The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 234 256 262
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 4 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.075% 0.047% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.20% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Median salary £40,000 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.33% -1.90%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1084 1532 1661
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.20% 23.76% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 886 1225 1344
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing MCSD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Yorkshire

MCSD
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for MCSD in Yorkshire

MCSD
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSD in Yorkshire

MCSD
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +18 3 £40,000 -22.33%
South Yorkshire - 1 £57,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Alterian
4 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (50.00%) Business Analytics
4 5 (50.00%) Analytics
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) COM+
4 5 (50.00%) C++
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) VBA
4 5 (50.00%) MCAD
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (50.00%) SAS
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) NetApp

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) SAS
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 5 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SOA Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) COM+
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) API Design
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCAD
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Alterian
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) EMC
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware