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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 39 63 40
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 105 51 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.93% 2.80% 4.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.09% 25.00% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 82 44 78
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £46,750 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
308 204 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.40% 11.20% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 254 173 189
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 May 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 158 (86.34%) .NET
2 117 (63.93%) C#
3 101 (55.19%) HTML
4 92 (50.27%) CSS
5 88 (48.09%) SQL Server
6 87 (47.54%) SQL
7 80 (43.72%) JavaScript
8 79 (43.17%) Microsoft
9 74 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (38.25%) ASP.NET
11 60 (32.79%) SharePoint
11 60 (32.79%) HTML5
12 58 (31.69%) XML
12 58 (31.69%) VB.NET
13 53 (28.96%) Scrum
14 48 (26.23%) jQuery
15 42 (22.95%) Software Engineering
15 42 (22.95%) MVC
16 39 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 39 (21.31%) SharePoint 2013
17 38 (20.77%) Degree
18 36 (19.67%) SharePoint 2010
19 35 (19.13%) Project Management
19 35 (19.13%) Office 365
20 34 (18.58%) Web Services
21 33 (18.03%) Windows
22 31 (16.94%) LINQ
23 30 (16.39%) Computer Science
23 30 (16.39%) .NET Framework
24 29 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 60 (32.79%) SharePoint
2 39 (21.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 36 (19.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (10.93%) IIS
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 26 (14.21%) MS Office
2 24 (13.11%) InfoPath
3 19 (10.38%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.13%) Office 365
2 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.28%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.01%) Internet
2 8 (4.37%) LAN
2 8 (4.37%) WAN
2 8 (4.37%) HTTP
2 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.28%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.19%) VoIP
5 3 (1.64%) VLAN
5 3 (1.64%) DNS
5 3 (1.64%) Firewall
5 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (48.09%) SQL Server
2 39 (21.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (10.93%) Crystal Reports
5 19 (10.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (8.74%) MySQL
7 13 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (5.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.28%) Data Mining
9 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.37%) ReSharper
3 7 (3.83%) Subversion
4 3 (1.64%) Hudson
4 3 (1.64%) MorphX
4 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.55%) JIRA
6 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.55%) NUnit
6 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.55%) JMeter
6 1 (0.55%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.55%) LoadUI
General
1 11 (6.01%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.28%) Finance
2 6 (3.28%) Retail
3 5 (2.73%) Automotive
4 3 (1.64%) Games
4 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (66.12%) Developer
2 55 (30.05%) .NET Developer
3 51 (27.87%) C# Developer
4 47 (25.68%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (18.03%) Software Developer
6 27 (14.75%) Architect
7 26 (14.21%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (13.11%) SharePoint Architect
9 23 (12.57%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
10 21 (11.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (10.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (9.84%) SharePoint Designer
12 18 (9.84%) Designer
13 17 (9.29%) Senior Developer
14 16 (8.74%) Junior
15 15 (8.20%) Junior Developer
16 13 (7.10%) SharePoint Developer
16 13 (7.10%) Analyst
17 11 (6.01%) Junior .NET Developer
18 10 (5.46%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (86.34%) .NET
2 101 (55.19%) HTML
3 92 (50.27%) CSS
4 70 (38.25%) ASP.NET
5 60 (32.79%) HTML5
6 58 (31.69%) XML
7 48 (26.23%) jQuery
8 34 (18.58%) Web Services
9 31 (16.94%) LINQ
10 30 (16.39%) .NET Framework
11 24 (13.11%) XSLT
11 24 (13.11%) Entity Framework
12 22 (12.02%) WCF
12 22 (12.02%) WPF
13 16 (8.74%) Silverlight
13 16 (8.74%) JSON
14 14 (7.65%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (6.56%) AngularJS
16 12 (6.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.28%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.09%) User Experience
4 2 (1.09%) iPhone
4 2 (1.09%) Open Source
4 2 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.03%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (3.28%) Windows 8
2 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.96%) Scrum
3 42 (22.95%) Software Engineering
3 42 (22.95%) MVC
4 35 (19.13%) Project Management
5 25 (13.66%) Migration
6 24 (13.11%) Content Management
7 17 (9.29%) TDD
7 17 (9.29%) CRM
8 13 (7.10%) Web Development
9 9 (4.92%) BDD
9 9 (4.92%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.92%) Logistics
10 8 (4.37%) Mobile Development
10 8 (4.37%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (4.37%) Web Application Development
11 7 (3.83%) Time Management
11 7 (3.83%) ERP
12 6 (3.28%) Analytics
13 5 (2.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 117 (63.93%) C#
2 87 (47.54%) SQL
3 80 (43.72%) JavaScript
4 58 (31.69%) VB.NET
5 26 (14.21%) T-SQL
6 22 (12.02%) PowerShell
7 21 (11.48%) VB6
7 21 (11.48%) VB
8 16 (8.74%) C++
9 7 (3.83%) X++
10 5 (2.73%) Java
11 3 (1.64%) VBA
12 1 (0.55%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (20.77%) Degree
2 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
2 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.73%) MCP
6 4 (2.19%) MCAD
6 4 (2.19%) MCSD
6 4 (2.19%) MCTS
7 3 (1.64%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) MCPD
System Software
1 6 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Nagios
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (43.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.37%) Altova
2 8 (4.37%) DevExpress
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle
3 6 (3.28%) Google
3 6 (3.28%) Tableau
4 3 (1.64%) WatchGuard
4 3 (1.64%) VMware
5 2 (1.09%) Apple
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (0.55%) HP
6 1 (0.55%) Progress
6 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
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