The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 30 49
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 22 49 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.65% 7.02% 3.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.36% 30.06% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 48 24
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £31,245
10% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
South West

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

Development Applications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
178 163 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 29.52% 23.35% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 172 154 101
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Somerset

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Somerset

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Bath -9 8 £37,500 +7.14%
Taunton +5 5 £31,500 -16.68% 6
Street -3 4 £34,000 -28.42%
Clevedon - 2 £45,000 -
Wells - 2 £37,500 -
Cheddar - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
South West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 33 (82.50%) C#
2 29 (72.50%) .NET
3 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 23 (57.50%) ASP.NET
6 22 (55.00%) HTML
7 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 19 (47.50%) MVC
9 17 (42.50%) SQL
10 15 (37.50%) jQuery
11 13 (32.50%) HTML5
11 13 (32.50%) CSS
11 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
12 12 (30.00%) Scrum
12 12 (30.00%) XML
12 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
13 11 (27.50%) .NET Framework
13 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (22.50%) CSS3
15 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
16 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
16 8 (20.00%) ITIL
16 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
16 8 (20.00%) WCF
16 8 (20.00%) XSLT
16 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (12.50%) CMS
4 4 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (7.50%) Umbraco
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.50%) Moq
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (12.50%) NUnit
2 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) FishEye
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C# Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 5 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Programmer
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (72.50%) .NET
2 23 (57.50%) ASP.NET
3 22 (55.00%) HTML
4 15 (37.50%) jQuery
5 13 (32.50%) HTML5
5 13 (32.50%) CSS
6 12 (30.00%) XML
7 11 (27.50%) .NET Framework
8 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (22.50%) CSS3
10 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
10 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (20.00%) WCF
10 8 (20.00%) LINQ
10 8 (20.00%) XSLT
11 5 (12.50%) OpenGL
11 5 (12.50%) MFC
11 5 (12.50%) Ninject
11 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (7.50%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 3 (7.50%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
4 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.50%) Human Factors
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) MVC
3 12 (30.00%) Scrum
4 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) BDD
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) Test Management
7 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Line Management
7 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (7.50%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (42.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) C++
5 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.00%) C
7 2 (5.00%) VB
7 2 (5.00%) VBA
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) Fortran
8 1 (2.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Telerik
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