The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 10 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 7.41% 8.24% 3.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 35.71% 66.67% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 12
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £45,000 £40,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Visual Studio
West Yorkshire

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

Development Applications Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
28 21 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 20.74% 12.35% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 70
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Halifax

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (69.23%) IIS
4 7 (53.85%) WCF
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (46.15%) XML
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) jQuery
7 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (30.77%) NuGet
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
8 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 3 (23.08%) DTS
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 (69.23%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (23.08%) DTS
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (30.77%) NuGet
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Moq
3 3 (23.08%) NUnit
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Software Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Software Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
4 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Database Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) DBA
4 3 (23.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) WCF
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) CSS3
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) SOLID
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) RUP
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle