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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
Rank 841 917 913
Rank change year-on-year +76 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 16 31 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.030% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 30 42
Median salary £22,500 £30,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +43.75% -23.80%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCAD as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 4 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 16 £22,500 -25.00%
London +65 15 £22,500 -
South East +58 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Middlesex - 1 £57,500 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (92.86%) .NET
3 38 (90.48%) MCSD
4 35 (83.33%) C#
5 34 (80.95%) Scrum
6 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (71.43%) MCTS
7 30 (71.43%) .NET Framework
7 30 (71.43%) SQL Server
7 30 (71.43%) ASP.NET
8 29 (69.05%) Degree
8 29 (69.05%) TDD
9 28 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (66.67%) MCP
9 28 (66.67%) MVC
10 27 (64.29%) Games
10 27 (64.29%) Rhino Mocks
10 27 (64.29%) Moq
10 27 (64.29%) BDD
10 27 (64.29%) Web Application Development
10 27 (64.29%) NUnit
10 27 (64.29%) LINQ
10 27 (64.29%) Kanban
10 27 (64.29%) NHibernate
10 27 (64.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
12 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
13 8 (19.05%) SQL
14 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

MCAD
Top Related 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 12 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) SAS
3 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) IaaS
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.52%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 27 (64.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (11.90%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Moq
1 27 (64.29%) NUnit
1 27 (64.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (64.29%) Games
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 28 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Games Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Graduate
3 27 (64.29%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Graduate Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Graduate Games Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Junior
3 27 (64.29%) Junior .NET Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Junior Developer
3 27 (64.29%) Junior Games Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Developer
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (92.86%) .NET
2 30 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 30 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 28 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (64.29%) LINQ
4 27 (64.29%) NHibernate
5 5 (11.90%) COM+
5 5 (11.90%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) HTML
6 4 (9.52%) XSLT
7 3 (7.14%) HTML5
7 3 (7.14%) XML
8 2 (4.76%) DHTML
8 2 (4.76%) Middleware
8 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (4.76%) Sinatra
9 1 (2.38%) SOAP
9 1 (2.38%) Web Services
9 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) VMS
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Scrum
2 33 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (69.05%) TDD
4 28 (66.67%) MVC
5 27 (64.29%) BDD
5 27 (64.29%) Kanban
5 27 (64.29%) Web Application Development
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (11.90%) Analytics
7 5 (11.90%) Business Analytics
8 3 (7.14%) SOA
8 3 (7.14%) Web Development
9 2 (4.76%) B2B
9 2 (4.76%) Build Automation
9 2 (4.76%) Content Management
9 2 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (4.76%) EAI
9 2 (4.76%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) C#
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.90%) VBA
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (90.48%) MCSD
3 30 (71.43%) MCTS
4 29 (69.05%) Degree
5 28 (66.67%) MCP
6 3 (7.14%) MCPD
7 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Alterian