 8 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (13.46%) Hyper-V
2 24 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (9.62%) Puppet
2 12 (5.77%) SCCM
3 8 (3.85%) Ansible
3 8 (3.85%) Terraform
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 170 (81.73%) Microsoft
2 59 (28.37%) Oracle
3 24 (11.54%) VMware
4 5 (2.40%) Google
5 4 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.44%) Alterian
6 3 (1.44%) Cisco
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix
7 1 (0.48%) iManage
7 1 (0.48%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.48%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.48%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Splunk