The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 53 91 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.66% 4.76% 4.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.25% 25.14% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 44 63 68
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £42,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Development Applications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
400 362 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 20.06% 18.95% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 343 303 223
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Bristol

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (71.60%) .NET
2 53 (65.43%) C#
3 45 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 42 (51.85%) SQL
5 41 (50.62%) ASP.NET
6 30 (37.04%) JavaScript
6 30 (37.04%) XML
7 29 (35.80%) HTML
8 27 (33.33%) VB.NET
9 26 (32.10%) CSS
10 24 (29.63%) Oracle
11 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
12 21 (25.93%) Web Services
12 21 (25.93%) MVC
12 21 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (23.46%) MySQL
14 19 (23.46%) jQuery
15 16 (19.75%) VB
16 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
16 15 (18.52%) Finance
17 14 (17.28%) XSLT
17 14 (17.28%) Web Development
17 14 (17.28%) Degree
18 13 (16.05%) C++
18 13 (16.05%) Windows
18 13 (16.05%) OOP
18 13 (16.05%) Retail
18 13 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (12.35%) CMS
2 7 (8.64%) Umbraco
3 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (3.70%) Maya
2 3 (3.70%) 3ds Max
2 3 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.23%) FastStats
3 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (23.46%) MySQL
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (7.41%) QlikView
5 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.17%) DB2
7 4 (4.94%) MS Access
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.64%) Subversion
4 4 (4.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (3.70%) NUnit
6 2 (2.47%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.47%) Maven
6 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.47%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.47%) WatiN
6 2 (2.47%) Moq
6 2 (2.47%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.23%) Hudson
7 1 (1.23%) FishEye
7 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.23%) Ant
7 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.23%) JIRA
7 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (18.52%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Retail
3 12 (14.81%) Legal
4 7 (8.64%) Games
5 6 (7.41%) Marketing
6 3 (3.70%) Military
6 3 (3.70%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.47%) Automotive
7 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (70.37%) Developer
2 20 (24.69%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Web Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Senior Web Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Lead Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Lead Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Technical Leader
7 5 (6.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.94%) MI Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Database Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (71.60%) .NET
2 41 (50.62%) ASP.NET
3 30 (37.04%) XML
4 29 (35.80%) HTML
5 26 (32.10%) CSS
6 21 (25.93%) Web Services
7 19 (23.46%) jQuery
8 14 (17.28%) XSLT
9 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (14.81%) Classic ASP
11 10 (12.35%) WCF
12 9 (11.11%) SOAP
13 8 (9.88%) Ajax
13 8 (9.88%) JSON
14 7 (8.64%) HTML5
15 6 (7.41%) REST
15 6 (7.41%) RESTful
15 6 (7.41%) .NET Framework
16 5 (6.17%) Silverlight
17 4 (4.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.17%) Copywriting
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Web 2.0
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Animation
4 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.70%) SCORM
4 3 (3.70%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.47%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
6 1 (1.23%) Open Source
6 1 (1.23%) NLPG
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) GIS
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Physics
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Android
2 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) MVC
2 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.28%) Web Development
4 13 (16.05%) OOP
5 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.35%) Project Management
5 10 (12.35%) Scrum
5 10 (12.35%) Logistics
6 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.64%) OO
8 6 (7.41%) Web Design
8 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.17%) Coaching
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.17%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (6.17%) ITIL
9 5 (6.17%) OOD
9 5 (6.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 53 (65.43%) C#
2 42 (51.85%) SQL
3 30 (37.04%) JavaScript
4 27 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 16 (19.75%) VB
6 15 (18.52%) T-SQL
7 13 (16.05%) C++
8 11 (13.58%) PHP
9 9 (11.11%) C
9 9 (11.11%) VB6
10 8 (9.88%) VBScript
11 6 (7.41%) Java
12 5 (6.17%) Python
13 4 (4.94%) Ruby
13 4 (4.94%) Lisp
14 3 (3.70%) TypeScript
14 3 (3.70%) VBA
15 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
15 2 (2.47%) Erlang
15 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Oracle
2 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) Kenexa
4 3 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (1.23%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.23%) ESRI
5 1 (1.23%) Logi Analytics
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