The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 32 25
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 0 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester - 2.94% 3.83%
As % of the Development Applications category - 20.00% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 7
Average salary - £40,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
Visual Studio
Essex

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

Development Applications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
34 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 23.61% 14.71% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 33 25 14
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £31,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Colchester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) Silverlight
3 10 (76.92%) Android
3 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (76.92%) Apple iOS
4 8 (61.54%) WPF
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) .NET
8 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 3 (23.08%) Change Control
8 3 (23.08%) Android Development
8 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
9 2 (15.38%) OpenCL
9 2 (15.38%) Image Processing
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (15.38%) CUDA
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) OpenGL
9 2 (15.38%) DirectX
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) C++
9 2 (15.38%) Degree
9 2 (15.38%) Subversion

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) ReSharper
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Silverlight
2 8 (61.54%) WPF
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) OpenCL
5 2 (15.38%) OpenGL
5 2 (15.38%) DirectX
6 1 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Android
1 10 (76.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Android Development
3 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
4 2 (15.38%) Image Processing
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft