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 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 59 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 53 79 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.45% 4.61% 5.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.03% 36.24% 44.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 74 84
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,323 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
252 218 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.41% 12.73% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 220 184 171
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,000 £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 September 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 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
Oxford -17 18 £31,500 -22.22% 4
Abingdon -6 14 £25,000 -47.36% 3
Wallingford - 5 £37,000 -
Banbury - 3 £35,000 -
Thame +12 1 £30,000 -4.76%
Witney -2 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Visual Studio
South East

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 95 (80.51%) .NET
2 81 (68.64%) C#
3 76 (64.41%) JavaScript
4 72 (61.02%) HTML
5 69 (58.47%) CSS
6 60 (50.85%) ASP.NET
7 56 (47.46%) SQL Server
8 48 (40.68%) HTML5
9 45 (38.14%) SQL
10 39 (33.05%) MVC
11 38 (32.20%) XML
12 33 (27.97%) Scrum
12 33 (27.97%) Software Engineering
13 32 (27.12%) Microsoft
14 31 (26.27%) T-SQL
15 30 (25.42%) VB.NET
16 29 (24.58%) MS Excel
17 28 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
17 28 (23.73%) Degree
18 26 (22.03%) Ajax
19 25 (21.19%) Web Services
19 25 (21.19%) Java
19 25 (21.19%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (21.19%) CSS3
20 24 (20.34%) Finance
21 23 (19.49%) ADO.NET
22 21 (17.80%) .NET Framework
22 21 (17.80%) WCF
23 20 (16.95%) OO
23 20 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (11.86%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.17%) IIS
3 11 (9.32%) CMS
4 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.39%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (24.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (10.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 28 (23.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (14.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (12.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (12.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.24%) MySQL
6 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.24%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (10.17%) eggPlant
2 12 (10.17%) WinRunner
2 12 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (10.17%) LoadRunner
2 12 (10.17%) JMeter
3 3 (2.54%) Selenium
4 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.85%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (79.66%) Developer
2 42 (35.59%) .NET Developer
3 30 (25.42%) Software Developer
4 28 (23.73%) Web Developer
5 26 (22.03%) Software Engineer
6 17 (14.41%) Front-End Developer
7 15 (12.71%) C# Developer
8 14 (11.86%) Analyst
8 14 (11.86%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (11.02%) Test Analyst
10 12 (10.17%) Performance Analyst
10 12 (10.17%) Performance Test Analyst
11 8 (6.78%) Graduate Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Junior Front-End Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Front-End Web Developer
11 8 (6.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Graduate
11 8 (6.78%) Junior
11 8 (6.78%) Junior Developer
11 8 (6.78%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (80.51%) .NET
2 72 (61.02%) HTML
3 69 (58.47%) CSS
4 60 (50.85%) ASP.NET
5 48 (40.68%) HTML5
6 38 (32.20%) XML
7 26 (22.03%) Ajax
8 25 (21.19%) Web Services
8 25 (21.19%) CSS3
9 23 (19.49%) ADO.NET
10 21 (17.80%) .NET Framework
10 21 (17.80%) WCF
11 16 (13.56%) jQuery
11 16 (13.56%) XSLT
12 15 (12.71%) LINQ
12 15 (12.71%) WSDL
13 14 (11.86%) SOAP
14 12 (10.17%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (7.63%) XHTML
16 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.78%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.93%) Physics
5 5 (4.24%) Open Source
5 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.39%) Replication
6 4 (3.39%) Social Network
7 2 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.24%) Linux
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) MVC
2 33 (27.97%) Scrum
2 33 (27.97%) Software Engineering
3 20 (16.95%) OO
4 17 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.41%) SEO
5 16 (13.56%) Web Development
5 16 (13.56%) Unit Testing
6 15 (12.71%) Web Design
7 13 (11.02%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.02%) Performance Testing
8 12 (10.17%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.63%) Web Application Development
10 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.78%) Project Management
11 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.24%) Change Management
12 5 (4.24%) Release Management
13 4 (3.39%) Kanban
13 4 (3.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (68.64%) C#
2 76 (64.41%) JavaScript
3 45 (38.14%) SQL
4 31 (26.27%) T-SQL
5 30 (25.42%) VB.NET
6 25 (21.19%) Java
7 15 (12.71%) VBScript
8 13 (11.02%) C++
9 10 (8.47%) VB
10 7 (5.93%) Delphi
10 7 (5.93%) VBA
11 6 (5.08%) VB6
12 5 (4.24%) PHP
13 1 (0.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (23.73%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.39%) HNC
3 4 (3.39%) HND
4 3 (2.54%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) MCSD
5 1 (0.85%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Oracle
2 7 (5.93%) Sybase
3 1 (0.85%) Telerik
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