Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 809 995 1108
Rank change year-on-year +186 +113 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 5 16 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.033% 0.060% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 30
Median annual salary £52,500 £64,905 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.11% +77.82% -12.05%
10th Percentile £51,250 £58,345 £23,175
90th Percentile £53,750 £71,465 £68,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £36,500

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 15,075 26,736 36,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.26% 21.71% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10,672 20,162 27,301
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +5.88%

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
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 26 February 2021. 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 +202 5 £52,500 -19.11%
UK excluding London +166 3 £52,500 -
South West +51 3 £52,500 -
Work from Home - 3 £52,500 -
London +167 2 £52,500 -19.11%

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) Facilities Management
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Maximo
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013

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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (40.00%) IaaS
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Development Team Leader
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Team Leader
1 3 (60.00%) Development Team Leader
1 3 (60.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Core
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Architecture Roadmap
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (60.00%) Facilities Management
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Leadership
2 3 (60.00%) Technology Roadmap
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft