The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 11 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.24% 2.66% 5.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.56% 32.14% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 24
Average salary £52,500 £37,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -26.82%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
Bedfordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
36 28 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.62% 8.28% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 54
Average salary £50,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.82% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £32,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Luton

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Luton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Luton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
3 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (63.16%) SQL
5 11 (57.89%) C#
5 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
5 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (52.63%) Scrum
6 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
7 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
8 8 (42.11%) Confluence
8 8 (42.11%) JIRA
8 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
8 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
8 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (36.84%) HTML
10 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 5 (26.32%) MS Office
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
11 4 (21.05%) MVC
11 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
11 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
12 3 (15.79%) XML
12 3 (15.79%) ITIL
12 3 (15.79%) MCP
13 2 (10.53%) Windows
13 2 (10.53%) CSS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 8 (42.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (47.37%) Git (software)
3 8 (42.11%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Graduate
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Graduate Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
6 2 (10.53%) WCF
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) CSS
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) B2B
7 2 (10.53%) B2C
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) VB6
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) VCP4
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) Progress
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