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 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 28 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 0.63% 1.66% 1.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 7.69% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £24,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
17 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 10.69% 21.55% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 15
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 1 (25.00%) DirectX
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) CUDA
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) OpenCL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) OpenCL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (25.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft