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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 15 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 48 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 6.89% 6.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 62.34% 31.40% 20.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 15
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +76.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
77 86 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 22.92% 21.94% 31.09%
Number of salaries quoted 74 75 65
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Bedford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 82 (97.62%) C#
2 81 (96.43%) SQL Server
3 79 (94.05%) .NET
4 72 (85.71%) Microsoft
5 67 (79.76%) Scrum
6 63 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (72.62%) WCF
8 60 (71.43%) ASP.NET
9 56 (66.67%) TDD
10 55 (65.48%) WPF
11 52 (61.90%) Silverlight
12 42 (50.00%) .NET Framework
12 42 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 40 (47.62%) MS Excel
13 40 (47.62%) MVC
14 38 (45.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (42.86%) LINQ
15 36 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 33 (39.29%) SQL
16 33 (39.29%) T-SQL
16 33 (39.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
18 27 (32.14%) Matrix Management
19 26 (30.95%) Windows
20 25 (29.76%) OOD
21 24 (28.57%) HTML
21 24 (28.57%) Web Services
22 23 (27.38%) CSS
22 23 (27.38%) Multithreading
22 23 (27.38%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (27.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.95%) CMS
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (96.43%) SQL Server
2 42 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (22.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 19 (22.62%) Oracle Database
3 19 (22.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
7 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (45.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (21.43%) Moq
3 17 (20.24%) Rhino Mocks
4 14 (16.67%) Subversion
5 5 (5.95%) NUnit
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Developer
2 33 (39.29%) Architect
3 24 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 23 (27.38%) .NET Developer
4 23 (27.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (23.81%) Senior Developer
6 19 (22.62%) Technical Architect
7 18 (21.43%) Senior C# Developer
8 17 (20.24%) Senior .NET Developer
8 17 (20.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (19.05%) Lead Architect
10 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (16.67%) Development Manager
11 9 (10.71%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
12 7 (8.33%) Team Leader
13 6 (7.14%) Senior Manager
13 6 (7.14%) Senior Development Manager
13 6 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
13 6 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (94.05%) .NET
2 61 (72.62%) WCF
3 60 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 55 (65.48%) WPF
5 52 (61.90%) Silverlight
6 42 (50.00%) .NET Framework
7 36 (42.86%) LINQ
7 36 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 33 (39.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (28.57%) HTML
9 24 (28.57%) Web Services
10 23 (27.38%) CSS
11 22 (26.19%) WinForms
12 21 (25.00%) jQuery
13 17 (20.24%) ADO.NET
14 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 14 (16.67%) Ajax
16 9 (10.71%) AngularJS
17 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (79.76%) Scrum
2 63 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (66.67%) TDD
4 40 (47.62%) MVC
5 27 (32.14%) Matrix Management
6 25 (29.76%) OOD
7 23 (27.38%) Multithreading
8 20 (23.81%) OO
9 14 (16.67%) Performance Management
9 14 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 14 (16.67%) Coaching
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.33%) Project Management
13 6 (7.14%) CRM
14 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
16 3 (3.57%) Web Development
16 3 (3.57%) Business Analysis
16 3 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (97.62%) C#
2 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 33 (39.29%) T-SQL
3 29 (34.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) MOM
Vendors
1 72 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Nintex