The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 179 195 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.024% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%
MCPD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
896 960 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.27% 23.23% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 718 745 779
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCPD
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MCPD Salary Trend in Manchester

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) WinForms
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) MCSD
2 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) N-Tier
2 7 (53.85%) WCF
2 7 (53.85%) WPF
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) MVVM
2 7 (53.85%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (46.15%) FTP
3 6 (46.15%) DNS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) IIS
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
1 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) FTP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Server Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Software Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) WinForms
1 7 (53.85%) WCF
1 7 (53.85%) WPF
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
1 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
1 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
1 7 (53.85%) MVVM
1 7 (53.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCSD
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (46.15%) MCITP
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Dell
2 6 (46.15%) Intel
2 6 (46.15%) VMware