The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 880 828 750
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -78
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 24 47 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.16% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 120
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,200 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31535 29694 33047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.27% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24720 23936 28341
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 July 2014 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 23 July 2014. 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 -50 24 £45,000 +38.46% 5
London -43 8 £51,250 +62.69% 4
South East - 7 £47,500 -
Dorset -6 5 £32,500 -
Bournemouth -10 5 £32,500 -
South West -11 5 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 4 £47,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £35,000 -
Fareham - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands -7 1 £35,000 -13.04%
East of England -20 1 - -
Yorkshire -38 1 £32,500 +116.66%
Suffolk - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £32,500 -
Croydon - 1 £37,500 - 2
Derby - 1 £35,000 -
Solihull - 1 £40,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (89.87%) Microsoft
3 61 (77.22%) C#
3 61 (77.22%) .NET
4 41 (51.90%) SQL Server
4 41 (51.90%) Degree
5 37 (46.84%) SharePoint
6 36 (45.57%) SQL
7 34 (43.04%) MCSD
8 32 (40.51%) MCTS
9 30 (37.97%) MS Excel
10 29 (36.71%) .NET Framework
11 28 (35.44%) MCP
11 28 (35.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (31.65%) OO
12 25 (31.65%) Software Engineering
12 25 (31.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
14 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
15 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (22.78%) OOP
16 18 (22.78%) SOA
17 17 (21.52%) MVC
17 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
17 17 (21.52%) Office 365
18 16 (20.25%) Games
19 14 (17.72%) Web Services
20 13 (16.46%) HTML
20 13 (16.46%) WPF
21 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 37 (46.84%) SharePoint
2 28 (35.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 25 (31.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.53%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.27%) Lync
6 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (37.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS Project
3 3 (3.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (51.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (12.66%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (25.32%) Visual Studio
2 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) JIRA
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (20.25%) Games
2 11 (13.92%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (59.49%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Consultant
2 18 (22.78%) C# Developer
3 17 (21.52%) SharePoint Consultant
4 12 (15.19%) .NET Developer
5 11 (13.92%) Software Developer
6 10 (12.66%) Architect
7 8 (10.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Technical Architect
8 7 (8.86%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) UI Programmer
10 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Architect
10 3 (3.80%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Analyst
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (77.22%) .NET
2 29 (36.71%) .NET Framework
3 24 (30.38%) ASP.NET
4 14 (17.72%) Web Services
5 13 (16.46%) HTML
5 13 (16.46%) WPF
6 12 (15.19%) SOAP
6 12 (15.19%) XML
7 11 (13.92%) REST
8 10 (12.66%) WCF
8 10 (12.66%) HTML5
8 10 (12.66%) COM
9 9 (11.39%) XSLT
9 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (10.13%) CSS
11 7 (8.86%) Ajax
11 7 (8.86%) jQuery
12 4 (5.06%) XHTML
12 4 (5.06%) WinForms
13 2 (2.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.86%) N-Tier
3 6 (7.59%) W3C
4 4 (5.06%) SystemC
5 3 (3.80%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Apple iOS
2 9 (11.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) OO
1 25 (31.65%) Software Engineering
2 18 (22.78%) OOP
2 18 (22.78%) SOA
3 17 (21.52%) MVC
4 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.92%) Unit Testing
5 11 (13.92%) MVVM
6 10 (12.66%) iOS Development
7 7 (8.86%) Workflow
7 7 (8.86%) DNA
7 7 (8.86%) UML
8 6 (7.59%) Scrum
8 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.59%) System Testing
9 5 (6.33%) TDD
10 4 (5.06%) CRM
10 4 (5.06%) OOD
11 3 (3.80%) Process Management
11 3 (3.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 61 (77.22%) C#
2 36 (45.57%) SQL
3 17 (21.52%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.92%) VB.NET
5 10 (12.66%) VC++
5 10 (12.66%) C++
5 10 (12.66%) VB6
5 10 (12.66%) VB
6 4 (5.06%) C
7 3 (3.80%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) Lua
8 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (51.90%) Degree
3 34 (43.04%) MCSD
4 32 (40.51%) MCTS
5 28 (35.44%) MCP
6 6 (7.59%) MCSE
7 3 (3.80%) MCAD
8 2 (2.53%) MCITP
9 1 (1.27%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.27%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 71 (89.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Epicor
4 1 (1.27%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.27%) Red Gate
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