The table below looks at the statistics for Silverlight skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Silverlight over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Silverlight
Rank 194 167 141
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -26
Permanent jobs citing Silverlight 26 47 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.24% 2.35% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 41 67
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Silverlight
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2105 2003 2124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.63% 37.23% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1913 1722 1894
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Silverlight
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Silverlight Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region.

Silverlight Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Silverlight across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Silverlight Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Silverlight
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Silverlight within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Birmingham -11 10 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Solihull -2 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Coventry -10 4 - -
Staffordshire +8 3 £33,000 +1.53%
Warwickshire - 2 £47,500 -
Silverlight
England

Silverlight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Silverlight 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 Silverlight.

1 55 (94.83%) .NET
2 52 (89.66%) C#
3 47 (81.03%) ASP.NET
4 46 (79.31%) SQL Server
5 34 (58.62%) WPF
6 30 (51.72%) Degree
6 30 (51.72%) LINQ
6 30 (51.72%) HTML
6 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
7 26 (44.83%) WCF
8 25 (43.10%) Visual Studio
9 24 (41.38%) CSS
9 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
9 24 (41.38%) SharePoint
10 23 (39.66%) PowerShell
11 21 (36.21%) Computer Science
11 21 (36.21%) MySQL
12 17 (29.31%) VB.NET
12 17 (29.31%) MVC
13 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (22.41%) SQL
13 13 (22.41%) .NET Framework
14 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (17.24%) SOA
16 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (15.52%) TDD
16 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (13.79%) MSTest
17 8 (13.79%) Moq
17 8 (13.79%) Ninject

Silverlight
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Silverlight 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 Silverlight. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (41.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) SPSS
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (36.21%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (3.45%) OLAP
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.79%) NUnit
2 8 (13.79%) MSTest
2 8 (13.79%) Moq
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (1.72%) Retail
1 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (98.28%) Developer
2 40 (68.97%) .NET Developer
3 28 (48.28%) C# Developer
4 25 (43.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (41.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (39.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (15.52%) Silverlight Developer
7 9 (15.52%) Senior Developer
7 9 (15.52%) Software Developer
8 6 (10.34%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (10.34%) WPF Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Silverlight Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior VB.NET Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Applications Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (94.83%) .NET
2 47 (81.03%) ASP.NET
3 34 (58.62%) WPF
4 30 (51.72%) HTML
4 30 (51.72%) LINQ
5 26 (44.83%) WCF
6 24 (41.38%) CSS
7 13 (22.41%) .NET Framework
8 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (13.79%) Ninject
10 7 (12.07%) HTML5
10 7 (12.07%) Web Services
10 7 (12.07%) XML
11 6 (10.34%) SOAP
11 6 (10.34%) REST
12 5 (8.62%) Entity Framework
13 3 (5.17%) jQuery
13 3 (5.17%) CSLA
14 1 (1.72%) WF
14 1 (1.72%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) MVC
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.24%) SOA
4 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.52%) TDD
5 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (13.79%) UML
6 7 (12.07%) CRM
6 7 (12.07%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.90%) OO
8 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.17%) SDLC
9 2 (3.45%) Mobile Development
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.72%) Analytics
10 1 (1.72%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.72%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (89.66%) C#
2 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 23 (39.66%) PowerShell
4 17 (29.31%) VB.NET
5 13 (22.41%) SQL
6 8 (13.79%) VB
7 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) XAML
8 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Telerik
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