The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank - - 128
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 0 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
450 409 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.17% 23.96% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 320 325 535
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCPD
North West

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCPD
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the Cheshire region.

MCPD Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCPD
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SystemC
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCPD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft