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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 815 807 786
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 65 82 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.079% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 58 59 96
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%

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
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -15 64 £45,000 +2.85% 11
London +5 19 £52,500 -8.69% 3
South West -3 14 £100,000 +207.69% 1
Salisbury - 14 £100,000 -
Wiltshire - 14 £100,000 -
Sunderland - 10 £32,500 -
Croydon - 10 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 10 £32,500 -
North East - 10 £32,500 - 1
Suffolk +4 8 £55,000 - 1
East of England -4 8 £55,000 - 1
Ipswich +7 7 £55,000 - 1
South East -36 7 £45,000 - 3
Manchester -11 4 £40,000 +3.22%
North West -16 4 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Berkshire +2 3 £65,000 +36.84% 2
City of London -7 2 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands -9 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hampshire - 2 £35,000 -
Reading - 2 £65,000 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £25,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £60,000 - 1
Bromsgrove - 1 £45,000 -
Worthing - 1 £29,025 - 1
Surrey - 1 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £29,025 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £45,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (80.91%) C#
3 84 (76.36%) .NET
4 82 (74.55%) Microsoft
5 72 (65.45%) SQL Server
6 69 (62.73%) ASP.NET
7 68 (61.82%) SQL
8 57 (51.82%) MVC
8 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (50.91%) JavaScript
9 56 (50.91%) MS Excel
10 55 (50.00%) CSS
10 55 (50.00%) MCSD
11 50 (45.45%) HTML
12 46 (41.82%) .NET Framework
13 42 (38.18%) SharePoint
14 41 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (30.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (30.91%) jQuery
16 33 (30.00%) MCTS
17 30 (27.27%) Degree
18 29 (26.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 28 (25.45%) SharePoint 2013
19 28 (25.45%) Windows
20 27 (24.55%) CSS3
21 26 (23.64%) Finance
21 26 (23.64%) T-SQL
22 25 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
23 24 (21.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 23 (20.91%) Visual Studio

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 42 (38.18%) SharePoint
2 28 (25.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (13.64%) IIS
5 9 (8.18%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.82%) SAS
9 1 (0.91%) Apache
9 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (50.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (2.73%) SaaS
4 2 (1.82%) PaaS
4 2 (1.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (3.64%) SAN
2 4 (3.64%) FTP
3 2 (1.82%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) Extranet
3 2 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (0.91%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) Wireless
4 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) LAN
4 1 (0.91%) WAN
4 1 (0.91%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (65.45%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.55%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.91%) MySQL
10 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (30.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (20.91%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.73%) NUnit
4 1 (0.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.91%) MSTest
General
1 26 (23.64%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Automotive
2 10 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 10 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Billing
3 3 (2.73%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (72.73%) Developer
2 28 (25.45%) .NET Developer
3 20 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 18 (16.36%) Software Developer
5 14 (12.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (11.82%) Senior Developer
7 11 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (7.27%) SharePoint Consultant
8 8 (7.27%) Consultant
9 7 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Architect
11 5 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.55%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
12 4 (3.64%) Senior SharePoint Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
13 3 (2.73%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (76.36%) .NET
2 69 (62.73%) ASP.NET
3 55 (50.00%) CSS
4 50 (45.45%) HTML
5 46 (41.82%) .NET Framework
6 41 (37.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (30.91%) jQuery
8 29 (26.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 27 (24.55%) CSS3
10 24 (21.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (15.45%) HTML5
11 17 (15.45%) WCF
12 12 (10.91%) Ajax
13 10 (9.09%) XML
14 7 (6.36%) LINQ
14 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (5.45%) XSLT
15 6 (5.45%) J2EE
16 5 (4.55%) ADO.NET
16 5 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.36%) Blog
2 7 (6.36%) Open Source
3 6 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.64%) User Experience
6 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.82%) NHS
7 2 (1.82%) W3C
8 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.91%) Clustering
8 1 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.45%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) UNIX
5 1 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.82%) MVC
1 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.09%) Scrum
3 19 (17.27%) ITIL
4 18 (16.36%) OO
5 17 (15.45%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (10.91%) CRM
7 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
8 11 (10.00%) SOA
9 10 (9.09%) Project Management
9 10 (9.09%) UML
9 10 (9.09%) TDD
10 9 (8.18%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.36%) Data Management
12 7 (6.36%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (6.36%) TOGAF
12 7 (6.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 89 (80.91%) C#
2 68 (61.82%) SQL
3 56 (50.91%) JavaScript
4 26 (23.64%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.64%) C
7 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (50.00%) MCSD
3 33 (30.00%) MCTS
4 30 (27.27%) Degree
5 23 (20.91%) MCP
6 22 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
8 15 (13.64%) MCSE
9 14 (12.73%) MCAD
10 13 (11.82%) MCITP
11 4 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.73%) CCA
12 3 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.91%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) XenApp
2 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle
3 5 (4.55%) VMware
3 5 (4.55%) HP
4 4 (3.64%) Dell
4 4 (3.64%) Intel
5 3 (2.73%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.73%) DevExpress
5 3 (2.73%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.82%) Meridio
7 1 (0.91%) Google
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix
7 1 (0.91%) Symantec
7 1 (0.91%) Sophos
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday / Bonus / Home Working
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27250 - £30800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago