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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 809 823 812
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 72 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.065% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 63 55 57
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +10.38%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 30 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 27 February 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 0 72 £40,000 -11.11% 11
London +16 24 £50,000 -13.04% 2
South East -15 14 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Croydon - 12 £37,500 -
Sunderland - 11 £32,500 -
North East - 11 £32,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £32,500 -
South West -13 9 £38,500 +18.46% 2
East of England +3 8 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Suffolk +3 8 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Salisbury - 8 £38,500 -
Wiltshire - 8 £38,500 - 1
Ipswich +1 7 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Surrey - 5 £35,000 - 4
Berkshire - 5 £65,000 -
Manchester +2 4 £40,000 +14.28%
North West -12 4 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Reading - 4 £65,000 -
Reigate - 4 - - 1
Fareham +6 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire -9 2 £32,500 -7.14%
West Midlands -16 2 £46,250 +32.14%
Worthing - 2 £29,025 -
West Sussex - 2 £29,025 - 1
City of London +1 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £50,000 -
Warwick - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £60,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (83.49%) C#
3 82 (75.23%) .NET
4 77 (70.64%) Microsoft
5 74 (67.89%) SQL Server
6 69 (63.30%) ASP.NET
7 68 (62.39%) SQL
8 61 (55.96%) JavaScript
9 58 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (50.46%) CSS
11 53 (48.62%) MCSD
12 52 (47.71%) MVC
13 51 (46.79%) SharePoint
14 50 (45.87%) MS Excel
14 50 (45.87%) HTML
15 49 (44.95%) .NET Framework
16 38 (34.86%) Visual Studio
17 37 (33.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 35 (32.11%) SharePoint 2010
18 35 (32.11%) SharePoint 2013
19 33 (30.28%) MCTS
20 30 (27.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 29 (26.61%) Security Cleared
22 28 (25.69%) Degree
22 28 (25.69%) Windows
23 26 (23.85%) SQL Server 2008
24 24 (22.02%) SC Cleared
25 23 (21.10%) Scrum
26 22 (20.18%) T-SQL

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 51 (46.79%) SharePoint
2 35 (32.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 35 (32.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 22 (20.18%) IIS
4 15 (13.76%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.92%) SAS
7 1 (0.92%) Apache
Applications
1 50 (45.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.17%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) IaaS
3 2 (1.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.59%) DNS
2 4 (3.67%) SAN
2 4 (3.67%) FTP
3 2 (1.83%) Internet
3 2 (1.83%) Extranet
3 2 (1.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.92%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.92%) LAN
4 1 (0.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (67.89%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.68%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (13.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.92%) MySQL
8 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (34.86%) Visual Studio
2 37 (33.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (8.26%) NUnit
4 6 (5.50%) CruiseControl
4 6 (5.50%) MSBuild
5 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) MSTest
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Automotive
2 13 (11.93%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 82 (75.23%) Developer
2 23 (21.10%) Applications Developer
2 23 (21.10%) .NET Developer
3 18 (16.51%) Software Developer
4 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (10.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (8.26%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.34%) Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Applications Support
7 7 (6.42%) .NET Applications Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Software Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.67%) CRM Developer
11 3 (2.75%) Designer
11 3 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (75.23%) .NET
2 69 (63.30%) ASP.NET
3 55 (50.46%) CSS
4 50 (45.87%) HTML
5 49 (44.95%) .NET Framework
6 37 (33.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (27.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 21 (19.27%) jQuery
9 19 (17.43%) CSS3
10 17 (15.60%) WCF
11 15 (13.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (11.01%) XML
13 10 (9.17%) HTML5
13 10 (9.17%) Ajax
14 9 (8.26%) ADO.NET
15 7 (6.42%) XSLT
15 7 (6.42%) LINQ
16 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 6 (5.50%) J2EE
17 5 (4.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) W3C
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) Life Science
5 1 (0.92%) Blog
5 1 (0.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
5 1 (0.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (47.71%) MVC
3 23 (21.10%) Scrum
4 20 (18.35%) OO
5 18 (16.51%) ITIL
5 18 (16.51%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (15.60%) CRM
6 17 (15.60%) SOA
7 16 (14.68%) Dependency Injection
8 14 (12.84%) UML
9 13 (11.93%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.26%) TDD
11 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (7.34%) Project Management
13 7 (6.42%) Zachman Framework
13 7 (6.42%) TOGAF
13 7 (6.42%) Workflow
14 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (83.49%) C#
2 68 (62.39%) SQL
3 61 (55.96%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.18%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.83%) C
6 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) VB6
7 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (48.62%) MCSD
3 33 (30.28%) MCTS
4 29 (26.61%) Security Cleared
5 28 (25.69%) Degree
6 24 (22.02%) SC Cleared
7 20 (18.35%) MCP
8 19 (17.43%) MCAD
9 8 (7.34%) MCSE
10 7 (6.42%) MCITP
10 7 (6.42%) VCP4
11 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.67%) HND
13 2 (1.83%) MCDBA
13 2 (1.83%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.92%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) XenApp
2 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (70.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle
3 5 (4.59%) HP
3 5 (4.59%) TOWER Software
3 5 (4.59%) VMware
4 4 (3.67%) Dell
4 4 (3.67%) Intel
5 2 (1.83%) Meridio
5 2 (1.83%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.83%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.92%) Google
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix
6 1 (0.92%) Symantec
6 1 (0.92%) Sophos
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