The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 75 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 9.62% 0.96% 2.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.27% 7.37% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 60 7 17
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £25,201 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £37,500 £34,168
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
England

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

Development Applications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
196 95 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 25.13% 13.00% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 171 87 100
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £37,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in the North East

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in the North East

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear +36 59 £32,500 -13.33% 14
Durham - 5 £39,000 - 1
Northumberland - 5 £30,000 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 87 (79.09%) .NET
2 70 (63.64%) C#
3 60 (54.55%) SQL
4 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (42.73%) SQL Server
6 44 (40.00%) HTML
7 42 (38.18%) ASP.NET
7 42 (38.18%) CSS
7 42 (38.18%) Scrum
8 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
9 36 (32.73%) SharePoint
10 32 (29.09%) JavaScript
10 32 (29.09%) Degree
11 26 (23.64%) .NET Framework
11 26 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (23.64%) HTML5
12 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (21.82%) OO
13 24 (21.82%) MVC
14 23 (20.91%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 21 (19.09%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (18.18%) Office 365
18 19 (17.27%) jQuery
18 19 (17.27%) Web Services
18 19 (17.27%) Finance
19 18 (16.36%) Manufacturing
20 17 (15.45%) Automotive
20 17 (15.45%) Windows
20 17 (15.45%) CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 36 (32.73%) SharePoint
2 23 (20.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (19.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (8.18%) CMS
5 8 (7.27%) IIS
6 5 (4.55%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (12.73%) InfoPath
2 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.36%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.73%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (7.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.91%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (42.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.91%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.73%) MS Access
7 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.45%) MorphX
3 5 (4.55%) Moq
3 5 (4.55%) NUnit
4 3 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.82%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.82%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (0.91%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.91%) JIRA
6 1 (0.91%) JMeter
6 1 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Manufacturing
3 17 (15.45%) Automotive
4 7 (6.36%) Advertising
5 6 (5.45%) Legal
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.91%) Electronics
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (69.09%) Developer
2 34 (30.91%) Software Developer
3 26 (23.64%) .NET Developer
4 21 (19.09%) Architect
5 15 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (13.64%) SharePoint Architect
5 15 (13.64%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
6 13 (11.82%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Designer
8 9 (8.18%) SharePoint Designer
9 8 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Junior Developer
9 8 (7.27%) Junior
9 8 (7.27%) Web Developer
10 7 (6.36%) Graduate
11 6 (5.45%) Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) Technical Architect
11 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.45%) Junior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (79.09%) .NET
2 44 (40.00%) HTML
3 42 (38.18%) ASP.NET
3 42 (38.18%) CSS
4 26 (23.64%) .NET Framework
4 26 (23.64%) HTML5
5 19 (17.27%) jQuery
5 19 (17.27%) Web Services
6 15 (13.64%) XSLT
7 14 (12.73%) WinForms
7 14 (12.73%) Ajax
8 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (9.09%) WPF
10 9 (8.18%) Entity Framework
11 8 (7.27%) WCF
12 7 (6.36%) CSS3
13 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (5.45%) XHTML
14 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) N-Tier
3 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.73%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.82%) EFT
7 1 (0.91%) DTV
7 1 (0.91%) Open Source
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Windows
2 1 (0.91%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.18%) Scrum
3 24 (21.82%) MVC
3 24 (21.82%) OO
4 17 (15.45%) CRM
5 16 (14.55%) Migration
6 15 (13.64%) Content Management
7 12 (10.91%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.36%) Web Development
8 7 (6.36%) Project Management
8 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
9 6 (5.45%) OOP
10 5 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (3.64%) TDD
11 4 (3.64%) ERP
12 3 (2.73%) OOD
12 3 (2.73%) System Testing
12 3 (2.73%) Time Management
13 2 (1.82%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 70 (63.64%) C#
2 60 (54.55%) SQL
3 32 (29.09%) JavaScript
4 22 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 16 (14.55%) VB.NET
6 11 (10.00%) VB
7 6 (5.45%) VB6
7 6 (5.45%) X++
8 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.73%) Java
9 2 (1.82%) Delphi
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) Degree
2 25 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (12.73%) MCSD
3 14 (12.73%) MCPD
4 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.82%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) Adobe
4 2 (1.82%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.91%) SAP
5 1 (0.91%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix
5 1 (0.91%) Avaya
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