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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 14 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 17 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 10.12% 1.14% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 58.62% 6.90% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 1
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
29 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.26% 16.57% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 12
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +40.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,900 £50,000
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 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 28 August 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) C#
2 29 (96.67%) .NET
3 28 (93.33%) SQL
4 27 (90.00%) Oracle
4 27 (90.00%) Software Engineering
5 26 (86.67%) Project Management
5 26 (86.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 26 (86.67%) Web Services
5 26 (86.67%) XML
5 26 (86.67%) VB
5 26 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (26.67%) WPF
7 7 (23.33%) WCF
8 3 (10.00%) MVC
8 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (10.00%) HTML
8 3 (10.00%) CSS
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.67%) C++
9 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (3.33%) CSS3
10 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
10 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.33%) HTML5
10 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (3.33%) Electronics
10 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (86.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 26 (86.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) Software Developer
3 19 (63.33%) Senior Developer
4 17 (56.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (96.67%) .NET
2 26 (86.67%) Web Services
2 26 (86.67%) XML
3 8 (26.67%) WPF
4 7 (23.33%) WCF
5 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.33%) CSS3
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.33%) HTML5
7 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
7 1 (3.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (86.67%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (93.33%) SQL
3 26 (86.67%) VB
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Java
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Oracle