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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 245 227 223
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 7 12 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.096% 0.18% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.77% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 35
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +11.64%
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
1791 1564 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1304 1690
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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
(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 -11 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Merseyside - 1 - -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) MCTS
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 6 (54.55%) MCP
4 6 (54.55%) OO
4 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
4 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
4 6 (54.55%) OOD
4 6 (54.55%) MVC
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) MCITP
6 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) FTP
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Dell
6 4 (36.36%) Intel

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
1 6 (54.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) OO
1 6 (54.55%) OOD
1 6 (54.55%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCTS
3 6 (54.55%) MCP
4 5 (45.45%) MCITP
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Dell
2 4 (36.36%) Intel
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix