The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 960 980
Rank change year-on-year +106 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 11 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.062% 0.011% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Median salary £37,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +26.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17605 18920 18131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.26% 18.14% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14753 16267 15227
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,838 £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 £42,500

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Microsoft Blend
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Blend in the UK

Microsoft Blend
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Blend within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
England +102 11 £37,500 -37.50% 1
North West - 10 £37,500 - 1
Manchester - 10 £37,500 - 1
Alfreton - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Blend.

1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) MVVM
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (90.91%) WPF
4 19 (86.36%) XAML
5 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (77.27%) .NET
6 16 (72.73%) SQL
6 16 (72.73%) MVC
7 15 (68.18%) WCF
7 15 (68.18%) Visual Studio
7 15 (68.18%) UML
7 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
8 14 (63.64%) .NET Framework
9 13 (59.09%) Silverlight
10 12 (54.55%) Windows
11 11 (50.00%) CSS
11 11 (50.00%) HTML
11 11 (50.00%) Degree
11 11 (50.00%) TDD
11 11 (50.00%) Scrum
11 11 (50.00%) Multithreading
11 11 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (50.00%) Entity Framework
11 11 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
12 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
12 10 (45.45%) .NET Compact Framework
12 10 (45.45%) Internet of Things
12 10 (45.45%) LINQ to SQL

Microsoft Blend
Co-occurring 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Ethernet
1 10 (45.45%) RS-232
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) RDBMS
1 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Visual Studio
2 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (45.45%) MSI
3 10 (45.45%) MSTest
3 10 (45.45%) NuGet
3 10 (45.45%) NUnit
3 10 (45.45%) WiX
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) VisualSVN
General
1 10 (45.45%) Marketing
2 5 (22.73%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) .NET Developer
2 16 (72.73%) C# Developer
3 15 (68.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Development Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Development Project Leader
4 5 (22.73%) Development Project Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Lead Project Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Project Leader
4 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Development Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Leader
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Project Leader
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
5 4 (18.18%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) WPF
2 17 (77.27%) .NET
3 15 (68.18%) WCF
4 14 (63.64%) .NET Framework
5 13 (59.09%) Silverlight
6 11 (50.00%) CSS
6 11 (50.00%) Entity Framework
6 11 (50.00%) HTML
6 11 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
7 10 (45.45%) .NET Compact Framework
7 10 (45.45%) COM
7 10 (45.45%) HTML5
7 10 (45.45%) jQuery
7 10 (45.45%) Lambda Expressions
7 10 (45.45%) LINQ
7 10 (45.45%) LINQ to SQL
7 10 (45.45%) NHibernate
7 10 (45.45%) Web Services
7 10 (45.45%) XML
7 10 (45.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Data Structures
1 10 (45.45%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (45.45%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 10 (45.45%) Internet of Things
2 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Mac OS
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) MVVM
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (72.73%) MVC
4 15 (68.18%) UML
4 15 (68.18%) Unit Testing
5 11 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 11 (50.00%) Scrum
5 11 (50.00%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) Concurrent Programming
6 10 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
6 10 (45.45%) Kanban
6 10 (45.45%) OO
6 10 (45.45%) OOD
6 10 (45.45%) Physics
6 10 (45.45%) Product Management
6 10 (45.45%) RUP
6 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
7 6 (27.27%) Front End Development
8 5 (22.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (86.36%) XAML
3 16 (72.73%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) C
4 10 (45.45%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Xamarin
3 5 (22.73%) Google
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Telerik
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