Period
to 11 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCAD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 755 1092 1161
Rank change year-on-year +337 +69 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 6 14 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.041% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 29
Median annual salary £55,000 £41,850 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.42% -40.21% +80.65%
10th Percentile £52,500 £31,265 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,550 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £41,850 -
% change year-on-year +31.42% - -

MCAD is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,111 34,169 40,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.13% 23.97% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10,193 24,765 30,230
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCAD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCAD.

Salary trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK over the 6 months to 11 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +326 6 £55,000 +31.42%
UK excluding London +285 6 £55,000 +31.42%
South West - 5 £55,000 -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, IT jobs citing MCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MCAD.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) German Language
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Reinsurance
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery

MCAD
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Backend Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Systems Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft