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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 862 822 876
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +54
Permanent jobs citing MSF 12 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.023% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.029% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 6
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £47,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +11.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88099 80202 86245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 78.75% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71608 66273 74087
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -57 7 £75,000 +36.36% 1
East of England - 2 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -
South West - 1 - -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) IIS
5 8 (40.00%) MS Office
5 8 (40.00%) UML
6 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (35.00%) XML
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 7 (35.00%) C#
6 7 (35.00%) C++
6 7 (35.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (30.00%) CSS
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (30.00%) SOA
7 6 (30.00%) Ajax
7 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) WCF
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (25.00%) Release Management
8 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (40.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Foundation
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (25.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Temenos Globus
1 1 (5.00%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (25.00%) SQLPlus
4 2 (10.00%) UniData
4 2 (10.00%) DB2
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (25.00%) Toad
2 5 (25.00%) NUnit
2 5 (25.00%) CruiseControl
2 5 (25.00%) MSBuild
3 2 (10.00%) Ant
3 2 (10.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Legal
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) .NET
1 11 (55.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (35.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) CSS
3 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 6 (30.00%) WCF
3 6 (30.00%) Ajax
4 5 (25.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 5 (25.00%) XML Messaging
4 5 (25.00%) WPF
4 5 (25.00%) WF
4 5 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 5 (25.00%) ADO.NET
5 4 (20.00%) XSLT
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
7 2 (10.00%) J2EE
7 2 (10.00%) OSGi
8 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) UML
3 6 (30.00%) SOA
4 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) RUP
4 5 (25.00%) Workflow
4 5 (25.00%) Release Management
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Unified Process
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) C++
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) MCAD
2 1 (5.00%) MCSD
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) GoldenSource
4 2 (10.00%) jBASE
4 2 (10.00%) JBoss
5 1 (5.00%) Cognizant
5 1 (5.00%) CyberSource
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