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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 846 895 824
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -71
Permanent jobs citing MSF 22 7 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.006% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.008% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 26
Average salary £65,000 £40,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £51,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -23.80%
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
85861 88913 83710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.17% 82.37% 80.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70389 72034 69820
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -3 14 £50,000 -16.66%
South East -7 5 £70,000 +75.00%
South West - 2 £24,000 -
East of England +16 1 £40,000 -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (68.97%) Windows
3 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
4 17 (58.62%) .NET
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
4 17 (58.62%) Visual Studio
4 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (58.62%) .NET Framework
5 16 (55.17%) IIS
5 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (48.28%) C#
6 14 (48.28%) SQL
6 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET
6 14 (48.28%) NUnit
6 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (44.83%) HTML
7 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 13 (44.83%) CSS
7 13 (44.83%) OOA/OOD
7 13 (44.83%) OO
7 13 (44.83%) RUP
7 13 (44.83%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (44.83%) Unified Process
7 13 (44.83%) Retail
7 13 (44.83%) WCF
7 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
8 12 (41.38%) CruiseControl
8 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 18 (62.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (55.17%) IIS
3 13 (44.83%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (41.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (31.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (20.69%) Lync
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
8 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
8 3 (10.34%) JBoss
8 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
8 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (37.93%) MS Office
3 6 (20.69%) MS Project
4 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Temenos T24
3 2 (6.90%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
4 4 (13.79%) SQLPlus
5 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.34%) DB2
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.90%) UniData
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Visual Studio
2 14 (48.28%) NUnit
3 12 (41.38%) CruiseControl
3 12 (41.38%) MSBuild
4 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (13.79%) Toad
7 2 (6.90%) Maven
7 2 (6.90%) Ant
8 1 (3.45%) Hudson
8 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (44.83%) Retail
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Publishing
4 3 (10.34%) Back Office
4 3 (10.34%) Advertising
5 2 (6.90%) Marketing
5 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.90%) Legal
6 1 (3.45%) Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) CRM Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
1 17 (58.62%) .NET Framework
2 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET
3 13 (44.83%) CSS
3 13 (44.83%) HTML
3 13 (44.83%) WCF
4 11 (37.93%) ADO.NET
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 9 (31.03%) Entity Framework
6 6 (20.69%) XML
7 5 (17.24%) XSLT
8 4 (13.79%) XML Messaging
9 3 (10.34%) Ajax
9 3 (10.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (10.34%) WPF
9 3 (10.34%) WF
9 3 (10.34%) Silverlight
10 2 (6.90%) OSGi
10 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
10 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Solaris
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (44.83%) OOA/OOD
3 13 (44.83%) OO
3 13 (44.83%) RUP
3 13 (44.83%) Unified Process
4 10 (34.48%) UML
5 9 (31.03%) MVC
5 9 (31.03%) CRM
6 8 (27.59%) SOA
7 6 (20.69%) Project Management
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.79%) Workflow
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
9 4 (13.79%) Release Management
10 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) Pay per click
11 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (3.45%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 6 (20.69%) C++
6 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
6 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) DV Cleared
4 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.69%) MCTS
6 6 (20.69%) MCPD
6 6 (20.69%) MCAD
6 6 (20.69%) MCSD
7 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) GoldenSource
4 2 (6.90%) jBASE
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Temenos