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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 88 56
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 264 129 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.94% 2.60% 4.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.31% 23.80% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 232 105 207
Average salary £40,000 £34,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% -2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,000 £47,300
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
871 542 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.28% 10.93% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 772 440 556
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 £27,100 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +32 105 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Coventry +25 48 £40,000 +5.96%
Warwickshire +14 36 £50,250 +54.61% 3
Staffordshire +2 30 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Worcestershire +7 24 £40,000 - 4
Solihull -2 15 £38,750 -3.12%
Walsall -2 4 £43,250 +44.16%
Shropshire -8 4 £34,000 -14.46%
Wolverhampton +11 2 - -
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 400 (90.09%) .NET
2 299 (67.34%) C#
3 242 (54.50%) SQL Server
4 222 (50.00%) SQL
5 220 (49.55%) Microsoft
6 218 (49.10%) ASP.NET
7 208 (46.85%) HTML
8 196 (44.14%) JavaScript
9 187 (42.12%) CSS
10 147 (33.11%) VB.NET
11 143 (32.21%) MVC
11 143 (32.21%) jQuery
12 141 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
13 136 (30.63%) XML
13 136 (30.63%) Windows
14 105 (23.65%) Web Services
14 105 (23.65%) HTML5
15 101 (22.75%) WCF
16 87 (19.59%) T-SQL
17 86 (19.37%) Software Engineering
17 86 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008
18 85 (19.14%) Degree
19 81 (18.24%) .NET Framework
19 81 (18.24%) Oracle
20 72 (16.22%) OO
21 69 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
22 68 (15.32%) LINQ
22 68 (15.32%) Scrum
23 67 (15.09%) SharePoint
24 60 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 67 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 46 (10.36%) JBoss
3 37 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 35 (7.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 32 (7.21%) IIS
6 9 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.35%) CMS
8 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.13%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.13%) Node.js
8 5 (1.13%) Umbraco
8 5 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 43 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.76%) MS Office
3 21 (4.73%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.58%) MS Project
6 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.45%) Simulink
7 2 (0.45%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Line 500
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.43%) Office 365
2 20 (4.50%) SaaS
3 18 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.83%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (4.28%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.15%) Internet
4 13 (2.93%) HTTP
5 12 (2.70%) LAN
5 12 (2.70%) WAN
6 11 (2.48%) SSL
7 6 (1.35%) VoIP
8 5 (1.13%) DNS
8 5 (1.13%) Firewall
8 5 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.13%) VLAN
9 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.45%) Modbus
10 2 (0.45%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (54.50%) SQL Server
2 86 (19.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (10.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (6.08%) Crystal Reports
6 26 (5.86%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (4.05%) MySQL
9 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.35%) SQLite
13 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 60 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.53%) ReSharper
3 14 (3.15%) Subversion
4 12 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.03%) NUnit
6 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.13%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.68%) MorphX
8 3 (0.68%) Hudson
9 2 (0.45%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.45%) Moq
9 2 (0.45%) Selenium
9 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.45%) NetAdvantage
10 1 (0.23%) JMeter
10 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 26 (5.86%) Finance
2 17 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.38%) Advertising
3 15 (3.38%) Retail
4 13 (2.93%) Marketing
5 12 (2.70%) Back Office
6 8 (1.80%) Automotive
7 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.13%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 312 (70.27%) Developer
2 135 (30.41%) .NET Developer
3 111 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 85 (19.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 77 (17.34%) Software Developer
6 55 (12.39%) Junior
7 51 (11.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 45 (10.14%) Designer
9 44 (9.91%) Architect
10 42 (9.46%) Junior Developer
11 40 (9.01%) Senior Developer
12 39 (8.78%) Lead Developer
13 37 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 31 (6.98%) Software Engineer
14 31 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (6.76%) Technical Designer
16 29 (6.53%) .NET Software Developer
17 26 (5.86%) Junior C# Developer
18 25 (5.63%) C# Software Developer
19 24 (5.41%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (90.09%) .NET
2 218 (49.10%) ASP.NET
3 208 (46.85%) HTML
4 187 (42.12%) CSS
5 143 (32.21%) jQuery
6 136 (30.63%) XML
7 105 (23.65%) Web Services
7 105 (23.65%) HTML5
8 101 (22.75%) WCF
9 81 (18.24%) .NET Framework
10 69 (15.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 68 (15.32%) LINQ
12 51 (11.49%) Entity Framework
13 49 (11.04%) WPF
14 47 (10.59%) CSS3
15 44 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 34 (7.66%) Ajax
17 27 (6.08%) JSON
18 25 (5.63%) KnockoutJS
19 23 (5.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.84%) User Experience
2 54 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 23 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.50%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.38%) Mathematics
6 12 (2.70%) Physics
7 11 (2.48%) W3C
8 10 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.58%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.45%) VHDL
13 2 (0.45%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.45%) Open Source
13 2 (0.45%) iPad
13 2 (0.45%) iPhone
14 1 (0.23%) Data Integration
14 1 (0.23%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 136 (30.63%) Windows
2 9 (2.03%) Linux
2 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.58%) Android
5 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.13%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (32.21%) MVC
2 141 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (19.37%) Software Engineering
4 72 (16.22%) OO
5 68 (15.32%) Scrum
6 46 (10.36%) Project Management
7 42 (9.46%) Web Development
8 37 (8.33%) Migration
9 34 (7.66%) OOP
10 31 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 30 (6.76%) TDD
12 25 (5.63%) Waterfall
13 24 (5.41%) CRM
13 24 (5.41%) Content Management
14 21 (4.73%) SOA
15 19 (4.28%) Analytics
16 17 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (3.83%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (3.83%) Mobile Development
17 16 (3.60%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 299 (67.34%) C#
2 222 (50.00%) SQL
3 196 (44.14%) JavaScript
4 147 (33.11%) VB.NET
5 87 (19.59%) T-SQL
6 56 (12.61%) VB
7 52 (11.71%) Java
8 49 (11.04%) C++
9 40 (9.01%) VB6
10 27 (6.08%) PL/SQL
11 18 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 18 (4.05%) C
12 10 (2.25%) VBA
13 9 (2.03%) PHP
14 6 (1.35%) VC++
14 6 (1.35%) Python
14 6 (1.35%) Progress 4GL
14 6 (1.35%) X++
15 4 (0.90%) C++/CLI
16 3 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 85 (19.14%) Degree
2 18 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.35%) ISEB
5 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.13%) PhD
7 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.23%) MCAD
9 1 (0.23%) MCSD
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MCTS
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.80%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) TickIT
2 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.13%) Nagios
2 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 220 (49.55%) Microsoft
2 81 (18.24%) Oracle
3 44 (9.91%) Cisco
4 17 (3.83%) Google
5 8 (1.80%) Altova
5 8 (1.80%) DevExpress
5 8 (1.80%) Apple
6 6 (1.35%) VMware
6 6 (1.35%) Progress
6 6 (1.35%) Tableau
7 5 (1.13%) Twitter
7 5 (1.13%) WatchGuard
7 5 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.13%) Red Gate
7 5 (1.13%) Adobe
8 3 (0.68%) Sage
9 2 (0.45%) Remedy
9 2 (0.45%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.45%) Intel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare, flexi hours
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Growth
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Lichfield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits / Bonus / Holidays
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + FULL BENS
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Worcestershire
Explore Group
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago