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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 24 17 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.14% 2.37% 4.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.87% 14.53% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 40
Average salary £45,000 £28,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.71% -32.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
115 117 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 15.05% 16.32% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 80 102 84
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £61,250
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 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 28 August 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Oxford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 35 (74.47%) C#
2 29 (61.70%) .NET
3 27 (57.45%) SQL
4 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
5 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
6 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET
7 16 (34.04%) T-SQL
8 15 (31.91%) C++
9 11 (23.40%) Java
9 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
10 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
10 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (19.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 9 (19.15%) Degree
11 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
11 9 (19.15%) TDD
11 9 (19.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 9 (19.15%) STL
11 9 (19.15%) Device Driver
12 8 (17.02%) CSS
13 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
13 7 (14.89%) VB
13 7 (14.89%) Middleware
13 7 (14.89%) ADO.NET
13 7 (14.89%) Windows
13 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
14 6 (12.77%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.38%) Modbus
1 3 (6.38%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Selenium
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 2 (4.26%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Software Engineer
3 14 (29.79%) C# Developer
3 14 (29.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) .NET Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Software Developer
5 8 (17.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.26%) SQL Database Developer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
2 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.28%) .NET Framework
4 9 (19.15%) STL
4 9 (19.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 8 (17.02%) CSS
6 7 (14.89%) ADO.NET
6 7 (14.89%) Middleware
7 6 (12.77%) WinForms
7 6 (12.77%) Web Services
8 5 (10.64%) HTML
9 4 (8.51%) jQuery
10 3 (6.38%) WPF
10 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
11 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (4.26%) LINQ
11 2 (4.26%) SAP PI
12 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Device Driver
1 9 (19.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 9 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.64%) Robotics
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
2 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (19.15%) TDD
5 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
7 3 (6.38%) OO
7 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) MVVM
8 2 (4.26%) Predictive Analytics
8 2 (4.26%) Release Management
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.26%) CRM
8 2 (4.26%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (74.47%) C#
2 27 (57.45%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) T-SQL
4 15 (31.91%) C++
5 11 (23.40%) Java
6 10 (21.28%) VB.NET
7 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.89%) VB
9 5 (10.64%) Python
10 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.26%) SAP
2 2 (4.26%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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