The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
Rank 858 897 885
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 1 33 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 31 54
Median salary £53,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+51.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London median salary - £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -13.75%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
21200 27839 28943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16776 22262 23172
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCPD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCPD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK.

MCPD Salary Trend in the UK

MCPD
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 1 £53,000 -33.75%
England +44 1 £53,000 +55.88% 1

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCPD.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (76.47%) HTML
4 10 (58.82%) .NET
4 10 (58.82%) Migration
5 9 (52.94%) MCTS
5 9 (52.94%) CSS
5 9 (52.94%) C#
5 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
6 8 (47.06%) MCAD
6 8 (47.06%) MCSD
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) XML
6 8 (47.06%) XSLT
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (41.18%) Scrum
7 7 (41.18%) HTML5
7 7 (41.18%) Office 365
7 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (35.29%) User Experience
8 6 (35.29%) Records Management
8 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (35.29%) Release Management
8 6 (35.29%) WCF
8 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (35.29%) Project Management
8 6 (35.29%) Content Management

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (5.88%) Kentico
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project Server
4 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) InfoPath
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (23.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Developer
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) XSLT
5 7 (41.18%) HTML5
6 6 (35.29%) WCF
7 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 4 (23.53%) WinForms
9 3 (17.65%) Web Services
10 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
11 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
11 1 (5.88%) REST
11 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Content Management
3 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 6 (35.29%) Records Management
3 6 (35.29%) Release Management
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Content Management
5 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.76%) High Availability
7 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) XPath
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCTS
3 8 (47.06%) MCAD
3 8 (47.06%) MCSD
4 6 (35.29%) MCP
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Apigee
3 1 (5.88%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.88%) Facebook
3 1 (5.88%) Mashery
3 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore