The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 44 81 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.99% 4.79% 4.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.21% 31.27% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 43 76 77
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
229 259 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.57% 15.31% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 183 222 167
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 Oxfordshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Oxford -10 21 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Abingdon -1 13 £25,000 -
Bicester - 4 £27,500 -
Witney +3 1 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Thame - 1 £30,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £34,500 - 1
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 98 (81.67%) .NET
2 84 (70.00%) C#
3 73 (60.83%) JavaScript
4 69 (57.50%) HTML
5 65 (54.17%) CSS
6 63 (52.50%) ASP.NET
7 54 (45.00%) SQL Server
8 48 (40.00%) HTML5
9 45 (37.50%) SQL
10 40 (33.33%) MVC
11 38 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (29.17%) Scrum
12 35 (29.17%) VB.NET
13 34 (28.33%) XML
13 34 (28.33%) Microsoft
14 33 (27.50%) MS Excel
15 32 (26.67%) Software Engineering
16 28 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (22.50%) Degree
18 26 (21.67%) T-SQL
19 25 (20.83%) Ajax
19 25 (20.83%) CSS3
20 24 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
21 22 (18.33%) Java
21 22 (18.33%) WCF
22 21 (17.50%) .NET Framework
22 21 (17.50%) Web Services
23 20 (16.67%) ADO.NET
23 20 (16.67%) Finance
24 19 (15.83%) SQL Server 2005

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 14 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 11 (9.17%) CMS
3 9 (7.50%) IIS
4 4 (3.33%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (10.83%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) GitHub
2 2 (1.67%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Intranet
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (15.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (14.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (5.00%) MySQL
9 2 (1.67%) Big Data
9 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.67%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.33%) JMeter
2 10 (8.33%) WinRunner
2 10 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 10 (8.33%) eggPlant
3 4 (3.33%) Selenium
4 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA
5 1 (0.83%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (77.50%) Developer
2 45 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 31 (25.83%) Software Developer
4 30 (25.00%) Web Developer
5 24 (20.00%) Software Engineer
6 18 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (11.67%) C# Developer
8 13 (10.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (10.00%) Analyst
10 11 (9.17%) Test Analyst
11 10 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
11 10 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
12 9 (7.50%) Junior Front-End Developer
12 9 (7.50%) Junior
12 9 (7.50%) Graduate
12 9 (7.50%) Graduate Software Developer
12 9 (7.50%) Graduate Developer
12 9 (7.50%) Junior Developer
13 8 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
14 7 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (81.67%) .NET
2 69 (57.50%) HTML
3 65 (54.17%) CSS
4 63 (52.50%) ASP.NET
5 48 (40.00%) HTML5
6 34 (28.33%) XML
7 25 (20.83%) Ajax
7 25 (20.83%) CSS3
8 22 (18.33%) WCF
9 21 (17.50%) .NET Framework
9 21 (17.50%) Web Services
10 20 (16.67%) ADO.NET
11 16 (13.33%) XSLT
12 15 (12.50%) LINQ
12 15 (12.50%) SOAP
12 15 (12.50%) WSDL
13 14 (11.67%) jQuery
14 13 (10.83%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (6.67%) XHTML
16 6 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.50%) User Experience
4 6 (5.00%) Open Source
4 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.33%) Physics
5 4 (3.33%) Social Network
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.00%) Windows
1 6 (5.00%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.33%) MVC
2 38 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (29.17%) Scrum
4 32 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 19 (15.83%) OO
6 17 (14.17%) SEO
7 15 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 15 (12.50%) Web Design
8 12 (10.00%) Web Development
9 11 (9.17%) Test Scripting
9 11 (9.17%) Performance Testing
10 10 (8.33%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.50%) Web Application Development
12 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (4.17%) Project Management
13 5 (4.17%) Change Management
14 4 (3.33%) Validation
14 4 (3.33%) OOD
14 4 (3.33%) Kanban
15 3 (2.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (70.00%) C#
2 73 (60.83%) JavaScript
3 45 (37.50%) SQL
4 35 (29.17%) VB.NET
5 26 (21.67%) T-SQL
6 22 (18.33%) Java
7 15 (12.50%) VBScript
8 12 (10.00%) VB
9 9 (7.50%) C++
10 7 (5.83%) VB6
11 6 (5.00%) PHP
12 4 (3.33%) VBA
12 4 (3.33%) Delphi
13 1 (0.83%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) MCP
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.83%) MCPD
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
3 1 (0.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle
2 4 (3.33%) Sybase
3 1 (0.83%) Telerik
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