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Is there a salary survey that would let me know if an MCSD is worth the time, effort and expense?

Are there any publicly available salary surveys that might help me decide whether getting an MCSD would be worth the time, effort and expense?

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The best salary surveys for your purpose will be available through, because that magazine targets Microsoft professionals in particular and pays separate attention to developer credentials. Also check out the occasional reports from David Foote. If you can't find what you seek there, e-mail them and they may help you out anyway.


Editor's note: There is also a very good salary survey at If you click on "Create a report now!" you can see what an MCSD is worth in today's market.

This was first published in November 2002

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