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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 926 942 947
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Permanent jobs citing MSF 4 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.015% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 7
Average salary £42,500 £67,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.03% +68.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,200 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £70,750 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £70,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +75.00%

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
87040 89452 89596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.23% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 72221 73471 71288
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

MSF Salary Histogram in the UK

MSF
Top 10 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 13 February 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
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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 +13 4 £42,500 -37.03% 1
London +17 1 - -
North East - 1 £42,500 -
North West - 1 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £42,500 -
Durham - 1 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £37,500 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
5 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
5 3 (20.00%) NGN
5 3 (20.00%) LLU
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Video on Demand
5 3 (20.00%) IPTV
5 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
5 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) PBX
5 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) B2B
5 3 (20.00%) B2C
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
1 1 (6.67%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
1 3 (20.00%) LLU
1 3 (20.00%) NGN
1 3 (20.00%) PBX
1 3 (20.00%) VoIP
1 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
1 3 (20.00%) VoWiFi
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) ATM
2 1 (6.67%) Extranet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Lombardi
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Business Process Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) CMS Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) ADO
5 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.67%) DAO
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE
5 1 (6.67%) jBPM
5 1 (6.67%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) Velocity
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
5 1 (6.67%) XSD
5 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) IPTV
1 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (20.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) B2B
3 3 (20.00%) B2C
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Revenue Recognition
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
3 1 (6.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (6.67%) MIIS
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware