Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1120 1189 1229
Rank change year-on-year +69 +40 +38
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 72 39 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.020% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.078% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 65 32 82
UK median annual salary £41,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.95% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £42,775 £32,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £143,750 £54,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -24.55% +22.22% +12.50%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +90 69 £41,500 -24.55% 4
UK excluding London +101 63 £41,500 -24.55% 4
South East - 29 £47,000 - 2
Midlands +42 13 £41,500 -17.00%
North of England +9 13 £37,500 -31.82%
North West -3 13 £37,500 +15.38%
East Midlands - 8 £37,250 -
South West - 8 £38,750 - 2
London +20 6 £45,000 -67.27%
West Midlands +19 5 £47,500 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (80.56%) Microsoft
3 54 (75.00%) .NET
4 53 (73.61%) C#
5 51 (70.83%) HTML
6 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (62.50%) ASP.NET
8 43 (59.72%) MVC
9 40 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (52.78%) HTML5
11 35 (48.61%) CSS
12 33 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (44.44%) NServiceBus
13 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
13 32 (44.44%) MCP
13 32 (44.44%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 32 (44.44%) Kendo UI
13 32 (44.44%) Microservices
13 32 (44.44%) SOLID
14 30 (41.67%) SQL Server
15 29 (40.28%) JavaScript
16 27 (37.50%) Web Development
17 24 (33.33%) .NET Framework
18 20 (27.78%) MCSD
19 19 (26.39%) ITIL
20 18 (25.00%) Degree
21 16 (22.22%) Ajax
21 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
21 16 (22.22%) Sitefinity
21 16 (22.22%) CSS3

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 32 (44.44%) NServiceBus
2 16 (22.22%) Sitefinity
3 14 (19.44%) SharePoint
3 14 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (15.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 8 (11.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.22%) SSDT
3 9 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) Power BI
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 13 (18.06%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (83.33%) Developer
2 40 (55.56%) Applications Developer
3 23 (31.94%) Senior Developer
4 20 (27.78%) Senior Applications Developer
5 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
6 16 (22.22%) Web Applications Developer
6 16 (22.22%) Web Developer
7 12 (16.67%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 12 (16.67%) Senior Web Developer
8 10 (13.89%) Analyst
8 10 (13.89%) ITIL Service Analyst
8 10 (13.89%) Lead Developer
8 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
9 8 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
9 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) C# Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Service Management Analyst
10 7 (9.72%) Applications Support
10 7 (9.72%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (75.00%) .NET
2 51 (70.83%) HTML
3 45 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 38 (52.78%) HTML5
5 35 (48.61%) CSS
6 32 (44.44%) Kendo UI
7 24 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 16 (22.22%) Ajax
8 16 (22.22%) CSS3
8 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
9 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (12.50%) XSLT
11 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 8 (11.11%) REST
12 7 (9.72%) Web Services
12 7 (9.72%) WinForms
13 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (6.94%) XML
14 2 (2.78%) jQuery
14 2 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.72%) User Experience
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Fintech
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (59.72%) MVC
3 33 (45.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (44.44%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 32 (44.44%) Microservices
4 32 (44.44%) SOLID
4 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 27 (37.50%) Web Development
6 19 (26.39%) ITIL
7 12 (16.67%) Open Source
8 11 (15.28%) PRINCE2
8 11 (15.28%) Service Management
8 11 (15.28%) Ticket Management
9 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (11.11%) Process Improvement
10 8 (11.11%) Software Architecture
10 8 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 8 (11.11%) UML
10 8 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 53 (73.61%) C#
2 29 (40.28%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.83%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.94%) VB
6 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.17%) XPath
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (44.44%) MCP
3 20 (27.78%) MCSD
4 18 (25.00%) Degree
5 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
6 12 (16.67%) MCTS
6 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 11 (15.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (15.28%) Master's Degree
8 8 (11.11%) MCAD
9 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.39%) HND
10 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 58 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.44%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com