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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 887 916 961
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 21 54 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.049% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.080% 0.18% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 16 53 23
Median salary £93,750 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £137,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
26123 30183 31664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.62% 27.38% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21116 23985 24815
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCPD as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 2016 within the UK.

MCPD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 16 £137,500 +205.55% 1
London +33 10 £137,500 +161.90% 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
Warwick - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
North West +13 1 £32,500 -25.71%
Manchester -8 1 £32,500 -25.71%
East of England - 1 £32,500 -
Colchester - 1 £32,500 -
Essex - 1 £32,500 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCPD.

1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (88.46%) C#
3 45 (86.54%) MCTS
4 43 (82.69%) SQL
4 43 (82.69%) SQL Server
5 35 (67.31%) .NET
6 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
7 30 (57.69%) OO
7 30 (57.69%) T-SQL
8 27 (51.92%) Mentoring
9 25 (48.08%) HTML
10 24 (46.15%) CSS
10 24 (46.15%) XSLT
10 24 (46.15%) Degree
11 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
12 20 (38.46%) RDBMS
12 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
12 20 (38.46%) Web Services
12 20 (38.46%) XML
12 20 (38.46%) MCAD
12 20 (38.46%) MCSD
12 20 (38.46%) Relational Database
12 20 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 19 (36.54%) XPath
13 19 (36.54%) Release Management
13 19 (36.54%) SOA
13 19 (36.54%) Scrum
13 19 (36.54%) Coaching

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (21.15%) Apache
1 11 (21.15%) Apache Spark
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
6 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (21.15%) ReMetrica
2 8 (15.38%) SAP Business One
3 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) FTP
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (82.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (38.46%) RDBMS
2 20 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 20 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (21.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 11 (21.15%) JIRA
2 11 (21.15%) TeamCity
3 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (96.15%) Developer
2 30 (57.69%) C# Developer
3 23 (44.23%) C# Software Developer
4 22 (42.31%) .NET Developer
5 19 (36.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (34.62%) Senior Developer
7 17 (32.69%) .NET Software Developer
7 17 (32.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior .NET Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior C# Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 16 (30.77%) Senior Software Developer
9 14 (26.92%) Software Developer
10 8 (15.38%) Cassandra Developer
10 8 (15.38%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (67.31%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) HTML
3 24 (46.15%) CSS
3 24 (46.15%) XSLT
4 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
5 20 (38.46%) Web Services
5 20 (38.46%) XML
6 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (17.31%) WCF
7 9 (17.31%) WinForms
8 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 8 (15.38%) COM
9 6 (11.54%) HTML5
10 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.15%) Mathematics
2 11 (21.15%) Physics
2 11 (21.15%) Reinsurance
3 6 (11.54%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) OO
2 27 (51.92%) Mentoring
3 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (36.54%) Coaching
3 19 (36.54%) Release Management
3 19 (36.54%) Scrum
3 19 (36.54%) SOA
4 18 (34.62%) Wealth Management
5 12 (23.08%) TDD
6 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (21.15%) Machine Learning
6 11 (21.15%) MVVM
6 11 (21.15%) OOD
7 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.62%) Content Management
8 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Content Management
8 5 (9.62%) Migration
8 5 (9.62%) Records Management
9 4 (7.69%) CRM
10 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 46 (88.46%) C#
2 43 (82.69%) SQL
3 30 (57.69%) T-SQL
4 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 19 (36.54%) XPath
6 11 (21.15%) Python
6 11 (21.15%) Scala
7 9 (17.31%) C++
7 9 (17.31%) VB
8 8 (15.38%) VB6
8 8 (15.38%) VC++
9 2 (3.85%) PHP
9 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.92%) Delphi
10 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (86.54%) MCTS
3 24 (46.15%) Degree
4 20 (38.46%) MCAD
4 20 (38.46%) MCSD
5 6 (11.54%) MCP
6 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.92%) MCITP
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) Actian
3 8 (15.38%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.92%) Dell
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Intel
5 1 (1.92%) VMware