The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 865 919 867
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -52
Permanent jobs citing MSF 21 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.006% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 22
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £67,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 - £47,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90768 98741 87630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.20% 82.72% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73820 80272 72083
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 June 2015 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 7 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 3 June 2015. 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 +56 19 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London +52 15 £60,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
South East - 1 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £70,000 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 29 (74.36%) SharePoint
3 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 26 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 26 (66.67%) .NET
5 25 (64.10%) IIS
6 24 (61.54%) C#
6 24 (61.54%) ASP.NET
6 24 (61.54%) Retail
7 23 (58.97%) CruiseControl
7 23 (58.97%) NUnit
7 23 (58.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (58.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (58.97%) WCF
7 23 (58.97%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (58.97%) CSS
7 23 (58.97%) OOA/OOD
7 23 (58.97%) OO
7 23 (58.97%) RUP
7 23 (58.97%) HTML
7 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
7 23 (58.97%) MS Excel
7 23 (58.97%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (58.97%) Unified Process
7 23 (58.97%) MSBuild
8 22 (56.41%) SQL

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 29 (74.36%) SharePoint
2 25 (64.10%) IIS
3 23 (58.97%) SharePoint 2010
3 23 (58.97%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (51.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (15.38%) Lync
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Foundation
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (5.13%) JBoss
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (58.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (28.21%) MS Office
3 6 (15.38%) MS Project
4 3 (7.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Temenos Globus
2 2 (5.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LLU
1 1 (2.56%) NGN
1 1 (2.56%) PBX
1 1 (2.56%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
1 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.56%) Wireless
1 1 (2.56%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (58.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (53.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) DB2
4 2 (5.13%) UniData
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQLPlus
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 23 (58.97%) CruiseControl
2 23 (58.97%) NUnit
2 23 (58.97%) MSBuild
3 21 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.13%) Ant
5 2 (5.13%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 24 (61.54%) Retail
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Advertising
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 18 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.21%) C# Developer
3 11 (28.21%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Development Manager
7 2 (5.13%) CRM Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) IT Development Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 26 (66.67%) .NET
2 24 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 23 (58.97%) WCF
3 23 (58.97%) CSS
3 23 (58.97%) HTML
4 21 (53.85%) ADO.NET
5 20 (51.28%) Entity Framework
5 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 3 (7.69%) WPF
6 3 (7.69%) WF
6 3 (7.69%) Silverlight
6 3 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (7.69%) XML
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) XSLT
7 2 (5.13%) Web Services
7 2 (5.13%) XML Schema
7 2 (5.13%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.56%) IPTV
2 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (58.97%) OOA/OOD
2 23 (58.97%) OO
2 23 (58.97%) RUP
2 23 (58.97%) Unified Process
3 20 (51.28%) MVC
3 20 (51.28%) CRM
4 9 (23.08%) UML
5 7 (17.95%) SOA
6 6 (15.38%) Project Management
7 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Time Management
9 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) Scrum
9 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
10 2 (5.13%) SDLC
10 2 (5.13%) People Management
10 2 (5.13%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) C#
2 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
3 22 (56.41%) SQL
4 21 (53.85%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) SC Cleared
1 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 18 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (12.82%) MCPD
4 5 (12.82%) MCTS
4 5 (12.82%) MCAD
4 5 (12.82%) MCSD
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) jBASE
4 1 (2.56%) GoldenSource
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