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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 918 951
Rank change year-on-year +38 +33  
Permanent jobs citing MSF 3 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.005% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.006% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 23
Median salary £77,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £77,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +55.00% -9.09%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 78925 87582 97637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.95% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63638 73140 79819
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MSF as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 6 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +50 3 £77,500 +55.00%
North East - 2 - -
South East - 1 £77,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £77,500 -
Durham - 1 - -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow Development
3 1 (33.33%) Records Management
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Business Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst Team Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Business Development
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Records Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft