The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 323 313 338
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.009% 0.034% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.064% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £60,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.75%
Microsoft Blend
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1572 1797 1654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.84% 15.12% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1637 1544
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Blend
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend across the City of London region.

Microsoft Blend Salary Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Blend.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Telerik
3 2 (50.00%) MVVM
4 1 (25.00%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (25.00%) Moq
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) DataSynapse
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
4 1 (25.00%) C++/CLI
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) COM

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Moq
General
1 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (50.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) COM
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) STL
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) XAML
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Telerik
2 1 (25.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft