The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Blend skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 912 963 993
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 9 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.051% 0.005% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 19
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £92,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 - £34,250

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
17502 18515 19375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 16.73% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 15188 15536 16408
Median salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft Blend
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +61 9 £47,500 +5.55%
London +46 5 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
Leicester - 4 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 4 £40,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
1 10 (90.91%) WPF
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) Data Analytics
5 5 (45.45%) MVVM
5 5 (45.45%) OOD
5 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (45.45%) C++
5 5 (45.45%) Analytics
6 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) CSS
6 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) XAML
6 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
6 4 (36.36%) Telerik
6 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
6 4 (36.36%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) Silverlight
7 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (90.91%) C# Developer
3 6 (54.55%) WPF Developer
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Applications Developer
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
4 5 (45.45%) Agile .NET Developer
4 5 (45.45%) Agile C# Developer
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Developer
4 5 (45.45%) Applications Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C# Application Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C# WPF Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C++ Applications Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C++ Developer
4 5 (45.45%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (27.27%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
6 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
1 10 (90.91%) WPF
2 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (27.27%) Silverlight
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) AppFabric
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Caliburn.Micro
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) WinForms
5 1 (9.09%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Life Science
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Analytics
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analytics
2 5 (45.45%) MVVM
2 5 (45.45%) OOD
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
5 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) SOLID
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) MCAD
3 1 (9.09%) MCPD
3 1 (9.09%) MCSD
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Telerik