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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 222 201 191
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 4 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.057% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.21% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
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
1610 1457 1345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.01% 27.74% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1226 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,564 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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
(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
Solihull - 3 £40,000 -
Birmingham -13 1 - -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) DevExpress
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Red Gate
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCAD
2 1 (25.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) DevExpress
2 3 (75.00%) Red Gate