The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 49 30
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 55 22 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.66% 3.32% 6.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.81% 31.43% 38.82%
Number of salaries quoted 51 22 29
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,550 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
158 70 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.01% 10.57% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 132 66 65
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £44,475
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 16 £32,500 - 1
Cannock - 12 £35,000 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 8 £40,000 - 3
Lichfield -7 2 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Stafford -14 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 76 (90.48%) .NET
2 62 (73.81%) C#
3 52 (61.90%) ASP.NET
4 51 (60.71%) SQL
5 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
6 39 (46.43%) JavaScript
7 37 (44.05%) HTML
8 33 (39.29%) VB.NET
9 29 (34.52%) CSS
9 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
10 24 (28.57%) .NET Framework
11 23 (27.38%) jQuery
12 21 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 21 (25.00%) WCF
12 21 (25.00%) Web Services
12 21 (25.00%) Windows
13 19 (22.62%) XML
13 19 (22.62%) WPF
14 17 (20.24%) Ajax
15 16 (19.05%) VB
15 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (17.86%) Migration
17 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (16.67%) OO
17 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
18 13 (15.48%) CRM
18 13 (15.48%) Web Development
18 13 (15.48%) TDD
18 13 (15.48%) VB6
19 12 (14.29%) Degree

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (2.38%) Drupal
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.14%) Line 500
3 4 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (4.76%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) Intranet
3 2 (2.38%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.10%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.76%) OLAP
7 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.76%) Data Mining
7 4 (4.76%) QlikView
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.38%) DTS
9 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (4.76%) Selenium
4 3 (3.57%) Moq
4 3 (3.57%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (2.38%) NUnit
5 2 (2.38%) NetAdvantage
5 2 (2.38%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (4.76%) Billing
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (80.95%) Developer
2 39 (46.43%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.24%) Software Developer
4 12 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 11 (13.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Analyst
5 11 (13.10%) VB.NET Developer
5 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Test Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
10 4 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (90.48%) .NET
2 52 (61.90%) ASP.NET
3 37 (44.05%) HTML
4 29 (34.52%) CSS
5 24 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 23 (27.38%) jQuery
7 21 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 21 (25.00%) WCF
7 21 (25.00%) Web Services
8 19 (22.62%) XML
8 19 (22.62%) WPF
9 17 (20.24%) Ajax
10 11 (13.10%) HTML5
10 11 (13.10%) CSS3
10 11 (13.10%) Software Packaging
10 11 (13.10%) WinForms
11 8 (9.52%) XSL
12 6 (7.14%) REST
13 5 (5.95%) LINQ
14 4 (4.76%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) CMDB
1 4 (4.76%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.86%) Migration
2 14 (16.67%) OO
3 13 (15.48%) CRM
3 13 (15.48%) Web Development
3 13 (15.48%) TDD
4 12 (14.29%) MVC
4 12 (14.29%) SOA
5 11 (13.10%) OOP
6 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
6 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.14%) Workflow
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.95%) Service Management
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.76%) Multidimensional Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) ETL
10 3 (3.57%) Performance Testing
10 3 (3.57%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.57%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (73.81%) C#
2 51 (60.71%) SQL
3 39 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 33 (39.29%) VB.NET
5 16 (19.05%) VB
6 13 (15.48%) VB6
7 10 (11.90%) C++
8 6 (7.14%) VBA
9 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.38%) C
11 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (8.33%) MCSD
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ISEB
3 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Apple
2 6 (7.14%) Sage
3 4 (4.76%) Remedy
3 4 (4.76%) BMC
3 4 (4.76%) Logi Analytics
4 3 (3.57%) Telerik
5 2 (2.38%) Perforce
5 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.38%) Infragistics
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 16 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days annual leave + Pension
Posted: 25 days ago