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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 20 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.80% 11.45% 8.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 52.63% 42.22% 65.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 11
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £15,390
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +146.91%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
38 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.63% 27.11% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 17
Average salary £30,500 £38,000 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.73% +47.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,400 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £40,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
County Antrim -3 18 £42,500 +11.84%
County Londonderry -6 1 £60,000 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (92.86%) C#
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET
3 23 (82.14%) SQL
4 22 (78.57%) MVC
5 20 (71.43%) Web Development
5 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
9 14 (50.00%) Degree
10 13 (46.43%) Time Management
10 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
11 12 (42.86%) SOA
12 11 (39.29%) Web Services
13 10 (35.71%) Oracle
14 9 (32.14%) HTML
14 9 (32.14%) XML
14 9 (32.14%) OO
14 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
15 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (21.43%) C++
16 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
17 5 (17.86%) C
17 5 (17.86%) IIS
17 5 (17.86%) UML
17 5 (17.86%) OOP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (17.86%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) MSTest
2 5 (17.86%) Rational Rose
2 5 (17.86%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (3.57%) JDeveloper
3 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Qt Creator
3 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) Software Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) ASP.NET
3 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (39.29%) Web Services
5 9 (32.14%) XML
5 9 (32.14%) HTML
6 5 (17.86%) XSLT
6 5 (17.86%) Ajax
6 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
6 5 (17.86%) JSON
6 5 (17.86%) COM+
6 5 (17.86%) jQuery
7 4 (14.29%) CSS
7 4 (14.29%) Silverlight
8 1 (3.57%) JSP
8 1 (3.57%) Qt
8 1 (3.57%) J2SE
8 1 (3.57%) Spring
8 1 (3.57%) JSF
8 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Open Source
2 4 (14.29%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) MVC
2 20 (71.43%) Web Development
3 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
4 13 (46.43%) Time Management
5 12 (42.86%) SOA
6 9 (32.14%) OO
6 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.86%) UML
8 5 (17.86%) OOP
8 5 (17.86%) Use Case
8 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Kanban
9 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.86%) MCAD
3 5 (17.86%) MCSD
4 4 (14.29%) BC Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) Northgate
4 4 (14.29%) ESRI
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) HP