Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 803 1119 1110
Rank change year-on-year +316 -9 +70
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 13 5 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.003% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.078% 0.014% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 99
Median annual salary £48,000 £60,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +50.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £52,500 £31,150
90th Percentile £55,000 £84,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 - £40,000

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 16,601 35,769 42,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.81% 24.30% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12,097 25,906 31,559
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,515
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.09% +4.74%

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCPD.

Salary trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCPD over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 7 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 13 July 2020. 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 +286 10 £48,000 -12.73% 1
UK excluding London - 10 £48,000 -
Work from Home - 8 £48,000 -
North West - 4 £52,500 -
North of England - 4 £52,500 -
South East - 3 £50,000 -
South West - 3 £48,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (100.00%) Azure
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) C#
3 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) AngularJS
3 10 (76.92%) .NET Core
4 9 (69.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (46.15%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (46.15%) CSS
5 6 (46.15%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) Maximo
5 6 (46.15%) MVC
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (46.15%) REST
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (46.15%) Line Management
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Facilities Management
5 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (46.15%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) Vue.js

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 9 (69.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (30.77%) CMS
3 4 (30.77%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (30.77%) AWS
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365
3 3 (23.08%) OneDrive
3 3 (23.08%) Power Platform
3 3 (23.08%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Angular Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Azure Developer
3 5 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Developer
6 2 (15.38%) React Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL Developer
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) .NET Core
1 10 (76.92%) AngularJS
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (46.15%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Node.js
3 4 (30.77%) React
3 4 (30.77%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (46.15%) Facilities Management
2 6 (46.15%) Line Management
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Architecture Roadmap
4 3 (23.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (23.08%) Technology Roadmap
4 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) OOP
5 2 (15.38%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (23.08%) TypeScript
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) MCSD
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Google
2 4 (30.77%) Sitecore