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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 72 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 43 38 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.12% 2.47% 6.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.86% 14.84% 42.77%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 50
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 £33,500 £27,300 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
173 256 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.55% 16.63% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 110 165 110
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 31 March 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 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 78 (89.66%) .NET
2 74 (85.06%) C#
3 43 (49.43%) SQL Server
4 42 (48.28%) ASP.NET
5 38 (43.68%) Degree
6 36 (41.38%) HTML
7 35 (40.23%) WPF
8 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
9 32 (36.78%) CSS
9 32 (36.78%) MVC
9 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
11 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
12 28 (32.18%) Windows
13 27 (31.03%) .NET Framework
13 27 (31.03%) Unit Testing
14 24 (27.59%) XML
15 22 (25.29%) jQuery
15 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (24.14%) Mathematics
16 21 (24.14%) C++
16 21 (24.14%) TDD
17 20 (22.99%) C
17 20 (22.99%) OOP
17 20 (22.99%) UNIX
17 20 (22.99%) Computer Science
18 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET MVC
19 18 (20.69%) Software Architecture
19 18 (20.69%) Waterfall
19 18 (20.69%) Subversion

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 9 (10.34%) CMS
2 8 (9.20%) Umbraco
2 8 (9.20%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.75%) WordPress
4 2 (2.30%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (12.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.60%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) Intranet
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (49.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.30%) Informix
5 2 (2.30%) Ingres
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Subversion
2 12 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.45%) NUnit
4 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.30%) GitLab
5 2 (2.30%) Moq
5 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.15%) WatiN
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
General
1 17 (19.54%) Electronics
2 16 (18.39%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (60.92%) Developer
2 18 (20.69%) Software Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.09%) Senior Developer
4 13 (14.94%) Web Developer
4 13 (14.94%) Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.05%) Lead Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) WinForms Developer
8 5 (5.75%) WPF Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior WinForms Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior WPF Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.45%) Programmer
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (89.66%) .NET
2 42 (48.28%) ASP.NET
3 36 (41.38%) HTML
4 35 (40.23%) WPF
5 32 (36.78%) CSS
6 27 (31.03%) .NET Framework
7 24 (27.59%) XML
8 22 (25.29%) jQuery
9 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (20.69%) WinForms
11 17 (19.54%) STL
11 17 (19.54%) OpenGL
11 17 (19.54%) MFC
11 17 (19.54%) Qt
11 17 (19.54%) Direct3D
12 15 (17.24%) NHibernate
13 13 (14.94%) HTML5
13 13 (14.94%) Entity Framework
14 12 (13.79%) Web Services
15 10 (11.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Mathematics
2 20 (22.99%) Computer Science
3 17 (19.54%) Visualisation
3 17 (19.54%) CUDA
4 10 (11.49%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.60%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.30%) Equities
7 2 (2.30%) Exotic Derivative
7 2 (2.30%) Derivative
7 2 (2.30%) Physics
8 1 (1.15%) FMCG
8 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Windows
2 20 (22.99%) UNIX
3 9 (10.34%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.45%) Solaris
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) MVC
1 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 27 (31.03%) Unit Testing
4 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (24.14%) TDD
6 20 (22.99%) OOP
7 18 (20.69%) Software Architecture
7 18 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 17 (19.54%) 3D Visualisation
8 17 (19.54%) Linear Algebra
9 13 (14.94%) OO
10 10 (11.49%) Web Development
11 8 (9.20%) Scrum
12 7 (8.05%) SOA
13 6 (6.90%) Use Case
13 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (6.90%) MVVM
13 6 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
14 5 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (85.06%) C#
2 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.14%) C++
4 20 (22.99%) C
5 17 (19.54%) SQL
5 17 (19.54%) VC++
6 12 (13.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.60%) VB
7 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.45%) VBA
8 3 (3.45%) XPath
8 3 (3.45%) VBScript
8 3 (3.45%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) F#
10 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (43.68%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) ISEB
2 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.30%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.45%) Sun
4 3 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) Telerik
5 2 (2.30%) Kony
5 2 (2.30%) Twitter
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) Informatica
6 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum DOE + pension scheme and bonuses
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