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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 83 63 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.05% 3.40% 4.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 42.56% 34.62% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 80 44 67
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
195 182 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.53% 9.82% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 182 149 174
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £25,250 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
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 22 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 115 (90.55%) .NET
2 96 (75.59%) C#
3 92 (72.44%) SQL
4 79 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (55.12%) SQL Server
6 65 (51.18%) HTML
7 63 (49.61%) Scrum
8 62 (48.82%) JavaScript
9 57 (44.88%) jQuery
10 53 (41.73%) CSS
11 50 (39.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (35.43%) Ajax
12 45 (35.43%) MVC
13 44 (34.65%) TDD
14 43 (33.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 41 (32.28%) .NET Framework
15 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
16 40 (31.50%) Telecoms
16 40 (31.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 40 (31.50%) KnockoutJS
17 39 (30.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 39 (30.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 39 (30.71%) JSON
17 39 (30.71%) LINQ
18 37 (29.13%) BDD
19 35 (27.56%) ReSharper
20 33 (25.98%) XML
21 32 (25.20%) Web Services
22 31 (24.41%) VB.NET
22 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (14.96%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (11.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (7.09%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.15%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.57%) nginx
6 2 (1.57%) Node.js
6 2 (1.57%) Apache
6 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.79%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.81%) Office 365
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.72%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) DNS
2 5 (3.94%) VoIP
3 4 (3.15%) WAN
3 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 4 (3.15%) Firewall
3 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.15%) VLAN
3 4 (3.15%) LAN
3 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.57%) DHCP
4 2 (1.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (55.12%) SQL Server
2 43 (33.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (31.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (30.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (17.32%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.57%) MySQL
9 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.79%) MS Access
10 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (39.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (27.56%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.15%) Subversion
4 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.79%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.79%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
6 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.79%) JMeter
6 1 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 40 (31.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.51%) Automotive
3 5 (3.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 95 (74.80%) Developer
2 56 (44.09%) .NET Developer
3 43 (33.86%) C# Developer
3 43 (33.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 35 (27.56%) C# Web Developer
4 35 (27.56%) .NET Web Developer
4 35 (27.56%) Web Developer
5 29 (22.83%) Software Developer
6 20 (15.75%) Architect
7 17 (13.39%) SharePoint Architect
8 14 (11.02%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
8 14 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (9.45%) Senior Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior
9 12 (9.45%) Junior Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior .NET Web Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior C# .NET Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior C# Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior .NET Developer
9 12 (9.45%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (90.55%) .NET
2 65 (51.18%) HTML
3 57 (44.88%) jQuery
4 53 (41.73%) CSS
5 45 (35.43%) Ajax
6 41 (32.28%) .NET Framework
7 40 (31.50%) KnockoutJS
8 39 (30.71%) LINQ
8 39 (30.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 39 (30.71%) JSON
9 33 (25.98%) XML
10 32 (25.20%) Web Services
11 28 (22.05%) ASP.NET
12 18 (14.17%) HTML5
13 10 (7.87%) CSS3
14 8 (6.30%) WCF
15 5 (3.94%) WPF
15 5 (3.94%) AngularJS
15 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (3.15%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.72%) Mathematics
2 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.94%) Remote Sensing
3 5 (3.94%) Telematics
4 4 (3.15%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.36%) iPad
5 3 (2.36%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Pocket PC
6 1 (0.79%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (62.20%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (49.61%) Scrum
3 45 (35.43%) MVC
4 44 (34.65%) TDD
5 37 (29.13%) BDD
6 31 (24.41%) Software Engineering
7 27 (21.26%) Responsive Web Design
8 26 (20.47%) Project Management
9 15 (11.81%) Migration
9 15 (11.81%) Content Management
10 5 (3.94%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.94%) Multithreading
10 5 (3.94%) Time Management
11 4 (3.15%) Asset Management
11 4 (3.15%) CRM
11 4 (3.15%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.15%) Logistics
12 3 (2.36%) ERP
12 3 (2.36%) OO
12 3 (2.36%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 96 (75.59%) C#
2 92 (72.44%) SQL
3 62 (48.82%) JavaScript
4 31 (24.41%) VB.NET
5 22 (17.32%) VB
6 21 (16.54%) VB6
7 17 (13.39%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.36%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) Java
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.79%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Degree
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.94%) MCSD
4 3 (2.36%) MCP
4 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
1 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.79%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Nagios
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) DevExpress
3 4 (3.15%) VMware
3 4 (3.15%) Altova
3 4 (3.15%) WatchGuard
4 3 (2.36%) Apple
5 2 (1.57%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.79%) Progress
6 1 (0.79%) HP
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