The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham 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 48 51 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 7 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.85% 2.56% 8.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.77% 12.16% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 18
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Visual Studio
Gloucestershire

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

Development Applications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
65 74 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.15% 21.02% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 61 65 34
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £42,500 £52,500
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 Cheltenham

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (75.00%) SQL
5 13 (65.00%) Finance
6 12 (60.00%) Java
7 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (50.00%) C#
7 10 (50.00%) HTML
7 10 (50.00%) IIS
7 10 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (50.00%) Windows
7 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (45.00%) WCF
9 8 (40.00%) CMDB
9 8 (40.00%) jQuery
9 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
9 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (40.00%) MSI
9 8 (40.00%) InstallShield
9 8 (40.00%) Client/Server
9 8 (40.00%) ClearQuest
9 8 (40.00%) Firewall
9 8 (40.00%) MS Office
10 7 (35.00%) CSS
10 7 (35.00%) MVC
10 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (35.00%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (40.00%) MSI
2 8 (40.00%) InstallShield
2 8 (40.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (50.00%) HTML
2 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (45.00%) WCF
4 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 7 (35.00%) CSS
5 7 (35.00%) HTML5
5 7 (35.00%) CSS3
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (10.00%) DHTML
7 2 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (10.00%) XML
7 2 (10.00%) XSD
7 2 (10.00%) XSLT
8 1 (5.00%) Ajax
8 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) CMDB
1 8 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (30.00%) Physics
2 6 (30.00%) Chemistry
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (35.00%) MVC
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft