Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1048 1104 1184
Rank change year-on-year +56 +80 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 84 51 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.13% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 82 48 22
England median annual salary £37,750 £45,000 £85,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.11% -47.21% +89.44%
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,775 £33,325
90th Percentile £71,625 £52,500 £143,750
UK median annual salary £37,750 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.11% -18.18% +22.22%

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 37,044 40,518 47,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.70% 24.45% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27,639 31,270 38,914
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 +51 39 £36,500 -23.16%
East Midlands +40 31 £36,500 -2.01%
South West +28 29 £40,000 - 1
London +45 14 £75,000 +87.50%
West Midlands +31 8 £32,500 -31.58%
South East -10 2 £30,000 -36.17% 2
MCPD
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 73 (86.90%) .NET
4 58 (69.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (67.86%) SQL Server
6 55 (65.48%) C#
7 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (55.95%) ASP.NET
9 43 (51.19%) Security Cleared
10 42 (50.00%) MVC
11 39 (46.43%) SQL
12 37 (44.05%) SharePoint
13 36 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
14 35 (41.67%) .NET Framework
14 35 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (41.67%) Entity Framework
15 32 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (38.10%) Test Automation
15 32 (38.10%) Octopus Deploy
15 32 (38.10%) MCP
16 30 (35.71%) WinForms
16 30 (35.71%) TDD
17 29 (34.52%) ITIL
17 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
18 28 (33.33%) HTML
19 27 (32.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
19 27 (32.14%) REST
19 27 (32.14%) HTML5
20 26 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 26 (30.95%) BDD

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 37 (44.05%) SharePoint
2 36 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (30.95%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (16.67%) NServiceBus
4 14 (16.67%) Sitefinity
5 9 (10.71%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (21.43%) GitHub
3 11 (13.10%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (27.38%) SSDT
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (69.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (38.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 26 (30.95%) gulp
3 26 (30.95%) Jasmine
3 26 (30.95%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 83 (98.81%) Developer
2 40 (47.62%) Applications Developer
3 26 (30.95%) .NET Developer
4 24 (28.57%) C# Developer
5 21 (25.00%) Lead Developer
6 17 (20.24%) SQL Developer
6 17 (20.24%) VB.NET Developer
7 16 (19.05%) .NET Applications Developer
8 12 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (11.90%) Lead .NET Developer
9 10 (11.90%) Lead C# Developer
9 10 (11.90%) SharePoint Developer
10 9 (10.71%) Digital Developer
10 9 (10.71%) Senior Applications Developer
10 9 (10.71%) Senior Developer
11 8 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (8.33%) Consultant
12 7 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
13 5 (5.95%) Azure Developer
13 5 (5.95%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (86.90%) .NET
2 47 (55.95%) ASP.NET
3 35 (41.67%) .NET Framework
3 35 (41.67%) Entity Framework
4 30 (35.71%) WinForms
5 28 (33.33%) HTML
6 27 (32.14%) HTML5
6 27 (32.14%) REST
7 26 (30.95%) AngularJS
7 26 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (30.95%) Swagger
8 18 (21.43%) Apache Flex
9 14 (16.67%) XSLT
10 12 (14.29%) Web Services
11 10 (11.90%) CSS
12 9 (10.71%) Kendo UI
12 9 (10.71%) WCF
13 4 (4.76%) jQuery
13 4 (4.76%) LINQ to SQL
13 4 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) User Experience
2 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (50.00%) MVC
3 32 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
3 32 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 30 (35.71%) TDD
5 29 (34.52%) ITIL
6 27 (32.14%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 26 (30.95%) BDD
7 26 (30.95%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (30.95%) DevOps
7 26 (30.95%) Kimball Methodology
8 18 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (21.43%) Scrum
8 18 (21.43%) SOA
8 18 (21.43%) TOGAF
8 18 (21.43%) UML
9 15 (17.86%) Content Management
10 10 (11.90%) Migration
10 10 (11.90%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (65.48%) C#
2 39 (46.43%) SQL
3 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
4 25 (29.76%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.57%) C++
6 3 (3.57%) Delphi
6 3 (3.57%) Java
6 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 3 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (51.19%) Security Cleared
3 32 (38.10%) MCP
4 26 (30.95%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.24%) BC Cleared
5 17 (20.24%) DBS Check
6 14 (16.67%) MCTS
7 11 (13.10%) MCSD
8 10 (11.90%) MCAD
9 5 (5.95%) Degree
10 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.19%) MCITP
11 1 (1.19%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 80 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.57%) Xamarin