The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 32 12 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.30% 1.90% 4.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.20% 18.18% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 28
Average salary £35,000 £44,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +36.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
East Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
127 66 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.11% 10.43% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 115 64 68
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,700 £50,000
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 Northamptonshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Northampton -5 25 £40,000 -11.11%
Kettering - 4 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
East Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 50 (87.72%) C#
2 45 (78.95%) .NET
3 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 34 (59.65%) ASP.NET
5 27 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (38.60%) CSS
6 22 (38.60%) HTML
7 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
7 21 (36.84%) jQuery
8 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 18 (31.58%) MVC
10 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (26.32%) Computer Science
12 13 (22.81%) LINQ
12 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (22.81%) Windows
13 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
13 12 (21.05%) Physics
13 12 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 11 (19.30%) Razor View Engine
14 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
14 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (19.30%) SQL
14 11 (19.30%) CMS
15 10 (17.54%) PhD
15 10 (17.54%) Games
16 9 (15.79%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (19.30%) CMS
2 8 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Lync
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) InfoPath
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.75%) DTS
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.51%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.51%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (17.54%) Games
2 6 (10.53%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.53%) Automotive
3 2 (3.51%) Law
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (71.93%) Developer
2 22 (38.60%) C# Developer
3 21 (36.84%) .NET Developer
4 15 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (19.30%) Software Developer
6 11 (19.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (17.54%) Analyst
8 9 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (10.53%) Agile C# Developer
9 6 (10.53%) Research Scientist
10 5 (8.77%) Tester
10 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
10 5 (8.77%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (8.77%) Programmer
10 5 (8.77%) Software Tester
11 4 (7.02%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (78.95%) .NET
2 34 (59.65%) ASP.NET
3 22 (38.60%) CSS
3 22 (38.60%) HTML
4 21 (36.84%) jQuery
5 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (22.81%) LINQ
8 12 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 11 (19.30%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (12.28%) Ajax
11 6 (10.53%) WPF
11 6 (10.53%) XML
12 5 (8.77%) WinForms
13 4 (7.02%) WCF
13 4 (7.02%) HTML5
13 4 (7.02%) RESTful
14 3 (5.26%) Web Services
15 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
2 12 (21.05%) Physics
3 6 (10.53%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (5.26%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) MVC
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) OOD
4 6 (10.53%) UML
5 4 (7.02%) TDD
5 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.02%) Image Processing
6 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM
7 2 (3.51%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.51%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Web Development
7 2 (3.51%) Coaching
8 1 (1.75%) MSF
8 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (87.72%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) C
4 4 (7.02%) C++
4 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) PhD
2 9 (15.79%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ISEB
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Sage