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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 889 938
Rank change year-on-year +39 +49  
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 20 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.024% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.091% 0.091% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19 15 48
Median salary £45,000 £137,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -67.27% +233.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £137,500 £45,450
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  

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 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCPD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 17 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 19 £45,000 -67.27% 4
West Midlands +14 5 £47,500 -
South West +14 5 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Shrewsbury - 5 £47,500 -
Salisbury - 5 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £40,000 - 1
Shropshire - 5 £47,500 -
London +6 3 £50,000 -63.63%
Oxford - 3 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
South East - 3 £45,000 - 2
North West - 3 £42,000 - 1
Preston - 1 £45,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,000 -
Manchester - 1 £25,000 - 1
Chester - 1 £42,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) .NET
3 24 (82.76%) C#
4 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 16 (55.17%) HTML
6 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
6 16 (55.17%) SQL
6 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET
6 16 (55.17%) CSS
7 14 (48.28%) MVC
7 14 (48.28%) Degree
8 12 (41.38%) VB.NET
9 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
10 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
10 10 (34.48%) MCTS
10 10 (34.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (34.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
10 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
11 9 (31.03%) WinForms
12 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (27.59%) Ajax
12 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
13 7 (24.14%) Facilities Management
13 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (24.14%) Dependency Injection

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 10 (34.48%) SharePoint
1 10 (34.48%) SharePoint 2010
1 10 (34.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (20.69%) CMS
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (20.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) SSDT
6 1 (3.45%) Power BI
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Developer
3 13 (44.83%) C# Developer
4 12 (41.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Applications Developer
6 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
6 6 (20.69%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (17.24%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Lead .NET Developer
7 5 (17.24%) Lead Developer
8 4 (13.79%) .NET Applications Developer
9 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Senior Web Applications Developer
9 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) ASP.NET
2 16 (55.17%) CSS
2 16 (55.17%) HTML
3 9 (31.03%) WinForms
4 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
4 8 (27.59%) Ajax
5 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (24.14%) HTML5
6 6 (20.69%) AngularJS
6 6 (20.69%) jQuery
6 6 (20.69%) REST
6 6 (20.69%) XSLT
7 5 (17.24%) XML
8 4 (13.79%) CSS3
9 3 (10.34%) Kendo UI
9 3 (10.34%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (10.34%) WCF
9 3 (10.34%) Web Services
10 2 (6.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Fintech
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 7 (24.14%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (24.14%) Facilities Management
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Software Architecture
4 6 (20.69%) Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
4 6 (20.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
4 6 (20.69%) UML
4 6 (20.69%) Use Case
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Microservices
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) C#
2 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) VB.NET
4 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
4 6 (20.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 10 (34.48%) MCTS
3 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) MCP
5 5 (17.24%) MCAD
6 4 (13.79%) MCSD
7 1 (3.45%) HND
7 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 days ago