The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
England / West Midlands
Rank 212 229 213
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16  
Permanent jobs citing MCPD 1 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.21% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.091% 0.77% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 3
Median salary £30,000 £61,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -51.21% +23.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £34,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +17.64% -11.68%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1093 1678 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.14% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1275 1058
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MCPD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in the West Midlands

MCPD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCPD in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCPD in the West Midlands

MCPD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 1 £30,000 -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCPD.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSD
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) InfoPath
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) MCAD
2 2 (66.67%) Records Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Retail

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365 Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Records Management
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSD
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCAD
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft