The first table below looks at the demand for MSF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 888 859 895
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +36
Permanent jobs citing MSF 13 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.033% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 5
Average salary £72,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £70,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +64.70%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94020 85650 91144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.78% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 75699 69888 77563
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MSF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSF
Salary Trend

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

MSF Salary Trend in the UK

MSF
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MSF over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -38 13 £72,500 +31.81% 4
London -65 8 £75,000 +36.36% 2
City of London -16 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £57,500 -
East of England - 2 £57,500 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -
South West - 1 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) IIS
5 9 (42.86%) MS Office
5 9 (42.86%) UML
6 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
6 8 (38.10%) C#
7 7 (33.33%) C++
7 7 (33.33%) HTML
7 7 (33.33%) Java
7 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 7 (33.33%) CSS
7 7 (33.33%) XML
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) SOA
7 7 (33.33%) Ajax
7 7 (33.33%) WCF
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (28.57%) WPF
8 6 (28.57%) WF
8 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
8 6 (28.57%) Degree

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) IIS
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Foundation
3 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) InfoPath
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
1 1 (4.76%) Temenos Globus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (23.81%) SQLPlus
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (9.52%) UniData
5 2 (9.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (28.57%) NUnit
2 6 (28.57%) CruiseControl
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (28.57%) MSBuild
3 5 (23.81%) Toad
4 2 (9.52%) Maven
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Ant
5 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
1 5 (23.81%) Publishing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Development Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
1 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 8 (38.10%) ASP.NET
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 7 (33.33%) XML
3 7 (33.33%) Ajax
3 7 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (28.57%) WPF
4 6 (28.57%) WF
4 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
4 6 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET
5 5 (23.81%) XML Messaging
6 4 (19.05%) XSLT
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) OSGi
8 2 (9.52%) J2EE
8 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
9 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) UML
3 7 (33.33%) SOA
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Unified Process
4 6 (28.57%) RUP
4 6 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (28.57%) OO
5 5 (23.81%) Workflow
5 5 (23.81%) Release Management
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCAD
2 1 (4.76%) MCSD
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) GoldenSource
4 2 (9.52%) jBASE
4 2 (9.52%) JBoss
5 1 (4.76%) Cognizant
5 1 (4.76%) CyberSource
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