The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 68 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 24 38 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.04% 3.06% 4.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.34% 21.84% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 36 31
Average salary £37,500 £48,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
257 174 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.80% 14.00% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 220 154 130
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Kent

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Kent

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Maidstone +16 6 - -
Sevenoaks +5 1 £40,000 -6.43%
Tonbridge +4 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Malling -2 1 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Dartford -14 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 38 (79.17%) .NET
2 31 (64.58%) SQL Server
3 29 (60.42%) C#
4 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 21 (43.75%) CSS
6 21 (43.75%) HTML
7 18 (37.50%) Web Services
8 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
8 17 (35.42%) SQL
9 13 (27.08%) WCF
10 12 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (25.00%) IIS
10 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
11 11 (22.92%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (22.92%) Scrum
11 11 (22.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (22.92%) jQuery
12 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
12 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
12 10 (20.83%) Workflow
12 10 (20.83%) Kofax
12 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
13 9 (18.75%) VB.NET
13 9 (18.75%) Ajax
14 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (14.58%) SEO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 12 (25.00%) IIS
2 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 11 (22.92%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (22.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) DNN
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (64.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
5 2 (4.17%) SSDT
5 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.08%) NUnit
4 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
1 5 (10.42%) Legal
2 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (79.17%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Front-End Web Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Database Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.08%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (79.17%) .NET
2 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (43.75%) CSS
3 21 (43.75%) HTML
4 18 (37.50%) Web Services
5 13 (27.08%) WCF
6 11 (22.92%) jQuery
7 9 (18.75%) Ajax
8 7 (14.58%) XML
8 7 (14.58%) HTML5
9 6 (12.50%) CSS3
10 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (4.17%) SOAP
13 1 (2.08%) JSON
13 1 (2.08%) DHTML
13 1 (2.08%) J2EE
13 1 (2.08%) XSL
13 1 (2.08%) XSLT
13 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Social Network
1 6 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.17%) Physics
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) Scrum
3 10 (20.83%) Workflow
3 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.58%) Web Application Development
4 7 (14.58%) SEO
5 6 (12.50%) MVC
5 6 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Web Development
8 3 (6.25%) B2B
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) UML
9 2 (4.17%) TDD
9 2 (4.17%) Release Management
9 2 (4.17%) Usability Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 9 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.25%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Fortran
7 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Kofax
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter
3 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
West Malling, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Circa £50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU
Canterbury Christ Church University
Salary: £31,342 to £33,242 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tonbridge
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000
Posted: 23 days ago