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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 889 835 898
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +63
Permanent jobs citing MSF 15 44 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.041% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.050% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 9 39 5
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £43,600 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £46,700
UK excluding London average salary - £70,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
- +141.37%

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
93253 88183 90713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.97% 81.51% 78.92%
Number of salaries quoted 75196 72427 76352
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 £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014 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 21 October 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 -29 15 £45,000 -18.18% 1
London -24 10 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
City of London +2 1 - -
South East -6 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) .NET
4 15 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 15 (60.00%) .NET Framework
5 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (44.00%) C#
6 11 (44.00%) IIS
7 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (40.00%) SQL
7 10 (40.00%) NUnit
7 10 (40.00%) WCF
7 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (36.00%) CSS
8 9 (36.00%) MS Office
8 9 (36.00%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (36.00%) Windows
9 8 (32.00%) UML
9 8 (32.00%) SOA
9 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (32.00%) HTML
10 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
10 7 (28.00%) RUP
10 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (28.00%) Ajax
10 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 7 (28.00%) WPF
10 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (24.00%) MSBuild

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (44.00%) IIS
2 9 (36.00%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Foundation
4 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (16.00%) Drupal
6 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (16.00%) JBoss
6 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) InfoPath
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (16.00%) DB2
4 4 (16.00%) MySQL
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) SQLPlus
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (40.00%) NUnit
3 6 (24.00%) MSBuild
3 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (24.00%) CruiseControl
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Hudson
5 1 (4.00%) Ant
5 1 (4.00%) Toad
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (4.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) NCover
General
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 5 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Junior Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (40.00%) WCF
4 9 (36.00%) CSS
5 8 (32.00%) HTML
6 7 (28.00%) Ajax
6 7 (28.00%) WPF
7 6 (24.00%) WF
7 6 (24.00%) Silverlight
7 6 (24.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 6 (24.00%) ADO.NET
8 4 (16.00%) LAMP
8 4 (16.00%) XSLT
9 3 (12.00%) Web Services
9 3 (12.00%) XML
9 3 (12.00%) jQuery
10 2 (8.00%) LINQ
10 2 (8.00%) HTML5
10 2 (8.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) UML
3 8 (32.00%) SOA
4 7 (28.00%) RUP
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (24.00%) Refactoring
5 6 (24.00%) Unified Process
5 6 (24.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (24.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.00%) ITIL
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (24.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (20.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) PHP
8 3 (12.00%) C++
9 1 (4.00%) C
9 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CIMA
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCAD
4 1 (4.00%) MCSD
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Temenos
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Software AG
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.00%) webMethods
4 1 (4.00%) Fiorano
4 1 (4.00%) GoldenSource
4 1 (4.00%) CyberSource
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
London
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Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago