Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1081 1189 1237
Rank change year-on-year +108 +48 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 96 33 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.017% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88 28 72
UK median annual salary £41,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £42,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £53,250 £143,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £55,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -24.55% +26.44% -3.33%

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 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 +95 93 £41,500 -24.55% 4
UK excluding London +133 85 £41,500 -24.55% 4
South East - 36 £47,000 - 1
Midlands +38 19 £41,500 -17.00% 1
South West - 16 £40,000 - 2
North of England +16 14 £37,500 -31.82%
North West -6 14 £37,500 +15.38%
East Midlands - 14 £37,250 - 1
London -1 8 £60,000 -56.36%
West Midlands +14 5 £47,500 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (84.38%) Microsoft
3 74 (77.08%) C#
3 74 (77.08%) .NET
4 70 (72.92%) HTML
5 66 (68.75%) ASP.NET
6 64 (66.67%) MVC
7 62 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 58 (60.42%) HTML5
10 46 (47.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 44 (45.83%) NServiceBus
11 44 (45.83%) Test Automation
11 44 (45.83%) .NET Framework
11 44 (45.83%) MCP
11 44 (45.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 44 (45.83%) Kendo UI
11 44 (45.83%) Microservices
11 44 (45.83%) SOLID
12 38 (39.58%) SQL Server
12 38 (39.58%) Entity Framework
13 37 (38.54%) CSS
14 33 (34.38%) JavaScript
15 28 (29.17%) Sitefinity
15 28 (29.17%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (28.13%) Web Development
16 27 (28.13%) ITIL
17 25 (26.04%) SharePoint
17 25 (26.04%) SharePoint 2013
18 23 (23.96%) MCSD

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 44 (45.83%) NServiceBus
2 28 (29.17%) Sitefinity
3 25 (26.04%) SharePoint
3 25 (26.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (13.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (10.42%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Maximo
2 6 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.67%) SSDT
3 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.08%) Power BI
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (29.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 15 (15.63%) Visual Studio
4 10 (10.42%) gulp
4 10 (10.42%) Jasmine
4 10 (10.42%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (86.46%) Developer
2 55 (57.29%) Applications Developer
3 29 (30.21%) Senior Developer
4 26 (27.08%) Senior Applications Developer
5 16 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
5 16 (16.67%) Web Developer
6 14 (14.58%) .NET Developer
6 14 (14.58%) Lead Developer
7 12 (12.50%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 12 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
8 10 (10.42%) Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) ITIL Service Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) Service Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (8.33%) C# Developer
10 8 (8.33%) Service Management Analyst
11 7 (7.29%) Applications Support
12 6 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
12 6 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (77.08%) .NET
2 70 (72.92%) HTML
3 66 (68.75%) ASP.NET
4 58 (60.42%) HTML5
5 44 (45.83%) .NET Framework
5 44 (45.83%) Kendo UI
6 38 (39.58%) Entity Framework
7 37 (38.54%) CSS
8 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (16.67%) Ajax
9 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 16 (16.67%) CSS3
9 16 (16.67%) REST
10 12 (12.50%) XSLT
11 10 (10.42%) Swagger
12 8 (8.33%) Web Services
13 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (6.25%) WinForms
13 6 (6.25%) XML
14 5 (5.21%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.38%) User Experience
3 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.25%) Fintech
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (66.67%) MVC
2 62 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (47.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 44 (45.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 44 (45.83%) Microservices
4 44 (45.83%) SOLID
4 44 (45.83%) Test Automation
5 27 (28.13%) ITIL
5 27 (28.13%) Web Development
6 18 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.46%) Migration
7 11 (11.46%) Open Source
7 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
7 11 (11.46%) Service Management
7 11 (11.46%) SOA
7 11 (11.46%) Ticket Management
7 11 (11.46%) TOGAF
7 11 (11.46%) UML
8 10 (10.42%) DevOps
8 10 (10.42%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 74 (77.08%) C#
2 33 (34.38%) JavaScript
3 15 (15.63%) SQL
4 6 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.21%) VB
6 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.13%) XPath
8 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (45.83%) MCP
3 23 (23.96%) MCSD
4 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 20 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 19 (19.79%) Degree
7 17 (17.71%) MCTS
8 11 (11.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (11.46%) Master's Degree
8 11 (11.46%) MCAD
9 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.08%) HND
9 2 (2.08%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 81 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com