Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1031 1047 1157
Rank change year-on-year +16 +110 +49
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 42 100 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.062% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.26% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 41 91 12
England median annual salary £36,500 £41,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.05% -24.55% +44.74%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £42,775
90th Percentile £52,500 £75,000 £58,025
UK median annual salary £36,500 £41,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -12.05% -19.42% +22.62%

MCPD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33,692 38,499 43,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.23% 23.75% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24,854 30,087 34,479
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCPD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in England

MCPD
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD in England.

Salary trend for MCPD in England

MCPD
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCPD in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCPD in England

MCPD
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +22 19 £36,500 -2.01% 2
East Midlands +18 14 £36,500 -2.01%
South West +9 14 £36,500 -8.75%
West Midlands - 5 £32,500 - 2
South East +6 4 £24,750 -49.49% 2
London +49 2 £62,500 -10.71% 4
MCPD
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCPD.

1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 36 (85.71%) .NET
4 30 (71.43%) C#
5 26 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 24 (57.14%) ASP.NET
6 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (50.00%) MVC
8 20 (47.62%) SQL
9 18 (42.86%) SharePoint
9 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 18 (42.86%) Entity Framework
10 17 (40.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (38.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
11 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
13 14 (33.33%) ITIL
13 14 (33.33%) MCP
13 14 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (33.33%) REST
14 13 (30.95%) DevOps
14 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (30.95%) BDD
14 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
14 13 (30.95%) TDD
15 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
15 12 (28.57%) UML

MCPD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (38.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (19.05%) NServiceBus
4 8 (19.05%) Sitefinity
5 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.29%) GitHub
2 6 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SSDT
3 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (61.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (28.57%) gulp
3 12 (28.57%) Jasmine
3 12 (28.57%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (95.24%) Developer
2 23 (54.76%) C# Developer
3 22 (52.38%) .NET Developer
4 18 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (35.71%) Lead .NET Developer
5 15 (35.71%) Lead C# Developer
5 15 (35.71%) Lead Developer
6 14 (33.33%) Applications Developer
7 7 (16.67%) .NET Applications Developer
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Developer
8 6 (14.29%) Digital Developer
8 6 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
9 5 (11.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (9.52%) Senior Applications Developer
10 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
10 4 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (7.14%) C# Application Developer
11 3 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (85.71%) .NET
2 24 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 18 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 18 (42.86%) Entity Framework
4 14 (33.33%) REST
5 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 12 (28.57%) Apache Flex
6 12 (28.57%) Swagger
7 11 (26.19%) WinForms
8 10 (23.81%) HTML
9 7 (16.67%) HTML5
9 7 (16.67%) WCF
10 6 (14.29%) Kendo UI
11 5 (11.90%) Web Services
12 2 (4.76%) SOAP
12 2 (4.76%) XML
13 1 (2.38%) CSS
13 1 (2.38%) Unity DI Container
13 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) MVC
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 14 (33.33%) ITIL
6 13 (30.95%) BDD
6 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (30.95%) DevOps
6 13 (30.95%) TDD
7 12 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 12 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 12 (28.57%) SOA
7 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
7 12 (28.57%) UML
8 10 (23.81%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Content Management
9 6 (14.29%) Microservices
9 6 (14.29%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Delphi
5 2 (4.76%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) XAML
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 14 (33.33%) MCP
4 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) MCSD
6 4 (9.52%) BC Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) DBS Check
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 4 (9.52%) MCAD
6 4 (9.52%) MCTS
7 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.76%) MCITP
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Xamarin