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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 30 46
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 15 51 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.33% 7.21% 3.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.31% 37.78% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 50 21
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
98 135 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.22% 19.09% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 90 111 57
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -14 3 £35,000 -
Lichfield -2 2 £29,500 -26.25%
Stafford - 1 £47,500 -
Tamworth - 1 - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 35 (92.11%) .NET
2 31 (81.58%) C#
3 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 25 (65.79%) ASP.NET
4 25 (65.79%) SQL
5 21 (55.26%) WCF
6 18 (47.37%) Web Services
7 17 (44.74%) .NET Framework
8 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (39.47%) SOAP
9 13 (34.21%) XML
9 13 (34.21%) T-SQL
9 13 (34.21%) VB.NET
9 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (34.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
10 12 (31.58%) LINQ
10 12 (31.58%) Finance
11 11 (28.95%) SOA
11 11 (28.95%) ReSharper
12 10 (26.32%) jQuery
12 10 (26.32%) ADO.NET
12 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
13 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
14 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (18.42%) HTML
14 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
15 6 (15.79%) WinForms
15 6 (15.79%) N-Tier

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
1 3 (7.89%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (34.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.63%) MS Access
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.63%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Moq
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (92.11%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 17 (44.74%) C# Developer
4 10 (26.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (23.68%) Senior Developer
6 8 (21.05%) Software Developer
6 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (13.16%) Lead Developer
8 5 (13.16%) Lead .NET Developer
9 4 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
10 3 (7.89%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (7.89%) Programmer
10 3 (7.89%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (7.89%) Senior C# Developer
11 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Programmer
11 2 (5.26%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (92.11%) .NET
2 25 (65.79%) ASP.NET
3 21 (55.26%) WCF
4 18 (47.37%) Web Services
5 17 (44.74%) .NET Framework
6 15 (39.47%) SOAP
7 13 (34.21%) XML
8 12 (31.58%) LINQ
8 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
9 10 (26.32%) jQuery
9 10 (26.32%) ADO.NET
10 7 (18.42%) HTML
11 6 (15.79%) WPF
11 6 (15.79%) WinForms
12 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (7.89%) HTML5
13 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (7.89%) REST
13 3 (7.89%) CSS3
13 3 (7.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (15.79%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Kinect
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) SOA
3 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.16%) MVC
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) OO
6 3 (7.89%) API Development
7 2 (5.26%) SDLC
7 2 (5.26%) Use Case
7 2 (5.26%) Test Management
7 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.26%) Web Design
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Validation
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) C#
2 25 (65.79%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) T-SQL
3 13 (34.21%) VB.NET
4 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) XAML
5 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) VB6
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) VC++
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) HNC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Adobe
2 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.63%) Sage
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks