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

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1170 1230
Rank change year-on-year +41 +60 -479
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 58 70 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.036% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 66 86
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £143,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 6 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 August 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 +57 50 £41,000 +26.15% 2
London +37 48 £38,750 +72.22% 2
UK excluding London +41 9 £41,000 +13.89%
Scotland - 7 £36,250 -
North of England -18 2 £43,500 +0.58%
North West - 2 £43,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (96.55%) MCSD
3 55 (94.83%) .NET
3 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (93.10%) C#
5 53 (91.38%) SQL Server
5 53 (91.38%) Degree
6 51 (87.93%) .NET Framework
7 50 (86.21%) ASP.NET
8 38 (65.52%) MVC
9 37 (63.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (56.90%) MCTS
11 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
12 31 (53.45%) MCP
13 29 (50.00%) TDD
13 29 (50.00%) NUnit
13 29 (50.00%) Moq
14 26 (44.83%) Scrum
14 26 (44.83%) HTML
15 25 (43.10%) Web Application Development
16 24 (41.38%) XSLT
17 23 (39.66%) XML
17 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
17 23 (39.66%) Games
17 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 23 (39.66%) BDD
17 23 (39.66%) Rhino Mocks
17 23 (39.66%) NHibernate
17 23 (39.66%) LINQ

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 14 (24.14%) IIS
2 13 (22.41%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (91.38%) SQL Server
2 23 (39.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
4 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (50.00%) Moq
1 29 (50.00%) NUnit
2 23 (39.66%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (39.66%) Games
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (86.21%) Developer
2 34 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Games Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Graduate
3 23 (39.66%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Graduate Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Graduate Games Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Junior
3 23 (39.66%) Junior .NET Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Junior Developer
3 23 (39.66%) Junior Games Developer
4 13 (22.41%) BizTalk Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C# Developer
6 8 (13.79%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Software Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Software Engineer
7 7 (12.07%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (8.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (94.83%) .NET
2 51 (87.93%) .NET Framework
3 50 (86.21%) ASP.NET
4 37 (63.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (44.83%) HTML
6 24 (41.38%) XSLT
7 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 23 (39.66%) LINQ
7 23 (39.66%) NHibernate
7 23 (39.66%) XML
8 18 (31.03%) CSS
9 14 (24.14%) Entity Framework
10 13 (22.41%) DHTML
10 13 (22.41%) Middleware
11 11 (18.97%) HTML5
12 10 (17.24%) jQuery
12 10 (17.24%) WCF
12 10 (17.24%) Web Services
13 8 (13.79%) Classic ASP
13 8 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Computer Science
2 15 (25.86%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (65.52%) MVC
3 29 (50.00%) TDD
4 26 (44.83%) Scrum
5 25 (43.10%) Web Application Development
6 23 (39.66%) BDD
6 23 (39.66%) Kanban
7 21 (36.21%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (36.21%) Web Development
8 20 (34.48%) Translating Business Requirements
9 13 (22.41%) B2B
9 13 (22.41%) EAI
10 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
11 8 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.34%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (10.34%) OO
12 6 (10.34%) OOD
13 3 (5.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (93.10%) C#
2 23 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.79%) PL/SQL
3 8 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (96.55%) MCSD
3 53 (91.38%) Degree
4 33 (56.90%) MCTS
5 31 (53.45%) MCP
6 21 (36.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (12.07%) MCPD
8 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com