Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1064 1162 1217
Rank change year-on-year +98 +55 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 103 17 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.010% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.038% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 94 16 59
UK median annual salary £41,500 £51,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.42% +22.62% -6.67%
10th Percentile £30,500 £43,875 £32,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,125 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% +52.78% -15.29%

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 40,827 44,777 57,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 25.65% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,714 35,555 46,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,616 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 9 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 22 January 2018. 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 +108 101 £41,500 -24.55% 6
UK excluding London +81 89 £40,000 -27.27% 6
South East - 35 £49,000 -
South West - 20 £40,000 - 3
North of England +11 18 £35,000 -36.36% 3
North West - 18 £35,000 - 3
Midlands +19 16 £37,250 -25.50%
East Midlands - 16 £37,250 -
London +3 12 £70,000 +39.30%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (81.55%) Microsoft
3 80 (77.67%) C#
3 80 (77.67%) .NET
4 71 (68.93%) HTML
4 71 (68.93%) ASP.NET
5 69 (66.99%) MVC
6 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (58.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 57 (55.34%) HTML5
9 52 (50.49%) .NET Framework
10 49 (47.57%) Entity Framework
11 43 (41.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (39.81%) SQL Server
13 40 (38.83%) MCP
13 40 (38.83%) NServiceBus
13 40 (38.83%) Test Automation
13 40 (38.83%) Kendo UI
13 40 (38.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 40 (38.83%) Microservices
13 40 (38.83%) SOLID
14 32 (31.07%) Octopus Deploy
14 32 (31.07%) Sitefinity
15 31 (30.10%) ITIL
15 31 (30.10%) CSS
16 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
17 29 (28.16%) MCSD
17 29 (28.16%) SharePoint
17 29 (28.16%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (28.16%) 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 40 (38.83%) NServiceBus
2 32 (31.07%) Sitefinity
3 29 (28.16%) SharePoint
3 29 (28.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 17 (16.50%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (8.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (6.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Maximo
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.74%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (39.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SSDT
3 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.91%) Power BI
5 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (58.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (31.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 17 (16.50%) gulp
3 17 (16.50%) Jasmine
3 17 (16.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 13 (12.62%) Visual Studio
5 9 (8.74%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (3.88%) JIRA
7 1 (0.97%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (85.44%) Developer
2 51 (49.51%) Applications Developer
3 23 (22.33%) Senior Developer
4 20 (19.42%) Lead Developer
4 20 (19.42%) Senior Applications Developer
5 11 (10.68%) Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.71%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Service Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Cloud Developer
7 9 (8.74%) HTML CSS Developer
7 9 (8.74%) HTML Developer
7 9 (8.74%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Service Management Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) Web Applications Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Web Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Applications Support
10 6 (5.83%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (77.67%) .NET
2 71 (68.93%) ASP.NET
2 71 (68.93%) HTML
3 57 (55.34%) HTML5
4 52 (50.49%) .NET Framework
5 49 (47.57%) Entity Framework
6 40 (38.83%) Kendo UI
7 31 (30.10%) CSS
8 29 (28.16%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (19.42%) AngularJS
9 20 (19.42%) REST
10 17 (16.50%) Swagger
11 16 (15.53%) Web Services
12 12 (11.65%) XSLT
13 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (10.68%) XML
14 9 (8.74%) Apache Flex
15 8 (7.77%) Ajax
15 8 (7.77%) jQuery
15 8 (7.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.68%) Fintech
3 9 (8.74%) User Experience
4 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (66.99%) MVC
2 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (41.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 40 (38.83%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 40 (38.83%) Microservices
4 40 (38.83%) SOLID
4 40 (38.83%) Test Automation
5 31 (30.10%) ITIL
6 23 (22.33%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (19.42%) SOA
8 19 (18.45%) Web Development
9 17 (16.50%) BDD
9 17 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (16.50%) DevOps
9 17 (16.50%) Kimball Methodology
9 17 (16.50%) TDD
10 12 (11.65%) Mentoring
10 12 (11.65%) Migration
10 12 (11.65%) TOGAF
10 12 (11.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 80 (77.67%) C#
2 30 (29.13%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.39%) SQL
4 9 (8.74%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.83%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (38.83%) MCP
3 29 (28.16%) MCSD
4 23 (22.33%) MCTS
5 22 (21.36%) Security Cleared
6 21 (20.39%) SC Cleared
7 18 (17.48%) Degree
8 14 (13.59%) MCAD
9 11 (10.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (10.68%) Master's Degree
10 3 (2.91%) HND
10 3 (2.91%) MCDBA
11 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 84 (81.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.42%) Oracle
3 1 (0.97%) Salesforce.com