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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 890 842 830
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 9 31 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.029% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.048% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 48
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £70,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £32,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -10.95%

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
18734 16222 17027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 15.25% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15523 13820 14720
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Blend Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 11 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 29 August 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 -58 8 £52,500 +61.53% 1
London -8 5 £52,500 -25.00%
Watford -17 2 £30,000 -4.00%
East of England -19 2 £30,000 -4.00%
Hertfordshire -24 2 £30,000 -4.00%
City of London -6 1 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £38,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -
Leicester - 1 £38,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £38,500 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (100.00%) C#
1 33 (100.00%) WPF
2 29 (87.88%) .NET
3 18 (54.55%) Visual Studio
3 18 (54.55%) WCF
4 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 14 (42.42%) TDD
5 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
6 13 (39.39%) Computer Science
6 13 (39.39%) MVVM
7 12 (36.36%) LINQ
7 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 11 (33.33%) OO
8 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
9 10 (30.30%) Web Services
9 10 (30.30%) Finance
9 10 (30.30%) XAML
10 9 (27.27%) SQL
10 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 8 (24.24%) Reactive Extensions
11 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
11 8 (24.24%) Telerik
11 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
11 8 (24.24%) MSMQ
11 8 (24.24%) OOP
12 7 (21.21%) Internet
12 7 (21.21%) Front Office
12 7 (21.21%) C++
13 6 (18.18%) CSS

Microsoft Blend
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
3 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (15.15%) Subversion
5 4 (12.12%) NUnit
6 2 (6.06%) NCover
6 2 (6.06%) Expression Studio
7 1 (3.03%) Moq
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Front Office
3 5 (15.15%) Advertising
3 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
4 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Electronics
5 2 (6.06%) Retail
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Agile C# Developer
4 9 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (24.24%) WPF Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Software Developer
7 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Windows 8 Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
10 1 (3.03%) C# Programmer
10 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Systems Developer
10 1 (3.03%) .NET Programmer
10 1 (3.03%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) WPF
2 29 (87.88%) .NET
3 18 (54.55%) WCF
4 12 (36.36%) LINQ
5 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
5 10 (30.30%) Web Services
6 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
6 8 (24.24%) MSMQ
6 8 (24.24%) Reactive Extensions
7 6 (18.18%) CSS
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) HTML5
9 4 (12.12%) XML
9 4 (12.12%) COM
10 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET
10 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (9.09%) jQuery
10 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
10 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Hedge funds
2 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) Fixed Income
4 2 (6.06%) Derivative
4 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone 7
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) TDD
2 13 (39.39%) MVVM
3 11 (33.33%) OO
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 8 (24.24%) OOP
6 5 (15.15%) UML
6 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.15%) MVC
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 3 (9.09%) OOD
9 2 (6.06%) ETL
9 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.06%) Web Development
9 2 (6.06%) Multithreading
9 2 (6.06%) System Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
9 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (30.30%) XAML
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) C++
5 3 (9.09%) VB
5 3 (9.09%) VB6
5 3 (9.09%) C
6 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Telerik
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Informatica
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) DataSynapse
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