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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 843 879 825
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -54
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 47 54 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 68
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,120 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%

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
30383 32724 31424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.46% 27.25% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23753 26140 25296
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 29 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 24 April 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
(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
England +9 47 £37,500 -16.66% 9
London +33 18 £40,000 -30.43% 3
South East +6 10 £55,750 +23.88% 2
South West -16 9 £27,750 -14.61% 1
Surrey - 5 £46,500 -
Croydon - 5 £37,500 - 1
Reigate - 5 £46,500 -
Dorset -21 4 £19,500 -40.00%
Salisbury - 4 £38,500 - 1
Sunderland - 4 £32,500 - 1
Poole - 4 £19,500 -
Wiltshire - 4 £38,500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £32,500 - 1
North East - 4 £32,500 - 1
North West +14 3 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Berkshire - 3 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 -
Reading - 3 £65,000 -
Manchester - 3 £32,500 -
Warwick - 2 £50,000 -
Romford - 2 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 -
City of London +34 1 - -
Fareham +5 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -9 1 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Worthing - 1 £29,025 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
Bristol - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (85.71%) C#
3 83 (74.11%) .NET
4 78 (69.64%) SQL Server
4 78 (69.64%) Microsoft
5 68 (60.71%) SQL
6 67 (59.82%) ASP.NET
7 61 (54.46%) JavaScript
8 56 (50.00%) CSS
8 56 (50.00%) MVC
8 56 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (48.21%) MCSD
10 53 (47.32%) SharePoint
11 49 (43.75%) HTML
12 48 (42.86%) .NET Framework
13 47 (41.96%) MS Excel
14 44 (39.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 43 (38.39%) Visual Studio
16 39 (34.82%) Team Foundation Server
17 38 (33.93%) Entity Framework
17 38 (33.93%) SharePoint 2013
18 37 (33.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 32 (28.57%) Security Cleared
20 30 (26.79%) SC Cleared
20 30 (26.79%) Windows
21 28 (25.00%) Degree
21 28 (25.00%) MCTS
22 26 (23.21%) SQL Server 2008
23 25 (22.32%) IIS
24 24 (21.43%) Scrum

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 53 (47.32%) SharePoint
2 44 (39.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 38 (33.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 25 (22.32%) IIS
5 18 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.89%) Apache
Applications
1 47 (41.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (16.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.36%) Office 365
3 2 (1.79%) IaaS
3 2 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) DNS
2 4 (3.57%) SAN
2 4 (3.57%) FTP
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) Extranet
4 1 (0.89%) Firewall
4 1 (0.89%) Wireless
4 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.89%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (69.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (16.96%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (16.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (8.04%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (38.39%) Visual Studio
2 39 (34.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.82%) NUnit
4 9 (8.04%) CruiseControl
4 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (8.04%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.89%) MSTest
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Automotive
2 14 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (78.57%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Applications Developer
3 22 (19.64%) .NET Developer
4 18 (16.07%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (8.93%) Applications Support
6 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (7.14%) .NET Applications Developer
7 8 (7.14%) CRM Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Software Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Junior
10 5 (4.46%) Junior Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Administrator
11 4 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (74.11%) .NET
2 67 (59.82%) ASP.NET
3 56 (50.00%) CSS
4 49 (43.75%) HTML
5 48 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 38 (33.93%) Entity Framework
7 37 (33.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (17.86%) jQuery
9 17 (15.18%) CSS3
9 17 (15.18%) WCF
10 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 10 (8.93%) XML
13 9 (8.04%) ADO.NET
14 7 (6.25%) XSLT
14 7 (6.25%) LINQ
15 6 (5.36%) Middleware
15 6 (5.36%) J2EE
15 6 (5.36%) Ajax
16 5 (4.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) W3C
4 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.79%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) UNIX
5 1 (0.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.00%) MVC
1 56 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.43%) Scrum
3 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (17.86%) ITIL
5 19 (16.96%) Dependency Injection
6 18 (16.07%) OO
6 18 (16.07%) CRM
6 18 (16.07%) SOA
7 13 (11.61%) UML
7 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
8 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
9 9 (8.04%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (6.25%) Project Management
10 7 (6.25%) Time Management
10 7 (6.25%) Workflow
10 7 (6.25%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 96 (85.71%) C#
2 68 (60.71%) SQL
3 61 (54.46%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) VB6
7 2 (1.79%) VB
8 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (48.21%) MCSD
3 32 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 30 (26.79%) SC Cleared
5 28 (25.00%) MCTS
5 28 (25.00%) Degree
6 18 (16.07%) MCAD
7 16 (14.29%) MCP
8 11 (9.82%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.46%) HND
9 5 (4.46%) MCSE
9 5 (4.46%) MCITP
10 4 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (1.79%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.89%) CCNA
12 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.89%) MCSA
12 1 (0.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 5 (4.46%) HP
3 5 (4.46%) TOWER Software
3 5 (4.46%) VMware
4 4 (3.57%) Dell
4 4 (3.57%) Intel
5 2 (1.79%) Meridio
6 1 (0.89%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.89%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.89%) Symantec
6 1 (0.89%) Sophos
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