The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank - - 166
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 0 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands - - 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+84.61% -13.33%
Microsoft Blend
England

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

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
523 534 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.31% 16.52% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 434 455 443
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Blend Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Telerik
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) COM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) XAML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Telerik
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft