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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 895 845 844
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 7 31 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.029% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.038% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 44
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £31,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £70,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -13.33%

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
18414 16196 16856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.18% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15174 13782 14539
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -44 6 £52,500 +61.53% 2
London -36 5 £52,500 -25.00%
City of London +3 1 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (100.00%) C#
1 27 (100.00%) WPF
2 23 (85.19%) .NET
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) WCF
4 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
5 13 (48.15%) TDD
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 13 (48.15%) Computer Science
6 12 (44.44%) Visual Studio
7 11 (40.74%) OO
7 11 (40.74%) LINQ
8 10 (37.04%) Web Services
9 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 9 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
10 8 (29.63%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (29.63%) MVVM
10 8 (29.63%) MSMQ
10 8 (29.63%) OOP
10 8 (29.63%) SQL
11 7 (25.93%) Internet
11 7 (25.93%) Telerik
12 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 6 (22.22%) Front Office
12 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
13 5 (18.52%) CSS
13 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
13 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
3 5 (18.52%) Subversion
4 3 (11.11%) NUnit
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) NCover
6 1 (3.70%) Expression Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Moq
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Front Office
3 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (77.78%) C# Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
3 9 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (25.93%) WPF Developer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8 Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) WPF
2 23 (85.19%) .NET
3 15 (55.56%) WCF
4 11 (40.74%) LINQ
5 10 (37.04%) Web Services
6 9 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 8 (29.63%) MSMQ
7 8 (29.63%) Reactive Extensions
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 5 (18.52%) CSS
10 4 (14.81%) XML
10 4 (14.81%) HTML
10 4 (14.81%) HTML5
11 3 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
12 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (7.41%) jQuery
12 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (7.41%) Silverlight
12 2 (7.41%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) Hedge funds
3 4 (14.81%) Fixed Income
4 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.41%) User Experience
6 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Derivative
6 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (3.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (7.41%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 11 (40.74%) OO
4 8 (29.63%) OOP
4 8 (29.63%) MVVM
5 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) UML
7 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
8 2 (7.41%) Web Development
8 2 (7.41%) OOD
8 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (3.70%) ETL
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) XAML
4 2 (7.41%) VB6
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Telerik
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) DataSynapse
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