Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1103 1169 1216
Rank change year-on-year +66 +47 -264
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 81 78 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.041% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 79 75 80
UK median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.91% -5.63%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £114,250 £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 42181 49999 59880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.20% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32384 40149 47790
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram 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 22 October 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 +44 63 £47,500 +58.33%
London +37 62 £47,500 +111.11%
UK excluding London +30 16 £40,000 +17.65%
Scotland - 15 £40,450 -
South East +53 1 £35,000 -17.65%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (98.77%) MCSD
3 78 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (92.59%) .NET
5 74 (91.36%) C#
6 73 (90.12%) SQL Server
6 73 (90.12%) Degree
7 71 (87.65%) ASP.NET
8 65 (80.25%) .NET Framework
9 58 (71.60%) Microsoft
10 51 (62.96%) MVC
11 49 (60.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (55.56%) HTML
13 43 (53.09%) XSLT
14 41 (50.62%) MCTS
15 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
16 37 (45.68%) XML
16 37 (45.68%) Computer Science
16 37 (45.68%) Web Development
16 37 (45.68%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (45.68%) Translating Business Requirements
16 37 (45.68%) Computer Science Degree
17 36 (44.44%) Windows
18 35 (43.21%) MCP
19 34 (41.98%) TDD
20 33 (40.74%) NUnit
20 33 (40.74%) Moq
21 28 (34.57%) CSS
22 26 (32.10%) Entity Framework
23 25 (30.86%) Scrum

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 20 (24.69%) BizTalk Server
1 20 (24.69%) IIS
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (90.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (19.75%) Oracle Database
3 16 (19.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (19.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (40.74%) Moq
1 33 (40.74%) NUnit
2 19 (23.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 14 (17.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 19 (23.46%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (79.01%) Developer
2 35 (43.21%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.69%) BizTalk Developer
3 20 (24.69%) Junior
3 20 (24.69%) Junior Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Games Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Graduate
4 19 (23.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Graduate Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Graduate Games Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Junior .NET Developer
4 19 (23.46%) Junior Games Developer
5 17 (20.99%) Software Engineer
6 11 (13.58%) Software Developer
7 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
8 9 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (11.11%) Senior Developer
9 8 (9.88%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (9.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (92.59%) .NET
2 71 (87.65%) ASP.NET
3 65 (80.25%) .NET Framework
4 49 (60.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 45 (55.56%) HTML
6 43 (53.09%) XSLT
7 37 (45.68%) XML
8 28 (34.57%) CSS
9 26 (32.10%) Entity Framework
10 24 (29.63%) HTML5
11 20 (24.69%) DHTML
11 20 (24.69%) Middleware
11 20 (24.69%) Web Services
12 19 (23.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 19 (23.46%) LINQ
12 19 (23.46%) NHibernate
13 18 (22.22%) AngularJS
13 18 (22.22%) jQuery
13 18 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (20.99%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (45.68%) Computer Science
2 20 (24.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (24.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 36 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (62.96%) MVC
3 37 (45.68%) Performance Tuning
3 37 (45.68%) Translating Business Requirements
3 37 (45.68%) Web Development
4 34 (41.98%) TDD
5 25 (30.86%) Scrum
6 20 (24.69%) B2B
6 20 (24.69%) EAI
7 19 (23.46%) BDD
7 19 (23.46%) Kanban
7 19 (23.46%) Web Application Development
8 18 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
10 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (17.28%) OO
11 14 (17.28%) OOD
12 13 (16.05%) Data Modelling
13 9 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
14 6 (7.41%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (91.36%) C#
2 39 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.99%) PL/SQL
4 15 (18.52%) SQL
5 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (98.77%) MCSD
3 73 (90.12%) Degree
4 41 (50.62%) MCTS
5 37 (45.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 35 (43.21%) MCP
7 8 (9.88%) MCPD
8 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 58 (71.60%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com