The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 69 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 180 193 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 3.49% 5.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.52% 28.98% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 160 182 230
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
734 666 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.79% 12.03% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 635 594 637
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
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 Visual Studio within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Staffordshire +16 51 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Birmingham -17 48 £37,500 - 9
Coventry +13 23 £39,250 -4.84% 6
Warwickshire +1 19 £27,500 -20.28% 4
Solihull +11 18 £37,500 -6.25%
Worcestershire -1 5 £42,000 +40.00% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £31,500 -
Shropshire -2 2 £35,000 -1.40%
Wolverhampton -2 2 £35,250 -
Walsall 0 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 265 (85.76%) .NET
2 226 (73.14%) C#
3 173 (55.99%) SQL Server
4 164 (53.07%) SQL
5 155 (50.16%) Microsoft
6 152 (49.19%) HTML
6 152 (49.19%) ASP.NET
7 139 (44.98%) JavaScript
8 112 (36.25%) CSS
9 93 (30.10%) VB.NET
10 86 (27.83%) MVC
11 83 (26.86%) jQuery
12 71 (22.98%) XML
13 68 (22.01%) Degree
14 66 (21.36%) .NET Framework
15 61 (19.74%) Web Services
16 56 (18.12%) Ajax
17 55 (17.80%) Windows
17 55 (17.80%) WCF
18 52 (16.83%) SharePoint
19 51 (16.50%) MS Excel
19 51 (16.50%) Computer Science
20 49 (15.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 48 (15.53%) T-SQL
22 47 (15.21%) Team Foundation Server
23 45 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 44 (14.24%) Web Development
25 43 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
26 39 (12.62%) Scrum
26 39 (12.62%) WinForms

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 52 (16.83%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.18%) IIS
2 16 (5.18%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.24%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.29%) OpenEdge
5 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Node.js
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 51 (16.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.41%) MS Office
3 6 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.65%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.32%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (1.94%) Line 500
3 4 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.29%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.56%) SaaS
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) Intranet
2 11 (3.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.59%) Internet
4 4 (1.29%) ATM
5 2 (0.65%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (55.99%) SQL Server
2 49 (15.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (10.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (10.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (8.09%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.53%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (3.56%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.59%) OLAP
12 6 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (1.94%) RavenDB
13 5 (1.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 5 (1.62%) Cognos Report Studio
13 5 (1.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 4 (1.29%) Cognos Query Studio
14 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (15.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (7.77%) Subversion
3 14 (4.53%) ReSharper
4 12 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.27%) Selenium
6 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.29%) NUnit
7 4 (1.29%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.29%) Moq
8 3 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.65%) NetAdvantage
9 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.65%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.32%) Facilita Forecast
10 1 (0.32%) JMeter
10 1 (0.32%) Hudson
10 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (5.18%) Finance
2 12 (3.88%) Law
3 11 (3.56%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.24%) Military
5 9 (2.91%) Automotive
6 8 (2.59%) Games
7 6 (1.94%) Retail
7 6 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.29%) Billing
9 3 (0.97%) Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 245 (79.29%) Developer
2 112 (36.25%) .NET Developer
3 86 (27.83%) C# Developer
4 72 (23.30%) Software Developer
5 54 (17.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (12.62%) Senior Developer
7 29 (9.39%) .NET Software Developer
8 28 (9.06%) Analyst
9 27 (8.74%) ASP.NET Developer
10 26 (8.41%) C# Software Developer
11 25 (8.09%) VB.NET Developer
12 23 (7.44%) Web Developer
13 21 (6.80%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (6.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 18 (5.83%) Applications Support
16 17 (5.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
17 16 (5.18%) Software Engineer
17 16 (5.18%) Senior Software Developer
18 15 (4.85%) C# Web Developer
19 14 (4.53%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (85.76%) .NET
2 152 (49.19%) HTML
2 152 (49.19%) ASP.NET
3 112 (36.25%) CSS
4 83 (26.86%) jQuery
5 71 (22.98%) XML
6 66 (21.36%) .NET Framework
7 61 (19.74%) Web Services
8 56 (18.12%) Ajax
9 55 (17.80%) WCF
10 39 (12.62%) WinForms
11 38 (12.30%) WPF
12 28 (9.06%) LINQ
13 27 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (8.09%) HTML5
15 24 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 19 (6.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 18 (5.83%) CSS3
18 15 (4.85%) Silverlight
19 11 (3.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.50%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.53%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.59%) Replication
6 6 (1.94%) iPhone
6 6 (1.94%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (1.94%) Physics
6 6 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.29%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.29%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) Remote Sensing
8 3 (0.97%) Telematics
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.32%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.80%) Windows
2 18 (5.83%) Android
3 11 (3.56%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.29%) Linux
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.83%) MVC
2 44 (14.24%) Web Development
3 43 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (12.62%) Scrum
5 38 (12.30%) Software Engineering
6 37 (11.97%) CRM
7 27 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (8.09%) TDD
8 25 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (7.77%) OO
10 18 (5.83%) OOP
11 17 (5.50%) SOA
11 17 (5.50%) Unit Testing
12 16 (5.18%) Migration
13 14 (4.53%) ETL
14 13 (4.21%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.21%) Waterfall
15 12 (3.88%) Automated Testing
16 11 (3.56%) OOD
16 11 (3.56%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 226 (73.14%) C#
2 164 (53.07%) SQL
3 139 (44.98%) JavaScript
4 93 (30.10%) VB.NET
5 48 (15.53%) T-SQL
6 38 (12.30%) C++
7 32 (10.36%) VB
8 14 (4.53%) VB6
9 13 (4.21%) C
10 11 (3.56%) Java
10 11 (3.56%) VBA
11 5 (1.62%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.62%) PHP
11 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.29%) Progress 4GL
13 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.65%) XAML
15 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (22.01%) Degree
2 25 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.21%) MCSD
4 9 (2.91%) PhD
5 5 (1.62%) MCAD
5 5 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.59%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 155 (50.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.77%) Oracle
3 11 (3.56%) Business Objects
4 10 (3.24%) Cognos
5 8 (2.59%) Apple
6 7 (2.27%) HP
7 6 (1.94%) Sage
8 5 (1.62%) IBM
9 4 (1.29%) BMC
9 4 (1.29%) Progress
9 4 (1.29%) Remedy
9 4 (1.29%) Telerik
9 4 (1.29%) Netezza
9 4 (1.29%) Logi Analytics
10 2 (0.65%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.65%) Perforce
10 2 (0.65%) Sun
11 1 (0.32%) VMware
11 1 (0.32%) Typemock
11 1 (0.32%) webMethods
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Venturi
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University College Birmingham
Salary: From £21,597 to £27,318 per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 8%Bonus,Pension,Bupa,25 days
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago