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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 865 832 847
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 15 47 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.044% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.085% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 37
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-27.61% +40.00%

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
17600 16623 17221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.93% 15.42% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14890 13822 15154
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Blend Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 7 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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 15 £47,500 -13.63%
London -10 11 £47,500 -44.11%
Harrow - 8 £47,500 -
Leicester +31 4 £38,000 -
Leicestershire +22 4 £38,000 -
East Midlands +16 4 £38,000 -5.00%
City of London +5 1 £55,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) WPF
2 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) Subversion
5 12 (57.14%) C++
6 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
6 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
7 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
8 8 (38.10%) SQL
8 8 (38.10%) MS Office
8 8 (38.10%) Web Development
9 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
9 5 (23.81%) OO
10 4 (19.05%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) TDD
10 4 (19.05%) WCF
10 4 (19.05%) LINQ
11 3 (14.29%) Web Services
11 3 (14.29%) XML
11 3 (14.29%) OOP
11 3 (14.29%) MSMQ
11 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
11 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
11 3 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Subversion
2 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Moq
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (76.19%) C# Developer
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) WPF Developer
4 5 (23.81%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Programmer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) WPF
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) LINQ
4 3 (14.29%) Reactive Extensions
4 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) MSMQ
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) COM
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Web Development
2 5 (23.81%) OO
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) MVVM
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Practice Management
6 1 (4.76%) Document Management
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) C++
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) C++/CLI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) DataSynapse
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase