The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 333 324 320
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.023% 0.017% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
2056 1631 1465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.10% 13.66% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1783 1418 1387
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 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Microsoft Blend
London

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 23 April 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 5 (100.00%) XAML
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) Advertising
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 3 (60.00%) Expression Studio
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Phone 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) MVVM
5 1 (20.00%) Xbox
5 1 (20.00%) Interactive TV
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
5 1 (20.00%) LINQ
5 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Expression Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8 Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Xbox
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Phone 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) XAML
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
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