Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1093 1151 1216
Rank change year-on-year +58 +65 -130
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 95 72 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 93 70 72
UK median annual salary £47,500 £30,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +58.33% -21.05% -5.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,375 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -

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 42926 49464 59972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.97% 26.13% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 32979 39670 47952
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCAD over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 7 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 25 November 2017. 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 +31 77 £47,500 +58.33% 5
London +46 74 £47,500 +111.11% 1
UK excluding London +25 18 £40,000 +17.65% 4
Scotland - 15 £40,450 -
Yorkshire +13 2 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North of England -2 2 £40,000 +33.33% 1
South East +45 1 £35,000 -44.00% 3

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCAD.

1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (98.95%) MCSD
3 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (89.47%) .NET
5 84 (88.42%) C#
6 81 (85.26%) SQL Server
6 81 (85.26%) Degree
7 79 (83.16%) ASP.NET
8 74 (77.89%) Microsoft
9 73 (76.84%) .NET Framework
10 59 (62.11%) HTML
11 57 (60.00%) XSLT
12 55 (57.89%) MVC
13 52 (54.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 48 (50.53%) JavaScript
15 47 (49.47%) XML
15 47 (49.47%) Web Development
15 47 (49.47%) Computer Science Degree
16 46 (48.42%) Performance Tuning
16 46 (48.42%) Translating Business Requirements
16 46 (48.42%) Computer Science
17 45 (47.37%) Windows
18 43 (45.26%) MCTS
19 38 (40.00%) MCP
20 37 (38.95%) CSS
21 34 (35.79%) HTML5
22 33 (34.74%) TDD
23 32 (33.68%) Entity Framework
24 31 (32.63%) Moq
24 31 (32.63%) NUnit

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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (25.26%) BizTalk Server
1 24 (25.26%) IIS
2 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (85.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.11%) Oracle Database
2 21 (22.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 21 (22.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (17.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (13.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.11%) MS Access
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Moq
1 31 (32.63%) NUnit
2 17 (17.89%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
5 11 (11.58%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.05%) Selenium
6 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 17 (17.89%) Games
2 6 (6.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (73.68%) Developer
2 33 (34.74%) .NET Developer
3 24 (25.26%) BizTalk Developer
4 22 (23.16%) Software Engineer
5 18 (18.95%) Junior
5 18 (18.95%) Junior Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Games Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Graduate
6 17 (17.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Graduate Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Graduate Games Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Junior .NET Developer
6 17 (17.89%) Junior Games Developer
7 11 (11.58%) Software Developer
8 10 (10.53%) C# Developer
8 10 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
9 9 (9.47%) .NET Software Developer
9 9 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (9.47%) Senior Developer
10 8 (8.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (89.47%) .NET
2 79 (83.16%) ASP.NET
3 73 (76.84%) .NET Framework
4 59 (62.11%) HTML
5 57 (60.00%) XSLT
6 52 (54.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (49.47%) XML
8 37 (38.95%) CSS
9 34 (35.79%) HTML5
10 32 (33.68%) Entity Framework
11 25 (26.32%) Web Services
12 24 (25.26%) AngularJS
12 24 (25.26%) DHTML
12 24 (25.26%) jQuery
12 24 (25.26%) Middleware
13 23 (24.21%) KnockoutJS
13 23 (24.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (23.16%) Classic ASP
15 21 (22.11%) WCF
16 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (48.42%) Computer Science
2 26 (27.37%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (25.26%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (10.53%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 45 (47.37%) Windows
2 24 (25.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.89%) MVC
3 47 (49.47%) Web Development
4 46 (48.42%) Performance Tuning
4 46 (48.42%) Translating Business Requirements
5 33 (34.74%) TDD
6 27 (28.42%) Scrum
7 25 (26.32%) B2B
8 24 (25.26%) EAI
9 23 (24.21%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (23.16%) Software Engineering
11 17 (17.89%) BDD
11 17 (17.89%) Kanban
11 17 (17.89%) Web Application Development
12 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (14.74%) OO
13 14 (14.74%) OOD
14 13 (13.68%) Data Modelling
15 11 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
16 10 (10.53%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (88.42%) C#
2 48 (50.53%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.16%) PL/SQL
4 18 (18.95%) SQL
5 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) C++
6 2 (2.11%) VBA
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (98.95%) MCSD
3 81 (85.26%) Degree
4 47 (49.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (45.26%) MCTS
6 38 (40.00%) MCP
7 12 (12.63%) MCPD
8 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) QA
Vendors
1 74 (77.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) Alterian
3 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.05%) iManage
4 1 (1.05%) LexisNexis