The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 75 54 74
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 212 242 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.35% 4.60% 3.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.34% 25.45% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 197 224 168
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,660 £25,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
Visual Studio
England

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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1096 951 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.32% 18.09% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 945 856 569
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,873 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in the South West

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Wiltshire +20 59 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Dorset +8 47 £41,000 +26.15% 6
Bristol -57 32 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Gloucestershire -4 27 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Somerset -30 24 £33,750 +0.38% 10
Devon -9 19 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Cornwall - 3 £50,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 327 (84.06%) .NET
2 311 (79.95%) C#
3 247 (63.50%) ASP.NET
4 222 (57.07%) HTML
5 221 (56.81%) JavaScript
6 210 (53.98%) SQL Server
7 191 (49.10%) SQL
7 191 (49.10%) CSS
8 142 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (35.99%) MVC
10 135 (34.70%) Microsoft
10 135 (34.70%) jQuery
11 117 (30.08%) XML
12 87 (22.37%) .NET Framework
13 81 (20.82%) HTML5
14 80 (20.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 77 (19.79%) MS Excel
16 72 (18.51%) WCF
17 69 (17.74%) Windows
18 67 (17.22%) JSON
19 64 (16.45%) CSS3
20 63 (16.20%) SOAP
21 62 (15.94%) VB.NET
22 61 (15.68%) Web Services
22 61 (15.68%) SharePoint
23 57 (14.65%) T-SQL
23 57 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
24 56 (14.40%) C++
25 55 (14.14%) Software Engineering
26 54 (13.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 61 (15.68%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 29 (7.46%) CMS
4 17 (4.37%) SharePoint Server
5 15 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (3.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (3.60%) Umbraco
7 10 (2.57%) IIS
8 5 (1.29%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (1.03%) Immediacy CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 77 (19.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.86%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.06%) MS Office
4 5 (1.29%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.77%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
2 3 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.29%) Intranet
3 4 (1.03%) HTTP
4 3 (0.77%) Internet
5 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) DMZ
6 1 (0.26%) Extranet
6 1 (0.26%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (53.98%) SQL Server
2 57 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (9.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (5.91%) MySQL
8 22 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (4.37%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.86%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (3.08%) MS Access
12 12 (3.08%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.29%) DB2
16 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
17 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (9.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (3.08%) Subversion
4 9 (2.31%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.80%) NUnit
6 6 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.54%) Selenium
7 5 (1.29%) Moq
7 5 (1.29%) GCC
8 4 (1.03%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.03%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.51%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.51%) Maven
10 1 (0.26%) JIRA
10 1 (0.26%) Ant
10 1 (0.26%) Toad
10 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.26%) CodeWarrior
10 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
General
1 26 (6.68%) Finance
2 15 (3.86%) Marketing
3 12 (3.08%) Advertising
3 12 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.83%) Games
5 7 (1.80%) Aerospace
5 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.29%) Retail
7 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Automotive
8 3 (0.77%) Electronics
8 3 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 335 (86.12%) Developer
2 128 (32.90%) .NET Developer
3 104 (26.74%) C# Developer
4 64 (16.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 57 (14.65%) Senior Developer
6 50 (12.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 40 (10.28%) Software Developer
8 38 (9.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (8.48%) SQL Developer
10 32 (8.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (8.23%) Web Developer
11 22 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 22 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (5.40%) Senior C# Developer
13 18 (4.63%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.60%) Front-End Developer
15 13 (3.34%) Senior Web Developer
15 13 (3.34%) Junior
16 11 (2.83%) Junior Developer
16 11 (2.83%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (84.06%) .NET
2 247 (63.50%) ASP.NET
3 222 (57.07%) HTML
4 191 (49.10%) CSS
5 135 (34.70%) jQuery
6 117 (30.08%) XML
7 87 (22.37%) .NET Framework
8 81 (20.82%) HTML5
9 80 (20.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (18.51%) WCF
11 67 (17.22%) JSON
12 64 (16.45%) CSS3
13 63 (16.20%) SOAP
14 61 (15.68%) Web Services
15 54 (13.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 48 (12.34%) LINQ
17 42 (10.80%) WPF
18 36 (9.25%) REST
19 27 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 23 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.91%) Computer Science
1 23 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.31%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.31%) Mathematics
3 7 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (1.29%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.29%) User Experience
5 4 (1.03%) iPhone
5 4 (1.03%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.03%) CCTV
5 4 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (0.77%) DTV
6 3 (0.77%) GIS
6 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.77%) Physics
7 2 (0.51%) Copywriting
7 2 (0.51%) Replication
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.74%) Windows
2 18 (4.63%) Linux
3 10 (2.57%) Windows CE
4 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.80%) Android
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (36.50%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (35.99%) MVC
3 55 (14.14%) Software Engineering
4 53 (13.62%) Scrum
5 44 (11.31%) TDD
6 41 (10.54%) OO
7 35 (9.00%) Unit Testing
8 29 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (6.68%) Web Development
10 20 (5.14%) Time Management
10 20 (5.14%) Kanban
11 19 (4.88%) OOD
12 18 (4.63%) Content Management
13 17 (4.37%) UML
14 16 (4.11%) CRM
14 16 (4.11%) Project Management
15 15 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (3.60%) Data Mapping
17 13 (3.34%) Waterfall
18 12 (3.08%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 311 (79.95%) C#
2 221 (56.81%) JavaScript
3 191 (49.10%) SQL
4 62 (15.94%) VB.NET
5 57 (14.65%) T-SQL
6 56 (14.40%) C++
7 48 (12.34%) VB
8 28 (7.20%) Java
9 20 (5.14%) PHP
10 19 (4.88%) VB6
11 18 (4.63%) C
12 13 (3.34%) VBScript
13 10 (2.57%) VBA
14 9 (2.31%) Python
15 7 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.54%) Ruby
16 6 (1.54%) VC++
17 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
18 4 (1.03%) Lisp
19 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (9.51%) Degree
2 29 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.83%) MCP
5 9 (2.31%) MCSD
6 7 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.29%) MCPD
7 5 (1.29%) ISEB
7 5 (1.29%) MCTS
8 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.91%) QA
2 5 (1.29%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.26%) Firmware
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (34.70%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.31%) Oracle
3 15 (3.86%) Sitecore
4 7 (1.80%) SAP
5 5 (1.29%) Embarcadero
5 5 (1.29%) Borland
5 5 (1.29%) Telerik
6 3 (0.77%) Sage
7 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe
8 1 (0.26%) Intel
8 1 (0.26%) Logi Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) Ektron
8 1 (0.26%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.26%) ESRI
8 1 (0.26%) VMware
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Sybase
8 1 (0.26%) Business Objects
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Just now
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Dependant On Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40K pa + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
iKonnect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000 - £43000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £37559 - £43000 per annum + pension & health
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
HospitalityGEM
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus profit-related bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago