The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 17 April 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 250 247 235
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 5 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.070% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.50% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 4
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1682 1805 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.44% 24.49% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1313 1476 1464
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCPD
England

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCPD
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MCPD Salary Trend in the North West

MCPD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 5 £35,000 -3.44%
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (100.00%) MCTS
1 20 (100.00%) WPF
2 18 (90.00%) .NET Framework
2 18 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (90.00%) OOD
2 18 (90.00%) OO
2 18 (90.00%) MCP
2 18 (90.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) C
3 14 (70.00%) WinForms
3 14 (70.00%) SystemC
4 13 (65.00%) Unit Testing
4 13 (65.00%) TDD
5 10 (50.00%) McKesson
5 10 (50.00%) NHS
6 9 (45.00%) QA
7 7 (35.00%) WCF
7 7 (35.00%) Matrix Management
7 7 (35.00%) Product Management
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) MVC
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (25.00%) N-Tier

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Team Leader
2 7 (35.00%) Software Team Leader
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
1 20 (100.00%) WPF
2 18 (90.00%) .NET Framework
3 14 (70.00%) WinForms
4 7 (35.00%) WCF
5 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (10.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) SystemC
2 10 (50.00%) NHS
3 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) OO
1 18 (90.00%) OOD
1 18 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (65.00%) Unit Testing
2 13 (65.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Product Management
3 7 (35.00%) Matrix Management
4 6 (30.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (90.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) C
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (100.00%) MCTS
2 18 (90.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) McKesson
3 1 (5.00%) DevExpress