The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 73 47 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.78% 3.58% 3.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.59% 25.54% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 66 31 29
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
Scotland

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

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
224 184 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.67% 14.00% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 191 96 95
Average salary £38,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 97 (96.04%) C#
1 97 (96.04%) .NET
2 70 (69.31%) SQL Server
3 55 (54.46%) JavaScript
4 48 (47.52%) ASP.NET
5 47 (46.53%) Windows
5 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
7 42 (41.58%) HTML
7 42 (41.58%) Degree
8 40 (39.60%) Software Engineering
9 39 (38.61%) jQuery
10 37 (36.63%) .NET Framework
11 35 (34.65%) TDD
11 35 (34.65%) MVC
12 30 (29.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (28.71%) Finance
13 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
14 28 (27.72%) CSS
15 27 (26.73%) Unit Testing
16 26 (25.74%) Computer Science
16 26 (25.74%) C++
16 26 (25.74%) Scrum
17 25 (24.75%) Subversion
17 25 (24.75%) SQL
17 25 (24.75%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (23.76%) SQL Server 2008
18 24 (23.76%) C
18 24 (23.76%) OOP
19 22 (21.78%) XML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (12.87%) NServiceBus
2 10 (9.90%) IIS
3 6 (5.94%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.96%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.96%) CMS
5 2 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.99%) WordPress
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.99%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Ethernet
2 7 (6.93%) Internet
3 5 (4.95%) Intranet
4 4 (3.96%) HTTP
5 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (69.31%) SQL Server
2 24 (23.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (12.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.99%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (24.75%) Subversion
1 25 (24.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
3 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.98%) JIRA
6 2 (1.98%) Selenium
6 2 (1.98%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.98%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.98%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.98%) Hudson
6 2 (1.98%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.98%) FishEye
7 1 (0.99%) MSTest
7 1 (0.99%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 18 (17.82%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) French Language
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (60.40%) Developer
2 29 (28.71%) Software Engineer
3 26 (25.74%) Software Developer
4 17 (16.83%) Analyst
5 14 (13.86%) .NET Developer
5 14 (13.86%) Programmer
5 14 (13.86%) .NET Programmer
6 13 (12.87%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 13 (12.87%) Analyst Programmer
7 11 (10.89%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Developer
9 8 (7.92%) C# Developer
10 7 (6.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Database Developer
12 3 (2.97%) C# Web Developer
12 3 (2.97%) .NET Web Developer
12 3 (2.97%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET Developer
13 2 (1.98%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (96.04%) .NET
2 48 (47.52%) ASP.NET
3 42 (41.58%) HTML
4 39 (38.61%) jQuery
5 37 (36.63%) .NET Framework
6 30 (29.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (27.72%) CSS
8 22 (21.78%) XML
9 21 (20.79%) WPF
10 19 (18.81%) NHibernate
11 18 (17.82%) Qt
11 18 (17.82%) WCF
11 18 (17.82%) STL
11 18 (17.82%) OpenGL
11 18 (17.82%) MFC
11 18 (17.82%) Direct3D
12 14 (13.86%) AngularJS
12 14 (13.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 14 (13.86%) Ajax
13 13 (12.87%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.74%) Computer Science
2 20 (19.80%) Mathematics
3 18 (17.82%) Visualisation
3 18 (17.82%) CUDA
4 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.97%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.97%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.98%) Physics
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) e-Health
7 1 (0.99%) Informatics
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.53%) Windows
2 18 (17.82%) UNIX
3 5 (4.95%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.97%) Android
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.60%) Software Engineering
3 35 (34.65%) TDD
3 35 (34.65%) MVC
4 27 (26.73%) Unit Testing
5 26 (25.74%) Scrum
6 24 (23.76%) OOP
7 21 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (18.81%) Software Architecture
8 19 (18.81%) OO
9 18 (17.82%) 3D Visualisation
10 16 (15.84%) Waterfall
11 13 (12.87%) CRM
12 10 (9.90%) Web Development
13 8 (7.92%) OOD
14 6 (5.94%) Analytics
15 5 (4.95%) UML
16 4 (3.96%) Embedded Software Development
16 4 (3.96%) SOA
16 4 (3.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (96.04%) C#
2 55 (54.46%) JavaScript
3 26 (25.74%) C++
4 25 (24.75%) SQL
5 24 (23.76%) C
6 18 (17.82%) VC++
7 17 (16.83%) T-SQL
8 11 (10.89%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.94%) Java
10 2 (1.98%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.98%) VBScript
10 2 (1.98%) VBA
10 2 (1.98%) XPath
10 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.99%) Python
11 1 (0.99%) XQuery
11 1 (0.99%) Ruby
11 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 45 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.85%) Twitter
3 7 (6.93%) Oracle
4 5 (4.95%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.96%) Perforce
6 2 (1.98%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Citrix
6 2 (1.98%) Kony
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.98%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.99%) Reuters
7 1 (0.99%) VMware
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