The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 147 99 77
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -22
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 80 149 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 2.58% 3.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.14% 22.47% 25.92%
Number of salaries quoted 75 133 159
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
659 663 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.45% 11.46% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 510 533 612
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 55 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Maidenhead +9 10 £52,500 -12.50%
Slough -17 7 £42,500 -5.55%
Newbury -1 5 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Wokingham 0 4 £37,500 +19.04%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 152 (85.39%) C#
2 145 (81.46%) .NET
3 113 (63.48%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (59.55%) SQL Server
5 102 (57.30%) ASP.NET
6 95 (53.37%) Microsoft
7 94 (52.81%) SQL
8 91 (51.12%) HTML
9 86 (48.31%) JavaScript
10 82 (46.07%) jQuery
11 81 (45.51%) CSS
12 80 (44.94%) MVC
13 57 (32.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 50 (28.09%) MS Excel
15 47 (26.40%) Degree
16 45 (25.28%) Scrum
16 45 (25.28%) .NET Framework
17 43 (24.16%) Unit Testing
18 39 (21.91%) Web Services
19 38 (21.35%) XML
20 37 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC
21 36 (20.22%) Software Engineering
22 32 (17.98%) C++
22 32 (17.98%) Windows
23 29 (16.29%) OO
24 28 (15.73%) Oracle
25 27 (15.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
26 26 (14.61%) C
26 26 (14.61%) T-SQL
26 26 (14.61%) Computer Science

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 17 (9.55%) IIS
2 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 50 (28.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) InfoPath
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.37%) SaaS
2 6 (3.37%) PaaS
3 4 (2.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) Trello
4 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.69%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.56%) LDAP
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (59.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.06%) RavenDB
6 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.93%) MS Access
7 7 (3.93%) MySQL
8 6 (3.37%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.37%) DB2
8 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.25%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (2.25%) OLAP
9 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.69%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (32.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (11.80%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.06%) ReSharper
4 8 (4.49%) Mercurial
4 8 (4.49%) Subversion
5 7 (3.93%) MSTest
6 6 (3.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (2.81%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.25%) PeopleTools
8 4 (2.25%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.25%) Selenium
8 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.69%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.69%) JIRA
9 3 (1.69%) NUnit
10 2 (1.12%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.12%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
10 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (11.80%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.93%) Marketing
4 5 (2.81%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.12%) Games
5 2 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 126 (70.79%) Developer
2 83 (46.63%) .NET Developer
3 50 (28.09%) C# Developer
4 46 (25.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (18.54%) Senior Developer
6 32 (17.98%) Software Engineer
7 25 (14.04%) Web Developer
7 25 (14.04%) ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (11.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (11.24%) Software Developer
10 18 (10.11%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (8.43%) Graduate
12 12 (6.74%) C# Web Developer
12 12 (6.74%) .NET Web Developer
13 11 (6.18%) Senior Software Engineer
13 11 (6.18%) Applications Developer
14 10 (5.62%) Analyst
14 10 (5.62%) Test Analyst
15 9 (5.06%) Programmer
15 9 (5.06%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (81.46%) .NET
2 102 (57.30%) ASP.NET
3 91 (51.12%) HTML
4 82 (46.07%) jQuery
5 81 (45.51%) CSS
6 45 (25.28%) .NET Framework
7 39 (21.91%) Web Services
8 38 (21.35%) XML
9 37 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (15.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 25 (14.04%) HTML5
11 25 (14.04%) WCF
12 21 (11.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 20 (11.24%) WinForms
14 19 (10.67%) LINQ
14 19 (10.67%) CSS3
15 17 (9.55%) Ajax
16 15 (8.43%) XSLT
17 9 (5.06%) Backbone.js
17 9 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.61%) Computer Science
2 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.87%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (4.49%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.81%) CUDA
7 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.25%) Open Source
7 4 (2.25%) MPEG
7 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.12%) Social Media
9 2 (1.12%) Home Automation
9 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.12%) Social Network
9 2 (1.12%) User Experience
10 1 (0.56%) Online Games
10 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.98%) Windows
2 7 (3.93%) Linux
3 6 (3.37%) UNIX
4 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.69%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Android
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (63.48%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (44.94%) MVC
3 45 (25.28%) Scrum
4 43 (24.16%) Unit Testing
5 36 (20.22%) Software Engineering
6 29 (16.29%) OO
7 22 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (11.24%) Web Development
9 19 (10.67%) UML
10 16 (8.99%) TDD
11 14 (7.87%) OOP
12 13 (7.30%) OOD
12 13 (7.30%) Automated Testing
13 10 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.62%) Software Testing
14 9 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (5.06%) Domain-Driven Design
14 9 (5.06%) Waterfall
15 7 (3.93%) Technical Architecture
16 6 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 152 (85.39%) C#
2 94 (52.81%) SQL
3 86 (48.31%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.98%) C++
5 26 (14.61%) T-SQL
5 26 (14.61%) C
6 22 (12.36%) Java
7 18 (10.11%) VB.NET
8 12 (6.74%) Python
9 10 (5.62%) Perl
10 9 (5.06%) VC++
11 6 (3.37%) PHP
12 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.69%) VB
14 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.12%) VBScript
14 2 (1.12%) XPath
14 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 47 (26.40%) Degree
2 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.62%) ISEB
3 10 (5.62%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.25%) CSSLP
5 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.12%) MCTS
7 1 (0.56%) MCP
7 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 95 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.73%) Oracle
3 7 (3.93%) Red Gate
4 5 (2.81%) IBM
5 4 (2.25%) Remedy
5 4 (2.25%) Sybase
6 3 (1.69%) Telerik
7 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.12%) Cognos
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Nintex
8 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
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