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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 884 819 771
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 23 50 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.046% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23 40 111
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 £55,500 £47,000 £59,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31712 29651 33003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.27% 27.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24819 23877 28269
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 £65,000 £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 29 July 2014 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 16 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 29 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 -63 23 £45,000 +38.46% 5
London -42 9 £45,000 +42.85% 5
South East - 8 £46,250 -
Dorset -8 4 £32,500 -
Bournemouth -11 4 £32,500 -
South West -14 4 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 4 £47,500 -
Croydon - 3 £42,500 - 2
Farnborough - 2 £45,000 -
Fareham - 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands -1 1 £35,000 -13.04%
Derby - 1 £35,000 -
Solihull - 1 £40,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
3 59 (78.67%) C#
4 58 (77.33%) .NET
5 37 (49.33%) Degree
6 36 (48.00%) SQL
7 35 (46.67%) SQL Server
8 33 (44.00%) MCSD
9 32 (42.67%) SharePoint
10 29 (38.67%) MS Excel
10 29 (38.67%) MCTS
11 28 (37.33%) .NET Framework
12 27 (36.00%) MCP
13 24 (32.00%) OO
13 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
13 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
15 21 (28.00%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
16 17 (22.67%) OOP
17 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
17 16 (21.33%) SOA
17 16 (21.33%) MVC
17 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (20.00%) Office 365
18 15 (20.00%) Games
19 13 (17.33%) Finance
19 13 (17.33%) Web Services
19 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (16.00%) WPF

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 32 (42.67%) SharePoint
2 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 21 (28.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (38.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 15 (20.00%) Games
2 13 (17.33%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) C# Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Consultant
4 15 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 15 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 10 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (9.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (9.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Technical Architect
8 6 (8.00%) Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.00%) UI Programmer
10 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (77.33%) .NET
2 28 (37.33%) .NET Framework
3 22 (29.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (17.33%) Web Services
5 12 (16.00%) HTML
5 12 (16.00%) WPF
6 11 (14.67%) SOAP
6 11 (14.67%) XML
7 10 (13.33%) COM
7 10 (13.33%) REST
7 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (12.00%) XSLT
8 9 (12.00%) jQuery
8 9 (12.00%) HTML5
9 8 (10.67%) Ajax
9 8 (10.67%) WCF
10 7 (9.33%) CSS
11 4 (5.33%) XHTML
11 4 (5.33%) WinForms
11 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.00%) W3C
3 4 (5.33%) SystemC
4 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 8 (10.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) OO
1 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (22.67%) OOP
3 16 (21.33%) MVC
3 16 (21.33%) SOA
4 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.67%) Unit Testing
6 10 (13.33%) MVVM
6 10 (13.33%) iOS Development
7 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.00%) System Testing
7 6 (8.00%) Workflow
7 6 (8.00%) Scrum
7 6 (8.00%) DNA
7 6 (8.00%) UML
8 5 (6.67%) TDD
9 4 (5.33%) CRM
9 4 (5.33%) OOD
10 3 (4.00%) Process Management
10 3 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 59 (78.67%) C#
2 36 (48.00%) SQL
3 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) VB.NET
5 10 (13.33%) VC++
5 10 (13.33%) C++
5 10 (13.33%) VB6
5 10 (13.33%) VB
6 4 (5.33%) C
7 3 (4.00%) Python
7 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (49.33%) Degree
3 33 (44.00%) MCSD
4 29 (38.67%) MCTS
5 27 (36.00%) MCP
6 6 (8.00%) MCSE
7 4 (5.33%) MCAD
8 1 (1.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Epicor
4 1 (1.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.33%) Red Gate
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