Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MSF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSF over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1174 1224 1283
Rank change year-on-year +50 +59 +34
Permanent jobs citing MSF 8 1 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.001% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 19
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -4.35%
10th Percentile £47,250 £65,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £89,250 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £70,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -1.79% +43.59% -15.22%

MSF is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MSF in the UK

MSF
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MSF in the UK

MSF
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSF over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MSF in the UK

MSF
Top 7 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 6 months to 22 November 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 +25 8 £65,000 -7.14% 5
UK excluding London +48 7 £68,750 -1.79% 5
North of England -3 4 £52,500 -25.00% 3
North East +9 3 £47,500 -32.14% 3
South East - 3 £82,500 -
London - 1 £65,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) XSLT
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Presales
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) XSD
3 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) XQuery
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) PMP
4 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification

MSF
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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rose
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (50.00%) XSLT
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XSD
3 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) ADO
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
4 1 (12.50%) React
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Presales
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Business Development
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) XPath
1 3 (37.50%) XQuery
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) VMware