The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 242 241 237
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 9 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 6
Average salary £34,000 £27,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.52% -14.61%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1829 1881 1647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.32% 30.43% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1439 1344
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCPD
Salary Trend in the South West

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

MCPD Salary Trend in the South West

MCPD
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Dorset +18 8 £34,000 +74.35%
Devon - 1 £35,000 -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) VB
3 19 (82.61%) C++
4 18 (78.26%) T-SQL
4 18 (78.26%) COM
4 18 (78.26%) Crystal Reports
4 18 (78.26%) Visual Studio
4 18 (78.26%) SAP
4 18 (78.26%) VC++
4 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
4 18 (78.26%) WinForms
4 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
4 18 (78.26%) MCTS
4 18 (78.26%) VB6
4 18 (78.26%) .NET Framework
4 18 (78.26%) Degree
4 18 (78.26%) SAP Business One
4 18 (78.26%) WCF
4 18 (78.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (78.26%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) CRM
5 5 (21.74%) PHP
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (78.26%) SAP Business One
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (78.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (78.26%) Software Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (78.26%) .NET Framework
2 18 (78.26%) COM
2 18 (78.26%) WCF
2 18 (78.26%) WinForms
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows CE
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Mentoring
1 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) Business Development
3 4 (17.39%) ERP
3 4 (17.39%) Facilities Management
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) C++
2 19 (82.61%) VB
3 18 (78.26%) T-SQL
3 18 (78.26%) VB6
3 18 (78.26%) VC++
4 5 (21.74%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Delphi
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Degree
2 18 (78.26%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (78.26%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle