The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 126 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 3 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.14% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 1.07% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Average salary £22,500 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% -21.34%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
VSS/SourceSafe
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
332 281 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.96% 12.81% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 305 253 244
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) HSRP
2 5 (62.50%) VLAN
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) CCDP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C++

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) MPLS
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (62.50%) VLAN
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (62.50%) HSRP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate Analyst Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) CCDP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft