The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 32 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.70% 3.77% 3.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.88% 32.71% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28 33 31
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £34,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Development Applications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
179 107 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.12% 11.53% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 152 77 99
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £50,000 £43,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +2 13 £45,000 +20.00%
Cirencester - 5 £27,500 -
Gloucester -2 2 £32,250 -14.00%
Stroud - 2 £45,000 -
Dursley - 2 £45,000 -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 56 (94.92%) .NET
2 52 (88.14%) C#
3 45 (76.27%) SQL
4 44 (74.58%) HTML
4 44 (74.58%) CSS
4 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
5 43 (72.88%) JavaScript
6 39 (66.10%) SQL Server
7 38 (64.41%) WCF
8 36 (61.02%) ASP.NET
9 28 (47.46%) T-SQL
9 28 (47.46%) MVC
10 27 (45.76%) jQuery
11 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (33.90%) XML
13 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (28.81%) JSON
15 16 (27.12%) Windows
15 16 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (18.64%) VB.NET
17 11 (18.64%) OO
17 11 (18.64%) Finance
18 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
18 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
19 9 (15.25%) IIS
19 9 (15.25%) ADO.NET
19 9 (15.25%) SOAP
20 8 (13.56%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (15.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.69%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.69%) InDesign
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Intranet
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) SMPP
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (66.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (8.47%) ClearQuest
3 5 (8.47%) MSI
3 5 (8.47%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.69%) JMeter
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Selenium
4 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (79.66%) Developer
2 24 (40.68%) .NET Developer
3 22 (37.29%) Senior Developer
4 15 (25.42%) C# Developer
5 13 (22.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (20.34%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (18.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (15.25%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
10 7 (11.86%) Analyst
10 7 (11.86%) Senior Web Developer
10 7 (11.86%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
12 4 (6.78%) Systems Developer
13 3 (5.08%) Configuration Analyst
13 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
14 2 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
14 2 (3.39%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (94.92%) .NET
2 44 (74.58%) HTML
2 44 (74.58%) CSS
3 38 (64.41%) WCF
4 36 (61.02%) ASP.NET
5 27 (45.76%) jQuery
6 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (33.90%) XML
8 17 (28.81%) JSON
9 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (15.25%) SOAP
10 9 (15.25%) ADO.NET
11 8 (13.56%) HTML5
11 8 (13.56%) RESTful
11 8 (13.56%) REST
11 8 (13.56%) CSS3
12 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (8.47%) Web Services
12 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
13 4 (6.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.47%) CMDB
4 5 (8.47%) Mathematics
4 5 (8.47%) Physics
4 5 (8.47%) Chemistry
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) GIS
6 2 (3.39%) CCTV
7 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) MVC
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) OO
4 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.56%) Scrum
6 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.78%) SOA
8 4 (6.78%) Web Development
9 3 (5.08%) UML
9 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.39%) CRM
10 2 (3.39%) OOD
10 2 (3.39%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Multithreading
11 1 (1.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (88.14%) C#
2 45 (76.27%) SQL
3 43 (72.88%) JavaScript
4 28 (47.46%) T-SQL
5 11 (18.64%) VB.NET
6 7 (11.86%) Java
7 4 (6.78%) C++
8 3 (5.08%) C
9 1 (1.69%) VB
9 1 (1.69%) Perl
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.69%) XAML
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
9 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) PhD
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.69%) Sybase
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe