The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 127 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 46 126 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.38% 3.41% 2.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.46% 22.26% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36 111 64
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
544 566 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 16.32% 15.30% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 332 390 280
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,000
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 Scotland

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Scotland

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Scotland

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Edinburgh -25 30 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Glasgow -47 11 £41,000 +17.14% 7
Aberdeen +8 3 £40,000 -7.51%
Dundee -6 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 80 (80.81%) .NET
2 75 (75.76%) C#
3 46 (46.46%) Software Engineering
4 44 (44.44%) SQL
5 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
5 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET
6 36 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (35.35%) Windows
7 35 (35.35%) JavaScript
8 33 (33.33%) HTML
8 33 (33.33%) CSS
9 31 (31.31%) C++
9 31 (31.31%) Subversion
10 30 (30.30%) Degree
10 30 (30.30%) jQuery
11 29 (29.29%) SDLC
12 28 (28.28%) MVC
12 28 (28.28%) C
13 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
14 24 (24.24%) WinForms
14 24 (24.24%) TDD
14 24 (24.24%) .NET Framework
14 24 (24.24%) Computer Science
15 22 (22.22%) NHibernate
16 21 (21.21%) Mathematics
16 21 (21.21%) Unit Testing
16 21 (21.21%) HTML5
17 18 (18.18%) T-SQL
17 18 (18.18%) Oracle
18 17 (17.17%) MFC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (6.06%) IIS
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.02%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.02%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.07%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.07%) Big Data
5 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.01%) MySQL
9 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (31.31%) Subversion
2 17 (17.17%) TeamCity
2 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (12.12%) MSBuild
4 12 (12.12%) GitLab
5 8 (8.08%) Selenium
6 7 (7.07%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.07%) WatiN
6 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.07%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.05%) Maven
7 5 (5.05%) Hudson
7 5 (5.05%) AccuRev
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.02%) JIRA
9 2 (2.02%) ReSharper
9 2 (2.02%) Xcode
9 2 (2.02%) GDB
9 2 (2.02%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (17.17%) Electronics
2 14 (14.14%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (46.46%) Developer
2 28 (28.28%) Software Engineer
3 20 (20.20%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Technical Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Junior
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Release Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Programmer
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.02%) Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.02%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (80.81%) .NET
2 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET
3 33 (33.33%) CSS
3 33 (33.33%) HTML
4 30 (30.30%) jQuery
5 24 (24.24%) WinForms
5 24 (24.24%) .NET Framework
6 22 (22.22%) NHibernate
7 21 (21.21%) HTML5
8 17 (17.17%) MFC
8 17 (17.17%) STL
9 16 (16.16%) Entity Framework
10 15 (15.15%) LINQ
11 14 (14.14%) WPF
11 14 (14.14%) XML
11 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (13.13%) XSD
12 13 (13.13%) LINQ to SQL
13 12 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 21 (21.21%) Mathematics
3 16 (16.16%) Visualisation
4 11 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.06%) Algorithms
6 6 (6.06%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (6.06%) CUDA
7 3 (3.03%) SCADA
8 2 (2.02%) Wiki
8 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
8 2 (2.02%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.01%) PMI
9 1 (1.01%) Statistics
9 1 (1.01%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.35%) Windows
2 12 (12.12%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) UNIX
4 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.04%) Android
6 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.46%) Software Engineering
2 36 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.29%) SDLC
4 28 (28.28%) MVC
5 24 (24.24%) TDD
6 21 (21.21%) Unit Testing
7 17 (17.17%) OOP
8 16 (16.16%) Linear Algebra
8 16 (16.16%) Waterfall
8 16 (16.16%) Software Architecture
8 16 (16.16%) 3D Visualisation
9 14 (14.14%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.12%) Scrum
10 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
10 12 (12.12%) UML
11 11 (11.11%) ETL
12 10 (10.10%) OOD
12 10 (10.10%) OOA/OOD
12 10 (10.10%) Analytics
13 7 (7.07%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 75 (75.76%) C#
2 44 (44.44%) SQL
3 35 (35.35%) JavaScript
4 31 (31.31%) C++
5 28 (28.28%) C
6 18 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 16 (16.16%) VC++
8 10 (10.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (7.07%) VB.NET
9 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.03%) Java
11 2 (2.02%) Delphi
11 2 (2.02%) Perl
11 2 (2.02%) XAML
11 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.02%) VB
11 2 (2.02%) Python
12 1 (1.01%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.01%) VBA
12 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (30.30%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) PhD
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.01%) MCTS
3 1 (1.01%) MCITP
3 1 (1.01%) ISEB
3 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) MiFID
1 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
1 1 (1.01%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Firmware
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) Informatica
3 7 (7.07%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.02%) Google
4 2 (2.02%) Atmel
4 2 (2.02%) Tableau
5 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Hyland
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