The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 55 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 5 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.89% 0.58% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.81% 3.09% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Average salary £46,500 £27,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.09% -32.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,100 £27,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Visual Studio
Hertfordshire

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

Development Applications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
64 97 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 11.39% 18.73% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 56 67 47
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £53,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Watford

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Watford 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) QA
7 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (30.00%) MVC
7 3 (30.00%) Workflow
7 3 (30.00%) IIS
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (20.00%) SDLC
8 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (20.00%) Process Management
8 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (20.00%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Watford 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Process Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft