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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 81 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 28 54 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.78% 3.66% 4.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.85% 27.84% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 33
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £30,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
258 194 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.43% 13.15% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 189 159 96
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £41,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 4 September 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 50 (94.34%) .NET
2 41 (77.36%) C#
3 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
4 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (47.17%) Windows
5 25 (47.17%) SDLC
6 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
7 23 (43.40%) Degree
8 21 (39.62%) Subversion
8 21 (39.62%) TDD
8 21 (39.62%) WinForms
9 19 (35.85%) jQuery
9 19 (35.85%) Unit Testing
10 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
10 18 (33.96%) SQL
11 17 (32.08%) C++
11 17 (32.08%) HTML
11 17 (32.08%) CSS
11 17 (32.08%) MVC
12 16 (30.19%) Electronics
12 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
12 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
12 16 (30.19%) Visualisation
12 16 (30.19%) Software Architecture
12 16 (30.19%) STL
12 16 (30.19%) OOP
12 16 (30.19%) C
12 16 (30.19%) MFC
12 16 (30.19%) VC++
12 16 (30.19%) Ethernet

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Subversion
2 13 (24.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.43%) AccuRev
4 5 (9.43%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) Eclipse
4 5 (9.43%) Hudson
4 5 (9.43%) MSBuild
4 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 16 (30.19%) Electronics
2 13 (24.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Developer
2 16 (30.19%) Software Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Release Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Junior Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Junior
6 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 1 (1.89%) Business Developer
7 1 (1.89%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (94.34%) .NET
2 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET
3 21 (39.62%) WinForms
4 19 (35.85%) jQuery
5 17 (32.08%) HTML
5 17 (32.08%) CSS
6 16 (30.19%) MFC
6 16 (30.19%) STL
7 12 (22.64%) NHibernate
7 12 (22.64%) WPF
8 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
9 8 (15.09%) XML
9 8 (15.09%) HTML5
10 7 (13.21%) WCF
11 6 (11.32%) Direct3D
11 6 (11.32%) Qt
11 6 (11.32%) XSD
11 6 (11.32%) OpenGL
12 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
1 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
1 16 (30.19%) Visualisation
2 10 (18.87%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (11.32%) Algorithms
3 6 (11.32%) CUDA
4 5 (9.43%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) Social Media
7 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) UNIX
4 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
2 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (47.17%) SDLC
4 21 (39.62%) TDD
5 19 (35.85%) Unit Testing
6 17 (32.08%) MVC
7 16 (30.19%) OOP
7 16 (30.19%) Software Architecture
7 16 (30.19%) Waterfall
7 16 (30.19%) 3D Visualisation
7 16 (30.19%) Linear Algebra
8 10 (18.87%) OOA/OOD
8 10 (18.87%) UML
8 10 (18.87%) OOD
9 9 (16.98%) Scrum
10 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.32%) Line Management
12 5 (9.43%) Software Deployment
12 5 (9.43%) Wealth Management
12 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (77.36%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 18 (33.96%) SQL
3 17 (32.08%) C++
4 16 (30.19%) C
4 16 (30.19%) VC++
5 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
8 1 (1.89%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) MiFID
1 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
1 1 (1.89%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Google
3 2 (3.77%) Tableau
4 1 (1.89%) HP