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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 824 440 244
Rank change year-on-year
-384 -196
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 46 581 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.54% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 1.99% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 41 576 1180
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

MCAD Salary Histogram in the UK

MCAD
Top 25 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 3 March 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 -380 46 £52,500 +31.25% 8
London -222 21 £22,500 -43.75% 2
Birmingham - 15 £52,500 - 1
West Midlands - 15 £52,500 - 1
Leeds +8 14 £52,500 +31.25%
Yorkshire -1 14 £52,500 +110.00%
West Yorkshire -4 14 £52,500 +50.00%
Merseyside +20 11 £52,500 +31.25%
North West -51 11 £52,500 +31.25% 1
North East - 11 £52,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £52,500 -
Liverpool - 11 £52,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £52,500 -
South East -119 6 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Northamptonshire +1 3 £36,500 -8.75%
Hampshire -5 3 £35,000 +2.94% 1
East Midlands -20 3 £36,500 -8.75%
Towcester - 3 £36,500 -
Winchester - 3 £35,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Milton Keynes -4 2 £45,000 -10.00%
City of London -5 1 - - 1
Bristol -22 1 - - 1
South West -43 1 - - 1
Romford - 1 £37,500 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (94.74%) .NET
3 84 (88.42%) C#
4 81 (85.26%) ASP.NET
5 80 (84.21%) SQL Server
6 79 (83.16%) MCSD
7 75 (78.95%) .NET Framework
8 74 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (76.84%) MCTS
10 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
11 59 (62.11%) MCP
12 56 (58.95%) HTML
13 54 (56.84%) JavaScript
14 50 (52.63%) CSS
15 49 (51.58%) SharePoint
16 48 (50.53%) SQL
17 46 (48.42%) Windows
18 45 (47.37%) WCF
19 44 (46.32%) SQL Server 2008
19 44 (46.32%) SharePoint 2013
20 43 (45.26%) IIS
21 42 (44.21%) OO
22 41 (43.16%) OOA/OOD
22 41 (43.16%) CRM
22 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
23 40 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
24 38 (40.00%) T-SQL
24 38 (40.00%) Degree
24 38 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
25 37 (38.95%) NUnit

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 49 (51.58%) SharePoint
2 44 (46.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 43 (45.26%) IIS
4 40 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (36.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 38 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.26%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (36.84%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 44 (46.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (38.95%) NUnit
2 26 (27.37%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (27.37%) Moq
3 16 (16.84%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.32%) CruiseControl
5 6 (6.32%) MSBuild
6 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.05%) MSTest
8 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (27.37%) Games
2 5 (5.26%) Electronics
2 5 (5.26%) Law
3 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (85.26%) Developer
2 41 (43.16%) .NET Developer
3 35 (36.84%) SharePoint Developer
4 26 (27.37%) Junior Developer
4 26 (27.37%) Junior .NET Developer
4 26 (27.37%) Graduate
4 26 (27.37%) Junior
5 10 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Support Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Support Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (94.74%) .NET
2 81 (85.26%) ASP.NET
3 75 (78.95%) .NET Framework
4 56 (58.95%) HTML
5 50 (52.63%) CSS
6 45 (47.37%) WCF
7 36 (37.89%) Ajax
8 28 (29.47%) LINQ
9 27 (28.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (27.37%) NHibernate
11 9 (9.47%) XML
12 7 (7.37%) XSLT
12 7 (7.37%) jQuery
12 7 (7.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 4 (4.21%) ADO.NET
15 3 (3.16%) WPF
16 2 (2.11%) WinForms
16 2 (2.11%) HTML5
17 1 (1.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.42%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.21%) OO
3 41 (43.16%) CRM
3 41 (43.16%) OOA/OOD
4 37 (38.95%) MVC
5 30 (31.58%) Scrum
6 29 (30.53%) TDD
7 26 (27.37%) Kanban
7 26 (27.37%) BDD
7 26 (27.37%) Web Application Development
8 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
8 11 (11.58%) SOA
9 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.32%) MSF
10 6 (6.32%) RUP
10 6 (6.32%) UML
10 6 (6.32%) Unified Process
11 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.26%) ITIL
11 5 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (88.42%) C#
2 54 (56.84%) JavaScript
3 48 (50.53%) SQL
4 38 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.37%) VB6
6 7 (7.37%) VB
7 5 (5.26%) C
7 5 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (83.16%) MCSD
3 73 (76.84%) MCTS
4 59 (62.11%) MCP
5 38 (40.00%) Degree
6 19 (20.00%) MCPD
7 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.37%) MCDBA
9 7 (7.37%) VCP4
10 6 (6.32%) DV Cleared
11 5 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.11%) MCSE
12 2 (2.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
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