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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 83 93 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.61% 2.30% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.95% 14.42% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 48 80 72
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £27,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
438 645 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.80% 15.98% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 264 409 271
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,138
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,446 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +15 38 £38,500 +4.05% 5
Glasgow 0 33 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Aberdeen +30 9 £43,750 -
Dundee -2 1 £25,000 -15.25%
Stirling - 1 £25,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 164 (90.61%) C#
1 164 (90.61%) .NET
2 116 (64.09%) SQL Server
3 85 (46.96%) ASP.NET
4 75 (41.44%) HTML
5 68 (37.57%) jQuery
6 67 (37.02%) Software Engineering
6 67 (37.02%) JavaScript
7 63 (34.81%) CSS
7 63 (34.81%) MVC
8 60 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (28.73%) .NET Framework
10 51 (28.18%) Degree
11 50 (27.62%) WPF
12 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
13 46 (25.41%) SQL
13 46 (25.41%) Windows
14 43 (23.76%) OOP
14 43 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (22.10%) HTML5
15 40 (22.10%) XML
16 39 (21.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 36 (19.89%) Entity Framework
18 35 (19.34%) Computer Science
19 34 (18.78%) Subversion
19 34 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
19 34 (18.78%) C++
20 33 (18.23%) WinForms
20 33 (18.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 32 (17.68%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (6.08%) IIS
2 6 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.21%) CMS
3 4 (2.21%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.10%) WordPress
4 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.66%) MS Project
3 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.50%) Ethernet
2 8 (4.42%) Intranet
3 3 (1.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (64.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (12.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (4.97%) Hadoop
7 9 (4.97%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.97%) Big Data
8 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.76%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.10%) Ingres
11 2 (1.10%) Informix
12 1 (0.55%) SQLite
12 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.55%) SSDT
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (18.78%) Subversion
2 22 (12.15%) Git (software)
3 21 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (8.84%) TeamCity
4 16 (8.84%) GitLab
5 10 (5.52%) Selenium
5 10 (5.52%) WatiN
5 10 (5.52%) MSBuild
6 9 (4.97%) SpecFlow
6 9 (4.97%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.97%) NCrunch
7 2 (1.10%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.10%) NUnit
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.55%) Moq
8 1 (0.55%) WinDbg
General
1 19 (10.50%) Electronics
2 13 (7.18%) Finance
3 5 (2.76%) Retail
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Front Office
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (71.27%) Developer
2 62 (34.25%) .NET Developer
3 45 (24.86%) Senior Developer
4 32 (17.68%) C# Developer
5 30 (16.57%) Software Engineer
6 23 (12.71%) Software Developer
7 21 (11.60%) Senior .NET Developer
7 21 (11.60%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (8.29%) Web Developer
9 11 (6.08%) Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) WinForms Developer
10 10 (5.52%) WPF Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Senior WinForms Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Senior WPF Developer
11 9 (4.97%) Architect
11 9 (4.97%) Senior Software Developer
12 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (4.42%) Lead Developer
13 7 (3.87%) C# Web Developer
13 7 (3.87%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (90.61%) .NET
2 85 (46.96%) ASP.NET
3 75 (41.44%) HTML
4 68 (37.57%) jQuery
5 63 (34.81%) CSS
6 52 (28.73%) .NET Framework
7 50 (27.62%) WPF
8 40 (22.10%) XML
8 40 (22.10%) HTML5
9 39 (21.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 36 (19.89%) Entity Framework
11 33 (18.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 33 (18.23%) WinForms
12 29 (16.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (14.92%) LINQ
14 25 (13.81%) Web Services
15 21 (11.60%) NHibernate
15 21 (11.60%) STL
15 21 (11.60%) MFC
16 20 (11.05%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.34%) Computer Science
2 23 (12.71%) Mathematics
3 19 (10.50%) Visualisation
3 19 (10.50%) CUDA
4 7 (3.87%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (3.31%) User Experience
6 4 (2.21%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.10%) Physics
7 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.10%) Equities
7 2 (1.10%) Exotic Derivative
7 2 (1.10%) Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) SCADA
8 1 (0.55%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.41%) Windows
2 22 (12.15%) UNIX
3 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.66%) Android
3 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) Solaris
3 3 (1.66%) Linux
4 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.02%) Software Engineering
2 63 (34.81%) MVC
3 60 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (23.76%) OOP
4 43 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (17.68%) TDD
6 26 (14.36%) Unit Testing
7 24 (13.26%) Software Architecture
8 20 (11.05%) Waterfall
9 19 (10.50%) 3D Visualisation
9 19 (10.50%) Linear Algebra
9 19 (10.50%) Automated Testing
10 18 (9.94%) Pair Programming
10 18 (9.94%) OO
11 17 (9.39%) Scrum
12 13 (7.18%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.63%) Dependency Injection
13 12 (6.63%) Web Development
14 11 (6.08%) ETL
14 11 (6.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (90.61%) C#
2 67 (37.02%) JavaScript
3 46 (25.41%) SQL
4 34 (18.78%) C++
5 27 (14.92%) C
5 27 (14.92%) T-SQL
6 19 (10.50%) VC++
7 18 (9.94%) VB.NET
8 12 (6.63%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.87%) VB
10 3 (1.66%) VBA
10 3 (1.66%) XAML
10 3 (1.66%) XPath
11 2 (1.10%) F#
11 2 (1.10%) Python
11 2 (1.10%) VBScript
11 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) PHP
11 2 (1.10%) Delphi
11 2 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 51 (28.18%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (2.21%) ISEB
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.10%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.55%) PhD
4 1 (0.55%) HND
4 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Firmware
Vendors
1 48 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.57%) Oracle
3 10 (5.52%) Informatica
3 10 (5.52%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.66%) Sun
4 3 (1.66%) Iron Speed
5 2 (1.10%) HP
5 2 (1.10%) Telerik
6 1 (0.55%) Atmel
6 1 (0.55%) Hyland
6 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
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Salary: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £35000 - £56000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Stirling
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Salary: £22000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago