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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 879 924 876
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -48
Permanent jobs citing MSF 20 8 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.008% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 20
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%

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
92302 97399 88489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.22% 82.03% 80.09%
Number of salaries quoted 74595 78278 72574
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 8 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 27 April 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 +44 19 £65,000 +30.00%
London +35 14 £65,000 +8.33%
South East +19 4 £70,000 +75.00%
Hampshire - 4 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £70,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (78.13%) Windows
3 23 (71.88%) SharePoint
4 21 (65.63%) Visual Studio
4 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
4 21 (65.63%) .NET
4 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (65.63%) .NET Framework
5 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (62.50%) IIS
6 19 (59.38%) C#
6 19 (59.38%) SQL
6 19 (59.38%) ASP.NET
7 18 (56.25%) RUP
7 18 (56.25%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (56.25%) CSS
7 18 (56.25%) OOA/OOD
7 18 (56.25%) OO
7 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
7 18 (56.25%) HTML
7 18 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (56.25%) WCF
7 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 18 (56.25%) NUnit
7 18 (56.25%) Unified Process
7 18 (56.25%) Retail
8 17 (53.13%) CruiseControl
8 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
8 17 (53.13%) DV Cleared

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (71.88%) SharePoint
2 20 (62.50%) IIS
3 18 (56.25%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (53.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (43.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (18.75%) Lync
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Foundation
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (6.25%) JBoss
8 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (34.38%) MS Office
3 6 (18.75%) MS Project
4 3 (9.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Temenos T24
2 2 (6.25%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.38%) SQLPlus
5 2 (6.25%) UniData
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.25%) DB2
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Visual Studio
2 18 (56.25%) NUnit
3 17 (53.13%) CruiseControl
3 17 (53.13%) MSBuild
4 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (9.38%) Toad
7 2 (6.25%) Maven
7 2 (6.25%) Ant
General
1 18 (56.25%) Retail
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Advertising
3 3 (9.38%) Publishing
4 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) .NET
1 21 (65.63%) .NET Framework
2 19 (59.38%) ASP.NET
3 18 (56.25%) CSS
3 18 (56.25%) HTML
3 18 (56.25%) WCF
4 16 (50.00%) ADO.NET
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 14 (43.75%) Entity Framework
6 5 (15.63%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) XSLT
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 Messaging
9 2 (6.25%) OSGi
9 2 (6.25%) XML Schema
9 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Solaris
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (56.25%) OOA/OOD
2 18 (56.25%) OO
2 18 (56.25%) RUP
2 18 (56.25%) Unified Process
3 14 (43.75%) MVC
3 14 (43.75%) CRM
4 10 (31.25%) UML
5 8 (25.00%) SOA
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.63%) Time Management
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) Release Management
9 2 (6.25%) Pay per click
9 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.13%) Coaching
10 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (15.63%) C++
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) SC Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) DV Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) MCAD
4 6 (18.75%) MCSD
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (18.75%) MCTS
4 6 (18.75%) MCPD
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) GoldenSource
4 2 (6.25%) jBASE