The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 77 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 16 9 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.83% 1.10% 4.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.31% 8.41% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 35
Average salary £36,250 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.19% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,000 £37,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
Hampshire

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

Development Applications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 107 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 14.89% 13.08% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 116 107 107
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Southampton

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Southampton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 28 (71.79%) .NET
2 26 (66.67%) C++
3 25 (64.10%) Software Engineering
4 23 (58.97%) Windows
5 22 (56.41%) C#
5 22 (56.41%) SQL
6 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
8 13 (33.33%) WinForms
8 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 13 (33.33%) CSS
9 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
9 12 (30.77%) Degree
10 11 (28.21%) jQuery
10 11 (28.21%) HTML
10 11 (28.21%) XML
10 11 (28.21%) OO
11 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
12 9 (23.08%) Java
12 9 (23.08%) STL
13 8 (20.51%) XSL
13 8 (20.51%) XHTML
13 8 (20.51%) DNS
13 8 (20.51%) PHP
13 8 (20.51%) MySQL
13 8 (20.51%) Marketing
13 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
13 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
14 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
14 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) CTI
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) GCC
2 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 8 (20.51%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Software Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Team Leader
4 7 (17.95%) C++ Team Leader
4 7 (17.95%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Case Management Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (71.79%) .NET
2 13 (33.33%) CSS
2 13 (33.33%) WinForms
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 11 (28.21%) XML
4 11 (28.21%) jQuery
4 11 (28.21%) HTML
5 9 (23.08%) STL
6 8 (20.51%) XSL
6 8 (20.51%) XHTML
7 5 (12.82%) MFC
8 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (7.69%) NHibernate
9 3 (7.69%) WCF
9 3 (7.69%) REST
9 3 (7.69%) COM
9 3 (7.69%) Web Services
9 3 (7.69%) SOAP
10 2 (5.13%) ADO.NET
10 2 (5.13%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.21%) OO
3 8 (20.51%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
4 7 (17.95%) UML
4 7 (17.95%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.38%) Line Management
6 5 (12.82%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) OOD
8 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.13%) User Stories
9 2 (5.13%) MVC
9 2 (5.13%) Scrum
9 2 (5.13%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (5.13%) Logistics
9 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C++
2 22 (56.41%) C#
2 22 (56.41%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
5 9 (23.08%) Java
6 8 (20.51%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) VB
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) zsh
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Serena
2 7 (17.95%) Wind River
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.13%) Sage