The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 88 57 74
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 44 87 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.90% 3.83% 2.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.98% 36.40% 20.81%
Number of salaries quoted 36 82 52
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
339 239 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 14.67% 10.53% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 275 197 256
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
Visual Studio
Berkshire

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Reading

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Reading

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 86 (90.53%) .NET
2 80 (84.21%) C#
3 61 (64.21%) SQL
4 56 (58.95%) ASP.NET
5 54 (56.84%) SQL Server
6 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
7 43 (45.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (37.89%) .NET Framework
8 36 (37.89%) jQuery
9 34 (35.79%) Scrum
10 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (32.63%) Unit Testing
11 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
12 28 (29.47%) HTML
12 28 (29.47%) Selenium
13 27 (28.42%) MVC
13 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
13 27 (28.42%) CSS
14 24 (25.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 22 (23.16%) ISEB
16 20 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (20.00%) Web Services
18 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (17.89%) WCF
19 17 (17.89%) Degree
19 17 (17.89%) Oracle
20 14 (14.74%) T-SQL
20 14 (14.74%) ISTQB
20 14 (14.74%) Inversion of Control
21 13 (13.68%) QA

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 7 (7.37%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) MicroStation
3 4 (4.21%) Solid Edge
3 4 (4.21%) AutoCAD
3 4 (4.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Firewall
1 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (56.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.26%) DTS
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.05%) IDOL
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.05%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (45.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (29.47%) Selenium
3 12 (12.63%) MSTest
4 10 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.42%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (4.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (4.21%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.05%) Subversion
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Automotive
3 4 (4.21%) Marketing
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (54.74%) Developer
2 42 (44.21%) .NET Developer
3 28 (29.47%) C# Developer
4 26 (27.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (26.32%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (24.21%) Analyst
6 23 (24.21%) Test Analyst
7 21 (22.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (15.79%) Software Developer
9 11 (11.58%) .NET Software Developer
10 9 (9.47%) Senior Developer
10 9 (9.47%) C# Software Developer
11 8 (8.42%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (8.42%) Tester
11 8 (8.42%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (6.32%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (6.32%) Test Engineer
12 6 (6.32%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (90.53%) .NET
2 56 (58.95%) ASP.NET
3 36 (37.89%) .NET Framework
3 36 (37.89%) jQuery
4 28 (29.47%) HTML
5 27 (28.42%) CSS
6 24 (25.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 19 (20.00%) Web Services
8 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (17.89%) WCF
10 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (12.63%) XML
12 5 (5.26%) ADO.NET
12 5 (5.26%) HTML5
12 5 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
13 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (4.21%) WPF
13 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 4 (4.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.47%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.21%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.11%) Physics
5 2 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.63%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.79%) Scrum
2 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.63%) Unit Testing
3 27 (28.42%) MVC
4 13 (13.68%) CRM
5 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.53%) Web Development
7 9 (9.47%) BDD
8 8 (8.42%) Automation Testing
8 8 (8.42%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (7.37%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.32%) SOA
11 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (5.26%) OO
11 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.26%) Use Case
11 5 (5.26%) Manual Testing
12 4 (4.21%) Time Management
12 4 (4.21%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (84.21%) C#
2 61 (64.21%) SQL
3 27 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.74%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.47%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.26%) C
7 3 (3.16%) Java
7 3 (3.16%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VB6
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) VBScript
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) ISEB
2 17 (17.89%) Degree
3 14 (14.74%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.05%) VMware
4 1 (1.05%) Meridio
4 1 (1.05%) Nintex
4 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 19 days ago