The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 66 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 193 184 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.43% 3.43% 3.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.01% 23.68% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 171 162 164
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
England

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

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
877 777 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.57% 14.48% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 791 678 569
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 +52 92 £39,000 +4.00% 12
Solihull +17 24 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Worcestershire +16 22 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Coventry -18 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Staffordshire -29 15 £42,500 +21.42%
Shropshire +5 11 £40,000 +14.28%
Warwickshire -20 6 £33,750 +22.72% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Halesowen - 2 £26,250 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 369 (85.61%) .NET
2 320 (74.25%) C#
3 238 (55.22%) SQL Server
4 237 (54.99%) HTML
5 224 (51.97%) Microsoft
6 223 (51.74%) ASP.NET
7 205 (47.56%) CSS
8 204 (47.33%) JavaScript
9 203 (47.10%) SQL
10 158 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
11 152 (35.27%) MVC
12 149 (34.57%) jQuery
13 133 (30.86%) HTML5
14 125 (29.00%) Windows
15 116 (26.91%) T-SQL
16 109 (25.29%) WCF
17 103 (23.90%) Web Services
18 102 (23.67%) VB.NET
19 93 (21.58%) Degree
20 92 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
21 84 (19.49%) XML
22 80 (18.56%) .NET Framework
23 78 (18.10%) Software Engineering
24 73 (16.94%) SharePoint
25 72 (16.71%) Scrum
26 67 (15.55%) CSS3
27 64 (14.85%) Computer Science
28 62 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
28 62 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
29 60 (13.92%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 73 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 39 (9.05%) IIS
3 38 (8.82%) JBoss
4 30 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (6.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.62%) MQSeries
7 7 (1.62%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.16%) Node.js
9 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.26%) InfoPath
3 8 (1.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.93%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.23%) assyst
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.03%) Office 365
2 14 (3.25%) Google Analytics
3 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.62%) SaaS
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.19%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (2.78%) HTTP
3 8 (1.86%) Internet
4 7 (1.62%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.62%) SSL
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (55.22%) SQL Server
2 62 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (13.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (11.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (8.58%) MySQL
6 36 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (3.48%) Relational Database
9 13 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.62%) MS Access
12 6 (1.39%) OLAP
12 6 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (21.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (4.87%) Subversion
3 16 (3.71%) ReSharper
4 15 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.39%) NUnit
6 4 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.70%) MorphX
7 3 (0.70%) Hudson
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.23%) Moq
8 1 (0.23%) Mocha
8 1 (0.23%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.23%) JIRA
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
8 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 30 (6.96%) Finance
2 14 (3.25%) Electronics
2 14 (3.25%) Manufacturing
2 14 (3.25%) Retail
3 13 (3.02%) Advertising
4 9 (2.09%) Games
5 8 (1.86%) Automotive
6 7 (1.62%) Back Office
7 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 321 (74.48%) Developer
2 142 (32.95%) .NET Developer
3 114 (26.45%) C# Developer
4 87 (20.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (15.55%) Software Developer
6 64 (14.85%) Senior Developer
7 54 (12.53%) Junior
8 49 (11.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 45 (10.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 39 (9.05%) Junior Developer
10 39 (9.05%) .NET Software Developer
11 37 (8.58%) Architect
12 36 (8.35%) Software Engineer
13 33 (7.66%) Designer
14 28 (6.50%) Lead Developer
15 23 (5.34%) Graduate
15 23 (5.34%) C# Software Developer
16 22 (5.10%) Junior C# Developer
17 21 (4.87%) SharePoint Designer
18 20 (4.64%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (85.61%) .NET
2 237 (54.99%) HTML
3 223 (51.74%) ASP.NET
4 205 (47.56%) CSS
5 149 (34.57%) jQuery
6 133 (30.86%) HTML5
7 109 (25.29%) WCF
8 103 (23.90%) Web Services
9 84 (19.49%) XML
10 80 (18.56%) .NET Framework
11 67 (15.55%) CSS3
12 62 (14.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 60 (13.92%) WPF
14 59 (13.69%) LINQ
15 51 (11.83%) Entity Framework
16 46 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 40 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (8.35%) ASP.NET Web API
19 31 (7.19%) Silverlight
20 29 (6.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.85%) Computer Science
2 40 (9.28%) User Experience
3 21 (4.87%) Mathematics
4 19 (4.41%) Physics
5 17 (3.94%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.02%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.55%) Artificial Intelligence
7 11 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.62%) W3C
9 6 (1.39%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.70%) iPad
11 3 (0.70%) iPhone
12 2 (0.46%) Replication
13 1 (0.23%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.23%) Web 2.0
13 1 (0.23%) Graphic Design
13 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 125 (29.00%) Windows
2 27 (6.26%) Windows 8
3 14 (3.25%) Linux
4 7 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.23%) Android
7 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (35.27%) MVC
3 78 (18.10%) Software Engineering
4 72 (16.71%) Scrum
5 45 (10.44%) OO
6 44 (10.21%) Web Development
7 41 (9.51%) E-Commerce
7 41 (9.51%) Mentoring
8 40 (9.28%) TDD
9 26 (6.03%) OOP
10 25 (5.80%) SDLC
11 23 (5.34%) Waterfall
11 23 (5.34%) Project Management
11 23 (5.34%) Logistics
11 23 (5.34%) Test Automation
12 19 (4.41%) SOA
13 18 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (3.94%) CRM
14 17 (3.94%) Migration
14 17 (3.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 320 (74.25%) C#
2 204 (47.33%) JavaScript
3 203 (47.10%) SQL
4 116 (26.91%) T-SQL
5 102 (23.67%) VB.NET
6 60 (13.92%) C++
7 38 (8.82%) Java
8 35 (8.12%) PowerShell
9 19 (4.41%) VB
10 17 (3.94%) C
10 17 (3.94%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.25%) Python
12 11 (2.55%) X++
13 10 (2.32%) VB6
14 8 (1.86%) VBScript
15 7 (1.62%) VC++
16 5 (1.16%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.93%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.93%) VBA
18 2 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 93 (21.58%) Degree
2 30 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 18 (4.18%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.25%) PhD
7 8 (1.86%) MCP
8 6 (1.39%) ISEB
9 5 (1.16%) MCTS
9 5 (1.16%) MCAD
9 5 (1.16%) MCSD
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.93%) ISO 9001
1 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) WSUS
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 224 (51.97%) Microsoft
2 57 (13.23%) Oracle
3 31 (7.19%) Cisco
4 20 (4.64%) Apple
5 14 (3.25%) Google
6 7 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.93%) Epicor
8 3 (0.70%) Telerik
9 2 (0.46%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.46%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.23%) Sage
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe
10 1 (0.23%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) Spiceworks
10 1 (0.23%) Tableau
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