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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 833 867 795
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -72
Permanent jobs citing MSF 18 4 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.004% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.005% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 38
Average salary £70,000 £39,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+79.48% -37.60%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.27%
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
82690 82099 80780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.88% 82.43% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 67995 65884 68117
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +26 10 £57,500 +51.31% 1
South East -17 5 £70,000 +75.00%
South West - 2 £24,000 - 1
East of England -2 1 £40,000 -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) .NET
3 16 (51.61%) Visual Studio
4 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
4 15 (48.39%) .NET Framework
5 14 (45.16%) IIS
5 14 (45.16%) Windows
6 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
6 12 (38.71%) NUnit
6 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (35.48%) UML
8 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
8 10 (32.26%) MS Office
8 10 (32.26%) Oracle
8 10 (32.26%) SQL
8 10 (32.26%) C#
8 10 (32.26%) Java
8 10 (32.26%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (32.26%) WCF
9 9 (29.03%) SOA
9 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 9 (29.03%) HTML
9 9 (29.03%) CSS
10 8 (25.81%) OOA/OOD
10 8 (25.81%) OO
10 8 (25.81%) RUP
10 8 (25.81%) Retail

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 14 (45.16%) IIS
2 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
3 10 (32.26%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (22.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (19.35%) JBoss
5 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
5 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
6 5 (16.13%) Lync
7 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
7 4 (12.90%) Drupal
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 5 (16.13%) MS Project
4 3 (9.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Temenos T24
2 4 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (6.45%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (19.35%) DB2
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.90%) MySQL
5 4 (12.90%) SQLPlus
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (6.45%) UniData
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Visual Studio
2 12 (38.71%) NUnit
3 7 (22.58%) CruiseControl
3 7 (22.58%) MSBuild
4 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (12.90%) Toad
5 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.90%) Hudson
6 3 (9.68%) Ant
6 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.68%) Maven
7 1 (3.23%) NCover
7 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Publishing
4 3 (9.68%) Back Office
4 3 (9.68%) Advertising
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.45%) Legal
6 1 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Junior
4 4 (12.90%) Junior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Drupal Developer
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.45%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) .NET Framework
3 10 (32.26%) WCF
3 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
4 9 (29.03%) CSS
4 9 (29.03%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) XML
6 6 (19.35%) ADO.NET
6 6 (19.35%) XSLT
7 4 (12.90%) LAMP
7 4 (12.90%) XML Messaging
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 4 (12.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (9.68%) OSGi
8 3 (9.68%) WPF
8 3 (9.68%) WF
8 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
8 3 (9.68%) Ajax
8 3 (9.68%) XML Schema
8 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Solaris
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (35.48%) UML
4 9 (29.03%) SOA
5 8 (25.81%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (25.81%) OO
5 8 (25.81%) RUP
5 8 (25.81%) Unified Process
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) Refactoring
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
7 4 (12.90%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) Workflow
7 4 (12.90%) CRM
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
1 10 (32.26%) Java
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (22.58%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) MCTS
5 5 (16.13%) MCPD
5 5 (16.13%) MCAD
5 5 (16.13%) MCSD
6 4 (12.90%) CIMA
7 3 (9.68%) VCP4
8 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) GoldenSource
3 4 (12.90%) Temenos
4 2 (6.45%) jBASE
5 1 (3.23%) Software AG
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods
5 1 (3.23%) Fiorano
5 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
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