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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 879 840 889
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +49
Permanent jobs citing MSF 14 37 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.044% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 10 33 2
Average salary £67,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £55,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £70,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £70,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +75.00%

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
92648 84518 90975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.58% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73866 69082 77128
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 13 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 28 August 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 -37 14 £67,500 +22.72% 2
London -21 8 £75,000 +36.36% 1
City of London -7 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £57,500 -
East of England - 2 £57,500 -
South East -28 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
5 10 (47.62%) C#
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 9 (42.86%) MS Office
6 9 (42.86%) Windows
7 8 (38.10%) UML
7 8 (38.10%) CSS
7 8 (38.10%) IIS
8 7 (33.33%) C++
8 7 (33.33%) HTML
8 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (33.33%) XML
8 7 (33.33%) SOA
8 7 (33.33%) RUP
8 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (33.33%) WCF
8 7 (33.33%) WPF
8 7 (33.33%) Ajax
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Foundation
9 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (28.57%) MSBuild
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (38.10%) IIS
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Foundation
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
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 Globus
1 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (23.81%) SQLPlus
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.76%) DB2
5 1 (4.76%) UniData
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (28.57%) MSBuild
2 6 (28.57%) NUnit
2 6 (28.57%) CruiseControl
3 5 (23.81%) Toad
4 1 (4.76%) Ant
4 1 (4.76%) Maven
4 1 (4.76%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
1 5 (23.81%) Publishing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 8 (38.10%) CSS
5 7 (33.33%) HTML
5 7 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) WCF
5 7 (33.33%) WPF
5 7 (33.33%) Ajax
6 6 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 6 (28.57%) WF
6 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
6 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET
7 5 (23.81%) XML Messaging
8 4 (19.05%) XSLT
9 3 (14.29%) Web Services
10 2 (9.52%) jQuery
11 1 (4.76%) Middleware
11 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
11 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Solaris
2 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) UML
3 7 (33.33%) SOA
3 7 (33.33%) RUP
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Unified Process
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%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (28.57%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCAD
3 1 (4.76%) MCSD
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) GoldenSource
4 1 (4.76%) Cognizant
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) jBASE
4 1 (4.76%) CyberSource
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