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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 193 184 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.43% 3.48% 4.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.53% 29.21% 31.26%
Number of salaries quoted 176 174 183
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
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
756 630 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 11.93% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 672 559 569
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +24 52 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Birmingham -30 49 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Warwickshire +9 41 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Coventry +2 13 £37,500 -18.47% 3
Solihull -10 13 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 5 £31,500 -
Worcestershire -7 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £28,000 - 1
Shropshire -1 1 £35,500 - 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 307 (83.20%) .NET
2 277 (75.07%) C#
3 216 (58.54%) SQL Server
4 201 (54.47%) SQL
5 191 (51.76%) HTML
6 186 (50.41%) Microsoft
7 181 (49.05%) JavaScript
8 177 (47.97%) ASP.NET
9 148 (40.11%) CSS
10 120 (32.52%) jQuery
11 118 (31.98%) MVC
12 117 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
13 105 (28.46%) VB.NET
14 98 (26.56%) XML
15 83 (22.49%) Degree
16 79 (21.41%) .NET Framework
17 74 (20.05%) SQL Server 2008
18 73 (19.78%) Windows
19 69 (18.70%) Ajax
20 68 (18.43%) Software Engineering
21 62 (16.80%) SharePoint
21 62 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
22 61 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 60 (16.26%) SQL Server 2012
24 59 (15.99%) Web Services
24 59 (15.99%) T-SQL
25 58 (15.72%) Scrum
26 54 (14.63%) WCF
27 53 (14.36%) Web Development
28 51 (13.82%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 62 (16.80%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.44%) IIS
5 7 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.08%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) nginx
7 2 (0.54%) Node.js
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 49 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 37 (10.03%) MS Office
3 4 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (7.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 25 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.17%) Line 500
4 7 (1.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.17%) SaaS
3 7 (1.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.52%) Intranet
2 11 (2.98%) Internet
2 11 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.17%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.90%) ATM
5 3 (0.81%) HTTP
6 2 (0.54%) DHCP
6 2 (0.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (58.54%) SQL Server
2 74 (20.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (16.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (13.01%) Relational Database
5 48 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
7 22 (5.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (5.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 21 (5.69%) Cognos Report Studio
8 21 (5.69%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 14 (3.79%) DB2
10 13 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.98%) OLAP
12 9 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (1.90%) Cognos Query Studio
13 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.90%) Oracle OLAP
14 6 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (1.63%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 62 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (8.67%) Git (software)
3 22 (5.96%) ReSharper
4 17 (4.61%) Subversion
5 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.08%) Selenium
6 4 (1.08%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.81%) NetAdvantage
7 3 (0.81%) LLBLGen Pro
8 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.54%) Hudson
8 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.27%) Toad
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 24 (6.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.61%) Finance
3 16 (4.34%) Automotive
4 12 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.17%) Electronics
5 8 (2.17%) Retail
5 8 (2.17%) Games
6 6 (1.63%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.36%) Law
7 5 (1.36%) Military
8 4 (1.08%) Billing
8 4 (1.08%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (70.73%) Developer
2 129 (34.96%) .NET Developer
3 92 (24.93%) C# Developer
4 83 (22.49%) Software Developer
5 70 (18.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 56 (15.18%) Analyst
7 39 (10.57%) Senior Developer
8 36 (9.76%) Web Developer
9 28 (7.59%) Software Engineer
10 25 (6.78%) .NET Software Developer
10 25 (6.78%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (6.50%) Applications Support
11 24 (6.50%) C# Web Developer
12 23 (6.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 23 (6.23%) Support Analyst
13 20 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (5.15%) .NET Web Developer
14 19 (5.15%) VB.NET Developer
14 19 (5.15%) Graduate
15 18 (4.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (83.20%) .NET
2 191 (51.76%) HTML
3 177 (47.97%) ASP.NET
4 148 (40.11%) CSS
5 120 (32.52%) jQuery
6 98 (26.56%) XML
7 79 (21.41%) .NET Framework
8 69 (18.70%) Ajax
9 59 (15.99%) Web Services
10 54 (14.63%) WCF
11 42 (11.38%) LINQ
12 38 (10.30%) WPF
13 31 (8.40%) HTML5
14 28 (7.59%) AngularJS
14 28 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 26 (7.05%) WinForms
16 23 (6.23%) JSON
17 22 (5.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 20 (5.42%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.82%) Computer Science
2 45 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.07%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.90%) Physics
7 7 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (1.63%) Remote Sensing
8 6 (1.63%) Telematics
9 3 (0.81%) iPhone
10 2 (0.54%) iPad
11 1 (0.27%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) User Experience
11 1 (0.27%) Open Source
11 1 (0.27%) Artificial Intelligence
11 1 (0.27%) Pocket PC
11 1 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.78%) Windows
2 14 (3.79%) Android
3 10 (2.71%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.81%) UNIX
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.27%) Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (31.98%) MVC
2 117 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (18.43%) Software Engineering
4 58 (15.72%) Scrum
5 53 (14.36%) Web Development
6 48 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
7 41 (11.11%) CRM
8 40 (10.84%) ETL
9 35 (9.49%) TDD
10 23 (6.23%) Unit Testing
11 22 (5.96%) BDD
12 21 (5.69%) OO
13 20 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (5.42%) Automated Testing
14 18 (4.88%) Project Management
15 17 (4.61%) Workflow
15 17 (4.61%) OOP
16 15 (4.07%) E-Commerce
16 15 (4.07%) Migration
16 15 (4.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 277 (75.07%) C#
2 201 (54.47%) SQL
3 181 (49.05%) JavaScript
4 105 (28.46%) VB.NET
5 59 (15.99%) T-SQL
6 49 (13.28%) C++
7 42 (11.38%) VB
8 29 (7.86%) PHP
9 26 (7.05%) VB6
10 14 (3.79%) C
11 9 (2.44%) Java
12 8 (2.17%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.90%) VBA
14 4 (1.08%) Progress 4GL
15 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.54%) XAML
16 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.54%) VBScript
17 1 (0.27%) C++/CLI
17 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 83 (22.49%) Degree
2 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (6.23%) MCSD
4 11 (2.98%) ISEB
5 9 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.90%) MCAD
7 6 (1.63%) PhD
8 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.59%) SLA
2 10 (2.71%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 186 (50.41%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.84%) Oracle
3 36 (9.76%) Cognos
4 28 (7.59%) IBM
5 12 (3.25%) Business Objects
6 8 (2.17%) HP
6 8 (2.17%) Sage
7 7 (1.90%) Netezza
8 6 (1.63%) Apple
9 4 (1.08%) Progress
9 4 (1.08%) Logi Analytics
10 3 (0.81%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.81%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.54%) Perforce
11 2 (0.54%) Telerik
11 2 (0.54%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.27%) webMethods
12 1 (0.27%) Motorola
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Walsall, 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: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: £47,000 per annum circa - Grade 7
Posted: 20 days ago