The first table below looks at the demand for MCAD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCAD over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 216 146 152
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 26 104 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 1.42% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 6.18% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 26 104 99
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1587 1684 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.81% 23.01% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1417 1624
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCAD
England

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCAD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCAD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCAD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCAD across the North West region.

MCAD Salary Trend in the North West

MCAD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 13 £40,000 -
Cheshire -13 13 £35,000 -6.66%
MCAD
England

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCAD.

1 70 (100.00%) C#
1 70 (100.00%) .NET
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 70 (100.00%) MCP
1 70 (100.00%) MCSD
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 70 (100.00%) MVC
1 70 (100.00%) TDD
1 70 (100.00%) MCTS
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 66 (94.29%) SQL Server
3 61 (87.14%) WCF
3 61 (87.14%) Razor View Engine
3 61 (87.14%) Web Application Development
4 39 (55.71%) Scrum
4 39 (55.71%) NUnit
4 39 (55.71%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (55.71%) Kanban
4 39 (55.71%) Spring.NET
4 39 (55.71%) Dependency Injection
4 39 (55.71%) Inversion of Control
4 39 (55.71%) MSTest
4 39 (55.71%) Rhino Mocks
4 39 (55.71%) Moq
4 39 (55.71%) Castle Windsor
4 39 (55.71%) Ninject
4 39 (55.71%) Unity DI Container
5 31 (44.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 31 (44.29%) BDD

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (94.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (44.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (55.71%) NUnit
1 39 (55.71%) MSTest
1 39 (55.71%) Rhino Mocks
1 39 (55.71%) Moq
General
1 5 (7.14%) Games
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 70 (100.00%) Developer
1 70 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (5.71%) Junior Developer
2 4 (5.71%) Junior .NET Developer
2 4 (5.71%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (5.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
2 4 (5.71%) Graduate
2 4 (5.71%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (100.00%) .NET
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 70 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 61 (87.14%) Razor View Engine
2 61 (87.14%) WCF
3 39 (55.71%) Castle Windsor
3 39 (55.71%) Ninject
3 39 (55.71%) Spring.NET
3 39 (55.71%) Unity DI Container
4 13 (18.57%) WPF
4 13 (18.57%) WinForms
5 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (55.71%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) TDD
1 70 (100.00%) MVC
2 61 (87.14%) Web Application Development
3 39 (55.71%) Scrum
3 39 (55.71%) Dependency Injection
3 39 (55.71%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (55.71%) Kanban
4 31 (44.29%) Domain-Driven Design
4 31 (44.29%) BDD
4 31 (44.29%) CQRS
5 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.00%) OO
7 13 (18.57%) MVVM
8 9 (12.86%) OOD
8 9 (12.86%) OOP
8 9 (12.86%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 70 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) MCP
1 70 (100.00%) MCSD
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 70 (100.00%) MCTS