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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.19% 0.68% 3.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 4.00% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 16
Average salary £27,500 £41,000 £42,992
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.92% -4.63%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
93 75 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 18.02% 17.05% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 65 51 44
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,450 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £65,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 11 (91.67%) C#
3 10 (83.33%) HTML
3 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) IIS
4 8 (66.67%) jQuery
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (58.33%) Workflow
6 6 (50.00%) SQL
7 5 (41.67%) QA
7 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (33.33%) Process Management
9 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 1 (8.33%) Marketing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) IIS
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Product Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Junior
4 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) QA Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Trainee Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Trainee
5 1 (8.33%) Trainee Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
3 10 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (83.33%) HTML
4 8 (66.67%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Workflow
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Process Management
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft