The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 15 27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 0 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 15.17% 4.26%
As % of the Development Applications category - 42.19% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 6
Average salary - £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
23 64 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.30% 35.96% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 34 10
Average salary £38,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £23,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £46,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) Web Development
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 4 (57.14%) Time Management
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Open Source
6 1 (14.29%) Kanban
6 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) MVC
1 6 (85.71%) Web Development
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM