The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 16 39 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.19% 4.10% 2.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.45% 41.05% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 38 19
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +51.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £48,500 £40,518
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
Oxfordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
119 95 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 16.30% 9.98% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 104 86 67
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £44,850 £60,000
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 Oxford

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Oxford

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Oxford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 29 (80.56%) C#
3 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 21 (58.33%) HTML
5 21 (58.33%) CSS
6 20 (55.56%) Software Engineering
7 19 (52.78%) Degree
8 16 (44.44%) SQL
8 16 (44.44%) XML
9 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
10 14 (38.89%) C++
10 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
11 13 (36.11%) Java
11 13 (36.11%) Web Services
12 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
13 10 (27.78%) ADO.NET
14 9 (25.00%) Delphi
14 9 (25.00%) VBA
14 9 (25.00%) Oracle
14 9 (25.00%) Sybase
14 9 (25.00%) IIS
14 9 (25.00%) Project Management
14 9 (25.00%) Finance
14 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
14 9 (25.00%) Physics
15 7 (19.44%) HTML5
16 6 (16.67%) WCF
17 5 (13.89%) VB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) MS Access
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (83.33%) Developer
2 17 (47.22%) Software Developer
2 17 (47.22%) Software Engineer
3 12 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Graduate
4 6 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Graduate Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
6 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Graduate Web Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Trainee Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Trainee
7 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 27 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (58.33%) CSS
3 21 (58.33%) HTML
4 16 (44.44%) XML
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
6 10 (27.78%) ADO.NET
7 7 (19.44%) HTML5
8 6 (16.67%) WCF
9 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
9 5 (13.89%) CSS3
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (8.33%) OOXML
10 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (8.33%) jQuery
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (8.33%) LAMP
11 2 (5.56%) JSON
11 2 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 9 (25.00%) Physics
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) MVC
3 4 (11.11%) OO
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) CAD
5 2 (5.56%) Content Management
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
6 1 (2.78%) OOD
6 1 (2.78%) SEO
6 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.78%) Image Processing
6 1 (2.78%) Web Development
6 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) C#
2 24 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 16 (44.44%) SQL
4 14 (38.89%) C++
5 13 (36.11%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) VBA
6 9 (25.00%) Delphi
7 5 (13.89%) VB
8 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
9 3 (8.33%) PHP
10 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (2.78%) VBScript
11 1 (2.78%) VC++
11 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Sybase
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