The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 914 939 964
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +25
Permanent jobs citing MSF 9 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% 0.024% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 5
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £62,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +56.25%

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
86351 92506 100380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71934 75128 81657
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MSF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 9 £50,000 -16.66%
West Midlands - 7 £50,000 -
Coventry - 7 £50,000 -
London +10 2 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing MSF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSF.

1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) Oracle
3 10 (76.92%) C#
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 8 (61.54%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (61.54%) Degree
5 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
6 7 (53.85%) Financial Institution
6 7 (53.85%) Workflow
6 7 (53.85%) Finance
7 6 (46.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (46.15%) Java
7 6 (46.15%) SOA
8 5 (38.46%) XML
8 5 (38.46%) SQL
8 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
9 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
9 4 (30.77%) SaaS
9 4 (30.77%) PaaS
9 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (30.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (30.77%) Office 365
9 4 (30.77%) IaaS
9 4 (30.77%) Presales
9 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
9 4 (30.77%) Active Directory

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) IaaS
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
1 4 (30.77%) PaaS
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MS Access
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
1 7 (53.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Lead Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Lead Software Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Cloud Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WinForms
3 1 (7.69%) XSD
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
2 8 (61.54%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Workflow
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) Identity Management
5 4 (30.77%) Presales
5 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
4 4 (30.77%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) XPath
5 1 (7.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) HND
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (30.77%) MIIS
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) SAP