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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 146 125 72
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -53
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 70 107 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 1.80% 3.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.13% 15.42% 31.56%
Number of salaries quoted 60 87 179
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
629 694 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.55% 11.69% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 520 561 553
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -22 31 £55,000 +35.80% 13
Bracknell +24 11 £50,000 +38.88%
Maidenhead +11 6 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Newbury -4 6 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Slough -5 6 £32,500 -21.21% 3
Windsor +20 4 £50,000 +4.16%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 103 (74.64%) .NET
2 102 (73.91%) C#
3 88 (63.77%) SQL Server
4 79 (57.25%) SQL
4 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (55.80%) Microsoft
6 57 (41.30%) ASP.NET
7 48 (34.78%) HTML
8 47 (34.06%) JavaScript
9 46 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (31.88%) Scrum
11 43 (31.16%) MVC
11 43 (31.16%) CSS
12 41 (29.71%) Windows
12 41 (29.71%) Degree
12 41 (29.71%) jQuery
13 40 (28.99%) Software Engineering
14 38 (27.54%) MS Excel
15 32 (23.19%) Unit Testing
16 28 (20.29%) TDD
17 27 (19.57%) C++
18 26 (18.84%) Finance
18 26 (18.84%) AngularJS
19 23 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 23 (16.67%) .NET Framework
19 23 (16.67%) XML
19 23 (16.67%) OO
20 22 (15.94%) QA
20 22 (15.94%) WCF
21 20 (14.49%) SDLC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.52%) IIS
3 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.45%) CMS
4 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Kentico
5 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 38 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.90%) MS Office
3 4 (2.90%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) HTTPS
2 6 (4.35%) Intranet
3 4 (2.90%) HTTP
4 3 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) Extranet
5 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (63.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (5.80%) RavenDB
6 7 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.62%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.17%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.17%) OLAP
11 2 (1.45%) MS Access
12 1 (0.72%) DTS
Development Applications
1 46 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.70%) Selenium
3 9 (6.52%) FitNesse
4 8 (5.80%) MSTest
5 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.35%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.62%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.62%) NUnit
7 4 (2.90%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (2.17%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.45%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.45%) Subversion
9 2 (1.45%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.45%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.72%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.72%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (18.84%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.52%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Automotive
5 2 (1.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 71 (51.45%) Developer
2 31 (22.46%) .NET Developer
3 29 (21.01%) Software Engineer
4 26 (18.84%) C# Developer
5 21 (15.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (10.87%) Senior Software Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Test Leader
8 10 (7.25%) Tester
8 10 (7.25%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (6.52%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Software Manager
9 9 (6.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Software Test Manager
10 8 (5.80%) Junior Developer
10 8 (5.80%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.80%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (74.64%) .NET
2 57 (41.30%) ASP.NET
3 48 (34.78%) HTML
4 43 (31.16%) CSS
5 41 (29.71%) jQuery
6 26 (18.84%) AngularJS
7 23 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (16.67%) XML
7 23 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 22 (15.94%) WCF
9 19 (13.77%) Web Services
10 18 (13.04%) HTML5
10 18 (13.04%) Entity Framework
11 14 (10.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (9.42%) CSS3
13 12 (8.70%) LINQ
14 10 (7.25%) WPF
14 10 (7.25%) DCOM
14 10 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.97%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (7.97%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.90%) Web 2.0
6 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.17%) User Experience
6 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.45%) DTV
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
8 1 (0.72%) Blog
8 1 (0.72%) Social Network
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.71%) Windows
2 7 (5.07%) Linux
2 7 (5.07%) UNIX
3 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.17%) Android
5 2 (1.45%) CentOS
5 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.88%) Scrum
3 43 (31.16%) MVC
4 40 (28.99%) Software Engineering
5 32 (23.19%) Unit Testing
6 28 (20.29%) TDD
7 23 (16.67%) OO
8 20 (14.49%) SDLC
9 14 (10.14%) Software Testing
9 14 (10.14%) Web Development
9 14 (10.14%) Multithreading
10 13 (9.42%) Test Automation
11 12 (8.70%) OOD
12 11 (7.97%) Workflow
12 11 (7.97%) Automated Testing
12 11 (7.97%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (6.52%) ATDD
14 8 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (5.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (73.91%) C#
2 79 (57.25%) SQL
3 47 (34.06%) JavaScript
4 27 (19.57%) C++
5 18 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 16 (11.59%) VB.NET
7 15 (10.87%) Java
8 7 (5.07%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.62%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.90%) VB
10 4 (2.90%) Python
11 3 (2.17%) C
12 2 (1.45%) Ruby
13 1 (0.72%) X++
13 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.72%) VBA
13 1 (0.72%) VC++
13 1 (0.72%) COBOL
13 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (29.71%) Degree
2 14 (10.14%) ISEB
2 14 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.62%) PhD
4 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) MCP
6 1 (0.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.72%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Firmware
2 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.45%) Xen
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (55.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) Oracle
3 7 (5.07%) Twitter
4 6 (4.35%) Nintex
5 3 (2.17%) Telerik
5 3 (2.17%) HP
6 2 (1.45%) SAP
6 2 (1.45%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) Micro Focus
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