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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.62% 2.33% 4.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 60.00% 33.33% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 7
Average salary £40,000 £43,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.51% -3.88%
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
5 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.69% 6.98% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 26
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £34,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (30.00%) SDLC
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) UML
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Subversion
7 2 (20.00%) SCADA
7 2 (20.00%) XAML
8 1 (10.00%) Publishing
8 1 (10.00%) Validation
8 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
8 1 (10.00%) Physics
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) Coaching
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) WPF
8 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) SCADA
4 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) C
4 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (20.00%) XAML
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) VB
6 1 (10.00%) Delphi
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle