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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank - 16 28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 0 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 15.66% 3.78%
As % of the Development Applications category - 55.32% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 10
Average salary - £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
37 47 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 31.09% 28.31% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 30 17
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) C#
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET
2 15 (88.24%) MVC
2 15 (88.24%) Web Development
2 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 13 (76.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) Time Management
5 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) SOA
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (41.18%) Web Services
7 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (35.29%) C++
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) Rational Rose
8 5 (29.41%) UML
8 5 (29.41%) OOP
8 5 (29.41%) OO
8 5 (29.41%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) C
8 5 (29.41%) Oracle
8 5 (29.41%) XML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (29.41%) MSTest
2 5 (29.41%) Rational Rose
2 5 (29.41%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Qt Creator
3 1 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineer
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Software Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET
2 15 (88.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
4 5 (29.41%) Ajax
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (29.41%) JSON
4 5 (29.41%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
4 5 (29.41%) COM+
5 1 (5.88%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Web Development
1 15 (88.24%) MVC
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 8 (47.06%) Time Management
4 7 (41.18%) SOA
5 5 (29.41%) UML
5 5 (29.41%) OOP
5 5 (29.41%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Use Case
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Kanban
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) C#
2 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C++
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (29.41%) MCAD
3 5 (29.41%) MCSD
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Northgate
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) HP