Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1063 1072 1180
Rank change year-on-year +9 +108 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 47 102 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.059% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.25% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 46 93 16
UK median annual salary £36,500 £41,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.05% -19.42% +22.62%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £43,875
90th Percentile £52,500 £75,000 £57,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.75% -27.27% +52.78%

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 36,446 40,999 45,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.11% 23.79% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 26,670 31,809 36,005
UK 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 £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 8 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 15 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
England +6 47 £36,500 -12.05% 10
UK excluding London +3 42 £36,500 -8.75% 6
Midlands +45 24 £36,500 -2.01% 2
East Midlands +11 18 £36,500 -2.01%
South West -7 14 £36,500 -8.75% 1
West Midlands - 6 £32,500 - 2
South East +3 4 £24,750 -49.49% 2
London +29 2 £62,500 -10.71% 4

For the 6 months to 15 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 with a requirement for MCPD.

1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (93.62%) Microsoft
3 41 (87.23%) .NET
4 33 (70.21%) C#
5 30 (63.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
8 26 (55.32%) ASP.NET
9 24 (51.06%) SQL
10 22 (46.81%) MVC
11 21 (44.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (40.43%) Entity Framework
12 19 (40.43%) Test Automation
12 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
13 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
13 18 (38.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (38.30%) SharePoint
13 18 (38.30%) MCP
14 16 (34.04%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (31.91%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
16 14 (29.79%) WinForms
16 14 (29.79%) ITIL
16 14 (29.79%) REST
17 13 (27.66%) DevOps
17 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (27.66%) BDD
17 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (27.66%) TDD

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 18 (38.30%) SharePoint
2 16 (34.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (25.53%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (21.28%) NServiceBus
4 10 (21.28%) Sitefinity
5 3 (6.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) GitHub
3 6 (12.77%) Office 365
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) SSDT
3 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (63.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (38.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (25.53%) gulp
3 12 (25.53%) Jasmine
3 12 (25.53%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (95.74%) Developer
2 24 (51.06%) C# Developer
3 23 (48.94%) .NET Developer
4 18 (38.30%) Applications Developer
4 18 (38.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (31.91%) Lead .NET Developer
5 15 (31.91%) Lead C# Developer
5 15 (31.91%) Lead Developer
6 8 (17.02%) .NET Applications Developer
6 8 (17.02%) SQL Developer
7 7 (14.89%) Digital Developer
7 7 (14.89%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (12.77%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (12.77%) Senior Applications Developer
8 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
9 4 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (6.38%) C# Application Developer
10 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (87.23%) .NET
2 26 (55.32%) ASP.NET
3 19 (40.43%) .NET Framework
3 19 (40.43%) Entity Framework
4 14 (29.79%) REST
4 14 (29.79%) WinForms
5 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (25.53%) AngularJS
6 12 (25.53%) Apache Flex
6 12 (25.53%) Swagger
7 11 (23.40%) HTML
8 8 (17.02%) HTML5
8 8 (17.02%) WCF
9 7 (14.89%) Kendo UI
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services
11 2 (4.26%) SOAP
11 2 (4.26%) XML
12 1 (2.13%) CSS
12 1 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) MVC
3 21 (44.68%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (40.43%) Test Automation
5 15 (31.91%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 14 (29.79%) ITIL
7 13 (27.66%) BDD
7 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.66%) DevOps
7 13 (27.66%) TDD
8 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (25.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (25.53%) Kimball Methodology
8 12 (25.53%) SOA
8 12 (25.53%) TOGAF
8 12 (25.53%) UML
9 11 (23.40%) Scrum
10 7 (14.89%) Content Management
10 7 (14.89%) Microservices
10 7 (14.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) C#
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 12 (25.53%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Delphi
5 2 (4.26%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) XAML
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (38.30%) MCP
2 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
3 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) BC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) DBS Check
4 6 (12.77%) MCSD
5 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 4 (8.51%) MCAD
5 4 (8.51%) MCTS
6 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Xamarin