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

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 884 934
Rank change year-on-year +29 +50  
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 28 39 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.040% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 35 40
Median salary £32,500 £36,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% -2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £137,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.24% +11.25%  

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 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 9 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 June 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 +40 23 £22,500 -37.50% 4
London +22 21 £22,500 -
Scotland - 4 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £40,000 -
North West - 2 £43,500 - 1
Chester - 1 £42,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,000 -
Preston - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (93.18%) .NET
3 41 (93.18%) MCSD
4 40 (90.91%) SQL Server
4 40 (90.91%) Degree
5 39 (88.64%) C#
6 38 (86.36%) .NET Framework
7 37 (84.09%) ASP.NET
8 33 (75.00%) MCTS
9 31 (70.45%) MVC
10 30 (68.18%) Scrum
10 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (65.91%) Moq
11 29 (65.91%) TDD
11 29 (65.91%) NUnit
12 28 (63.64%) Web Application Development
13 27 (61.36%) MCP
14 26 (59.09%) Games
14 26 (59.09%) BDD
14 26 (59.09%) Rhino Mocks
14 26 (59.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (59.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 26 (59.09%) Kanban
14 26 (59.09%) NHibernate
14 26 (59.09%) LINQ
15 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
16 13 (29.55%) HTML
17 12 (27.27%) CSS
18 11 (25.00%) XSLT

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 7 (15.91%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 26 (59.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (65.91%) Moq
1 29 (65.91%) NUnit
2 26 (59.09%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (59.09%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (95.45%) Developer
2 32 (72.73%) .NET Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Games Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Graduate
3 26 (59.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Graduate Games Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Junior
3 26 (59.09%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Junior Developer
3 26 (59.09%) Junior Games Developer
4 7 (15.91%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (93.18%) .NET
2 38 (86.36%) .NET Framework
3 37 (84.09%) ASP.NET
4 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (59.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 26 (59.09%) LINQ
5 26 (59.09%) NHibernate
6 13 (29.55%) HTML
7 12 (27.27%) CSS
8 11 (25.00%) XSLT
9 10 (22.73%) XML
10 7 (15.91%) DHTML
10 7 (15.91%) Middleware
11 4 (9.09%) Entity Framework
11 4 (9.09%) HTML5
12 3 (6.82%) jQuery
12 3 (6.82%) Unity DI Container
12 3 (6.82%) WCF
13 2 (4.55%) SOAP
13 2 (4.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) MVC
3 30 (68.18%) Scrum
4 29 (65.91%) TDD
5 28 (63.64%) Web Application Development
6 26 (59.09%) BDD
6 26 (59.09%) Kanban
7 8 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (18.18%) Web Development
8 7 (15.91%) B2B
8 7 (15.91%) EAI
9 6 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (9.09%) Migration
11 3 (6.82%) Content Management
11 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
11 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (6.82%) OO
11 3 (6.82%) OOD
11 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (93.18%) MCSD
3 40 (90.91%) Degree
4 33 (75.00%) MCTS
5 27 (61.36%) MCP
6 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (11.36%) MCPD
8 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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