The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 227 215 201
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 17 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.087% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.50% 0.51% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 10
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £30,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
VSS/SourceSafe
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
1131 985 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.30% 17.24% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 974 862 665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in the South West

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

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in the South West

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Histogram in the South West

VSS/SourceSafe
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 VSS/SourceSafe within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire -12 7 £34,250 +14.16%
Dorset -13 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol +2 4 £38,250 +27.50%
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 21 (65.63%) .NET
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (56.25%) Client/Server
3 17 (53.13%) SQL
4 15 (46.88%) C#
4 15 (46.88%) Java
4 15 (46.88%) XML
4 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
4 15 (46.88%) Finance
5 14 (43.75%) Subversion
6 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio
7 12 (37.50%) IIS
8 10 (31.25%) MS Office
8 10 (31.25%) InstallShield
9 9 (28.13%) C++
10 8 (25.00%) ClearQuest
10 8 (25.00%) MSI
10 8 (25.00%) Firewall
10 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (25.00%) CMDB
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (21.88%) STL
11 7 (21.88%) HTML
11 7 (21.88%) JavaScript

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (6.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) 3G
3 1 (3.13%) BGP
3 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) SDH
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.13%) FWSM
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) 2G
3 1 (3.13%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) MS Access
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) OLTP
6 2 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (6.25%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Subversion
2 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 10 (31.25%) InstallShield
5 8 (25.00%) ClearQuest
5 8 (25.00%) MSI
6 6 (18.75%) Bugzilla
6 6 (18.75%) CruiseControl
6 6 (18.75%) Hudson
7 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Support Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) STL
3 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.75%) MFC
5 5 (15.63%) Ajax
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
6 4 (12.50%) XSLT
6 4 (12.50%) XSD
7 3 (9.38%) CSS
7 3 (9.38%) LINQ
7 3 (9.38%) jQuery
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.25%) JPA
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (6.25%) ActiveX
8 2 (6.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Client/Server
2 8 (25.00%) CMDB
3 6 (18.75%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.25%) W3C
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (21.88%) OO
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.50%) OOD
5 4 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) C#
2 15 (46.88%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) C++
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 2 (6.25%) XPath
7 2 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
1 2 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (3.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Autodesk
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Talend
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco