The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 735 706 756
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +50
Permanent jobs citing MSBuild 160 182 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 1.11% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 135 158 119
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £70,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +12.94%

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
17858 16470 16622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 15.22% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14811 14032 14383
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSBuild
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK.

MSBuild Salary Trend in the UK

MSBuild
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSBuild over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 within the UK.

MSBuild Salary Histogram in the UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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 -20 159 £50,000 -9.09% 13
London -40 80 £52,500 -4.54% 7
South East +17 30 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Surrey +21 29 £50,000 -2.43% 1
East of England -3 23 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Reigate - 22 £47,500 -
City of London -9 17 £57,500 +3.60% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Cambridge +11 11 £52,500 +31.25%
East Midlands +6 11 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Nottingham - 10 £35,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 10 £35,000 - 1
Essex - 8 £60,000 -
Bristol +5 7 £35,000 - 1
South West -16 7 £35,000 - 1
North West -13 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Manchester -13 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £40,000 - 1
Harrow - 2 £37,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire +7 1 £39,500 -
Derbyshire 0 1 £39,500 +29.50%
Reading -7 1 £39,500 -
West Yorkshire -19 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Leeds -23 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire -34 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Sussex - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £31,500 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MSBuild 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 MSBuild.

1 242 (76.83%) C#
2 239 (75.87%) .NET
3 206 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
4 189 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 172 (54.60%) SQL
6 168 (53.33%) PowerShell
7 163 (51.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 162 (51.43%) ASP.NET
9 138 (43.81%) HTML
9 138 (43.81%) Continuous Integration
10 134 (42.54%) JavaScript
11 131 (41.59%) CSS
12 129 (40.95%) WCF
13 124 (39.37%) Visual Studio
14 120 (38.10%) Windows
15 119 (37.78%) TDD
16 118 (37.46%) IIS
17 117 (37.14%) NUnit
18 112 (35.56%) .NET Framework
19 110 (34.92%) Microsoft
20 92 (29.21%) Scrum
21 91 (28.89%) MVC
22 85 (26.98%) Subversion
23 84 (26.67%) OO
23 84 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
24 78 (24.76%) Jenkins
25 77 (24.44%) BDD
25 77 (24.44%) jQuery
26 72 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
27 68 (21.59%) Unit Testing

