Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 702 1039 1101
Rank change year-on-year +337 +62 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 7 20 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.066% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 57
Median annual salary £52,500 £62,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.32% +69.86% -12.05%
10th Percentile £46,250 £52,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £54,750 £73,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £72,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -27.59% +98.63% -12.05%

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 11,308 30,240 38,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.57% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,623 22,361 28,325
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 £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
Top 7 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 24 November 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 +334 7 £52,500 -15.32% 1
UK excluding London +274 5 £52,500 -27.59% 1
North of England - 3 £47,500 -
North West - 3 £47,500 -
London +221 2 £52,500 -15.32%
South West +106 2 £52,500 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Core
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) CMS
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) MySQL
4 3 (42.86%) MCSD
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) User Experience
4 3 (42.86%) React
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) AWS
4 3 (42.86%) Google
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Sitecore CMS

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 (42.86%) CMS
1 3 (42.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (42.86%) AWS
3 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 2 (28.57%) PaaS
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Development Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Azure Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) React Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior React Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Core
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Node.js
4 3 (42.86%) React
4 3 (42.86%) Vue.js
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Architecture Roadmap
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (28.57%) Facilities Management
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Microservices
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (28.57%) Technology Roadmap
4 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSD
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Google
2 3 (42.86%) Sitecore