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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 803 282 293
Rank change year-on-year
-521 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 99 1042 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.98% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 3.64% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 89 1038 1044
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

MCAD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCAD
Top 30 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 19 September 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
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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 -495 90 £40,000 - 5
London -299 27 £40,000 -15.78% 1
East of England -76 17 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -14 16 £38,750 - 2
Cambridge -21 16 £38,750 - 2
North West -103 12 £35,000 -6.66%
South East -196 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Bristol -4 8 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -23 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Nottingham -25 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Warrington -31 8 £35,000 -12.50%
South West -49 8 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Cheshire -57 8 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -61 8 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire -33 7 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands -67 7 £38,000 +8.57%
Warwickshire -6 5 £38,000 +8.57%
County Antrim - 5 - -
Belfast - 5 - -
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
Bolton +1 4 £40,000 -
Farnborough -3 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Manchester -18 4 £40,000 -
Winchester -11 3 £40,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire -80 3 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire -25 2 £35,000 +37.25%
Birmingham -34 2 £47,500 -5.00%
City of London +5 1 £75,000 +42.85%
Glasgow -5 1 - -
York -6 1 £35,000 +37.25%

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 529 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 512 (96.79%) .NET
3 494 (93.38%) SQL Server
4 493 (93.19%) MCSD
5 488 (92.25%) C#
6 480 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
7 458 (86.58%) MCP
8 435 (82.23%) MCTS
9 427 (80.72%) ASP.NET
10 419 (79.21%) TDD
11 398 (75.24%) MVC
12 389 (73.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 375 (70.89%) WCF
14 358 (67.67%) NUnit
15 346 (65.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 342 (64.65%) Web Application Development
17 336 (63.52%) Rhino Mocks
18 331 (62.57%) Scrum
19 287 (54.25%) Razor View Engine
20 280 (52.93%) WPF
21 266 (50.28%) SQL Server 2012
22 251 (47.45%) NHibernate
23 235 (44.42%) Kanban
23 235 (44.42%) Moq
24 214 (40.45%) Microsoft
25 212 (40.08%) Castle Windsor
26 198 (37.43%) Windows
27 182 (34.40%) BDD
28 161 (30.43%) WinForms
29 138 (26.09%) .NET Framework

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 67 (12.67%) SharePoint
2 55 (10.40%) BizTalk Server
3 47 (8.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (4.91%) Node.js
5 20 (3.78%) IIS
6 7 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.70%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Summit
1 7 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.07%) Internet
2 13 (2.46%) Broadband
3 7 (1.32%) ATM
3 7 (1.32%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) GPRS
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 494 (93.38%) SQL Server
2 266 (50.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (6.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (4.35%) OLAP
8 16 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (2.46%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
12 7 (1.32%) Cognos Query Studio
12 7 (1.32%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 7 (1.32%) Cognos Report Studio
12 7 (1.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 7 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 358 (67.67%) NUnit
2 336 (63.52%) Rhino Mocks
3 235 (44.42%) Moq
4 116 (21.93%) MSTest
5 104 (19.66%) Subversion
6 29 (5.48%) Visual Studio
7 22 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (3.21%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.95%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 96 (18.15%) Finance
2 94 (17.77%) Games
3 70 (13.23%) Banking
4 34 (6.43%) Music Industry
5 26 (4.91%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.02%) Retail
7 13 (2.46%) Law
7 13 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.46%) Advertising
8 10 (1.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.57%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 494 (93.38%) Developer
2 362 (68.43%) .NET Developer
3 133 (25.14%) C# Developer
4 110 (20.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (11.91%) ASP.NET Developer
6 61 (11.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (8.51%) Junior Developer
7 45 (8.51%) Junior .NET Developer
7 45 (8.51%) Graduate
7 45 (8.51%) Junior
8 39 (7.37%) Agile .NET Developer
9 26 (4.91%) Agile C# Developer
10 25 (4.73%) SQL Developer
11 18 (3.40%) Graduate Developer
11 18 (3.40%) Senior Developer
11 18 (3.40%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 17 (3.21%) Analyst
13 16 (3.02%) SQL Server Developer
14 13 (2.46%) WinForms Developer
15 12 (2.27%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (96.79%) .NET
2 427 (80.72%) ASP.NET
3 389 (73.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 375 (70.89%) WCF
5 346 (65.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 287 (54.25%) Razor View Engine
7 280 (52.93%) WPF
8 251 (47.45%) NHibernate
9 212 (40.08%) Castle Windsor
10 161 (30.43%) WinForms
11 138 (26.09%) .NET Framework
12 124 (23.44%) Ninject
13 123 (23.25%) HTML
14 122 (23.06%) LINQ
15 120 (22.68%) Ajax
16 115 (21.74%) Unity DI Container
17 111 (20.98%) Spring.NET
18 101 (19.09%) MonoRail
19 100 (18.90%) CSS
20 80 (15.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (22.68%) Inversion of Control
2 50 (9.45%) Tandem
3 48 (9.07%) Client/Server
4 45 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (6.81%) Computer Science
6 22 (4.16%) Streaming Music
7 13 (2.46%) Social Network
7 13 (2.46%) iPhone
7 13 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.13%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.76%) NHS
12 1 (0.19%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 198 (37.43%) Windows
2 13 (2.46%) Android
3 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (90.74%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (79.21%) TDD
3 398 (75.24%) MVC
4 342 (64.65%) Web Application Development
5 331 (62.57%) Scrum
6 235 (44.42%) Kanban
7 182 (34.40%) BDD
8 137 (25.90%) Dependency Injection
9 120 (22.68%) MVVM
10 111 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
11 108 (20.42%) OO
12 56 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (8.51%) Domain-Driven Design
14 40 (7.56%) OOA/OOD
15 38 (7.18%) OOP
15 38 (7.18%) Unit Testing
16 34 (6.43%) E-Commerce
17 32 (6.05%) OOD
17 32 (6.05%) CQRS
18 26 (4.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 488 (92.25%) C#
2 115 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 97 (18.34%) SQL
4 74 (13.99%) T-SQL
5 73 (13.80%) VB.NET
6 50 (9.45%) VB
7 19 (3.59%) C++
8 13 (2.46%) Ruby
9 7 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.95%) C
11 3 (0.57%) VB6
12 2 (0.38%) VBA
13 1 (0.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 529 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 493 (93.19%) MCSD
3 458 (86.58%) MCP
4 435 (82.23%) MCTS
5 86 (16.26%) Degree
6 11 (2.08%) MCPD
7 10 (1.89%) MCDBA
7 10 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.13%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.02%) QA
Vendors
1 214 (40.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.46%) Google
2 13 (2.46%) Oracle
2 13 (2.46%) Facebook
3 7 (1.32%) Business Objects
3 7 (1.32%) Cognos
3 7 (1.32%) Netezza
4 5 (0.95%) Northgate
5 3 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.19%) Typemock
6 1 (0.19%) Progress
6 1 (0.19%) CyberSource
6 1 (0.19%) LexisNexis
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