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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 93 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 42 73 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.86% 3.38% 4.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.19% 28.40% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 33 70 63
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,250 £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
296 257 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.13% 11.91% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 265 242 170
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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 15 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 82 (82.00%) .NET
2 79 (79.00%) C#
3 68 (68.00%) SQL
4 56 (56.00%) SQL Server
5 47 (47.00%) Microsoft
6 42 (42.00%) JavaScript
7 41 (41.00%) HTML
8 35 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (31.00%) ASP.NET
9 31 (31.00%) MVC
10 29 (29.00%) jQuery
11 27 (27.00%) CSS
11 27 (27.00%) Ajax
12 26 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (24.00%) Windows
14 23 (23.00%) Web Services
14 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (23.00%) Scrum
15 22 (22.00%) LINQ
16 20 (20.00%) .NET Framework
17 19 (19.00%) Degree
18 18 (18.00%) TDD
18 18 (18.00%) T-SQL
18 18 (18.00%) VB.NET
18 18 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (18.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 17 (17.00%) BDD
20 16 (16.00%) XML
21 15 (15.00%) Project Management
21 15 (15.00%) KnockoutJS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.00%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (9.00%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (3.00%) MS Access
10 1 (1.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.00%) ReSharper
3 10 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.00%) Hudson
4 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (1.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.00%) JMeter
5 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.00%) Automotive
4 3 (3.00%) Finance
5 2 (2.00%) Advertising
5 2 (2.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 84 (84.00%) Developer
2 41 (41.00%) .NET Developer
3 39 (39.00%) C# Developer
4 24 (24.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (22.00%) Web Developer
6 21 (21.00%) Software Developer
7 20 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
8 18 (18.00%) .NET Web Developer
9 15 (15.00%) Senior Developer
10 13 (13.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (10.00%) Analyst
12 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
14 7 (7.00%) Senior Software Developer
14 7 (7.00%) Applications Support Engineer
14 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
14 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
14 7 (7.00%) Applications Support
14 7 (7.00%) Applications Support Analyst
15 6 (6.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (82.00%) .NET
2 41 (41.00%) HTML
3 31 (31.00%) ASP.NET
4 29 (29.00%) jQuery
5 27 (27.00%) Ajax
5 27 (27.00%) CSS
6 23 (23.00%) Web Services
7 22 (22.00%) LINQ
8 20 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 18 (18.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 16 (16.00%) XML
11 15 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (11.00%) JSON
12 11 (11.00%) WinForms
13 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.00%) WCF
14 4 (4.00%) WPF
14 4 (4.00%) Silverlight
15 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 2 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) Remote Sensing
4 6 (6.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.00%) Telematics
4 6 (6.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.00%) Pocket PC
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
3 7 (7.00%) Android
4 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) MVC
3 23 (23.00%) Scrum
4 18 (18.00%) TDD
5 17 (17.00%) BDD
6 15 (15.00%) Project Management
7 12 (12.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (8.00%) ERP
9 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.00%) Web Development
10 6 (6.00%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.00%) Logistics
11 5 (5.00%) CRM
12 3 (3.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.00%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.00%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.00%) ETRM
12 3 (3.00%) Mobile Application Development
13 2 (2.00%) Android Development
13 2 (2.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (79.00%) C#
2 68 (68.00%) SQL
3 42 (42.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.00%) VB.NET
4 18 (18.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (12.00%) VB
6 9 (9.00%) VB6
7 4 (4.00%) C++
7 4 (4.00%) Java
8 3 (3.00%) VBA
8 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.00%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (19.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.00%) MCSD
4 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.00%) HP
2 1 (1.00%) Telerik
2 1 (1.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (1.00%) Red Gate
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.00%) Progress
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
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