Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1144 1213 1206
Rank change year-on-year +69 -7 +50
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 39 51 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.026% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.090% 0.096% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 83
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £143,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +32.35% -24.44% +28.57%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43216 52862 59889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33253 42717 47530
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 9 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 19 August 2017. 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 +80 38 £45,000 -35.71% 2
UK excluding London +84 33 £45,000 +32.35% 2
South East - 13 £45,000 -
South West +4 9 £40,000 +17.65% 1
Midlands +22 6 £47,500 -13.64% 1
West Midlands +16 6 £47,500 -13.64%
London +15 5 £40,000 -70.91%
North of England -8 5 £37,500 +15.38%
North West -23 5 £37,500 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCPD.

1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (84.62%) .NET
3 32 (82.05%) C#
4 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 28 (71.79%) HTML
5 28 (71.79%) CSS
6 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
7 23 (58.97%) MVC
7 23 (58.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
9 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
10 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (43.59%) HTML5
12 15 (38.46%) Ajax
12 15 (38.46%) Web Development
13 14 (35.90%) CSS3
13 14 (35.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (33.33%) NServiceBus
14 13 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 13 (33.33%) Kendo UI
14 13 (33.33%) SSDT
14 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
14 13 (33.33%) MCP
14 13 (33.33%) Microservices
14 13 (33.33%) SOLID
15 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
15 12 (30.77%) SQL
15 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
15 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
15 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010

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 13 (33.33%) NServiceBus
2 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 12 (30.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (20.51%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (33.33%) SSDT
3 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (25.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (92.31%) Developer
2 19 (48.72%) .NET Developer
2 19 (48.72%) Applications Developer
3 13 (33.33%) Web Applications Developer
3 13 (33.33%) Web Developer
4 12 (30.77%) C# Developer
4 12 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 11 (28.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (23.08%) Senior Applications Developer
6 9 (23.08%) Senior Web Applications Developer
6 9 (23.08%) Senior Web Developer
7 7 (17.95%) Lead .NET Developer
7 7 (17.95%) Lead Developer
8 6 (15.38%) .NET Applications Developer
8 6 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
9 5 (12.82%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (84.62%) .NET
2 28 (71.79%) CSS
2 28 (71.79%) HTML
3 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
4 17 (43.59%) HTML5
5 15 (38.46%) Ajax
6 14 (35.90%) CSS3
7 13 (33.33%) Kendo UI
8 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
9 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.51%) REST
11 6 (15.38%) WinForms
12 3 (7.69%) jQuery
12 3 (7.69%) WCF
12 3 (7.69%) XSLT
13 2 (5.13%) SOAP
13 2 (5.13%) Web Services
13 2 (5.13%) XML
13 2 (5.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) MVC
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Web Development
4 14 (35.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 13 (33.33%) Microservices
5 13 (33.33%) SOLID
5 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (28.21%) ITIL
7 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (23.08%) Facilities Management
8 9 (23.08%) Software Architecture
9 8 (20.51%) Analytics
9 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
9 8 (20.51%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (20.51%) TOGAF
9 8 (20.51%) UML
9 8 (20.51%) Use Case
10 4 (10.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (82.05%) C#
2 25 (64.10%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) VB
4 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (33.33%) MCP
3 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.64%) Degree
5 8 (20.51%) MCSD
6 7 (17.95%) MCAD
7 4 (10.26%) MCTS
8 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (2.56%) HND
9 1 (2.56%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com