The first table below looks at the demand for MSF skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 16 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 Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 894 835 845
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +10
Permanent jobs citing MSF 8 28 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.026% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.009% 0.033% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 41
Average salary £50,000 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91946 83782 90912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.43% 79.03% 76.78%
Number of salaries quoted 74575 69627 77761
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
MSF
UK

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSF
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSF across the England region.

MSF Salary Trend in England

MSF
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSF across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MSF Salary Histogram in England

MSF
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -61 5 £60,000 -4.00% 1
East of England - 2 £40,000 -
South East -10 1 £40,000 -3.03%
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 8 (47.06%) ISEB
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) XML
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) V-Model
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Confluence
6 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 5 (29.41%) Digital Media
6 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (29.41%) TWiki
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (29.41%) GoldenSource
6 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 5 (29.41%) Release Management
6 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
6 5 (29.41%) SQLPlus

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Confluence
1 5 (29.41%) TWiki
1 5 (29.41%) OpenEdge
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (5.88%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (29.41%) SQLPlus
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.76%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) UniData
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Toad
3 2 (11.76%) Ant
3 2 (11.76%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
4 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
1 5 (29.41%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Tester
3 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Senior QA Tester
4 4 (23.53%) QA Tester
5 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) XML
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) XML Messaging
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) XSLT
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) J2EE
5 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
5 2 (11.76%) OSGi
6 1 (5.88%) Ajax
6 1 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (5.88%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
6 1 (5.88%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Digital Media
1 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 5 (29.41%) Solaris
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Scrum
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) V-Model
2 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
2 5 (29.41%) Release Management
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 5 (29.41%) Workflow
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
3 3 (17.65%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) RUP
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Process
4 1 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (23.53%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) GoldenSource
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 2 (11.76%) jBASE
4 1 (5.88%) Cognizant
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