Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1091 1146 1228
Rank change year-on-year +55 +82 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 106 18 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.043% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 98 12 42
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £31,100 £35,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £51,000 £143,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -13.38%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,526 42,100 55,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.91% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 30,728 33,025 44,706
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCPD over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 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
England +71 106 £41,500 +3.75% 2
UK excluding London +38 73 £40,000 - 2
London +23 33 £70,000 +59.09%
South West -1 31 £44,000 +10.00% 2
Midlands +26 21 £36,500 -23.16%
East Midlands - 21 £36,500 -
South East - 14 £36,000 -
North West +17 5 £31,000 -28.74%
North of England -5 5 £31,000 -28.74%
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for MCPD.

1 106 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (83.02%) Microsoft
3 82 (77.36%) .NET
4 71 (66.98%) SQL Server
5 63 (59.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 58 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (51.89%) SharePoint
7 55 (51.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 52 (49.06%) C#
9 47 (44.34%) ASP.NET
9 47 (44.34%) MVC
10 45 (42.45%) SQL
11 44 (41.51%) HTML
12 43 (40.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (35.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (35.85%) TDD
13 38 (35.85%) WinForms
13 38 (35.85%) VB.NET
14 37 (34.91%) HTML5
15 36 (33.96%) MCTS
16 35 (33.02%) Security Cleared
16 35 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (33.02%) Windows
17 33 (31.13%) Entity Framework
17 33 (31.13%) .NET Framework
17 33 (31.13%) AngularJS
18 32 (30.19%) Continuous Improvement
19 31 (29.25%) REST
19 31 (29.25%) Jasmine
19 31 (29.25%) SC Cleared

MCPD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 55 (51.89%) SharePoint
1 55 (51.89%) SharePoint 2013
2 31 (29.25%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (6.60%) CMS
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.77%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.89%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.89%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 22 (20.75%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 43 (40.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (26.42%) GitHub
3 24 (22.64%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (66.98%) SQL Server
2 28 (26.42%) SSDT
3 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (59.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (29.25%) gulp
2 31 (29.25%) Jasmine
2 31 (29.25%) Karma Test Runner
3 30 (28.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 25 (23.58%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.66%) JIRA
6 5 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.94%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 10 (9.43%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (97.17%) Developer
2 43 (40.57%) Applications Developer
3 37 (34.91%) .NET Developer
4 30 (28.30%) .NET Applications Developer
5 29 (27.36%) VB.NET Developer
6 28 (26.42%) SQL Developer
7 24 (22.64%) SharePoint Developer
8 23 (21.70%) Lead Developer
9 11 (10.38%) C# Developer
9 11 (10.38%) Consultant
9 11 (10.38%) SharePoint Consultant
10 10 (9.43%) Azure Developer
10 10 (9.43%) Office 365 Developer
11 9 (8.49%) Azure Consultant
11 9 (8.49%) HTML Developer
11 9 (8.49%) Office 365 Consultant
11 9 (8.49%) Senior Developer
12 8 (7.55%) User Experience Consultant
12 8 (7.55%) UX Developer
13 7 (6.60%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (77.36%) .NET
2 47 (44.34%) ASP.NET
3 44 (41.51%) HTML
4 38 (35.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 38 (35.85%) WinForms
5 37 (34.91%) HTML5
6 33 (31.13%) .NET Framework
6 33 (31.13%) AngularJS
6 33 (31.13%) Entity Framework
7 31 (29.25%) REST
7 31 (29.25%) Swagger
8 29 (27.36%) CSS
8 29 (27.36%) XSLT
9 18 (16.98%) Apache Flex
10 16 (15.09%) Web Services
11 12 (11.32%) jQuery
11 12 (11.32%) XML
12 7 (6.60%) Ajax
12 7 (6.60%) LINQ to SQL
13 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) User Experience
2 12 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Fintech
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (44.34%) MVC
3 38 (35.85%) TDD
4 35 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (30.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 31 (29.25%) BDD
6 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (29.25%) DevOps
6 31 (29.25%) ITIL
6 31 (29.25%) Kimball Methodology
7 30 (28.30%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 30 (28.30%) Test Automation
8 24 (22.64%) Migration
8 24 (22.64%) Scrum
9 23 (21.70%) SOA
10 22 (20.75%) Content Management
10 22 (20.75%) Records Management
11 18 (16.98%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (16.98%) TOGAF
11 18 (16.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.06%) C#
2 45 (42.45%) SQL
3 38 (35.85%) VB.NET
4 27 (25.47%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.49%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 106 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (33.96%) MCTS
3 35 (33.02%) Security Cleared
4 31 (29.25%) MCSD
4 31 (29.25%) SC Cleared
5 30 (28.30%) MCP
6 26 (24.53%) MCAD
7 12 (11.32%) Degree
8 4 (3.77%) BC Cleared
8 4 (3.77%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.89%) HND
9 2 (1.89%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) GDPR
Vendors
1 88 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle