The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 857 799 826
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 60 84 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.076% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 46 73 87
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCPD over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 57 £45,000 +23.28% 5
South East +3 20 £45,000 +28.57% 2
London -69 19 £57,500 +57.53% 1
Maidstone - 10 £45,000 -
Kent - 10 £45,000 -
Hampshire 0 5 £35,000 - 1
Cheshire 0 5 £35,000 -3.44%
North West -6 5 £35,000 +2.94%
Fareham -16 5 £35,000 - 1
Dorset - 5 £32,500 - 1
Bournemouth - 5 £32,500 - 1
South West - 5 £32,500 - 1
Warrington -15 4 - -
East Midlands -33 3 £45,000 +20.00%
East of England - 3 £65,000 -
Ipswich - 3 £65,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £32,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £65,000 -
Nottingham -10 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire -16 2 £45,000 +20.00%
Middlesex - 2 £47,500 -
Leicestershire -13 1 £28,500 -19.54%
City of London -27 1 £55,000 +50.68%
West Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Leeds - 1 £32,500 - 1

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (93.66%) Microsoft
3 117 (82.39%) .NET
4 112 (78.87%) C#
5 93 (65.49%) SQL Server
6 91 (64.08%) MCTS
7 78 (54.93%) .NET Framework
8 77 (54.23%) SQL
9 71 (50.00%) MCP
10 67 (47.18%) Software Engineering
11 62 (43.66%) Degree
12 59 (41.55%) OO
13 53 (37.32%) ASP.NET
14 50 (35.21%) SharePoint
15 49 (34.51%) MCSD
16 48 (33.80%) MVC
17 46 (32.39%) WCF
18 42 (29.58%) WPF
19 39 (27.46%) MS Excel
20 35 (24.65%) JavaScript
20 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2008
22 32 (22.54%) OOD
22 32 (22.54%) SOA
23 30 (21.13%) SharePoint 2010
24 28 (19.72%) N-Tier
24 28 (19.72%) SharePoint 2013
25 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
25 27 (19.01%) Visual Studio
25 27 (19.01%) WinForms

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 50 (35.21%) SharePoint
2 30 (21.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 28 (19.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (7.75%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.82%) MS Project Server
6 4 (2.82%) Lync
6 4 (2.82%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.11%) IIS
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.11%) DNN
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (27.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.45%) MS Project
3 7 (4.93%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.20%) Office 365
2 7 (4.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Extranet
2 1 (0.70%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) Intranet
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) WAN
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (65.49%) SQL Server
2 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (14.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (9.86%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.11%) Big Data
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (19.01%) Visual Studio
2 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.11%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (12.68%) Games
2 9 (6.34%) Finance
3 2 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 73 (51.41%) Developer
2 29 (20.42%) C# Developer
3 25 (17.61%) Software Developer
4 24 (16.90%) Software Engineer
5 20 (14.08%) Consultant
6 19 (13.38%) SharePoint Consultant
7 16 (11.27%) .NET Developer
7 16 (11.27%) Architect
8 12 (8.45%) Senior Software Engineer
9 10 (7.04%) Team Leader
9 10 (7.04%) SharePoint Developer
9 10 (7.04%) Software Team Leader
9 10 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.93%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.93%) VB.NET Developer
11 7 (4.93%) SharePoint Architect
12 6 (4.23%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (3.52%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (82.39%) .NET
2 78 (54.93%) .NET Framework
3 53 (37.32%) ASP.NET
4 46 (32.39%) WCF
5 42 (29.58%) WPF
6 27 (19.01%) WinForms
7 25 (17.61%) XML
8 20 (14.08%) SOAP
8 20 (14.08%) REST
9 19 (13.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (13.38%) CSS
10 17 (11.97%) HTML
11 16 (11.27%) Web Services
12 14 (9.86%) COM
12 14 (9.86%) jQuery
13 13 (9.15%) XSLT
14 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 9 (6.34%) NHibernate
16 7 (4.93%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.72%) N-Tier
2 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
3 20 (14.08%) SystemC
4 16 (11.27%) Client/Server
4 16 (11.27%) NHS
5 11 (7.75%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (7.04%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.82%) Taxonomies
9 3 (2.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.90%) Windows
2 7 (4.93%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (47.18%) Software Engineering
2 59 (41.55%) OO
3 48 (33.80%) MVC
4 32 (22.54%) OOD
4 32 (22.54%) SOA
5 27 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (16.90%) OOP
7 21 (14.79%) Unit Testing
8 20 (14.08%) MVVM
9 17 (11.97%) TDD
10 14 (9.86%) UML
11 11 (7.75%) DNA
12 10 (7.04%) Matrix Management
12 10 (7.04%) Product Management
13 9 (6.34%) Content Management
14 8 (5.63%) Workflow
15 7 (4.93%) iOS Development
16 6 (4.23%) ITIL
17 4 (2.82%) Business Analysis
18 3 (2.11%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (78.87%) C#
2 77 (54.23%) SQL
3 35 (24.65%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.79%) C
5 16 (11.27%) C++
6 14 (9.86%) VB6
6 14 (9.86%) VC++
6 14 (9.86%) VB
7 12 (8.45%) VB.NET
7 12 (8.45%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.93%) XPath
9 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.11%) Python
10 3 (2.11%) Lua
11 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
11 1 (0.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (64.08%) MCTS
3 71 (50.00%) MCP
4 62 (43.66%) Degree
5 49 (34.51%) MCSD
6 7 (4.93%) MCAD
6 7 (4.93%) PhD
7 5 (3.52%) MCSE
8 4 (2.82%) MCITP
8 4 (2.82%) MCDBA
9 2 (1.41%) ISEB
10 1 (0.70%) MCT
10 1 (0.70%) OCP
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 133 (93.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.27%) McKesson
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle
4 7 (4.93%) SAP
5 4 (2.82%) DevExpress
6 3 (2.11%) Epicor
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.70%) Kaseya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Corporate Project Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Tectre Limited
Salary: £30,000 - 40,000 Pension and Generous holiday amount
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago