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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 855 883 809
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -74
Permanent jobs citing MSF 18 4 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.004% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.005% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 39
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.00%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.27%

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
86854 87001 82391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.35% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 70712 69242 68369
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 2015 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 12 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 5 March 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 +16 18 £70,000 +75.00% 3
London +40 10 £57,500 +51.31% 1
South East -16 5 £70,000 +75.00%
Hampshire - 5 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 5 £70,000 -
City of London - 4 £40,000 -
South West - 2 £24,000 - 1
East of England +1 1 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £24,000 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £24,000 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) .NET
3 17 (53.13%) Visual Studio
4 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 15 (46.88%) IIS
5 15 (46.88%) Windows
6 13 (40.63%) NUnit
6 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 12 (37.50%) UML
8 11 (34.38%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
8 11 (34.38%) C#
8 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 11 (34.38%) WCF
9 10 (31.25%) HTML
9 10 (31.25%) Java
9 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 10 (31.25%) Oracle
9 10 (31.25%) CSS
9 10 (31.25%) MS Office
9 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (31.25%) SOA
10 9 (28.13%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (28.13%) OO
10 9 (28.13%) RUP
10 9 (28.13%) Unified Process

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (46.88%) IIS
2 12 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 11 (34.38%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (21.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (18.75%) WebLogic
5 6 (18.75%) JBoss
5 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
6 5 (15.63%) Lync
7 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (12.50%) Drupal
8 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
3 5 (15.63%) MS Project
4 3 (9.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Temenos T24
2 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (6.25%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (18.75%) DB2
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (12.50%) MySQL
4 4 (12.50%) SQLPlus
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.25%) UniData
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Visual Studio
2 13 (40.63%) NUnit
3 7 (21.88%) CruiseControl
3 7 (21.88%) MSBuild
4 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.50%) Hudson
5 4 (12.50%) Toad
6 3 (9.38%) Maven
6 3 (9.38%) Ant
7 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.13%) NCover
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Publishing
4 3 (9.38%) Advertising
4 3 (9.38%) Back Office
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.25%) Legal
5 2 (6.25%) Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Junior
4 4 (12.50%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 16 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
3 11 (34.38%) WCF
4 10 (31.25%) HTML
4 10 (31.25%) CSS
5 7 (21.88%) ADO.NET
5 7 (21.88%) XML
6 6 (18.75%) XSLT
7 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 4 (12.50%) LAMP
7 4 (12.50%) XML Messaging
7 4 (12.50%) Ajax
7 4 (12.50%) WPF
7 4 (12.50%) WF
7 4 (12.50%) Silverlight
8 3 (9.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 3 (9.38%) XML Schema
8 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (37.50%) UML
4 10 (31.25%) SOA
5 9 (28.13%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (28.13%) OO
5 9 (28.13%) RUP
5 9 (28.13%) Unified Process
6 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Time Management
7 4 (12.50%) CRM
7 4 (12.50%) MVC
7 4 (12.50%) Workflow
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) C#
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) C++
4 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.63%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.50%) PHP
6 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) MCAD
4 6 (18.75%) MCSD
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) MCTS
4 6 (18.75%) MCPD
5 4 (12.50%) CIMA
6 3 (9.38%) VCP4
7 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Temenos
3 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (12.50%) GoldenSource
4 2 (6.25%) jBASE
5 1 (3.13%) Fiorano
5 1 (3.13%) Software AG
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) webMethods
5 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
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