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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 853 873 807
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -66
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 40 34 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.030% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 40 25 61
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 17 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 28 August 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 +12 40 £45,000 - 3
Yorkshire +22 12 £45,000 +50.00%
York - 12 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
London +8 10 £55,000 +22.22% 2
North West +9 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Manchester +7 7 £45,000 +5.88%
South West - 6 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £45,000 -
City of London - 4 £41,250 -
Exeter - 4 £39,000 -
Devon - 4 £39,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Salisbury - 2 £37,500 - 1
Croydon -5 1 £30,000 -29.41%

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (89.02%) C#
3 72 (87.80%) Microsoft
4 62 (75.61%) .NET
5 53 (64.63%) SQL
6 50 (60.98%) ASP.NET
7 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (53.66%) MS Excel
9 43 (52.44%) HTML
9 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
10 42 (51.22%) JavaScript
11 41 (50.00%) MVC
12 36 (43.90%) .NET Framework
13 35 (42.68%) CSS
14 33 (40.24%) TDD
15 30 (36.59%) IIS
16 29 (35.37%) MCSD
16 29 (35.37%) Entity Framework
17 28 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (32.93%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (32.93%) SDLC
18 27 (32.93%) Visual Studio
18 27 (32.93%) SharePoint
19 26 (31.71%) ITIL
20 25 (30.49%) WCF
21 23 (28.05%) Windows
21 23 (28.05%) Scrum
22 22 (26.83%) OO
23 21 (25.61%) OOP

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (36.59%) IIS
2 27 (32.93%) SharePoint
3 21 (25.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (15.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.88%) GlassFish
7 4 (4.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 44 (53.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.20%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) FTP
1 6 (7.32%) DNS
1 6 (7.32%) SAN
2 4 (4.88%) Network Security
3 3 (3.66%) Intranet
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) HTTP
5 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (14.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.10%) MySQL
4 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.22%) SimpleDB
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (32.93%) Visual Studio
1 27 (32.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.88%) MSBuild
2 4 (4.88%) Subversion
2 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (4.88%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.66%) NUnit
3 3 (3.66%) CruiseControl
General
1 20 (24.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (67.07%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) .NET Developer
3 21 (25.61%) Senior Developer
4 17 (20.73%) Senior .NET Developer
5 14 (17.07%) Applications Developer
6 12 (14.63%) Consultant
7 10 (12.20%) Software Consultant
8 9 (10.98%) Applications Support
9 6 (7.32%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Server Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Junior
11 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
11 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Junior Developer
11 4 (4.88%) CRM Developer
11 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (75.61%) .NET
2 50 (60.98%) ASP.NET
3 43 (52.44%) HTML
4 36 (43.90%) .NET Framework
5 35 (42.68%) CSS
6 29 (35.37%) Entity Framework
7 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (30.49%) WCF
9 21 (25.61%) jQuery
10 19 (23.17%) Ajax
11 17 (20.73%) KnockoutJS
12 16 (19.51%) WPF
13 15 (18.29%) WinForms
14 11 (13.41%) HTML5
15 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 5 (6.10%) CSS3
15 5 (6.10%) J2EE
16 4 (4.88%) Struts
16 4 (4.88%) Spring
16 4 (4.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.88%) Linux
4 4 (4.88%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.00%) MVC
3 33 (40.24%) TDD
4 27 (32.93%) SDLC
5 26 (31.71%) ITIL
6 23 (28.05%) Scrum
7 22 (26.83%) OO
8 21 (25.61%) OOP
9 20 (24.39%) Unit Testing
9 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (20.73%) Software Engineering
10 17 (20.73%) Kanban
11 16 (19.51%) MVVM
12 15 (18.29%) PRINCE2
13 11 (13.41%) CRM
14 8 (9.76%) Time Management
15 7 (8.54%) Dependency Injection
15 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
16 5 (6.10%) Business Development
17 4 (4.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 73 (89.02%) C#
2 53 (64.63%) SQL
3 42 (51.22%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.73%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.20%) C++
5 10 (12.20%) Java
6 9 (10.98%) PHP
7 7 (8.54%) VB.NET
8 6 (7.32%) VB
9 4 (4.88%) C
9 4 (4.88%) Delphi
9 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.88%) Groovy
10 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) XAML
10 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (35.37%) MCSD
3 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.41%) MCTS
6 9 (10.98%) MCITP
7 8 (9.76%) MCP
7 8 (9.76%) MCAD
8 7 (8.54%) Degree
9 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
11 4 (4.88%) Sun Certification
12 2 (2.44%) HND
13 1 (1.22%) MCSE
13 1 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 72 (87.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) VMware
3 6 (7.32%) HP
3 6 (7.32%) Dell
3 6 (7.32%) Intel
4 3 (3.66%) Sage
5 2 (2.44%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
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