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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 886 837 895
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +58
Permanent jobs citing MSF 16 39 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.037% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.045% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 11 35 3
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +23.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £55,000 £44,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year
-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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -28 16 £57,500 +4.54% 2
London -41 10 £67,500 +22.72%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £57,500 - 2
East of England - 3 £57,500 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £57,500 - 2
City of London +1 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £22,500 -
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £22,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £22,500 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
5 10 (47.62%) C#
6 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 9 (42.86%) MS Office
6 9 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 8 (38.10%) CSS
7 8 (38.10%) IIS
7 8 (38.10%) WCF
8 7 (33.33%) WPF
8 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (33.33%) Ajax
8 7 (33.33%) NUnit
8 7 (33.33%) UML
8 7 (33.33%) HTML
8 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (33.33%) RUP
8 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (33.33%) SOA
8 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
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

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
2 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Foundation
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (9.52%) Drupal
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
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 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (14.29%) SQLPlus
5 2 (9.52%) MySQL
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Visual Studio
2 7 (33.33%) NUnit
3 6 (28.57%) CruiseControl
3 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (28.57%) MSBuild
4 3 (14.29%) Toad
5 1 (4.76%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) Hudson
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
1 3 (14.29%) Publishing
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint Architect
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Procurement Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
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
4 8 (38.10%) WCF
5 7 (33.33%) WPF
5 7 (33.33%) HTML
5 7 (33.33%) Ajax
6 6 (28.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 6 (28.57%) ADO.NET
6 6 (28.57%) WF
6 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
7 4 (19.05%) XML
8 3 (14.29%) XML Messaging
9 2 (9.52%) XSLT
9 2 (9.52%) LAMP
9 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 2 (9.52%) jQuery
10 1 (4.76%) RESTful
10 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) UML
2 7 (33.33%) SOA
2 7 (33.33%) RUP
2 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (28.57%) Unified Process
3 6 (28.57%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (28.57%) OO
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 3 (14.29%) Release Management
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 4 (19.05%) C++
5 4 (19.05%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
8 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CIMA
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCAD
3 1 (4.76%) MCSD
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) GoldenSource
4 1 (4.76%) CyberSource
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Temenos
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