The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 249 264 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.014% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.059% -
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
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1644 1692 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1292 1327
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 7 £45,000 +5.88%
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 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%) 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%) Software Engineering
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%) 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%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (46.15%) MCITP
3 6 (46.15%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

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