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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 868 808 813
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 33 62 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.058% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24 56 67
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £31,375 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £52,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.57%

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
31691 29121 33451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.16% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24546 23606 28391
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 2014 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 18 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 21 August 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 31 £45,000 +28.57% 12
London -34 14 £45,000 -4.25% 2
Croydon - 10 £42,500 - 1
South East -13 8 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North East - 6 - - 3
Durham - 6 - - 3
Hampshire - 5 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands -6 2 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Solihull - 2 £40,000 - 1
Bournemouth -17 1 £32,500 -
Dorset -19 1 £32,500 -
South West -27 1 £32,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 5
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -
Fareham - 1 £35,000 -
Reigate - 1 £75,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (89.33%) Microsoft
3 60 (80.00%) C#
3 60 (80.00%) .NET
4 42 (56.00%) MCSD
5 37 (49.33%) SQL
5 37 (49.33%) SQL Server
6 36 (48.00%) Degree
7 33 (44.00%) ASP.NET
8 32 (42.67%) MS Excel
9 27 (36.00%) HTML
9 27 (36.00%) SharePoint
10 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
11 25 (33.33%) MVC
11 25 (33.33%) MCTS
11 25 (33.33%) jQuery
12 24 (32.00%) .NET Framework
12 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (30.67%) CSS
13 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (29.33%) MCP
14 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (26.67%) HTML5
16 19 (25.33%) Finance
17 18 (24.00%) Windows
17 18 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (21.33%) Visual Studio
18 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 16 (21.33%) CSS3
19 15 (20.00%) OO

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 18 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.67%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (42.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Office 365
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (49.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (21.33%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Games
3 7 (9.33%) Marketing
4 4 (5.33%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (69.33%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) .NET Developer
3 18 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 14 (18.67%) SharePoint Consultant
4 14 (18.67%) Consultant
5 10 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.00%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) UI Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) UI Programmer
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Architect
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (4.00%) Programmer
10 3 (4.00%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (80.00%) .NET
2 33 (44.00%) ASP.NET
3 27 (36.00%) HTML
4 25 (33.33%) jQuery
5 24 (32.00%) .NET Framework
6 23 (30.67%) CSS
6 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 20 (26.67%) HTML5
8 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (21.33%) CSS3
9 15 (20.00%) WCF
10 12 (16.00%) Ajax
11 10 (13.33%) Web Services
11 10 (13.33%) XSLT
12 9 (12.00%) XML
13 8 (10.67%) COM
14 6 (8.00%) WPF
14 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 5 (6.67%) SOAP
15 5 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) W3C
1 6 (8.00%) Blog
1 6 (8.00%) Open Source
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) NHS
4 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) MVC
2 22 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.00%) OO
4 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.00%) Scrum
6 11 (14.67%) OOP
7 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
7 8 (10.67%) iOS Development
8 7 (9.33%) System Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) CRM
8 7 (9.33%) SOA
9 6 (8.00%) Workflow
9 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.00%) TDD
9 6 (8.00%) Data Management
9 6 (8.00%) Progressive Enhancement
9 6 (8.00%) Web Application Development
9 6 (8.00%) Graceful Degradation
10 4 (5.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 60 (80.00%) C#
2 37 (49.33%) SQL
3 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 8 (10.67%) VC++
6 8 (10.67%) VB
6 8 (10.67%) C++
6 8 (10.67%) VB6
7 3 (4.00%) Lua
7 3 (4.00%) Python
8 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (56.00%) MCSD
3 36 (48.00%) Degree
4 25 (33.33%) MCTS
5 22 (29.33%) MCP
6 13 (17.33%) MCSE
7 7 (9.33%) MCAD
8 6 (8.00%) MCITP
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCA
9 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 67 (89.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Epicor
4 2 (2.67%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.67%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.33%) TOWER Software
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