The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 48 26 80
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +54
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 49 105 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.83% 7.78% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.26% 43.75% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 45 105 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £44,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
UK

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

Development Applications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
194 240 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 15.16% 17.78% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 168 235 92
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,000 £50,000
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 Wales

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Wales

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
South Wales -16 45 £32,500 - 6
North Wales -8 3 £33,250 +10.83% 3
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 (79.17%) C#
2 60 (62.50%) .NET
3 58 (60.42%) Microsoft
4 57 (59.38%) SQL
5 52 (54.17%) SQL Server
6 41 (42.71%) ASP.NET
7 39 (40.63%) CSS
8 38 (39.58%) HTML
9 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
10 33 (34.38%) MS Excel
11 28 (29.17%) Windows
11 28 (29.17%) .NET Framework
11 28 (29.17%) WPF
12 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (25.00%) XML
13 24 (25.00%) jQuery
14 22 (22.92%) T-SQL
15 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 19 (19.79%) Crystal Reports
17 18 (18.75%) WinForms
17 18 (18.75%) Degree
18 17 (17.71%) LINQ
19 16 (16.67%) WCF
19 16 (16.67%) MVC
20 15 (15.63%) VB.NET
20 15 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
21 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
21 14 (14.58%) Web Development
22 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.79%) Crystal Reports
3 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.04%) MySQL
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.04%) SSDT
10 1 (1.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.29%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (6.25%) Mercurial
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (5.21%) Subversion
5 1 (1.04%) MorphX
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) MSTest
5 1 (1.04%) Hudson
5 1 (1.04%) GCC
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.21%) Games
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (4.17%) Back Office
5 3 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (68.75%) Developer
2 24 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 22 (22.92%) .NET Developer
4 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET Developer
5 16 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 11 (11.46%) Analyst
7 10 (10.42%) Test Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Lead Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Technical Leader
10 6 (6.25%) Programmer
10 6 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Software Programmer
12 4 (4.17%) Development Manager
12 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
13 3 (3.13%) Software Manager
13 3 (3.13%) Software Development Manager
13 3 (3.13%) PHP Developer
14 2 (2.08%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (62.50%) .NET
2 41 (42.71%) ASP.NET
3 39 (40.63%) CSS
4 38 (39.58%) HTML
5 28 (29.17%) WPF
5 28 (29.17%) .NET Framework
6 24 (25.00%) XML
6 24 (25.00%) jQuery
7 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 18 (18.75%) WinForms
9 17 (17.71%) LINQ
10 16 (16.67%) WCF
11 13 (13.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (11.46%) SOAP
12 11 (11.46%) Web Services
13 10 (10.42%) LINQ to SQL
14 8 (8.33%) HTML5
14 8 (8.33%) XSLT
14 8 (8.33%) Ajax
15 6 (6.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) GIS
2 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Social Network
6 2 (2.08%) Open Source
6 2 (2.08%) EPoS
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.04%) Firmware
7 1 (1.04%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.17%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Android
2 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.67%) MVC
3 14 (14.58%) Web Development
4 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
5 10 (10.42%) TDD
6 9 (9.38%) Scrum
6 9 (9.38%) Android Development
6 9 (9.38%) iOS Development
7 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.33%) SEO
7 8 (8.33%) ERP
8 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.25%) Change Management
9 6 (6.25%) OO
9 6 (6.25%) Time Management
10 5 (5.21%) CRM
10 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.17%) Line Management
11 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 76 (79.17%) C#
2 57 (59.38%) SQL
3 35 (36.46%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.92%) T-SQL
5 15 (15.63%) VB.NET
6 8 (8.33%) Python
6 8 (8.33%) C++
6 8 (8.33%) VB
7 6 (6.25%) PHP
8 3 (3.13%) XAML
9 2 (2.08%) VB6
9 2 (2.08%) Java
9 2 (2.08%) C
10 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.04%) Ruby
10 1 (1.04%) XPath
10 1 (1.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) MCSD
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 58 (60.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) SAP
3 8 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) Sage
5 3 (3.13%) Google
5 3 (3.13%) Facebook
5 3 (3.13%) Twitter
5 3 (3.13%) Xamarin
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