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MSBuild 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 MSBuild. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 118 (37.46%) IIS
2 61 (19.37%) SharePoint
3 26 (8.25%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (6.98%) CMS
4 22 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 19 (6.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
7 16 (5.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 13 (4.13%) WebSphere
9 12 (3.81%) Umbraco
9 12 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.54%) Apache
11 6 (1.90%) SharePoint Foundation
11 6 (1.90%) WordPress
12 3 (0.95%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.59%) Office 365
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (1.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.25%) Internet
2 20 (6.35%) HTTP
3 11 (3.49%) Firewall
4 8 (2.54%) NFC
4 8 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.54%) SMPP
4 8 (2.54%) SMS
5 5 (1.59%) Network Security
6 3 (0.95%) DNS
7 2 (0.63%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 72 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (11.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 12 (3.81%) MySQL
7 10 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (2.54%) QlikView
10 6 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.95%) Redis
12 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.63%) OLTP
13 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 163 (51.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 124 (39.37%) Visual Studio
3 117 (37.14%) NUnit
4 85 (26.98%) Subversion
5 78 (24.76%) Jenkins
6 67 (21.27%) CruiseControl
7 53 (16.83%) TeamCity
8 52 (16.51%) Git (software)
9 47 (14.92%) MSTest
10 46 (14.60%) WiX
11 29 (9.21%) SpecFlow
11 29 (9.21%) NuGet
12 25 (7.94%) Psake
13 23 (7.30%) Ranorex
13 23 (7.30%) Rhino Mocks
14 21 (6.67%) Log4Net
15 20 (6.35%) Selenium
16 16 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (4.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (3.81%) MSI
General
1 56 (17.78%) Finance
2 28 (8.89%) Games
3 25 (7.94%) Banking
4 21 (6.67%) Retail
5 8 (2.54%) Back Office
6 4 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.27%) Publishing
6 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (47.94%) Developer
2 83 (26.35%) .NET Developer
3 53 (16.83%) Senior Developer
4 40 (12.70%) C# Developer
5 35 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 32 (10.16%) Senior .NET Developer
7 26 (8.25%) Software Developer
8 25 (7.94%) Architect
9 23 (7.30%) Build Engineer
9 23 (7.30%) Automation Engineer
10 18 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
11 17 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (5.08%) Release Engineer
12 16 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (3.81%) Build Manager
14 12 (3.81%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.81%) C# Software Developer
15 11 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (75.87%) .NET
2 162 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 138 (43.81%) HTML
4 131 (41.59%) CSS
5 129 (40.95%) WCF
6 112 (35.56%) .NET Framework
7 84 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 77 (24.44%) jQuery
9 58 (18.41%) XML
10 55 (17.46%) WPF
11 53 (16.83%) MSMQ
12 43 (13.65%) LINQ
13 36 (11.43%) Ajax
14 33 (10.48%) SOAP
15 32 (10.16%) HTML5
16 29 (9.21%) AngularJS
17 28 (8.89%) Castle Windsor
17 28 (8.89%) NHibernate
18 26 (8.25%) Web Services
19 25 (7.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.75%) Inversion of Control
2 25 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.76%) Blog
4 11 (3.49%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.27%) Replication
7 4 (1.27%) IPTV
8 3 (0.95%) NHS
8 3 (0.95%) Social Media
9 2 (0.63%) MPEG
9 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (38.10%) Windows
2 24 (7.62%) Windows 7
2 24 (7.62%) Windows 8
3 14 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.13%) Android
5 11 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.49%) Windows Phone
6 10 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.17%) Linux
7 9 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.54%) UNIX
9 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (43.81%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (37.78%) TDD
4 92 (29.21%) Scrum
5 91 (28.89%) MVC
6 84 (26.67%) OO
7 77 (24.44%) BDD
8 68 (21.59%) Unit Testing
9 60 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 55 (17.46%) DevOps
11 44 (13.97%) Mentoring
12 37 (11.75%) E-Commerce
13 36 (11.43%) OOD
14 34 (10.79%) Configuration Management
15 32 (10.16%) OOA/OOD
16 31 (9.84%) Release Management
17 29 (9.21%) Project Management
17 29 (9.21%) Workflow
18 28 (8.89%) Multithreading
18 28 (8.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (76.83%) C#
2 172 (54.60%) SQL
3 168 (53.33%) PowerShell
4 134 (42.54%) JavaScript
5 60 (19.05%) T-SQL
6 34 (10.79%) VB
7 32 (10.16%) XAML
8 30 (9.52%) Java
9 23 (7.30%) C++
10 22 (6.98%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.81%) VB6
12 10 (3.17%) Python
13 8 (2.54%) VBA
13 8 (2.54%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.59%) PowerHouse
15 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.95%) Ruby
17 2 (0.63%) XPath
17 2 (0.63%) C
17 2 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (21.27%) Degree
2 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.27%) MCSE
4 3 (0.95%) MCP
5 2 (0.63%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.24%) QA
2 8 (2.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 26 (8.25%) Hyper-V
2 19 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (7.62%) SCVMM
2 21 (6.67%) Puppet
3 16 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 110 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.92%) Oracle
3 31 (9.84%) Sitecore
4 10 (3.17%) TOWER Software
4 10 (3.17%) Telerik
5 9 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.54%) IBM
7 7 (2.22%) Facebook
8 6 (1.90%) Intel
9 3 (0.95%) New Relic
10 2 (0.63%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.63%) VMware
11 1 (0.32%) Google
11 1 (0.32%) AccuRev
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
AB Recruit
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AB Recruit
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum GBP 50 - 60K +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + share op's + pen
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Questor Resourcing
Salary: c £25-35k, dependent on relevant experience
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago