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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 850 813 826
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 44 64 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.060% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 40
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,350
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 2014 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 21 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 22 September 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
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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 -12 41 £45,000 +12.50% 2
London -12 16 £45,000 -14.69%
Croydon - 12 £46,250 -
South East -2 10 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East -1 7 - -
Durham - 7 - -
Hampshire - 5 £45,000 -
Surrey - 4 £75,000 -
North West - 4 £43,750 -
Manchester - 4 £43,750 -
Farnborough - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands -6 3 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Reigate - 3 £75,000 -
Solihull - 2 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham +1 1 - -
Leeds -31 1 £30,000 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -41 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Yorkshire -54 1 £30,000 -25.00%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £35,000 -
Woking - 1 £45,000 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 66 (88.00%) Microsoft
3 61 (81.33%) C#
3 61 (81.33%) .NET
4 44 (58.67%) SQL
5 43 (57.33%) SQL Server
5 43 (57.33%) MCSD
6 42 (56.00%) ASP.NET
7 37 (49.33%) MS Excel
8 35 (46.67%) HTML
8 35 (46.67%) Degree
9 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (42.67%) JavaScript
10 29 (38.67%) CSS
10 29 (38.67%) jQuery
10 29 (38.67%) MCTS
11 27 (36.00%) MVC
12 26 (34.67%) SharePoint
13 24 (32.00%) .NET Framework
13 24 (32.00%) HTML5
13 24 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (30.67%) Finance
15 22 (29.33%) Windows
16 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (25.33%) CSS3
17 19 (25.33%) MCP
17 19 (25.33%) WCF
18 18 (24.00%) OO

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (34.67%) SharePoint
2 24 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (49.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Office 365
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
1 1 (1.33%) DNS
1 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (57.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
2 15 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Marketing
3 8 (10.67%) Games
4 4 (5.33%) Billing
4 4 (5.33%) Advertising
5 3 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (72.00%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.67%) C# Developer
4 13 (17.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 13 (17.33%) Consultant
5 11 (14.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) UI Programmer
8 4 (5.33%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Head of Development
9 3 (4.00%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (81.33%) .NET
2 42 (56.00%) ASP.NET
3 35 (46.67%) HTML
4 29 (38.67%) CSS
4 29 (38.67%) jQuery
5 24 (32.00%) .NET Framework
5 24 (32.00%) HTML5
5 24 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (25.33%) CSS3
6 19 (25.33%) WCF
7 15 (20.00%) Ajax
8 10 (13.33%) XSLT
9 8 (10.67%) COM
9 8 (10.67%) Web Services
9 8 (10.67%) XML
10 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (6.67%) XHTML
11 5 (6.67%) WPF
12 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) User Experience
2 7 (9.33%) Blog
2 7 (9.33%) Open Source
3 6 (8.00%) W3C
4 4 (5.33%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.33%) NHS
5 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) MVC
3 18 (24.00%) OO
4 13 (17.33%) Scrum
5 12 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 10 (13.33%) CRM
7 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
7 8 (10.67%) iOS Development
7 8 (10.67%) TDD
7 8 (10.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) OOP
8 7 (9.33%) System Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Data Management
8 7 (9.33%) Progressive Enhancement
8 7 (9.33%) Web Application Development
8 7 (9.33%) Graceful Degradation
9 6 (8.00%) Workflow
9 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (5.33%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (81.33%) C#
2 44 (58.67%) SQL
3 32 (42.67%) JavaScript
4 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (10.67%) VB6
5 8 (10.67%) VC++
5 8 (10.67%) VB
5 8 (10.67%) C++
6 7 (9.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (57.33%) MCSD
3 35 (46.67%) Degree
4 29 (38.67%) MCTS
5 19 (25.33%) MCP
6 16 (21.33%) MCSE
7 11 (14.67%) MCAD
8 8 (10.67%) MCITP
9 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.00%) CCA
9 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 66 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) TOWER Software
4 2 (2.67%) Red Gate
4 2 (2.67%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Dell
5 1 (1.33%) Intel
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
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