The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 12 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 6.70% 4.02% 9.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 31.58% 28.00% 34.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 21
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
38 25 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 21.23% 14.37% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 55
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
Essex

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 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) WPF
5 10 (55.56%) Silverlight
5 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
5 10 (55.56%) Android
5 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (33.33%) .NET
8 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 4 (22.22%) OpenGL
9 4 (22.22%) DirectX
9 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
9 4 (22.22%) C++
9 4 (22.22%) Subversion
9 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
9 4 (22.22%) Image Processing
9 4 (22.22%) CUDA
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
9 4 (22.22%) OpenCL
10 3 (16.67%) Android Development
10 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
10 3 (16.67%) Change Control

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (11.11%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 9 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) WPF
2 10 (55.56%) Silverlight
3 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 4 (22.22%) OpenGL
4 4 (22.22%) DirectX
4 4 (22.22%) OpenCL
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) LINQ
6 1 (5.56%) WCF
6 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) CUDA
2 1 (5.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
1 10 (55.56%) Android
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Image Processing
3 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 3 (16.67%) Android Development
4 3 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) MVVM
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 4 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft