The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 16 52 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 5.48% 13.51% 6.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 44.44% 40.31% 31.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 47 17
Average salary £62,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £35,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
Bedfordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
36 129 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 12.33% 33.51% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 110 49
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Bedford

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Bedford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 63 (96.92%) C#
2 61 (93.85%) SQL Server
3 60 (92.31%) .NET
4 57 (87.69%) Microsoft
5 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (80.00%) Scrum
7 47 (72.31%) Silverlight
8 46 (70.77%) ASP.NET
9 42 (64.62%) TDD
10 41 (63.08%) MVC
10 41 (63.08%) WCF
11 40 (61.54%) WPF
12 38 (58.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (58.46%) MS Excel
13 37 (56.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (55.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 36 (55.38%) LINQ
14 36 (55.38%) .NET Framework
15 31 (47.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
17 24 (36.92%) HTML
17 24 (36.92%) jQuery
18 23 (35.38%) Matrix Management
18 23 (35.38%) CSS
19 21 (32.31%) Web Services
19 21 (32.31%) N-Tier
19 21 (32.31%) OOD
20 19 (29.23%) SQL
21 18 (27.69%) Performance Management
21 18 (27.69%) Mentoring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) CMS
3 2 (3.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 38 (58.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (93.85%) SQL Server
2 38 (58.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (24.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (21.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (21.54%) Oracle Database
5 14 (21.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (47.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (23.08%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (23.08%) Moq
3 6 (9.23%) NUnit
4 5 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Developer
2 23 (35.38%) .NET Developer
3 20 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 20 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (29.23%) Architect
5 18 (27.69%) Development Manager
6 17 (26.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 15 (23.08%) Senior C# Developer
7 15 (23.08%) Senior Developer
7 15 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (18.46%) Technical Architect
9 11 (16.92%) Lead Architect
10 10 (15.38%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (13.85%) Senior Manager
11 9 (13.85%) Senior Development Manager
12 6 (9.23%) Lead Technical Architect
12 6 (9.23%) Agile .NET Developer
12 6 (9.23%) Agile C# Developer
13 5 (7.69%) .NET Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (92.31%) .NET
2 47 (72.31%) Silverlight
3 46 (70.77%) ASP.NET
4 41 (63.08%) WCF
5 40 (61.54%) WPF
6 37 (56.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (55.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 36 (55.38%) LINQ
7 36 (55.38%) .NET Framework
8 24 (36.92%) jQuery
8 24 (36.92%) HTML
9 23 (35.38%) CSS
10 21 (32.31%) Web Services
11 16 (24.62%) Ajax
11 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 15 (23.08%) ADO.NET
12 15 (23.08%) WinForms
13 12 (18.46%) AngularJS
14 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (80.00%) Scrum
3 42 (64.62%) TDD
4 41 (63.08%) MVC
5 23 (35.38%) Matrix Management
6 21 (32.31%) OOD
7 18 (27.69%) Performance Management
7 18 (27.69%) Mentoring
7 18 (27.69%) Coaching
8 17 (26.15%) OO
9 15 (23.08%) Multithreading
10 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.69%) CRM
11 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.08%) Web Development
12 2 (3.08%) Unit Testing
12 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.54%) Web Application Development
13 1 (1.54%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (96.92%) C#
2 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
3 19 (29.23%) SQL
4 17 (26.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) MOM
Vendors
1 57 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) Oracle