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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 86 62 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.75% 4.09% 4.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 42.36% 38.75% 38.20%
Number of salaries quoted 83 42 59
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
203 160 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.22% 10.56% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 189 132 156
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 125 (88.65%) .NET
2 103 (73.05%) SQL
3 98 (69.50%) C#
4 77 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (53.19%) SQL Server
6 65 (46.10%) HTML
7 63 (44.68%) JavaScript
8 61 (43.26%) Scrum
9 58 (41.13%) CSS
10 57 (40.43%) jQuery
11 53 (37.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (32.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 45 (31.91%) Microsoft
14 43 (30.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 43 (30.50%) .NET Framework
15 42 (29.79%) TDD
15 42 (29.79%) MVC
16 41 (29.08%) XML
17 40 (28.37%) VB.NET
17 40 (28.37%) JSON
17 40 (28.37%) LINQ
17 40 (28.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 40 (28.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (26.95%) KnockoutJS
19 37 (26.24%) Ajax
19 37 (26.24%) Telecoms
20 35 (24.82%) Web Services
20 35 (24.82%) Software Engineering
21 34 (24.11%) BDD
22 32 (22.70%) ReSharper

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 21 (14.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 20 (14.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (7.09%) IIS
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.55%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.42%) Apache
6 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.42%) nginx
6 2 (1.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.71%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (13.48%) MS Office
2 11 (7.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Office 365
2 7 (4.96%) SaaS
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) LAN
1 8 (5.67%) WAN
1 8 (5.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.96%) DNS
3 6 (4.26%) VoIP
3 6 (4.26%) Internet
4 5 (3.55%) VLAN
4 5 (3.55%) Firewall
4 5 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.42%) DHCP
5 2 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (53.19%) SQL Server
2 53 (37.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (30.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (28.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (17.02%) Crystal Reports
6 16 (11.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.96%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 5 (3.55%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.42%) MySQL
9 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 46 (32.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (22.70%) ReSharper
3 4 (2.84%) Subversion
4 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.71%) JIRA
6 1 (0.71%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 37 (26.24%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.26%) Retail
3 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 97 (68.79%) Developer
2 53 (37.59%) .NET Developer
3 40 (28.37%) C# Developer
3 40 (28.37%) C# .NET Developer
4 32 (22.70%) C# Web Developer
4 32 (22.70%) Web Developer
4 32 (22.70%) .NET Web Developer
5 29 (20.57%) Software Developer
6 24 (17.02%) Architect
7 21 (14.89%) SharePoint Architect
8 19 (13.48%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (13.48%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
9 13 (9.22%) Junior
9 13 (9.22%) Junior Developer
10 12 (8.51%) Junior C# Developer
10 12 (8.51%) Junior .NET Developer
10 12 (8.51%) Junior Web Developer
10 12 (8.51%) Junior .NET Web Developer
10 12 (8.51%) Junior C# .NET Developer
11 11 (7.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (88.65%) .NET
2 65 (46.10%) HTML
3 58 (41.13%) CSS
4 57 (40.43%) jQuery
5 43 (30.50%) .NET Framework
6 41 (29.08%) XML
7 40 (28.37%) JSON
7 40 (28.37%) LINQ
7 40 (28.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 38 (26.95%) KnockoutJS
9 37 (26.24%) Ajax
10 35 (24.82%) Web Services
11 31 (21.99%) ASP.NET
12 25 (17.73%) HTML5
13 11 (7.80%) CSS3
14 8 (5.67%) DOM
14 8 (5.67%) EDI
14 8 (5.67%) WCF
15 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (4.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.84%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.13%) iPhone
4 3 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.13%) iPad
4 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.42%) Remote Sensing
5 2 (1.42%) Telematics
6 1 (0.71%) Physics
6 1 (0.71%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.73%) Windows
2 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.84%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (54.61%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (43.26%) Scrum
3 42 (29.79%) TDD
3 42 (29.79%) MVC
4 35 (24.82%) Software Engineering
5 34 (24.11%) BDD
6 30 (21.28%) Project Management
7 27 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (14.18%) Content Management
8 20 (14.18%) Migration
9 10 (7.09%) CRM
9 10 (7.09%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.67%) Logistics
11 6 (4.26%) Time Management
12 5 (3.55%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.55%) ERP
12 5 (3.55%) Asset Management
13 4 (2.84%) OO
13 4 (2.84%) E-Commerce
14 3 (2.13%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 103 (73.05%) SQL
2 98 (69.50%) C#
3 63 (44.68%) JavaScript
4 40 (28.37%) VB.NET
5 24 (17.02%) VB
6 23 (16.31%) VB6
7 21 (14.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.42%) VBA
8 2 (1.42%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.71%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (9.93%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.13%) MCP
4 2 (1.42%) MCSD
4 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
1 5 (3.55%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.71%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) DevExpress
3 8 (5.67%) Altova
4 5 (3.55%) WatchGuard
4 5 (3.55%) Tableau
4 5 (3.55%) VMware
5 3 (2.13%) Apple
6 2 (1.42%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.71%) Progress
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