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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 62 70 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 39 39 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.92% 2.71% 4.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.21% 16.88% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 44
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
168 231 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.58% 16.05% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 115 155 96
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,187
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 3 March 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 94 (88.68%) C#
1 94 (88.68%) .NET
2 61 (57.55%) SQL Server
3 52 (49.06%) Degree
4 51 (48.11%) ASP.NET
5 47 (44.34%) HTML
6 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
7 44 (41.51%) Microsoft
8 41 (38.68%) MVC
9 40 (37.74%) Windows
10 39 (36.79%) CSS
10 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (36.79%) .NET Framework
11 35 (33.02%) WPF
11 35 (33.02%) Unit Testing
12 32 (30.19%) Software Engineering
12 32 (30.19%) XML
13 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (27.36%) jQuery
15 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (25.47%) TDD
17 26 (24.53%) C++
18 25 (23.58%) C
18 25 (23.58%) OOP
18 25 (23.58%) Finance
19 24 (22.64%) SQL
19 24 (22.64%) Mathematics
20 23 (21.70%) Computer Science
21 21 (19.81%) UNIX
21 21 (19.81%) Waterfall

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (10.38%) IIS
2 9 (8.49%) CMS
2 9 (8.49%) Umbraco
3 6 (5.66%) WordPress
3 6 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.72%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.89%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) Ethernet
2 8 (7.55%) HTTP
3 4 (3.77%) Internet
4 3 (2.83%) DNS
4 3 (2.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (57.55%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.89%) Informix
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Ingres
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.94%) MS Access
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (18.87%) Subversion
2 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.66%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.77%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.83%) NUnit
6 3 (2.83%) Selenium
7 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.89%) GitLab
7 2 (1.89%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.89%) Moq
8 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.94%) WatiN
8 1 (0.94%) MSTest
8 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (23.58%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Electronics
3 2 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (64.15%) Developer
2 23 (21.70%) Software Developer
3 20 (18.87%) Software Engineer
3 20 (18.87%) .NET Developer
4 17 (16.04%) Analyst
5 16 (15.09%) Senior Developer
6 13 (12.26%) Web Developer
7 9 (8.49%) Lead Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (5.66%) Programmer
8 6 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.72%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) .NET Programmer
9 5 (4.72%) WinForms Developer
9 5 (4.72%) WPF Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior WinForms Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior WPF Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
10 4 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (88.68%) .NET
2 51 (48.11%) ASP.NET
3 47 (44.34%) HTML
4 39 (36.79%) CSS
4 39 (36.79%) .NET Framework
5 35 (33.02%) WPF
6 32 (30.19%) XML
7 29 (27.36%) jQuery
8 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (16.98%) Qt
9 18 (16.98%) STL
9 18 (16.98%) OpenGL
9 18 (16.98%) WinForms
9 18 (16.98%) MFC
9 18 (16.98%) Direct3D
10 17 (16.04%) NHibernate
11 16 (15.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (13.21%) Web Services
13 12 (11.32%) Ajax
14 11 (10.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Mathematics
2 23 (21.70%) Computer Science
3 18 (16.98%) Visualisation
3 18 (16.98%) CUDA
4 9 (8.49%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (3.77%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (3.77%) Physics
5 4 (3.77%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.89%) Equities
7 2 (1.89%) Exotic Derivative
7 2 (1.89%) Derivative
8 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows
2 21 (19.81%) UNIX
3 14 (13.21%) Linux
4 9 (8.49%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.83%) Solaris
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.68%) MVC
2 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.02%) Unit Testing
4 32 (30.19%) Software Engineering
5 31 (29.25%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (25.47%) TDD
7 25 (23.58%) OOP
8 21 (19.81%) Waterfall
9 19 (17.92%) Software Architecture
9 19 (17.92%) OO
10 18 (16.98%) 3D Visualisation
10 18 (16.98%) Linear Algebra
11 14 (13.21%) Scrum
12 10 (9.43%) Web Development
13 8 (7.55%) Embedded Software Development
14 7 (6.60%) Dependency Injection
14 7 (6.60%) SOA
14 7 (6.60%) Project Management
15 6 (5.66%) UML
15 6 (5.66%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (88.68%) C#
2 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
3 26 (24.53%) C++
4 25 (23.58%) C
5 24 (22.64%) SQL
6 18 (16.98%) VC++
7 16 (15.09%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.66%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.77%) XPath
9 4 (3.77%) VBScript
9 4 (3.77%) VB
9 4 (3.77%) PHP
9 4 (3.77%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.83%) VBA
11 2 (1.89%) F#
12 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (49.06%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) VCP4
2 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.77%) ISEB
3 2 (1.89%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 44 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
2 9 (8.49%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.72%) Twitter
4 4 (3.77%) Kony
4 4 (3.77%) HP
5 3 (2.83%) Google
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
5 3 (2.83%) Sun
6 2 (1.89%) Telerik
7 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica
7 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
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