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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 846 911 838
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -73
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 56 27 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.023% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.084% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 55 26 35
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £47,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 25 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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
England +52 56 £45,000 +28.57% 6
London +26 14 £51,250 -10.86% 6
Manchester - 13 £42,500 -
North West - 13 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +10 10 £45,000 +38.46%
York - 10 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 10 £45,000 -
East Midlands +11 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottinghamshire - 8 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 8 £45,000 -
South West -6 6 £36,000 +10.76%
South East +11 5 £45,750 -3.68%
City of London - 4 £41,250 - 3
Croydon - 4 £30,000 -
Salisbury - 4 £36,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £36,000 -
Surrey - 3 £46,500 -
Reigate - 2 £46,500 -
Devon - 2 £35,000 -
Exeter - 2 £35,000 -
Hampshire -8 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £40,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (87.60%) C#
3 95 (78.51%) Microsoft
4 91 (75.21%) .NET
5 73 (60.33%) ASP.NET
6 72 (59.50%) SQL
7 69 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (56.20%) SQL Server
9 60 (49.59%) JavaScript
10 59 (48.76%) MCSD
11 57 (47.11%) MS Excel
12 55 (45.45%) CSS
12 55 (45.45%) MVC
13 54 (44.63%) HTML
14 50 (41.32%) .NET Framework
15 45 (37.19%) SharePoint
16 44 (36.36%) Visual Studio
17 39 (32.23%) Entity Framework
18 38 (31.40%) Team Foundation Server
19 36 (29.75%) ASP.NET MVC
19 36 (29.75%) SharePoint 2010
20 35 (28.93%) Windows
21 34 (28.10%) IIS
21 34 (28.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 34 (28.10%) WCF
22 30 (24.79%) TDD
23 29 (23.97%) Scrum
23 29 (23.97%) SDLC
24 28 (23.14%) T-SQL
25 27 (22.31%) MCTS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 45 (37.19%) SharePoint
2 36 (29.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 34 (28.10%) IIS
4 26 (21.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (16.53%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.96%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.48%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 57 (47.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (28.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.65%) IaaS
3 2 (1.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) FTP
1 6 (4.96%) DNS
1 6 (4.96%) SAN
2 3 (2.48%) Intranet
2 3 (2.48%) Network Security
3 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.65%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (56.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (21.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.31%) MySQL
8 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.83%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 38 (31.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.26%) MSBuild
4 9 (7.44%) NUnit
4 9 (7.44%) CruiseControl
5 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.48%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.48%) Subversion
7 3 (2.48%) JIRA
General
1 26 (21.49%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.61%) Automotive
4 7 (5.79%) Retail
5 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Legal
7 2 (1.65%) Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (66.12%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.36%) Applications Developer
4 16 (13.22%) Senior Developer
5 13 (10.74%) Applications Support
6 12 (9.92%) Consultant
6 12 (9.92%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (8.26%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.26%) Software Consultant
7 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.61%) CRM Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) .NET Applications Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Windows Server Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.13%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (75.21%) .NET
2 73 (60.33%) ASP.NET
3 55 (45.45%) CSS
4 54 (44.63%) HTML
5 50 (41.32%) .NET Framework
6 39 (32.23%) Entity Framework
7 36 (29.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (28.10%) WCF
9 27 (22.31%) jQuery
10 17 (14.05%) WPF
11 16 (13.22%) WinForms
12 15 (12.40%) Ajax
12 15 (12.40%) CSS3
13 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 11 (9.09%) HTML5
13 11 (9.09%) XML
14 10 (8.26%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (7.44%) ADO.NET
16 8 (6.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.93%) Windows
2 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.48%) UNIX
4 3 (2.48%) Linux
5 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (45.45%) MVC
3 30 (24.79%) TDD
4 29 (23.97%) Scrum
4 29 (23.97%) SDLC
5 26 (21.49%) ITIL
6 23 (19.01%) Software Engineering
7 22 (18.18%) OO
7 22 (18.18%) CRM
8 21 (17.36%) Unit Testing
9 19 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (13.22%) PRINCE2
10 16 (13.22%) MVVM
11 14 (11.57%) OOP
11 14 (11.57%) SOA
12 13 (10.74%) UML
13 10 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (8.26%) Kanban
13 10 (8.26%) Dependency Injection
14 8 (6.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (87.60%) C#
2 72 (59.50%) SQL
3 60 (49.59%) JavaScript
4 28 (23.14%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.61%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.79%) C++
7 6 (4.96%) Java
7 6 (4.96%) PHP
8 4 (3.31%) VB
9 3 (2.48%) C
9 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.48%) Groovy
10 2 (1.65%) VB6
10 2 (1.65%) Delphi
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (48.76%) MCSD
3 27 (22.31%) MCTS
4 24 (19.83%) Degree
5 22 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
7 18 (14.88%) MCP
7 18 (14.88%) MCAD
8 10 (8.26%) DV Cleared
9 9 (7.44%) MCITP
10 6 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.96%) HND
10 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 3 (2.48%) MCSE
11 3 (2.48%) Sun Certification
12 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.65%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 95 (78.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.57%) Oracle
3 6 (4.96%) TOWER Software
3 6 (4.96%) VMware
3 6 (4.96%) HP
3 6 (4.96%) Dell
3 6 (4.96%) Intel
4 3 (2.48%) Sage
5 1 (0.83%) Meridio
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
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