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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 870 862 858
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing MSF 10 17 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.019% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 30
Average salary £61,250 £38,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.18% -30.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £35,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -36.36%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 9 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 24 December 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
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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 -7 9 £61,250 +61.18% 2
London -12 7 £55,000 +44.73%
South East -13 1 £70,000 +118.75% 1
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £70,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (57.14%) .NET
4 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 12 (42.86%) SQL
6 11 (39.29%) C#
6 11 (39.29%) IIS
7 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
7 10 (35.71%) NUnit
7 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (32.14%) CSS
8 9 (32.14%) WCF
9 8 (28.57%) HTML
9 8 (28.57%) Java
9 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (28.57%) Oracle
9 8 (28.57%) MS Office
9 8 (28.57%) UML
9 8 (28.57%) SOA
9 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (25.00%) RUP
10 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (21.43%) C++
11 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
11 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
11 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (39.29%) IIS
2 8 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.29%) JBoss
4 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Foundation
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 4 (14.29%) Drupal
5 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.29%) MySQL
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.29%) DB2
4 4 (14.29%) SQLPlus
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (35.71%) NUnit
3 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (14.29%) Hudson
4 4 (14.29%) MSBuild
4 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.29%) CruiseControl
4 4 (14.29%) Toad
5 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) NCover
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.57%) Ant
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
General
1 4 (14.29%) Publishing
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
2 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Junior
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) WCF
5 8 (28.57%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET
6 6 (21.43%) XML
6 6 (21.43%) XSLT
6 6 (21.43%) Ajax
6 6 (21.43%) WPF
7 5 (17.86%) WF
7 5 (17.86%) Silverlight
8 4 (14.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 4 (14.29%) LAMP
8 4 (14.29%) XML Messaging
9 3 (10.71%) Web Services
9 3 (10.71%) jQuery
10 2 (7.14%) LINQ
10 2 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Solaris
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (28.57%) UML
3 8 (28.57%) SOA
4 7 (25.00%) RUP
5 6 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (21.43%) OO
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Unified Process
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.86%) Refactoring
6 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 4 (14.29%) Release Management
7 4 (14.29%) Workflow
7 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) C#
3 8 (28.57%) Java
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) C++
4 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 6 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 4 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CIMA
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) MCAD
3 3 (10.71%) MCSD
3 3 (10.71%) MCTS
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) MCPD
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) GoldenSource
3 4 (14.29%) Temenos
4 1 (3.57%) Software AG
4 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) webMethods
4 1 (3.57%) Fiorano
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.57%) CyberSource
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago