The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 25 19 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 1.11% 2.08% 14.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.26% 5.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Visual Studio
Staffordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 21.11% 41.67% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 8
Average salary £40,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Stafford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) NUnit
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Moq
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Games
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Graduate
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft