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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 56 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.81% 3.27% 3.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.36% 34.92% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54 22 18
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
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
146 63 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.36% 9.38% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 120 60 60
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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 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 22 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 22 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 +8 18 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cannock - 14 £35,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 8 £40,000 - 1
Lichfield -8 2 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 74 (86.05%) .NET
2 66 (76.74%) C#
3 54 (62.79%) ASP.NET
4 49 (56.98%) SQL
5 40 (46.51%) JavaScript
5 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
6 36 (41.86%) VB.NET
7 35 (40.70%) HTML
8 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
9 28 (32.56%) CSS
10 24 (27.91%) .NET Framework
11 23 (26.74%) WCF
11 23 (26.74%) jQuery
12 22 (25.58%) WPF
13 21 (24.42%) Windows
13 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 18 (20.93%) XML
15 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (18.60%) Degree
16 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (18.60%) VB
16 16 (18.60%) Web Services
17 15 (17.44%) Ajax
18 14 (16.28%) WinForms
18 14 (16.28%) C++
18 14 (16.28%) CRM
19 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
19 13 (15.12%) OO
19 13 (15.12%) TDD
19 13 (15.12%) VB6

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 13 (15.12%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.79%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.65%) IIS
4 2 (2.33%) Drupal
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) MS Excel
1 11 (12.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.98%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (12.79%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.65%) QlikView
7 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.65%) Data Mining
7 4 (4.65%) OLAP
7 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (4.65%) Selenium
4 3 (3.49%) Moq
4 3 (3.49%) Subversion
4 3 (3.49%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.33%) NUnit
5 2 (2.33%) NetAdvantage
5 2 (2.33%) LLBLGen Pro
6 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (4.65%) Billing
1 4 (4.65%) Electronics
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 70 (81.40%) Developer
2 37 (43.02%) .NET Developer
3 20 (23.26%) Software Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Analyst
5 12 (13.95%) C# Developer
6 11 (12.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (12.79%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (12.79%) VB.NET Developer
7 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (11.63%) Software Engineer
8 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Test Analyst
10 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (6.98%) C# Software Engineer
11 6 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (6.98%) .NET Software Engineer
11 6 (6.98%) .NET Programmer
11 6 (6.98%) Programmer
11 6 (6.98%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (86.05%) .NET
2 54 (62.79%) ASP.NET
3 35 (40.70%) HTML
4 28 (32.56%) CSS
5 24 (27.91%) .NET Framework
6 23 (26.74%) WCF
6 23 (26.74%) jQuery
7 22 (25.58%) WPF
8 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 18 (20.93%) XML
10 16 (18.60%) Web Services
11 15 (17.44%) Ajax
12 14 (16.28%) WinForms
13 11 (12.79%) HTML5
13 11 (12.79%) CSS3
13 11 (12.79%) Software Packaging
14 8 (9.30%) XSL
14 8 (9.30%) LINQ
15 7 (8.14%) WF
16 6 (6.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) CRM
2 13 (15.12%) OO
2 13 (15.12%) TDD
3 12 (13.95%) Web Development
3 12 (13.95%) MVC
3 12 (13.95%) SOA
4 11 (12.79%) OOP
4 11 (12.79%) Software Engineering
4 11 (12.79%) Migration
5 10 (11.63%) ITIL
6 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.14%) Workflow
8 6 (6.98%) Service Management
8 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.65%) Multidimensional Analysis
9 4 (4.65%) ETL
9 4 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.49%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (76.74%) C#
2 49 (56.98%) SQL
3 40 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 36 (41.86%) VB.NET
5 16 (18.60%) VB
6 14 (16.28%) C++
7 13 (15.12%) VB6
8 6 (6.98%) VBA
9 4 (4.65%) C
10 3 (3.49%) PHP
11 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Degree
2 8 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.30%) MCSD
3 4 (4.65%) ISEB
3 4 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Apple
2 6 (6.98%) Sage
3 4 (4.65%) Logi Analytics
4 2 (2.33%) Perforce
4 2 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.33%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.16%) Telerik
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 4 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: 9 days ago