Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio (formerly Microsoft Expression Blend)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1165 1246 1304
Rank change year-on-year +81 +58 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Blend 18 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.049% 0.027% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 12
UK median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% - -9.52%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £41,250 £56,250 £57,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -15.79% +10.47%

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 36503 36772 37268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.55% 18.19% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 29999 31718 31279
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Microsoft Blend
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Blend as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 18 £37,500 -21.05%
UK excluding London +72 18 £37,500 -6.25%
North of England - 17 £37,500 -
North West - 17 £37,500 -
Midlands +42 1 - -
East Midlands +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
1 18 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 18 (100.00%) WPF
1 18 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 18 (100.00%) MVVM
1 18 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 17 (94.44%) LINQ to SQL
2 17 (94.44%) WiX
2 17 (94.44%) NuGet
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (94.44%) .NET Compact Framework
2 17 (94.44%) Unity DI Container
2 17 (94.44%) Relational Database
2 17 (94.44%) Internet of Things
2 17 (94.44%) Data Structures
2 17 (94.44%) Concurrent Programming
2 17 (94.44%) RS-232
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 17 (94.44%) Lambda Expressions
2 17 (94.44%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 17 (94.44%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 17 (94.44%) NHibernate
2 17 (94.44%) Marketing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Ethernet
1 17 (94.44%) RS-232
1 17 (94.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) RDBMS
1 17 (94.44%) Relational Database
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) MSI
1 17 (94.44%) MSTest
1 17 (94.44%) NuGet
1 17 (94.44%) NUnit
1 17 (94.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (94.44%) Visual Studio
1 17 (94.44%) WiX
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) VisualSVN
General
1 17 (94.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (94.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 17 (94.44%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 18 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 18 (100.00%) WPF
2 17 (94.44%) .NET Compact Framework
2 17 (94.44%) COM
2 17 (94.44%) Lambda Expressions
2 17 (94.44%) LINQ
2 17 (94.44%) LINQ to SQL
2 17 (94.44%) NHibernate
2 17 (94.44%) Silverlight
2 17 (94.44%) Unity DI Container
2 17 (94.44%) WCF
2 17 (94.44%) Web Services
2 17 (94.44%) XML
2 17 (94.44%) XSD
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (94.44%) Data Structures
1 17 (94.44%) Greenfield Project
1 17 (94.44%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 17 (94.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Mac OS
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 18 (100.00%) MVC
1 18 (100.00%) MVVM
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) Concurrent Programming
2 17 (94.44%) Dependency Injection
2 17 (94.44%) Inversion of Control
2 17 (94.44%) Kanban
2 17 (94.44%) OO
2 17 (94.44%) OOD
2 17 (94.44%) Physics
2 17 (94.44%) Product Management
2 17 (94.44%) RUP
2 17 (94.44%) Scrum
2 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) UML
2 17 (94.44%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) C
2 17 (94.44%) C++
2 17 (94.44%) XAML
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft