The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 929 925 905
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 6 12 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.033% 0.069% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 24
Average salary £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £39,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £54,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary - £38,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -30.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18157 17267 16963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.22% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15596 14649 13866
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Microsoft Blend Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the UK.

Microsoft Blend Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Microsoft Blend Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
England +14 6 £70,000 +47.36%
London +3 5 £70,000 +47.36%
City of London +53 2 £53,750 -2.27%
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) WPF
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (66.67%) Degree
3 10 (66.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 9 (60.00%) Financial Institution
4 9 (60.00%) XAML
4 9 (60.00%) Finance
4 9 (60.00%) C#
4 9 (60.00%) MVVM
4 9 (60.00%) User Experience
5 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
5 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (46.67%) Rapid Prototyping
5 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
5 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (46.67%) Multithreading
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) B2B
8 2 (13.33%) MCAD
8 2 (13.33%) MCSD
8 2 (13.33%) OOP
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) SQL

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Blend 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 Microsoft Blend. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) NServiceBus
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
1 9 (60.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 9 (60.00%) WPF Developer
3 7 (46.67%) C# WPF Developer
3 7 (46.67%) UI Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Product Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Product Owner
4 2 (13.33%) XAML Developer
4 2 (13.33%) XAML Expert
5 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (6.67%) UI Designer
5 1 (6.67%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (6.67%) UI/UX Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web UI Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Web UI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web UI/UX Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) WPF
2 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) AppFabric
4 2 (13.33%) Caliburn.Micro
4 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (13.33%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) Flash
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (60.00%) User Experience
3 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) MVVM
3 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
3 7 (46.67%) Mentoring
3 7 (46.67%) Multithreading
3 7 (46.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 7 (46.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) B2B
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) SOLID
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
6 1 (6.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
1 9 (60.00%) XAML
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCAD
2 2 (13.33%) MCPD
2 2 (13.33%) MCSD
2 2 (13.33%) MCTS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle