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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 127 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 35 132 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 3.59% 3.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 23.49% 21.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32 113 70
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
490 562 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.48% 15.28% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 312 403 312
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 £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 July 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 July 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 -6 28 £39,000 +1.29% 2
Aberdeen +11 3 £40,000 -7.51%
Glasgow -56 3 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 98 (90.74%) .NET
2 88 (81.48%) C#
3 54 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 48 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 45 (41.67%) HTML
6 44 (40.74%) JavaScript
7 42 (38.89%) CSS
8 39 (36.11%) SQL
9 38 (35.19%) jQuery
10 37 (34.26%) Windows
11 33 (30.56%) MVC
11 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (30.56%) Subversion
12 31 (28.70%) WinForms
12 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
12 31 (28.70%) .NET Framework
12 31 (28.70%) Degree
12 31 (28.70%) SDLC
13 29 (26.85%) C++
14 27 (25.00%) HTML5
15 26 (24.07%) C
16 25 (23.15%) TDD
16 25 (23.15%) NHibernate
16 25 (23.15%) XML
17 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
17 23 (21.30%) WPF
18 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
18 22 (20.37%) Oracle
19 21 (19.44%) OOP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.56%) IIS
2 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.41%) Hadoop
3 8 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.41%) Big Data
4 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) Informix
8 1 (0.93%) Ingres
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Subversion
2 21 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 19 (17.59%) TeamCity
4 14 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (12.96%) GitLab
5 13 (12.04%) MSBuild
6 9 (8.33%) Selenium
7 8 (7.41%) WatiN
7 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.41%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.63%) Hudson
8 5 (4.63%) AccuRev
8 5 (4.63%) Maven
8 5 (4.63%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.85%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.93%) CodeWarrior
11 1 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 18 (16.67%) Electronics
2 13 (12.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (51.85%) Developer
2 26 (24.07%) Software Engineer
3 23 (21.30%) .NET Developer
4 16 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Architect
7 8 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Junior
10 4 (3.70%) Applications Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Release Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Junior Developer
11 3 (2.78%) WinForms Developer
12 2 (1.85%) Analyst Developer
12 2 (1.85%) C# Developer
12 2 (1.85%) Programmer
12 2 (1.85%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (90.74%) .NET
2 54 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 45 (41.67%) HTML
4 42 (38.89%) CSS
5 38 (35.19%) jQuery
6 31 (28.70%) WinForms
6 31 (28.70%) .NET Framework
7 27 (25.00%) HTML5
8 25 (23.15%) NHibernate
8 25 (23.15%) XML
9 23 (21.30%) WPF
10 21 (19.44%) Entity Framework
11 18 (16.67%) LINQ
11 18 (16.67%) XSD
11 18 (16.67%) MFC
11 18 (16.67%) STL
12 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (12.96%) LINQ to SQL
14 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (12.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.30%) Computer Science
2 21 (19.44%) Mathematics
3 17 (15.74%) Visualisation
4 9 (8.33%) CUDA
4 9 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (3.70%) User Experience
6 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.78%) SCADA
8 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.93%) Physics
9 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.26%) Windows
2 10 (9.26%) UNIX
3 8 (7.41%) Linux
4 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 33 (30.56%) MVC
2 33 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (28.70%) SDLC
4 25 (23.15%) TDD
5 22 (20.37%) Unit Testing
6 21 (19.44%) OOP
7 18 (16.67%) Software Architecture
8 17 (15.74%) Waterfall
8 17 (15.74%) 3D Visualisation
8 17 (15.74%) Linear Algebra
9 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
11 12 (11.11%) UML
12 10 (9.26%) Scrum
13 9 (8.33%) Analytics
14 8 (7.41%) Data Analytics
14 8 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
14 8 (7.41%) OOD
14 8 (7.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 88 (81.48%) C#
2 44 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 39 (36.11%) SQL
4 29 (26.85%) C++
5 26 (24.07%) C
6 17 (15.74%) T-SQL
6 17 (15.74%) VC++
7 11 (10.19%) PL/SQL
8 9 (8.33%) VB.NET
9 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.78%) VB
10 3 (2.78%) Java
11 2 (1.85%) Delphi
11 2 (1.85%) VBScript
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
11 2 (1.85%) XAML
12 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.93%) PhD
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) MiFID
1 1 (0.93%) Solvency II
1 1 (0.93%) AIFMD
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.37%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Informatica
3 8 (7.41%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Sun
5 1 (0.93%) Hyland
5 1 (0.93%) Atmel
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