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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 844 905 829
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -76
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 48 24 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.021% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.076% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 47 24 40
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £54,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 22 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 31 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 +43 48 £45,000 +2.85% 7
York - 12 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
London +31 11 £52,500 +16.66% 2
North West - 9 £45,000 - 2
Manchester - 9 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands +8 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Nottinghamshire - 8 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 8 £45,000 -
South West -9 6 £36,000 +10.76% 1
City of London - 4 £41,250 -
Exeter - 3 £35,000 -
Devon - 3 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £36,000 - 1
Salisbury - 3 £36,000 - 1
South East -5 2 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Croydon 0 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Reading - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 - 1

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (90.72%) C#
3 81 (83.51%) Microsoft
4 73 (75.26%) .NET
5 60 (61.86%) ASP.NET
6 59 (60.82%) SQL
7 58 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (56.70%) SQL Server
9 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
10 51 (52.58%) HTML
11 47 (48.45%) MS Excel
12 46 (47.42%) CSS
12 46 (47.42%) MVC
13 44 (45.36%) MCSD
14 42 (43.30%) .NET Framework
15 40 (41.24%) Visual Studio
16 35 (36.08%) SharePoint
17 34 (35.05%) IIS
18 33 (34.02%) TDD
18 33 (34.02%) Entity Framework
19 32 (32.99%) WCF
20 31 (31.96%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (31.96%) Windows
21 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (30.93%) ASP.NET MVC
21 30 (30.93%) SharePoint 2010
21 30 (30.93%) SDLC
22 28 (28.87%) Scrum
23 24 (24.74%) ITIL
23 24 (24.74%) SQL Server 2008

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 35 (36.08%) SharePoint
2 34 (35.05%) IIS
3 30 (30.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (21.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (15.46%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.12%) GlassFish
7 4 (4.12%) Jetty
Applications
1 47 (48.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.40%) MS Office
3 3 (3.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) FTP
1 6 (6.19%) DNS
1 6 (6.19%) SAN
2 4 (4.12%) Network Security
3 3 (3.09%) Intranet
4 2 (2.06%) Internet
4 2 (2.06%) HTTP
5 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (56.70%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (16.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.15%) MySQL
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.03%) SimpleDB
10 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (41.24%) Visual Studio
2 31 (31.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.31%) MSBuild
4 9 (9.28%) NUnit
4 9 (9.28%) CruiseControl
5 8 (8.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (4.12%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.12%) Subversion
6 4 (4.12%) JIRA
6 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.15%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Automotive
3 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.09%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (68.04%) Developer
2 23 (23.71%) .NET Developer
3 18 (18.56%) Senior Developer
4 15 (15.46%) Applications Developer
5 13 (13.40%) Senior .NET Developer
6 12 (12.37%) Consultant
7 10 (10.31%) Applications Support
7 10 (10.31%) Software Consultant
8 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (8.25%) CRM Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Server Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Java Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Junior Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Junior
11 4 (4.12%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (75.26%) .NET
2 60 (61.86%) ASP.NET
3 51 (52.58%) HTML
4 46 (47.42%) CSS
5 42 (43.30%) .NET Framework
6 33 (34.02%) Entity Framework
7 32 (32.99%) WCF
8 30 (30.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (22.68%) jQuery
10 16 (16.49%) WPF
10 16 (16.49%) Ajax
11 15 (15.46%) WinForms
12 13 (13.40%) HTML5
12 13 (13.40%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (11.34%) CSS3
13 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 6 (6.19%) ADO.NET
15 5 (5.15%) J2EE
15 5 (5.15%) XML
15 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.03%) DTV
3 1 (1.03%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.12%) UNIX
4 4 (4.12%) Linux
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (47.42%) MVC
3 33 (34.02%) TDD
4 30 (30.93%) SDLC
5 28 (28.87%) Scrum
6 24 (24.74%) ITIL
7 23 (23.71%) OO
7 23 (23.71%) Software Engineering
8 22 (22.68%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (19.59%) Unit Testing
10 18 (18.56%) CRM
11 17 (17.53%) OOP
12 16 (16.49%) MVVM
13 15 (15.46%) PRINCE2
14 13 (13.40%) Kanban
15 9 (9.28%) Time Management
16 8 (8.25%) UML
16 8 (8.25%) SOA
17 7 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (7.22%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 88 (90.72%) C#
2 59 (60.82%) SQL
3 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.68%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.28%) C++
6 8 (8.25%) Java
7 7 (7.22%) PHP
8 6 (6.19%) VB.NET
9 5 (5.15%) VB
10 4 (4.12%) C
10 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.12%) Groovy
11 3 (3.09%) Delphi
12 2 (2.06%) VB6
13 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (45.36%) MCSD
3 21 (21.65%) MCTS
4 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
5 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
6 16 (16.49%) MCAD
7 15 (15.46%) Degree
8 14 (14.43%) MCP
9 10 (10.31%) DV Cleared
10 9 (9.28%) MCITP
11 6 (6.19%) HND
11 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 6 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (4.12%) Sun Certification
13 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.03%) MCSE
14 1 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 81 (83.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) TOWER Software
3 6 (6.19%) VMware
3 6 (6.19%) HP
3 6 (6.19%) Dell
3 6 (6.19%) Intel
4 3 (3.09%) Sage
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
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