The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 27 76
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +49
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 44 75 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.07% 6.49% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.67% 39.27% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 42 75 10
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
Wales

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

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
159 191 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 14.70% 16.52% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 138 186 57
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,110 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in South Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in South Wales

Visual Studio
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Cardiff -18 23 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 9 £35,000 - 2
Monmouthshire - 5 £30,000 -
Torfaen -1 3 £40,000 +45.45%
Bridgend +1 2 £20,000 -38.46% 1
Newport -1 1 £40,000 +31.14% 1
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 60 (77.92%) C#
2 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
3 40 (51.95%) .NET
4 39 (50.65%) SQL
5 35 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 34 (44.16%) MS Excel
7 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
8 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
9 23 (29.87%) CSS
9 23 (29.87%) HTML
9 23 (29.87%) WPF
10 21 (27.27%) Windows
11 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 18 (23.38%) Crystal Reports
12 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (20.78%) jQuery
14 15 (19.48%) Degree
15 14 (18.18%) XML
15 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
16 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
16 13 (16.88%) Web Development
17 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
17 12 (15.58%) Finance
18 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
18 11 (14.29%) WinForms
19 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
20 9 (11.69%) WCF
20 9 (11.69%) LINQ

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (1.30%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (44.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (23.38%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.30%) QlikView
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.19%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Games
4 4 (5.19%) Back Office
4 4 (5.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 14 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 11 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (12.99%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.69%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Technical Leader
8 5 (6.49%) Software Programmer
8 5 (6.49%) Programmer
9 4 (5.19%) Development Manager
10 3 (3.90%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Software Development Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Software Manager
11 2 (2.60%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Junior
11 2 (2.60%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Consultant
11 2 (2.60%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) .NET
2 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET
3 23 (29.87%) CSS
3 23 (29.87%) HTML
3 23 (29.87%) WPF
4 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 16 (20.78%) jQuery
6 14 (18.18%) XML
7 12 (15.58%) .NET Framework
8 11 (14.29%) WinForms
9 9 (11.69%) WCF
9 9 (11.69%) LINQ
9 9 (11.69%) SOAP
9 9 (11.69%) Web Services
9 9 (11.69%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (6.49%) XHTML
11 3 (3.90%) Symfony
12 1 (1.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 1 (1.30%) Ajax
12 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.79%) GIS
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.90%) Social Network
5 2 (2.60%) EPoS
5 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Phone
2 3 (3.90%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Web Development
3 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.69%) Scrum
4 9 (11.69%) TDD
5 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 7 (9.09%) ERP
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) MVC
6 6 (7.79%) Time Management
7 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.49%) CRM
8 4 (5.19%) OO
8 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.19%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (5.19%) Line Management
9 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.90%) Content Management
9 3 (3.90%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (77.92%) C#
2 39 (50.65%) SQL
3 26 (33.77%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 13 (16.88%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.39%) VB
6 8 (10.39%) C++
7 7 (9.09%) Python
8 5 (6.49%) PHP
9 3 (3.90%) XAML
10 2 (2.60%) Java
10 2 (2.60%) VB6
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
11 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) MCSD
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
Vendors
1 50 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Sage
4 3 (3.90%) Google
4 3 (3.90%) Facebook
4 3 (3.90%) Twitter
4 3 (3.90%) Xamarin
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