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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 222 214 196
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 7 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.020% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.076% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £61,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
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
1450 1324 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.47% 26.17% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1124 929
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCPD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MCPD Salary Histogram 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 12 February 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
(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 -11 7 £61,500 +23.00%
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCTS
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (72.73%) XPath
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) XSLT
2 8 (72.73%) OO
2 8 (72.73%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) RDBMS
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) Release Management
2 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
2 8 (72.73%) Coaching
3 6 (54.55%) Wealth Management
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) WCF

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) RDBMS
2 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C# Developer
3 7 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 7 (63.64%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (63.64%) Senior Developer
4 6 (54.55%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (54.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (54.55%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (45.45%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (45.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 5 (45.45%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (36.36%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 4 (36.36%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (36.36%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (36.36%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (27.27%) Lead Developer
7 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
8 2 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
8 2 (18.18%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Coaching
1 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
1 8 (72.73%) OO
1 8 (72.73%) Release Management
1 8 (72.73%) SOA
2 6 (54.55%) Wealth Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
2 8 (72.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCTS
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft