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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 900 867 857
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 35 70 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.066% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30 65 57
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 February 2016 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 16 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 10 February 2016. 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 -21 28 £34,000 -15.00% 5
South West -7 16 £34,000 -50.90% 2
Dorset - 15 £34,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 11 £34,000 - 1
West Midlands -8 7 £61,500 +23.00% 1
Warwickshire -11 7 £61,500 +23.00% 1
Warwick -20 6 £61,500 +23.00% 1
Poole - 4 £27,500 -
London -10 3 £80,000 +52.38% 2
South East +6 1 £42,000 -16.00%
East Midlands - 1 £44,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £44,500 -
Exeter - 1 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £44,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £42,000 -
Devon - 1 £35,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (77.94%) .NET
3 51 (75.00%) C#
3 51 (75.00%) SQL
4 47 (69.12%) SQL Server
5 44 (64.71%) MCTS
6 42 (61.76%) Microsoft
7 39 (57.35%) Visual Studio
8 36 (52.94%) HTML
9 29 (42.65%) CSS
10 28 (41.18%) ASP.NET
10 28 (41.18%) Mentoring
11 26 (38.24%) T-SQL
12 25 (36.76%) MS Excel
12 25 (36.76%) SharePoint
12 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (36.76%) Scrum
13 24 (35.29%) C++
13 24 (35.29%) VB
13 24 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
14 23 (33.82%) XSLT
14 23 (33.82%) Windows
14 23 (33.82%) .NET Framework
15 22 (32.35%) Degree
15 22 (32.35%) HTML5
16 21 (30.88%) WCF
17 20 (29.41%) WinForms
18 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
18 19 (27.94%) MCSD

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (36.76%) SharePoint
2 16 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (22.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.94%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (36.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) InfoPath
3 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (25.00%) SAP Business One
2 8 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Office 365
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (69.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 17 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 15 (22.06%) RDBMS
4 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (57.35%) Visual Studio
2 24 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.94%) JIRA
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (4.41%) Banking
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
1 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (91.18%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 19 (27.94%) C# Developer
4 18 (26.47%) Software Developer
5 14 (20.59%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (17.65%) Senior Developer
7 10 (14.71%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (10.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (10.29%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (10.29%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (10.29%) SQL Developer
10 6 (8.82%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (7.35%) Architect
11 5 (7.35%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 5 (7.35%) Senior Software Developer
11 5 (7.35%) SharePoint Architect
12 4 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (5.88%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (77.94%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) HTML
3 29 (42.65%) CSS
4 28 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 23 (33.82%) .NET Framework
5 23 (33.82%) XSLT
6 22 (32.35%) HTML5
7 21 (30.88%) WCF
8 20 (29.41%) WinForms
9 17 (25.00%) COM
10 15 (22.06%) XML
11 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (17.65%) Web Services
13 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (10.29%) jQuery
15 6 (8.82%) Entity Framework
16 4 (5.88%) Ajax
17 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
17 3 (4.41%) NHibernate
17 3 (4.41%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) User Experience
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Android
2 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.88%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Mentoring
2 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Scrum
3 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.06%) OO
5 14 (20.59%) Information Management
6 13 (19.12%) Content Management
6 13 (19.12%) Migration
6 13 (19.12%) MVC
6 13 (19.12%) Records Management
7 12 (17.65%) CRM
8 10 (14.71%) OOP
9 8 (11.76%) Coaching
9 8 (11.76%) ITIL
9 8 (11.76%) Release Management
9 8 (11.76%) SOA
10 7 (10.29%) Time Management
11 6 (8.82%) TDD
11 6 (8.82%) Wealth Management
12 5 (7.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (75.00%) C#
1 51 (75.00%) SQL
2 26 (38.24%) T-SQL
3 24 (35.29%) C++
3 24 (35.29%) VB
4 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
5 17 (25.00%) VB6
5 17 (25.00%) VC++
6 13 (19.12%) PHP
7 8 (11.76%) Java
7 8 (11.76%) XPath
8 4 (5.88%) Delphi
9 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.94%) XAML
10 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (64.71%) MCTS
3 22 (32.35%) Degree
4 19 (27.94%) MCSD
5 16 (23.53%) MCAD
6 7 (10.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.41%) MCITP
7 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) MCDBA
8 2 (2.94%) MCSE
9 1 (1.47%) MCSM
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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