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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 828 828 816
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 64 68 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.061% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 55 53 64
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,415 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £42,500 £36,463
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.55%

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 27 March 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 March 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 +10 64 £38,500 -14.44% 11
London +41 23 £40,000 -30.43% 3
South East -12 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -16 10 £38,500 +18.46% 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £32,500 -
North East - 8 £32,500 - 1
Croydon - 8 £37,500 - 1
Sunderland - 8 £32,500 -
East of England +13 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Suffolk +7 6 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Salisbury - 6 £38,500 -
Wiltshire - 6 £38,500 - 2
Ipswich 0 5 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Surrey - 5 £35,000 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £65,000 -
Reading - 4 £65,000 -
Reigate - 4 - -
West Midlands -26 3 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Dorset -27 3 £19,500 -40.00%
Poole - 3 £19,500 -
Fareham +6 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Hampshire 0 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Romford - 2 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £29,025 -
Warwick - 2 £50,000 - 2
Worthing - 2 £29,025 -
City of London +8 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £60,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (86.11%) C#
3 81 (75.00%) .NET
4 76 (70.37%) Microsoft
5 72 (66.67%) SQL Server
6 68 (62.96%) SQL
7 66 (61.11%) ASP.NET
8 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
9 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (50.93%) CSS
11 54 (50.00%) MCSD
11 54 (50.00%) MVC
12 51 (47.22%) SharePoint
13 49 (45.37%) HTML
14 48 (44.44%) .NET Framework
15 47 (43.52%) MS Excel
16 43 (39.81%) Visual Studio
17 39 (36.11%) SharePoint 2010
18 38 (35.19%) Team Foundation Server
19 37 (34.26%) SharePoint 2013
20 36 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 35 (32.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
23 31 (28.70%) MCTS
24 28 (25.93%) SC Cleared
24 28 (25.93%) Windows
25 27 (25.00%) Degree
26 24 (22.22%) Scrum
26 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
27 23 (21.30%) IIS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (47.22%) SharePoint
2 39 (36.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 37 (34.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 23 (21.30%) IIS
5 17 (15.74%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) SAS
8 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 47 (43.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) IaaS
3 2 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 2 (1.85%) SAN
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) Extranet
2 2 (1.85%) FTP
2 2 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (15.74%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.93%) MySQL
10 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (39.81%) Visual Studio
2 38 (35.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.19%) NUnit
4 8 (7.41%) CruiseControl
4 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (7.41%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.93%) MSTest
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Automotive
2 14 (12.96%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (77.78%) Developer
2 25 (23.15%) Applications Developer
3 23 (21.30%) .NET Developer
4 17 (15.74%) Software Developer
5 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (7.41%) .NET Applications Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Architect
7 8 (7.41%) Applications Support
8 7 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.48%) CRM Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Software Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Junior
11 4 (3.70%) Administrator
11 4 (3.70%) Junior Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 3 (2.78%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (75.00%) .NET
2 66 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 55 (50.93%) CSS
4 49 (45.37%) HTML
5 48 (44.44%) .NET Framework
6 36 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (32.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 20 (18.52%) jQuery
9 17 (15.74%) CSS3
9 17 (15.74%) WCF
10 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (10.19%) XML
12 10 (9.26%) ADO.NET
12 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 7 (6.48%) Ajax
13 7 (6.48%) LINQ
13 7 (6.48%) XSLT
14 6 (5.56%) J2EE
14 6 (5.56%) HTML5
15 5 (4.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.85%) Clustering
3 2 (1.85%) W3C
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
5 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (50.00%) MVC
3 24 (22.22%) Scrum
4 19 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (17.59%) OO
5 18 (16.67%) ITIL
5 18 (16.67%) CRM
5 18 (16.67%) SOA
6 17 (15.74%) Dependency Injection
7 14 (12.96%) UML
8 11 (10.19%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 9 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.48%) RUP
10 7 (6.48%) Project Management
10 7 (6.48%) Workflow
10 7 (6.48%) Time Management
10 7 (6.48%) MSF
10 7 (6.48%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 93 (86.11%) C#
2 68 (62.96%) SQL
3 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.59%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (1.85%) C++
7 2 (1.85%) VB6
7 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.85%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (50.00%) MCSD
3 32 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 31 (28.70%) MCTS
5 28 (25.93%) SC Cleared
6 27 (25.00%) Degree
7 20 (18.52%) MCAD
8 16 (14.81%) MCP
9 10 (9.26%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.56%) MCSE
11 4 (3.70%) HND
11 4 (3.70%) MCITP
12 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.85%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.93%) CCNA
13 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.78%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Dell
5 2 (1.85%) Intel
5 2 (1.85%) Meridio
6 1 (0.93%) Google
6 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.93%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) Symantec
6 1 (0.93%) Sophos
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