Period
to 19 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 690 1073 1094
Rank change year-on-year +383 +21 +83
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 15 11 87
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.008% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.033% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 88
Median annual salary £48,000 £67,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.62% +68.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £52,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £81,875 £74,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £72,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year -33.79% +94.63% -17.22%

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 11,005 33,131 39,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.10% 23.44% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,059 24,048 29,426
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCPD over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 8 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 September 2020. 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 +376 12 £48,000 -22.58% 2
UK excluding London +342 10 £48,000 -33.79% 1
Work from Home - 8 £48,000 -
North West - 4 £52,500 -
North of England - 4 £52,500 -
South East +229 3 £50,000 - 1
South West +141 3 £48,000 -
London +264 2 £52,500 -15.32% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (100.00%) Azure
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) C#
2 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 10 (66.67%) .NET Core
5 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (53.33%) HTML
6 8 (53.33%) MVC
7 6 (40.00%) Maximo
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (40.00%) CSS
7 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (40.00%) REST
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (40.00%) Facilities Management
7 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (40.00%) Line Management
8 4 (26.67%) Python

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 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (26.67%) CMS
3 4 (26.67%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (100.00%) Azure
2 4 (26.67%) AWS
3 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 3 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (20.00%) Power Platform
3 3 (20.00%) PowerApps
4 2 (13.33%) IaaS
4 2 (13.33%) PaaS
4 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Azure Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Office 365 Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
6 2 (13.33%) React Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Agile Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior React Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior SQL Developer
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 10 (66.67%) AngularJS
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (26.67%) Node.js
5 4 (26.67%) React
5 4 (26.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) MVC
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (40.00%) Facilities Management
3 6 (40.00%) Line Management
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (20.00%) Technology Roadmap
5 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (13.33%) Microservices
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Robotic Process Automation
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
1 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) MCSD
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Google
2 4 (26.67%) Sitecore