The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 912 862 865
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 23 26 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 38
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19702 16814 18435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.05% 14.87% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16217 14305 16261
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Blend Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 12 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -42 23 £50,000 -16.66% 4
London -53 14 £57,500 -23.33% 2
East Midlands - 8 £43,000 -
Derby - 5 £43,000 -
Derbyshire - 5 £43,000 -
City of London -6 3 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Leicestershire - 3 £38,500 -
Leicester - 3 £38,500 -
South East -9 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Chiswick - 1 £50,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 50 (80.65%) .NET
2 42 (67.74%) WPF
3 38 (61.29%) C#
4 32 (51.61%) XAML
5 30 (48.39%) Visual Studio
5 30 (48.39%) MVVM
6 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
7 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (32.26%) SaaS
8 20 (32.26%) HTML5
8 20 (32.26%) HTML
8 20 (32.26%) CSS
8 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
9 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (29.03%) WCF
10 18 (29.03%) OO
11 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
12 16 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (25.81%) OOP
13 14 (22.58%) C++
13 14 (22.58%) Degree
13 14 (22.58%) Advertising
13 14 (22.58%) TDD
14 13 (20.97%) Java
14 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
15 12 (19.35%) PHP
15 12 (19.35%) C
15 12 (19.35%) COM
15 12 (19.35%) JSP
15 12 (19.35%) XHTML

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.61%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
2 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (48.39%) Visual Studio
2 16 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.45%) NUnit
5 3 (4.84%) Expression Studio
6 2 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (3.23%) NCover
6 2 (3.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.61%) JUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Maven
7 1 (1.61%) MSTest
7 1 (1.61%) Gradle
7 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.61%) Moq
7 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (22.58%) Advertising
2 11 (17.74%) Electronics
3 9 (14.52%) Finance
4 7 (11.29%) Front Office
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.61%) Law
7 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (67.74%) Developer
2 23 (37.10%) Designer
3 19 (30.65%) C# Developer
4 17 (27.42%) UI Designer
5 14 (22.58%) Software Developer
6 12 (19.35%) Senior Designer
7 11 (17.74%) Software Engineer
8 10 (16.13%) User Experience Designer
8 10 (16.13%) Senior UI Designer
9 9 (14.52%) Agile C# Developer
10 8 (12.90%) WPF Developer
11 3 (4.84%) UI Developer
11 3 (4.84%) Windows 8 Developer
11 3 (4.84%) UI Programmer
12 2 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 2 (3.23%) Senior User Experience Designer
12 2 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
12 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (80.65%) .NET
2 42 (67.74%) WPF
3 20 (32.26%) HTML5
3 20 (32.26%) HTML
3 20 (32.26%) CSS
4 18 (29.03%) WCF
5 12 (19.35%) COM
5 12 (19.35%) JSP
5 12 (19.35%) XHTML
6 11 (17.74%) LINQ
7 10 (16.13%) Silverlight
8 9 (14.52%) .NET Framework
8 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET
9 7 (11.29%) jQuery
10 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (9.68%) ADO.NET
10 6 (9.68%) Reactive Extensions
10 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (6.45%) Web Services
11 4 (6.45%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.06%) Derivative
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.23%) Xbox
4 2 (3.23%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Phone
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) MVVM
2 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (29.03%) OO
5 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
6 16 (25.81%) OOP
7 14 (22.58%) TDD
8 9 (14.52%) MVC
8 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
8 9 (14.52%) UML
9 6 (9.68%) Multithreading
9 6 (9.68%) Information Architecture
10 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.06%) OOD
11 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.84%) Usability Testing
11 3 (4.84%) Use Case
12 2 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
12 2 (3.23%) System Testing
12 2 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) C#
2 32 (51.61%) XAML
3 14 (22.58%) C++
4 13 (20.97%) Java
4 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
5 12 (19.35%) PHP
5 12 (19.35%) C
6 11 (17.74%) SQL
7 4 (6.45%) VB
8 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.23%) VB6
10 1 (1.61%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) Telerik
4 2 (3.23%) Informatica
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Sybase
5 1 (1.61%) DevExpress
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