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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
Rank 871 953 964
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 11 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.064% 0.059% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 13
Median salary £42,500 £70,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-39.28% +64.70%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%

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
17189 18712 18042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.18% 17.68% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14640 15871 15226
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%

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
Top 7 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 10 December 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 +60 10 £42,500 -39.28% 1
London +36 6 - -
Leicester - 4 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 4 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £40,000 -
Scotland - 1 £40,000 -

Microsoft Blend
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) MVVM
3 11 (84.62%) WPF
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) HTML5
4 10 (76.92%) XAML
4 10 (76.92%) jQuery
5 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (53.85%) .NET
6 7 (53.85%) Analytics
6 7 (53.85%) Xamarin
7 6 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
7 6 (46.15%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (46.15%) REST
7 6 (46.15%) Google Analytics
7 6 (46.15%) Google
7 6 (46.15%) Web Development
7 6 (46.15%) JSON
7 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
7 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
8 5 (38.46%) User Experience
8 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
8 5 (38.46%) MVC
8 5 (38.46%) SQL
8 5 (38.46%) IIS
8 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
8 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing

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 5 (38.46%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Development Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Development Project Leader
2 6 (46.15%) Development Project Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Lead Project Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Project Leader
2 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Development Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Leader
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Manager
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Project Leader
2 6 (46.15%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (38.46%) WPF Developer
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) CSS
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
1 11 (84.62%) HTML5
1 11 (84.62%) WPF
2 10 (76.92%) jQuery
3 7 (53.85%) .NET
4 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 6 (46.15%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) Silverlight
7 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (38.46%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) MVVM
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Analytics
4 6 (46.15%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (46.15%) Web Development
5 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
5 5 (38.46%) MVC
5 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
6 4 (30.77%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) OOD
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) XAML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Xamarin
3 6 (46.15%) Google
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Telerik