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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 40 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 38 26 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.92% 4.48% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 41.76% 36.11% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 36 26 2
Average salary £44,000 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £49,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
91 72 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.58% 12.39% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 81 66 83
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 14 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +10 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Lichfield -6 2 £31,000 -34.73%
Stafford -10 1 £20,500 -21.15%
Tamworth - 1 £32,500 -
Uttoxeter - 1 - -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 74 (81.32%) .NET
2 67 (73.63%) C#
3 60 (65.93%) ASP.NET
4 58 (63.74%) SQL
5 49 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 47 (51.65%) VB.NET
7 32 (35.16%) .NET Framework
8 30 (32.97%) WPF
9 29 (31.87%) XML
10 26 (28.57%) WCF
11 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
12 24 (26.37%) VB
12 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
13 23 (25.27%) Windows
14 22 (24.18%) VB6
15 20 (21.98%) CRM
16 19 (20.88%) Dynamics CRM
17 18 (19.78%) SharePoint
17 18 (19.78%) HTML
18 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (18.68%) LINQ
19 16 (17.58%) jQuery
19 16 (17.58%) Finance
19 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
19 16 (17.58%) Degree
20 15 (16.48%) WinForms
20 15 (16.48%) C++
20 15 (16.48%) OOP
20 15 (16.48%) OO
21 14 (15.38%) MS Office

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (19.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Office
2 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (20.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (8.79%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) SaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.10%) Intranet
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.49%) Big Data
5 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.10%) DTS
8 1 (1.10%) MS Access
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (7.69%) LLBLGen Pro
2 7 (7.69%) NetAdvantage
3 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.40%) MSTest
5 3 (3.30%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.10%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (74.73%) Developer
2 41 (45.05%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.88%) Software Developer
4 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (16.48%) Analyst
6 14 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
7 13 (14.29%) Test Analyst
7 13 (14.29%) Software Engineer
8 12 (13.19%) Lead Developer
9 10 (10.99%) C# Developer
10 9 (9.89%) Senior Developer
11 7 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (7.69%) Programmer
11 7 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
11 7 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
11 7 (7.69%) C# Programmer
11 7 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (6.59%) Software Programmer
12 6 (6.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 5 (5.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (81.32%) .NET
2 60 (65.93%) ASP.NET
3 32 (35.16%) .NET Framework
4 30 (32.97%) WPF
5 29 (31.87%) XML
6 26 (28.57%) WCF
7 18 (19.78%) HTML
8 17 (18.68%) LINQ
9 16 (17.58%) jQuery
10 15 (16.48%) WinForms
11 13 (14.29%) WF
11 13 (14.29%) Web Services
12 10 (10.99%) CSS
13 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (7.69%) Silverlight
15 6 (6.59%) Ajax
15 6 (6.59%) XSL
16 5 (5.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 3 (3.30%) Kendo UI
17 3 (3.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) CRM
2 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
4 15 (16.48%) OOP
4 15 (16.48%) OO
5 13 (14.29%) MVC
5 13 (14.29%) Workflow
6 8 (8.79%) SOA
6 8 (8.79%) ITIL
6 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
6 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.59%) Migration
8 5 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.49%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.40%) Test Management
9 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.40%) TDD
9 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.40%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.40%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (73.63%) C#
2 58 (63.74%) SQL
3 47 (51.65%) VB.NET
4 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
5 24 (26.37%) VB
6 22 (24.18%) VB6
7 15 (16.48%) C++
8 8 (8.79%) VBA
9 6 (6.59%) C
10 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.10%) Java
11 1 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (1.10%) Python
11 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Degree
2 12 (13.19%) ISEB
2 12 (13.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.49%) MCSD
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) Sage
3 7 (7.69%) Infragistics
4 3 (3.30%) Nintex
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) Telerik
5 1 (1.10%) Remedy
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago