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

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 942 936
Rank change year-on-year +79 -6  
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 17 26 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.079% 0.092% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 46
Median salary £22,500 £22,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% -19.04%  

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 21539 28140 30628
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.70% 27.23% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16964 22654 23936
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 £70,000 £70,000
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 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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 17 £22,500 - 1
London +60 15 £22,500 -
North West - 2 £43,500 -
Chester - 1 £42,000 -
Preston - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) .NET
3 32 (88.89%) Scrum
3 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (86.11%) Degree
4 31 (86.11%) SQL Server
4 31 (86.11%) C#
5 30 (83.33%) MCSD
5 30 (83.33%) .NET Framework
6 29 (80.56%) TDD
6 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
6 29 (80.56%) Web Application Development
7 28 (77.78%) MVC
7 28 (77.78%) MCTS
8 27 (75.00%) NHibernate
8 27 (75.00%) LINQ
8 27 (75.00%) Games
8 27 (75.00%) NUnit
8 27 (75.00%) MCP
8 27 (75.00%) Kanban
8 27 (75.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 27 (75.00%) Moq
8 27 (75.00%) BDD
8 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
12 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server

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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) IaaS
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (86.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (75.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (75.00%) Moq
1 27 (75.00%) NUnit
1 27 (75.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (75.00%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (88.89%) Developer
2 29 (80.56%) .NET Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Games Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Graduate
3 27 (75.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Graduate Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Graduate Games Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Junior
3 27 (75.00%) Junior .NET Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Junior Developer
3 27 (75.00%) Junior Games Developer
4 2 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 30 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
4 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (75.00%) LINQ
4 27 (75.00%) NHibernate
5 4 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (5.56%) DHTML
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (5.56%) Sinatra
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (5.56%) WCF
6 2 (5.56%) XSL
6 2 (5.56%) XSLT
7 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Native
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) VMS
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (88.89%) Scrum
2 29 (80.56%) TDD
2 29 (80.56%) Web Application Development
3 28 (77.78%) MVC
4 27 (75.00%) BDD
4 27 (75.00%) Kanban
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.56%) B2B
6 2 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.56%) EAI
6 2 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Parallel Computing
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
3 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (86.11%) Degree
3 30 (83.33%) MCSD
4 28 (77.78%) MCTS
5 27 (75.00%) MCP
6 3 (8.33%) MCPD
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
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