The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 215 - 199
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.056% - 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% - 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
MCPD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1381 1306 1452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.83% 26.36% 29.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1042 1182
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCPD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD across the West Midlands region.

MCPD Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCPD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Warwickshire - 2 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) MCSD
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) C++ Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSD
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft