The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Blend skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Blend over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 933 936
Rank change year-on-year +81 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 7 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.044% 0.011% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 7
Median salary £35,000 £80,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.25% +68.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 - -

Microsoft Blend is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15895 17894 16524
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.80% 18.25% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 13519 15446 13986
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Blend as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Blend in England

Microsoft Blend
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Blend in England

Microsoft Blend
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
North West - 7 £35,000 - 1
Microsoft Blend
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) MVVM
2 16 (88.89%) XAML
2 16 (88.89%) WPF
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) WCF
4 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 12 (66.67%) UML
4 12 (66.67%) MVC
4 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (66.67%) .NET
4 12 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 11 (61.11%) jQuery
5 11 (61.11%) HTML5
5 11 (61.11%) CSS
5 11 (61.11%) HTML
6 10 (55.56%) Silverlight
6 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
7 7 (38.89%) Degree
7 7 (38.89%) NHibernate
7 7 (38.89%) Marketing
7 7 (38.89%) LINQ
7 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
7 7 (38.89%) Kanban
7 7 (38.89%) Physics
7 7 (38.89%) TDD
7 7 (38.89%) NUnit
7 7 (38.89%) Scrum

Microsoft Blend
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (27.78%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
1 7 (38.89%) RS-232
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
1 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (38.89%) MSI
2 7 (38.89%) MSTest
2 7 (38.89%) NuGet
2 7 (38.89%) NUnit
2 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (38.89%) WiX
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 5 (27.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 12 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 12 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Development Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Development Project Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Development Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Lead Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Project Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Development Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Project Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (16.67%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) WPF
2 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) WCF
3 11 (61.11%) CSS
3 11 (61.11%) HTML
3 11 (61.11%) HTML5
3 11 (61.11%) jQuery
4 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 10 (55.56%) Silverlight
5 7 (38.89%) .NET Compact Framework
5 7 (38.89%) COM
5 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
5 7 (38.89%) Lambda Expressions
5 7 (38.89%) LINQ
5 7 (38.89%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (38.89%) NHibernate
5 7 (38.89%) Unity DI Container
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) XML
5 7 (38.89%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Structures
1 7 (38.89%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 7 (38.89%) Internet of Things
2 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (27.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Mac OS
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) MVVM
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) MVC
3 12 (66.67%) UML
3 12 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Concurrent Programming
4 7 (38.89%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (38.89%) Kanban
4 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
4 7 (38.89%) OO
4 7 (38.89%) OOD
4 7 (38.89%) Physics
4 7 (38.89%) Product Management
4 7 (38.89%) RUP
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) XAML
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) C
4 7 (38.89%) C++
5 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Google
2 6 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Telerik
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