The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 880 842 869
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +27
Permanent jobs citing MSF 13 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.024% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 9
Average salary £37,250 £38,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.97% +31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £44,900
UK excluding London average salary - £70,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +154.54%
MSF
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87932 83502 86187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.31% 81.69% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 72889 68584 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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 0 9 £37,250 -32.27%
East of England - 4 - -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (62.96%) .NET
4 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
6 11 (40.74%) C#
6 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 11 (40.74%) IIS
7 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
7 10 (37.04%) NUnit
7 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (33.33%) WCF
8 9 (33.33%) CSS
8 9 (33.33%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) UML
9 8 (29.63%) SOA
9 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (29.63%) MS Office
9 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
9 8 (29.63%) HTML
10 7 (25.93%) Scrum
10 7 (25.93%) Java
10 7 (25.93%) Oracle
10 7 (25.93%) RUP
10 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (22.22%) WPF
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (22.22%) SharePoint

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 11 (40.74%) IIS
2 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Foundation
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (14.81%) Drupal
5 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
5 4 (14.81%) JBoss
6 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (18.52%) InfoPath
4 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.81%) MySQL
4 4 (14.81%) DB2
4 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (11.11%) SQLPlus
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 10 (37.04%) NUnit
3 5 (18.52%) CruiseControl
3 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (18.52%) MSBuild
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.81%) Hudson
5 3 (11.11%) Toad
6 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.70%) NCover
7 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.70%) Ant
7 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) SilkPerformer
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
1 3 (11.11%) Publishing
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Architect
4 5 (18.52%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Junior
5 4 (14.81%) Junior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 15 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (33.33%) WCF
5 8 (29.63%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) ADO.NET
6 6 (22.22%) XSLT
6 6 (22.22%) Ajax
6 6 (22.22%) WPF
7 5 (18.52%) WF
7 5 (18.52%) Silverlight
7 5 (18.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 5 (18.52%) XML
8 4 (14.81%) LAMP
9 3 (11.11%) XML Messaging
9 3 (11.11%) Web Services
9 3 (11.11%) jQuery
10 2 (7.41%) LINQ
10 2 (7.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Solaris
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) UML
3 8 (29.63%) SOA
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (25.93%) RUP
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Unified Process
5 6 (22.22%) Refactoring
5 6 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (22.22%) OO
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Release Management
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 6 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 5 (18.52%) C++
6 4 (14.81%) PHP
7 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CIMA
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) MCAD
4 2 (7.41%) MCSD
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) MCPD
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Temenos
4 3 (11.11%) GoldenSource
5 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.70%) CyberSource
5 1 (3.70%) Software AG
5 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.70%) webMethods
5 1 (3.70%) Fiorano