Period
to

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1181 1023 761
Rank change year-on-year -158 -262 +353
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 33 2 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.002% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.008% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 13
10th Percentile - - £37,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £62,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £63,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.32% +32.29% -17.95%
75th Percentile £58,750 £64,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,125 - £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 - £48,000

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 43,210 25,602 13,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.16% 22.07% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 14,667 10,229
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £40,889 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 5 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 2022. 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
Jobs
England - 33 £52,500 - 1
London - 18 £65,000 - 1
South West - 15 £40,500 -
UK excluding London - 15 £40,500 -
Work from Home - 13 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 33 (100.00%) .NET
1 33 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (100.00%) MVC
1 33 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 30 (90.91%) Scrum
2 30 (90.91%) Agile
2 30 (90.91%) C#
3 26 (78.79%) .NET Framework
4 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
5 24 (72.73%) Azure
5 24 (72.73%) AngularJS
6 23 (69.70%) REST
6 23 (69.70%) HTML
6 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
7 21 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (60.61%) SharePoint
8 20 (60.61%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (54.55%) MCSD
9 18 (54.55%) Degree
10 17 (51.52%) .NET Core
10 17 (51.52%) Blazor
11 15 (45.45%) Technical Leadership
11 15 (45.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 15 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
11 15 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (45.45%) Facilities Management
11 15 (45.45%) TOGAF

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 20 (60.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (18.18%) CMS
3 6 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (15.15%) Confluence
5 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Maximo
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (72.73%) Azure
2 5 (15.15%) GCP
2 5 (15.15%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.06%) Azure App Service
3 2 (6.06%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (6.06%) Power Automate
3 2 (6.06%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.15%) Power BI
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 13 (39.39%) Games
1 13 (39.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 12 (36.36%) Social Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 5 (15.15%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Senior Developer
4 9 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Lead .NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Lead Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Development Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
1 33 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 33 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 26 (78.79%) .NET Framework
3 24 (72.73%) AngularJS
4 23 (69.70%) HTML
4 23 (69.70%) REST
5 17 (51.52%) .NET Core
5 17 (51.52%) Blazor
6 15 (45.45%) CSS
7 11 (33.33%) Web Services
8 10 (30.30%) React
9 8 (24.24%) Ajax
9 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (24.24%) Entity Framework
9 8 (24.24%) WCF
10 6 (18.18%) Autofac
10 6 (18.18%) jQuery
10 6 (18.18%) NHibernate
10 6 (18.18%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) MVC
2 30 (90.91%) Agile
2 30 (90.91%) Scrum
3 20 (60.61%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (45.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 15 (45.45%) Facilities Management
4 15 (45.45%) TDD
4 15 (45.45%) Technical Leadership
4 15 (45.45%) TOGAF
5 10 (30.30%) CRM
6 8 (24.24%) OOP
6 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Web Development
7 7 (21.21%) CI/CD
7 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (21.21%) DevOps
8 6 (18.18%) Architecture Roadmap
8 6 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (18.18%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) C#
2 23 (69.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (54.55%) Degree
2 18 (54.55%) MCSD
3 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 5 (15.15%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) RedGate
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com