The table below looks at the statistics for MCAD in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCAD over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 860 573 277
Rank change year-on-year
-287 -296
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 38 383 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.32% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 1.16% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 38 380 1079
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30192 32934 30570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.39% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23932 26080 24731
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCAD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK.

MCAD Salary Trend in the UK

MCAD
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCAD over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

MCAD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCAD
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
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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
England -277 38 £36,000 -10.00% 4
London -182 15 £22,500 -55.00% 3
South East +7 14 £40,000 -17.94%
Hampshire +25 13 £40,000 -
West Midlands -5 5 £36,000 -5.26%
Birmingham - 5 £36,000 -
Winchester -16 3 £40,000 -
City of London +24 2 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire -6 2 £31,500 +5.00%
North Yorkshire -8 2 £31,500 +5.00%
Northamptonshire -15 2 £30,000 -23.07%
East Midlands -30 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Surrey +11 1 £45,000 -
York -3 1 £33,000 -5.71%
Northampton -8 1 £30,000 -23.07%
Woking - 1 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £40,000 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (97.67%) .NET
3 82 (95.35%) C#
4 81 (94.19%) SQL Server
5 80 (93.02%) ASP.NET
6 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (73.26%) MCSD
8 58 (67.44%) MCTS
9 56 (65.12%) .NET Framework
9 56 (65.12%) HTML
9 56 (65.12%) MVC
10 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
11 48 (55.81%) JavaScript
12 45 (52.33%) CSS
13 43 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 42 (48.84%) MCP
15 37 (43.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (41.86%) SQL
16 36 (41.86%) LINQ
17 35 (40.70%) NUnit
18 34 (39.53%) Degree
19 30 (34.88%) IIS
19 30 (34.88%) Windows
20 29 (33.72%) T-SQL
21 28 (32.56%) Ajax
21 28 (32.56%) Scrum
22 26 (30.23%) Games
22 26 (30.23%) TDD
22 26 (30.23%) NHibernate
22 26 (30.23%) Kanban

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 30 (34.88%) IIS
2 26 (30.23%) SharePoint
2 26 (30.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 23 (26.74%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (25.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (11.63%) CMS
5 10 (11.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (94.19%) SQL Server
2 43 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (22.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.33%) OLAP
8 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (40.70%) NUnit
2 26 (30.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (30.23%) Moq
3 18 (20.93%) Visual Studio
4 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (15.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (10.47%) CruiseControl
6 9 (10.47%) MSBuild
7 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (30.23%) Games
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
2 5 (5.81%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (93.02%) Developer
2 46 (53.49%) .NET Developer
3 26 (30.23%) Graduate
3 26 (30.23%) Junior
3 26 (30.23%) Junior Developer
3 26 (30.23%) Junior .NET Developer
4 14 (16.28%) C# Developer
5 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (15.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (15.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (13.95%) SharePoint Developer
7 11 (12.79%) Software Developer
8 10 (11.63%) Web Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (9.30%) CRM Developer
10 7 (8.14%) Software Programmer
10 7 (8.14%) Programmer
11 6 (6.98%) C# Web Developer
11 6 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (6.98%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (97.67%) .NET
2 80 (93.02%) ASP.NET
3 56 (65.12%) HTML
3 56 (65.12%) .NET Framework
4 45 (52.33%) CSS
5 37 (43.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (41.86%) LINQ
7 28 (32.56%) Ajax
8 26 (30.23%) NHibernate
9 23 (26.74%) WCF
9 23 (26.74%) jQuery
10 16 (18.60%) HTML5
11 14 (16.28%) CSS3
12 11 (12.79%) Entity Framework
12 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 9 (10.47%) Apache Flex
13 9 (10.47%) AngularJS
13 9 (10.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (9.30%) XML
15 7 (8.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (65.12%) MVC
3 28 (32.56%) Scrum
4 26 (30.23%) TDD
4 26 (30.23%) Kanban
4 26 (30.23%) BDD
4 26 (30.23%) Web Application Development
5 23 (26.74%) CRM
6 17 (19.77%) OOA/OOD
6 17 (19.77%) OO
7 11 (12.79%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.30%) Project Management
9 8 (9.30%) SOA
10 7 (8.14%) ITIL
10 7 (8.14%) Migration
10 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Time Management
10 7 (8.14%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 82 (95.35%) C#
2 48 (55.81%) JavaScript
3 36 (41.86%) SQL
4 29 (33.72%) T-SQL
5 19 (22.09%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.81%) VB6
6 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.81%) VB
7 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (73.26%) MCSD
3 58 (67.44%) MCTS
4 42 (48.84%) MCP
5 34 (39.53%) Degree
6 18 (20.93%) MCPD
7 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
9 11 (12.79%) HND
10 10 (11.63%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 53 (61.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
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