The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 90 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 33 64 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.84% 4.00% 5.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.19% 23.10% 32.62%
Number of salaries quoted 28 53 81
Average salary £36,750 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £27,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £40,251
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
295 277 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 16.43% 17.29% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 250 248 248
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Bristol

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Bristol

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £23,250 -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 58 (65.17%) .NET
2 55 (61.80%) C#
3 50 (56.18%) SQL
4 35 (39.33%) SQL Server
5 34 (38.20%) HTML
6 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET
7 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
8 29 (32.58%) VB.NET
9 26 (29.21%) CSS
10 25 (28.09%) C++
11 24 (26.97%) Software Engineering
12 23 (25.84%) JavaScript
13 19 (21.35%) VB
14 18 (20.22%) T-SQL
15 16 (17.98%) OO
16 15 (16.85%) Web Services
16 15 (16.85%) MVC
16 15 (16.85%) .NET Framework
16 15 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (15.73%) OOD
18 13 (14.61%) Windows
19 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
19 12 (13.48%) VB6
19 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
20 11 (12.36%) WCF
20 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
20 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
20 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
21 10 (11.24%) Embarcadero
21 10 (11.24%) Borland

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) CMS
4 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.62%) Intranet
3 2 (2.25%) SMS
3 2 (2.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (39.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.62%) Informix
6 3 (3.37%) MySQL
7 2 (2.25%) MS Access
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.25%) DB2
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.24%) GCC
3 9 (10.11%) Selenium
4 8 (8.99%) MSBuild
5 7 (7.87%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.74%) MbUnit
7 2 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.12%) Subversion
8 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Automotive
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (49.44%) Developer
2 20 (22.47%) Software Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.11%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Tester
6 7 (7.87%) Junior
7 6 (6.74%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 5 (5.62%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Junior Developer
8 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (65.17%) .NET
2 34 (38.20%) HTML
3 32 (35.96%) ASP.NET
4 26 (29.21%) CSS
5 15 (16.85%) Web Services
5 15 (16.85%) .NET Framework
6 11 (12.36%) WCF
6 11 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (11.24%) SOAP
7 10 (11.24%) jQuery
7 10 (11.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (10.11%) XML
9 8 (8.99%) COM
9 8 (8.99%) LINQ
9 8 (8.99%) HTML5
9 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (6.74%) JSON
10 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (5.62%) Classic ASP
12 4 (4.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.62%) Replication
4 3 (3.37%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.37%) CCTV
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) DTV
5 2 (2.25%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Software Engineering
2 16 (17.98%) OO
3 15 (16.85%) MVC
4 14 (15.73%) OOD
5 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
6 10 (11.24%) UML
6 10 (11.24%) Scrum
7 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
7 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
8 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.87%) Refactoring
10 6 (6.74%) TDD
10 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.62%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (61.80%) C#
2 50 (56.18%) SQL
3 29 (32.58%) VB.NET
4 25 (28.09%) C++
5 23 (25.84%) JavaScript
6 19 (21.35%) VB
7 18 (20.22%) T-SQL
8 12 (13.48%) VB6
9 6 (6.74%) Java
10 5 (5.62%) C
11 3 (3.37%) VBA
11 3 (3.37%) VBScript
12 2 (2.25%) Python
12 2 (2.25%) PHP
13 1 (1.12%) Erlang
13 1 (1.12%) Ruby
13 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) IEC 61508
2 4 (4.49%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Embarcadero
2 10 (11.24%) Borland
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.49%) SAP
5 2 (2.25%) Intel
6 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
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