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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank - 245 250
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 0 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.46% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 11
Average salary - £38,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.97%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £42,500 £36,463
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.55%
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
1800 1721 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.24% 24.87% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1410 1360 1449
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MCTS
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (50.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) OOD
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) Intel
5 2 (33.33%) SAN

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) OOD
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix