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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 878 893 836
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -57
Permanent jobs citing MSF 15 14 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.015% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 33
Average salary £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -17.85%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2015 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 11 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 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 +5 15 £55,000 -18.51% 4
London +15 11 £55,000 -26.66% 1
City of London +30 7 £80,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £55,000 -
South East +15 1 £77,500 - 2
East of England -2 1 £42,500 -26.08%
Berkshire - 1 £77,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £77,500 - 1
Huntingdon - 1 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (74.29%) MVC
3 26 (74.29%) .NET
3 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
3 26 (74.29%) .NET Framework
4 24 (68.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (65.71%) Windows
6 22 (62.86%) SharePoint
6 22 (62.86%) MS Excel
6 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 21 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 21 (60.00%) WCF
7 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (60.00%) Entity Framework
7 21 (60.00%) MSBuild
7 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (60.00%) CRM
7 21 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
7 21 (60.00%) OO
7 21 (60.00%) RUP
7 21 (60.00%) Visual Studio
7 21 (60.00%) CSS
7 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
7 21 (60.00%) IIS
7 21 (60.00%) C#
7 21 (60.00%) HTML

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (62.86%) SharePoint
2 21 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 21 (60.00%) IIS
2 21 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (62.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) PBX
1 1 (2.86%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) VPN
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Extranet
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.86%) Wireless
1 1 (2.86%) NGN
1 1 (2.86%) LLU
1 1 (2.86%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 21 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (54.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (68.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (60.00%) MSBuild
2 21 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 21 (60.00%) NUnit
2 21 (60.00%) CruiseControl
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (54.29%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
1 19 (54.29%) .NET Developer
2 14 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 14 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Software Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) CRM Architect
7 1 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Agile Development Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) IT Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) .NET
1 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
1 26 (74.29%) .NET Framework
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 21 (60.00%) WCF
2 21 (60.00%) CSS
2 21 (60.00%) HTML
2 21 (60.00%) Entity Framework
3 19 (54.29%) ADO.NET
4 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.86%) Clustering
1 1 (2.86%) IPTV
1 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
1 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (74.29%) MVC
3 21 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
3 21 (60.00%) OO
3 21 (60.00%) RUP
3 21 (60.00%) CRM
3 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (60.00%) Unified Process
4 10 (28.57%) Scrum
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 5 (14.29%) Content Management
6 4 (11.43%) SDLC
6 4 (11.43%) People Management
7 2 (5.71%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 1 (2.86%) B2B
8 1 (2.86%) B2C
8 1 (2.86%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) C#
1 21 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 19 (54.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
1 12 (34.29%) DV Cleared
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) MCPD
4 1 (2.86%) MCAD
4 1 (2.86%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) VMware
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