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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 70 67 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 190 184 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.52% 3.30% 5.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.77% 27.79% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 171 173 230
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £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
767 662 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.22% 11.89% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 668 590 639
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 31 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 31 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 +15 54 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Birmingham -20 49 £37,500 - 5
Coventry +17 22 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Warwickshire +2 21 £27,500 -23.61% 4
Solihull +7 18 £37,500 - 2
Worcestershire -5 5 £42,000 +5.00%
Herefordshire - 4 £31,500 -
Wolverhampton +1 2 £35,250 -
Shropshire -2 2 £35,000 -1.40%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 274 (85.36%) .NET
2 237 (73.83%) C#
3 182 (56.70%) SQL Server
4 174 (54.21%) SQL
5 163 (50.78%) Microsoft
6 157 (48.91%) HTML
7 156 (48.60%) ASP.NET
8 143 (44.55%) JavaScript
9 114 (35.51%) CSS
10 94 (29.28%) VB.NET
11 91 (28.35%) MVC
12 89 (27.73%) jQuery
13 74 (23.05%) XML
14 70 (21.81%) .NET Framework
15 69 (21.50%) Degree
16 64 (19.94%) Web Services
17 62 (19.31%) Windows
18 58 (18.07%) Ajax
19 57 (17.76%) WCF
20 54 (16.82%) T-SQL
21 53 (16.51%) MS Excel
21 53 (16.51%) SharePoint
22 52 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
22 52 (16.20%) Computer Science
23 51 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 51 (15.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 48 (14.95%) Web Development
25 45 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
26 44 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
27 41 (12.77%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 53 (16.51%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.61%) IIS
3 15 (4.67%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.43%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.25%) OpenEdge
7 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.62%) Drupal
9 1 (0.31%) Node.js
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.31%) nginx
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.41%) MS Office
3 6 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.62%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (1.87%) Line 500
4 5 (1.56%) Summit
5 4 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.43%) SaaS
2 6 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.05%) Intranet
2 11 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.80%) Internet
4 5 (1.56%) ATM
5 2 (0.62%) HTTP
5 2 (0.62%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.31%) DHCP
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) DNS
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (56.70%) SQL Server
2 51 (15.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 51 (15.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (13.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (11.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (9.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (9.66%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.80%) OLAP
9 8 (2.49%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 8 (2.49%) Cognos Report Studio
9 8 (2.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 7 (2.18%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (1.87%) RavenDB
12 5 (1.56%) Cognos Query Studio
12 5 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (16.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (7.48%) Subversion
3 16 (4.98%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.36%) ReSharper
5 6 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.87%) Selenium
6 4 (1.25%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.93%) Moq
7 3 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.93%) NUnit
8 2 (0.62%) NetAdvantage
8 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.62%) LLBLGen Pro
8 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.31%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 16 (4.98%) Finance
2 12 (3.74%) Law
2 12 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.12%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.12%) Automotive
3 10 (3.12%) Military
4 8 (2.49%) Retail
4 8 (2.49%) Games
5 6 (1.87%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.25%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.62%) Electronics
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 252 (78.50%) Developer
2 116 (36.14%) .NET Developer
3 89 (27.73%) C# Developer
4 73 (22.74%) Software Developer
5 57 (17.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (12.46%) Senior Developer
7 32 (9.97%) Analyst
8 29 (9.03%) .NET Software Developer
9 27 (8.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (7.79%) VB.NET Developer
11 24 (7.48%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (7.48%) Web Developer
12 21 (6.54%) Senior .NET Developer
13 19 (5.92%) Applications Support
14 18 (5.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (5.30%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (5.30%) Senior Software Developer
16 16 (4.98%) C# Web Developer
16 16 (4.98%) Software Engineer
17 14 (4.36%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (85.36%) .NET
2 157 (48.91%) HTML
3 156 (48.60%) ASP.NET
4 114 (35.51%) CSS
5 89 (27.73%) jQuery
6 74 (23.05%) XML
7 70 (21.81%) .NET Framework
8 64 (19.94%) Web Services
9 58 (18.07%) Ajax
10 57 (17.76%) WCF
11 39 (12.15%) WinForms
11 39 (12.15%) WPF
12 30 (9.35%) LINQ
13 27 (8.41%) HTML5
14 26 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 19 (5.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 18 (5.61%) CSS3
18 17 (5.30%) Silverlight
19 12 (3.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.20%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.23%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.36%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.49%) Replication
6 6 (1.87%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (1.87%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.87%) Physics
7 5 (1.56%) iPhone
7 5 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.25%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.25%) Remote Sensing
8 4 (1.25%) CMDB
8 4 (1.25%) Telematics
9 2 (0.62%) iPad
10 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.31%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.31%) Windows
2 18 (5.61%) Android
3 11 (3.43%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.25%) Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.93%) UNIX
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.35%) MVC
2 48 (14.95%) Web Development
3 45 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (12.77%) Scrum
5 39 (12.15%) CRM
5 39 (12.15%) Software Engineering
6 32 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (8.10%) TDD
8 25 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (7.48%) OO
10 19 (5.92%) ETL
11 18 (5.61%) Unit Testing
12 17 (5.30%) OOP
13 16 (4.98%) Migration
13 16 (4.98%) SOA
14 14 (4.36%) Automated Testing
15 13 (4.05%) Waterfall
16 12 (3.74%) E-Commerce
16 12 (3.74%) Mobile Application Development
17 11 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 237 (73.83%) C#
2 174 (54.21%) SQL
3 143 (44.55%) JavaScript
4 94 (29.28%) VB.NET
5 54 (16.82%) T-SQL
6 39 (12.15%) C++
7 34 (10.59%) VB
8 15 (4.67%) VB6
9 13 (4.05%) C
10 12 (3.74%) Java
11 11 (3.43%) VBA
12 9 (2.80%) PHP
13 6 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.25%) Progress 4GL
15 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.62%) XAML
16 2 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (21.50%) Degree
2 28 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.98%) MCSD
4 9 (2.80%) PhD
5 6 (1.87%) MCAD
5 6 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.93%) ISEB
7 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) SLA
2 8 (2.49%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 163 (50.78%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.03%) Oracle
3 15 (4.67%) Cognos
4 12 (3.74%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.80%) IBM
6 8 (2.49%) Apple
6 8 (2.49%) HP
7 6 (1.87%) Sage
8 5 (1.56%) Netezza
9 4 (1.25%) Telerik
9 4 (1.25%) Progress
9 4 (1.25%) Remedy
9 4 (1.25%) BMC
9 4 (1.25%) Logi Analytics
10 2 (0.62%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.62%) Perforce
10 2 (0.62%) Sun
11 1 (0.31%) Typemock
11 1 (0.31%) webMethods
11 1 (0.31%) VMware
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Health Care + Pension + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000 + Bonus (upto 17.5%)
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ARM Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 8 days ago
Lichfield
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 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: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 20 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days annual leave + Pension
Posted: 23 days ago