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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 747 276 285
Rank change year-on-year
-471 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 152 1060 1088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 1.00% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 3.67% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 144 1059 1075
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -474 143 £40,000 - 7
London -239 62 £40,000 -15.78% 2
East of England -62 24 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge -13 22 £38,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire -14 22 £38,750 - 1
North West -89 18 £35,000 -6.66%
East Midlands -72 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bristol -2 11 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Warrington -24 11 £35,000 -12.50%
Nottingham -26 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Nottinghamshire -28 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cheshire -43 11 £35,000 -6.66%
South West -52 11 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Bolton +1 7 £40,000 -
Manchester -25 7 £40,000 -
South East -221 7 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire +10 6 £38,000 +8.57%
Hampshire -40 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -69 6 £38,000 +8.57%
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
Belfast - 5 - -
County Antrim - 5 - -
Farnborough -3 4 £45,000 +12.50%
North Yorkshire -16 3 £35,000 +37.25%
Yorkshire -89 3 £35,000 -
Basildon -5 2 £50,000 -
Glasgow -7 2 £40,000 +3.22%
Winchester -7 2 £40,000 +10.34% 1
York -7 2 £35,000 +37.25%
Essex -17 2 £50,000 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 603 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 589 (97.68%) .NET
3 565 (93.70%) SQL Server
4 564 (93.53%) MCSD
5 560 (92.87%) C#
6 530 (87.89%) MCP
7 495 (82.09%) MCTS
8 491 (81.43%) ASP.NET
9 487 (80.76%) TDD
10 462 (76.62%) MVC
11 450 (74.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 433 (71.81%) WCF
13 415 (68.82%) NUnit
14 406 (67.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 393 (65.17%) Web Application Development
16 389 (64.51%) Rhino Mocks
17 380 (63.02%) Scrum
18 333 (55.22%) Razor View Engine
19 328 (54.39%) WPF
20 307 (50.91%) SQL Server 2012
21 288 (47.76%) NHibernate
22 268 (44.44%) Moq
22 268 (44.44%) Kanban
23 252 (41.79%) Castle Windsor
24 239 (39.64%) Microsoft
25 227 (37.65%) Windows
26 203 (33.67%) BDD
27 189 (31.34%) WinForms
28 163 (27.03%) Dependency Injection
29 154 (25.54%) .NET Framework

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 64 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 62 (10.28%) BizTalk Server
3 48 (7.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 30 (4.98%) Node.js
5 20 (3.32%) IIS
6 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (2.32%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) Windchill
4 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Summit
1 7 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.29%) Internet
2 15 (2.49%) Broadband
3 7 (1.16%) ATM
3 7 (1.16%) Intranet
4 2 (0.33%) GPRS
5 1 (0.17%) SMTP
5 1 (0.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (93.70%) SQL Server
2 307 (50.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 30 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (4.15%) OLAP
7 18 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (1.16%) Cognos Query Studio
10 7 (1.16%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 7 (1.16%) Cognos Report Studio
10 7 (1.16%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 7 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 415 (68.82%) NUnit
2 389 (64.51%) Rhino Mocks
3 268 (44.44%) Moq
4 136 (22.55%) MSTest
5 124 (20.56%) Subversion
6 34 (5.64%) Visual Studio
7 26 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (3.48%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.83%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 114 (18.91%) Finance
2 105 (17.41%) Games
3 83 (13.76%) Banking
4 38 (6.30%) Music Industry
5 30 (4.98%) Investment Banking
6 20 (3.32%) Retail
7 15 (2.49%) Advertising
7 15 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.16%) Marketing
9 10 (1.66%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 563 (93.37%) Developer
2 416 (68.99%) .NET Developer
3 151 (25.04%) C# Developer
4 124 (20.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 72 (11.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 69 (11.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 48 (7.96%) Junior Developer
7 48 (7.96%) Junior .NET Developer
7 48 (7.96%) Graduate
7 48 (7.96%) Junior
8 45 (7.46%) Agile .NET Developer
9 30 (4.98%) Agile C# Developer
10 29 (4.81%) SQL Developer
11 22 (3.65%) Graduate Developer
11 22 (3.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 20 (3.32%) Analyst
13 18 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.99%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (2.49%) WinForms Developer
15 14 (2.32%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 589 (97.68%) .NET
2 491 (81.43%) ASP.NET
3 450 (74.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 433 (71.81%) WCF
5 406 (67.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 333 (55.22%) Razor View Engine
7 328 (54.39%) WPF
8 288 (47.76%) NHibernate
9 252 (41.79%) Castle Windsor
10 189 (31.34%) WinForms
11 154 (25.54%) .NET Framework
12 146 (24.21%) Ninject
13 139 (23.05%) LINQ
14 137 (22.72%) Unity DI Container
14 137 (22.72%) HTML
15 136 (22.55%) Ajax
16 131 (21.72%) Spring.NET
17 121 (20.07%) MonoRail
18 113 (18.74%) CSS
19 91 (15.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 143 (23.71%) Inversion of Control
2 58 (9.62%) Tandem
3 50 (8.29%) Client/Server
3 50 (8.29%) Enterprise Software
4 46 (7.63%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.98%) Streaming Music
6 15 (2.49%) Social Network
6 15 (2.49%) iPhone
6 15 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.17%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 227 (37.65%) Windows
2 15 (2.49%) Android
3 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (80.76%) TDD
2 462 (76.62%) MVC
3 393 (65.17%) Web Application Development
4 380 (63.02%) Scrum
5 268 (44.44%) Kanban
6 203 (33.67%) BDD
7 163 (27.03%) Dependency Injection
8 142 (23.55%) MVVM
9 131 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
10 125 (20.73%) OO
11 77 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (8.46%) Domain-Driven Design
14 46 (7.63%) OOP
15 45 (7.46%) Unit Testing
16 44 (7.30%) OOA/OOD
17 42 (6.97%) E-Commerce
18 40 (6.63%) OOD
19 36 (5.97%) CQRS
20 30 (4.98%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 560 (92.87%) C#
2 127 (21.06%) JavaScript
3 107 (17.74%) SQL
4 82 (13.60%) VB.NET
5 81 (13.43%) T-SQL
6 55 (9.12%) VB
7 21 (3.48%) C++
8 15 (2.49%) Ruby
9 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.83%) C
11 2 (0.33%) VB6
11 2 (0.33%) VBA
12 1 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 603 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 564 (93.53%) MCSD
3 530 (87.89%) MCP
4 495 (82.09%) MCTS
5 94 (15.59%) Degree
6 7 (1.16%) MCPD
7 6 (1.00%) MCDBA
7 6 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.50%) MCSE
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.32%) QA
Vendors
1 239 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.49%) Facebook
2 15 (2.49%) Google
3 13 (2.16%) Oracle
4 7 (1.16%) Business Objects
4 7 (1.16%) Cognos
4 7 (1.16%) Netezza
5 5 (0.83%) Northgate
6 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.33%) Progress
7 1 (0.17%) SAP
7 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.17%) Typemock
7 1 (0.17%) CyberSource
7 1 (0.17%) LexisNexis
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