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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 17 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.75% 9.71% 11.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 52.63% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 11
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +11.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
14 38 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.56% 18.45% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 30
Average salary £42,500 £30,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.34% -19.73%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 7 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft