The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 20 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 13.25% 10.26% 8.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 48.78% 35.56% 65.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 10
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £15,390
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +146.91%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
County Antrim

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

Development Applications Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
41 45 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 27.15% 28.85% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 33 17
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £54,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Belfast

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 26 (92.86%) .NET
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET
2 25 (89.29%) C#
3 24 (85.71%) SQL
4 23 (82.14%) MVC
5 19 (67.86%) Web Development
5 19 (67.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (64.29%) MS Excel
7 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (50.00%) SOA
9 13 (46.43%) Web Services
10 12 (42.86%) OO
10 12 (42.86%) Oracle
10 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
10 12 (42.86%) Degree
10 12 (42.86%) Time Management
11 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
11 11 (39.29%) HTML
11 11 (39.29%) XML
12 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (21.43%) GIS
14 6 (21.43%) ESRI
14 6 (21.43%) Silverlight
14 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (21.43%) CSS
14 6 (21.43%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (64.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) MSTest
2 5 (17.86%) Rational Rose
2 5 (17.86%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) JDeveloper
3 1 (3.57%) Qt Creator
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (67.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (46.43%) Web Services
5 11 (39.29%) XML
5 11 (39.29%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) Silverlight
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) Ajax
7 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
7 5 (17.86%) JSON
7 5 (17.86%) jQuery
7 5 (17.86%) XSLT
7 5 (17.86%) COM+
8 1 (3.57%) J2EE
8 1 (3.57%) J2SE
8 1 (3.57%) Spring
8 1 (3.57%) JSF
8 1 (3.57%) Qt
8 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) GIS
1 6 (21.43%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) MVC
2 19 (67.86%) Web Development
3 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) SOA
5 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 12 (42.86%) OO
5 12 (42.86%) Time Management
6 11 (39.29%) Unit Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.86%) UML
8 5 (17.86%) OOP
8 5 (17.86%) Use Case
8 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C#
2 24 (85.71%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C++
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (21.43%) BC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) CTC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) MCAD
4 5 (17.86%) MCSD
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (21.43%) ESRI
4 5 (17.86%) Northgate