The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 11 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 8 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 8.99% 0.85% 2.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 44.44% 12.00% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 8
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £38,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £48,750 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Development Applications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 20.22% 7.06% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 19
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) .NET
3 10 (58.82%) C++
3 10 (58.82%) WPF
4 9 (52.94%) WinForms
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
8 4 (23.53%) C
8 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) MVC
10 2 (11.76%) XAML
10 2 (11.76%) CSS
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle
10 2 (11.76%) UML
10 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 2 (11.76%) HTML
10 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (11.76%) Subversion
10 2 (11.76%) Degree
11 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
11 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
11 1 (5.88%) Physics
11 1 (5.88%) Ajax
11 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
11 1 (5.88%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior WPF Developer
3 5 (29.41%) WPF Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior WinForms Developer
3 5 (29.41%) WinForms Developer
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) WPF
3 9 (52.94%) WinForms
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) Ajax
5 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Physics
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Web Development
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) C++
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) C
5 2 (11.76%) XAML
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) Delphi
6 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle