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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 65 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.35% 3.72% 3.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.81% 28.31% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 60 32 29
Average salary £38,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.45% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £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
211 166 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.13% 13.12% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 178 89 94
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 £29,800 £30,000 £26,895
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 19 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 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 91 (95.79%) .NET
2 90 (94.74%) C#
3 67 (70.53%) SQL Server
4 50 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 44 (46.32%) Windows
6 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (44.21%) Degree
7 42 (44.21%) ASP.NET
8 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
9 39 (41.05%) Software Engineering
10 38 (40.00%) HTML
11 34 (35.79%) .NET Framework
11 34 (35.79%) jQuery
12 32 (33.68%) TDD
13 30 (31.58%) MVC
14 29 (30.53%) Finance
14 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
15 28 (29.47%) SQL
16 26 (27.37%) Computer Science
16 26 (27.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 25 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (26.32%) Subversion
17 25 (26.32%) CSS
18 24 (25.26%) C++
19 23 (24.21%) Scrum
19 23 (24.21%) Unit Testing
20 21 (22.11%) XML
20 21 (22.11%) C
20 21 (22.11%) OOP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 12 (12.63%) NServiceBus
2 9 (9.47%) IIS
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.16%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.16%) CMS
5 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) Ethernet
2 6 (6.32%) Internet
3 5 (5.26%) Intranet
4 2 (2.11%) HTTP
4 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (70.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (27.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Subversion
1 25 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.63%) SpecFlow
3 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (4.21%) MSBuild
6 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (3.16%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.11%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.11%) JIRA
7 2 (2.11%) Selenium
7 2 (2.11%) FishEye
7 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.11%) Hudson
8 1 (1.05%) MSTest
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (30.53%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Electronics
3 5 (5.26%) French Language
4 3 (3.16%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (58.95%) Developer
2 29 (30.53%) Software Engineer
3 23 (24.21%) Software Developer
4 14 (14.74%) Analyst
5 13 (13.68%) Programmer
5 13 (13.68%) .NET Programmer
6 12 (12.63%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 12 (12.63%) Analyst Programmer
6 12 (12.63%) .NET Developer
7 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
8 9 (9.47%) Web Developer
9 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Database Developer
12 3 (3.16%) Test Engineer
13 2 (2.11%) Graduate
13 2 (2.11%) .NET Web Developer
13 2 (2.11%) Senior C# Developer
13 2 (2.11%) Senior .NET Developer
13 2 (2.11%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (95.79%) .NET
2 42 (44.21%) ASP.NET
3 38 (40.00%) HTML
4 34 (35.79%) .NET Framework
4 34 (35.79%) jQuery
5 25 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (26.32%) CSS
6 21 (22.11%) XML
7 20 (21.05%) WPF
8 17 (17.89%) Qt
8 17 (17.89%) OpenGL
8 17 (17.89%) STL
8 17 (17.89%) MFC
8 17 (17.89%) Direct3D
9 16 (16.84%) NHibernate
9 16 (16.84%) WCF
10 13 (13.68%) Ajax
11 12 (12.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (12.63%) Castle Windsor
11 12 (12.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.37%) Computer Science
2 19 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 17 (17.89%) Visualisation
3 17 (17.89%) CUDA
4 7 (7.37%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.11%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.11%) Physics
8 1 (1.05%) NHS
8 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) e-Health
8 1 (1.05%) Informatics
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (46.32%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) UNIX
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.16%) Android
5 2 (2.11%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.05%) Software Engineering
3 32 (33.68%) TDD
4 30 (31.58%) MVC
5 23 (24.21%) Scrum
5 23 (24.21%) Unit Testing
6 21 (22.11%) OOP
7 18 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (18.95%) Software Architecture
8 17 (17.89%) 3D Visualisation
9 16 (16.84%) OO
10 13 (13.68%) CRM
10 13 (13.68%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.42%) Web Development
11 8 (8.42%) OOD
12 5 (5.26%) SOA
12 5 (5.26%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.26%) Analytics
13 3 (3.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 90 (94.74%) C#
2 50 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 28 (29.47%) SQL
4 24 (25.26%) C++
5 21 (22.11%) C
6 17 (17.89%) VC++
7 15 (15.79%) T-SQL
8 9 (9.47%) VB.NET
9 7 (7.37%) Java
10 3 (3.16%) XQuery
11 2 (2.11%) XPath
11 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.11%) VBA
12 1 (1.05%) VB
12 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.05%) Ruby
12 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) Twitter
3 8 (8.42%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) Perforce
5 3 (3.16%) VMware
5 3 (3.16%) Reuters
5 3 (3.16%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.11%) Citrix
6 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
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