The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 80 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 45 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.08% 3.41% 4.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.79% 28.80% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 70 65
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
285 250 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.19% 11.84% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 256 235 196
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 Birmingham

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 79 (82.29%) .NET
2 76 (79.17%) C#
3 63 (65.63%) SQL
4 58 (60.42%) SQL Server
5 47 (48.96%) Microsoft
6 42 (43.75%) JavaScript
7 39 (40.63%) HTML
8 37 (38.54%) ASP.NET
9 32 (33.33%) MVC
10 30 (31.25%) jQuery
11 27 (28.13%) CSS
11 27 (28.13%) Windows
12 23 (23.96%) Ajax
13 22 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (21.88%) Web Services
14 21 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (20.83%) T-SQL
15 20 (20.83%) .NET Framework
16 19 (19.79%) Degree
16 19 (19.79%) LINQ
17 17 (17.71%) Scrum
18 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
19 15 (15.63%) VB.NET
19 15 (15.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 14 (14.58%) WinForms
21 13 (13.54%) TDD
21 13 (13.54%) Subversion
21 13 (13.54%) SQL Server 2005
21 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
22 12 (12.50%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 10 (10.42%) IIS
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.04%) nginx
4 1 (1.04%) Node.js
4 1 (1.04%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) DHCP
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
1 1 (1.04%) DNS
1 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (13.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (5.21%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (4.17%) MS Access
10 1 (1.04%) DTS
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (13.54%) Subversion
3 7 (7.29%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.08%) Selenium
4 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.04%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.04%) JMeter
5 1 (1.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.04%) Hudson
General
1 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.21%) Automotive
4 3 (3.13%) Finance
5 2 (2.08%) Law
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (86.46%) Developer
2 41 (42.71%) .NET Developer
3 40 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 23 (23.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (20.83%) Web Developer
6 18 (18.75%) Software Developer
7 17 (17.71%) C# Web Developer
8 16 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
9 15 (15.63%) Senior Developer
10 13 (13.54%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (13.54%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (9.38%) Analyst
11 9 (9.38%) .NET Software Developer
11 9 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (8.33%) SQL Developer
12 8 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
13 6 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
13 6 (6.25%) Support Analyst
13 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
13 6 (6.25%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (82.29%) .NET
2 39 (40.63%) HTML
3 37 (38.54%) ASP.NET
4 30 (31.25%) jQuery
5 27 (28.13%) CSS
6 23 (23.96%) Ajax
7 21 (21.88%) Web Services
8 20 (20.83%) .NET Framework
9 19 (19.79%) LINQ
10 15 (15.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 14 (14.58%) WinForms
12 12 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (11.46%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (11.46%) XML
14 10 (10.42%) WCF
15 7 (7.29%) JSON
16 4 (4.17%) WPF
16 4 (4.17%) Silverlight
16 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.33%) Replication
4 6 (6.25%) Remote Sensing
4 6 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.25%) Telematics
5 3 (3.13%) iPhone
6 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.04%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.13%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (8.33%) Android
4 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.04%) Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) MVC
2 17 (17.71%) Scrum
3 13 (13.54%) TDD
4 12 (12.50%) BDD
5 11 (11.46%) Project Management
6 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.38%) Web Development
7 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.29%) ERP
8 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.25%) Logistics
8 6 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 5 (5.21%) CRM
10 4 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (3.13%) Android Development
11 3 (3.13%) iOS Development
11 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.13%) OO
11 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.13%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (79.17%) C#
2 63 (65.63%) SQL
3 42 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 15 (15.63%) VB.NET
6 8 (8.33%) VB
7 6 (6.25%) Java
8 5 (5.21%) VB6
9 4 (4.17%) C++
10 3 (3.13%) VBA
10 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.04%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.25%) MCSD
4 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (48.96%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.04%) Progress
3 1 (1.04%) HP
3 1 (1.04%) Telerik
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Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham
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