Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1104 1128 1220
Rank change year-on-year +24 +92 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCAD 90 50 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.029% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 89 50 81
UK median annual salary £47,500 £22,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +111.11% -43.75% -15.79%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £57,875 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,450 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.50% -25.00% -23.81%

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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Top 8 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 18 February 2018. 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 +19 79 £47,500 +111.11% 5
London +47 73 £47,500 +111.11% 2
UK excluding London +4 14 £39,450 +31.50% 3
Scotland - 8 £40,900 -
North of England +4 4 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +12 3 £42,000 +40.00%
South East +7 2 £36,250 -36.96%
North West - 1 £36,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing MCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MCAD.

1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (97.78%) MCSD
3 87 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (85.56%) C#
4 77 (85.56%) .NET
5 73 (81.11%) Microsoft
6 70 (77.78%) SQL Server
7 69 (76.67%) ASP.NET
8 68 (75.56%) Degree
9 62 (68.89%) HTML
10 60 (66.67%) .NET Framework
11 59 (65.56%) XSLT
12 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
13 47 (52.22%) MVC
13 47 (52.22%) Web Development
14 46 (51.11%) XML
14 46 (51.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 45 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
15 45 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
15 45 (50.00%) Windows
15 45 (50.00%) Computer Science
16 44 (48.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (43.33%) HTML5
17 39 (43.33%) CSS
18 35 (38.89%) MCP
18 35 (38.89%) MCTS
19 29 (32.22%) Web Services
20 27 (30.00%) Scrum
20 27 (30.00%) Entity Framework
21 26 (28.89%) jQuery

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 22 (24.44%) BizTalk Server
1 22 (24.44%) IIS
2 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
3 13 (14.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.44%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 24 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (24.44%) Oracle Database
3 22 (24.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.33%) MS Access
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) NUnit
2 20 (22.22%) Moq
3 15 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 13 (14.44%) Rhino Mocks
5 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.44%) JIRA
8 2 (2.22%) Selenium
9 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 11 (12.22%) Games
2 4 (4.44%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
4 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (70.00%) Developer
2 24 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 23 (25.56%) Software Engineer
4 22 (24.44%) BizTalk Developer
5 13 (14.44%) Cloud Developer
5 13 (14.44%) HTML CSS Developer
5 13 (14.44%) HTML Developer
5 13 (14.44%) SharePoint Developer
6 12 (13.33%) Junior
6 12 (13.33%) Junior Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Games Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Graduate
7 11 (12.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Graduate Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Graduate Games Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Junior .NET Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Junior Games Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (85.56%) .NET
2 69 (76.67%) ASP.NET
3 62 (68.89%) HTML
4 60 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 59 (65.56%) XSLT
6 46 (51.11%) XML
7 44 (48.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (43.33%) CSS
8 39 (43.33%) HTML5
9 29 (32.22%) Web Services
10 27 (30.00%) Entity Framework
11 26 (28.89%) jQuery
12 25 (27.78%) AngularJS
12 25 (27.78%) WCF
13 24 (26.67%) KnockoutJS
13 24 (26.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (25.56%) Classic ASP
15 22 (24.44%) DHTML
15 22 (24.44%) Middleware
16 13 (14.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 25 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (24.44%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (14.44%) User Experience
5 2 (2.22%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 45 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.22%) MVC
2 47 (52.22%) Web Development
3 45 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 45 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 27 (30.00%) Scrum
5 24 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 23 (25.56%) B2B
6 23 (25.56%) TDD
7 22 (24.44%) EAI
8 13 (14.44%) BDD
8 13 (14.44%) Content Management
8 13 (14.44%) Kanban
8 13 (14.44%) Migration
8 13 (14.44%) Records Management
8 13 (14.44%) Web Application Development
9 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.00%) OO
10 8 (8.89%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 77 (85.56%) C#
2 48 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 23 (25.56%) PL/SQL
4 14 (15.56%) SQL
5 3 (3.33%) C++
5 3 (3.33%) VBA
6 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (97.78%) MCSD
3 68 (75.56%) Degree
4 46 (51.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (38.89%) MCP
5 35 (38.89%) MCTS
6 17 (18.89%) MCPD
7 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) GDPR
2 3 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 73 (81.11%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.56%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) Alterian
4 1 (1.11%) iManage
4 1 (1.11%) LexisNexis