The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 24 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.42% 2.30% 3.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.81% 20.00% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 19
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,300 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
Northamptonshire

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

Development Applications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
93 45 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 13.27% 11.51% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 88 43 52
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Northampton

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Northampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 43 (95.56%) C#
2 36 (80.00%) .NET
3 30 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 26 (57.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
6 18 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 18 (40.00%) CSS
6 18 (40.00%) HTML
6 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (37.78%) jQuery
8 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (33.33%) MVC
9 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
10 13 (28.89%) Windows
11 12 (26.67%) LINQ
11 12 (26.67%) Mathematics
11 12 (26.67%) Physics
11 12 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 11 (24.44%) Razor View Engine
12 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
12 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (24.44%) CMS
13 10 (22.22%) PhD
13 10 (22.22%) Games
14 9 (20.00%) OOD
15 7 (15.56%) SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 11 (24.44%) CMS
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.22%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) Lync
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.22%) DTS
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (57.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.22%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (22.22%) Games
2 6 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 6 (13.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (77.78%) Developer
2 21 (46.67%) C# Developer
3 19 (42.22%) .NET Developer
4 15 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (24.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (24.44%) Software Developer
7 9 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Agile C# Developer
8 6 (13.33%) Research Scientist
9 5 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (8.89%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (8.89%) Analyst
10 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
10 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
11 3 (6.67%) Tester
11 3 (6.67%) Software Tester
11 3 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
12 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (80.00%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 18 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (40.00%) CSS
3 18 (40.00%) HTML
4 17 (37.78%) jQuery
5 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (26.67%) LINQ
6 12 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 11 (24.44%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (11.11%) XML
8 5 (11.11%) WPF
8 5 (11.11%) Ajax
9 4 (8.89%) WinForms
10 3 (6.67%) Web Services
10 3 (6.67%) RESTful
10 3 (6.67%) HTML5
10 3 (6.67%) WCF
11 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
2 12 (26.67%) Mathematics
2 12 (26.67%) Physics
3 6 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) MVC
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) OOD
4 6 (13.33%) UML
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.89%) Image Processing
6 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (4.44%) Web Development
7 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.22%) OO
8 1 (2.22%) MSF
8 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.22%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 43 (95.56%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) C++
4 4 (8.89%) C
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) PhD
2 7 (15.56%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Sage