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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 47 47 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.18% 3.84% 4.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.35% 27.49% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40 33 38
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £44,100 £42,500
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
193 171 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.06% 13.96% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 154 106 103
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,250 £26,719
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,750 £44,300
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 20 August 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 76 (98.70%) .NET
2 73 (94.81%) C#
3 51 (66.23%) SQL Server
4 40 (51.95%) JavaScript
5 38 (49.35%) Windows
6 34 (44.16%) ASP.NET
7 33 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 32 (41.56%) Degree
9 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
10 28 (36.36%) jQuery
11 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
12 26 (33.77%) HTML
13 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
13 25 (32.47%) TDD
13 25 (32.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (31.17%) Subversion
14 24 (31.17%) Finance
14 24 (31.17%) Computer Science
15 22 (28.57%) C++
16 21 (27.27%) SQL
16 21 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (25.97%) MVC
18 19 (24.68%) C
18 19 (24.68%) Scrum
18 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (23.38%) Software Architecture
19 18 (23.38%) WPF
19 18 (23.38%) OOP
19 18 (23.38%) CSS
20 17 (22.08%) STL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (14.29%) IIS
2 9 (11.69%) NServiceBus
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.90%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.90%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.79%) InfoPath
3 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Ethernet
2 6 (7.79%) Internet
3 5 (6.49%) Intranet
4 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (66.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (32.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (31.17%) Subversion
2 21 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (11.69%) SpecFlow
4 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (6.49%) MSBuild
6 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.49%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.60%) JIRA
7 2 (2.60%) FishEye
7 2 (2.60%) Hudson
7 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 17 (22.08%) Electronics
3 5 (6.49%) Law
3 5 (6.49%) Legal
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
3 5 (6.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Developer
2 28 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.99%) Programmer
5 10 (12.99%) Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) .NET Programmer
6 9 (11.69%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 9 (11.69%) Web Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Senior Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Database Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (2.60%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (98.70%) .NET
2 34 (44.16%) ASP.NET
3 28 (36.36%) jQuery
4 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
5 26 (33.77%) HTML
6 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (23.38%) WPF
7 18 (23.38%) CSS
8 17 (22.08%) MFC
8 17 (22.08%) STL
8 17 (22.08%) OpenGL
8 17 (22.08%) Qt
8 17 (22.08%) Direct3D
9 14 (18.18%) Ajax
9 14 (18.18%) NHibernate
10 13 (16.88%) XML
11 11 (14.29%) WCF
12 10 (12.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (11.69%) Sass
13 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Computer Science
2 17 (22.08%) Visualisation
2 17 (22.08%) CUDA
2 17 (22.08%) Mathematics
3 7 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
5 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.60%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) e-Health
7 1 (1.30%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) UNIX
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 25 (32.47%) TDD
3 20 (25.97%) MVC
4 19 (24.68%) Scrum
5 18 (23.38%) OOP
5 18 (23.38%) Software Architecture
6 17 (22.08%) Unit Testing
6 17 (22.08%) 3D Visualisation
7 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (14.29%) OO
8 11 (14.29%) CRM
9 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.79%) Web Development
11 6 (7.79%) OOD
12 5 (6.49%) SOA
12 5 (6.49%) Practice Management
12 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
12 5 (6.49%) Multithreading
12 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (94.81%) C#
2 40 (51.95%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.57%) C++
4 21 (27.27%) SQL
5 19 (24.68%) C
6 17 (22.08%) VC++
7 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
8 7 (9.09%) VB.NET
8 7 (9.09%) Java
9 5 (6.49%) XQuery
10 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.30%) VBA
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
11 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (41.56%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Twitter
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle
4 5 (6.49%) Reuters
4 5 (6.49%) Perforce
4 5 (6.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
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