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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 917 957 981
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +24
Permanent jobs citing MSF 1 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.001% 0.019% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 9
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%

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
86057 95763 100141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 87.26% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 71845 78422 80737
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 3 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 29 July 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 +19 1 £55,000 -
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (58.33%) Workflow
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) Financial Institution
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (50.00%) SOA
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) MIIS
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (33.33%) VBScript
6 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 4 (33.33%) SAP
6 4 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) SaaS
6 4 (33.33%) PaaS
6 4 (33.33%) Office 365

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 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) IaaS
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
1 4 (33.33%) PaaS
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) ATM
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
1 7 (58.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Lead Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Lead Software Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Designer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Scrum
1 8 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (58.33%) Workflow
3 6 (50.00%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 4 (33.33%) Presales
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 4 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) HND
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (33.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) SAP