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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 183 147 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.71% 3.32% 3.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.03% 31.14% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 170 117 142
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
677 472 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.74% 10.67% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 612 384 535
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +3 84 £36,500 +4.28% 7
Staffordshire +14 34 £44,000 +35.38% 2
Warwickshire -5 16 £48,500 +49.23% 3
Coventry +2 15 £47,500 +29.25% 3
Worcestershire +3 12 £19,000 -45.71% 1
Solihull +3 7 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Dudley +3 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Walsall -2 3 £37,250 +1.36%
Shropshire -7 3 £35,000 +27.27%
Herefordshire - 3 £19,000 -
Wolverhampton -9 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 331 (85.53%) .NET
2 266 (68.73%) C#
3 234 (60.47%) SQL Server
4 231 (59.69%) SQL
5 188 (48.58%) ASP.NET
6 177 (45.74%) HTML
7 176 (45.48%) JavaScript
8 166 (42.89%) Microsoft
9 162 (41.86%) CSS
10 147 (37.98%) jQuery
11 135 (34.88%) VB.NET
12 124 (32.04%) MVC
13 121 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
14 120 (31.01%) XML
15 98 (25.32%) SQL Server 2008
16 96 (24.81%) .NET Framework
17 94 (24.29%) Windows
18 83 (21.45%) Software Engineering
19 78 (20.16%) SQL Server 2012
20 66 (17.05%) Web Services
20 66 (17.05%) Scrum
21 65 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 65 (16.80%) SharePoint
21 65 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
22 64 (16.54%) T-SQL
23 63 (16.28%) Ajax
24 60 (15.50%) HTML5
25 59 (15.25%) Degree
25 59 (15.25%) LINQ
25 59 (15.25%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 65 (16.80%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.20%) SharePoint 2010
3 19 (4.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
4 18 (4.65%) IIS
5 11 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.03%) Node.js
7 4 (1.03%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.03%) nginx
7 4 (1.03%) JBoss
7 4 (1.03%) Apache
7 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.03%) CMS
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 41 (10.59%) MS Office
2 38 (9.82%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.58%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.29%) MS Project
6 4 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.78%) SPSS
8 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (7.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (2.33%) Line 500
4 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.17%) SaaS
1 20 (5.17%) Office 365
2 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.10%) LAN
2 12 (3.10%) WAN
3 10 (2.58%) Internet
3 10 (2.58%) HTTP
4 9 (2.33%) DNS
5 6 (1.55%) VoIP
5 6 (1.55%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.29%) Firewall
6 5 (1.29%) VLAN
7 4 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.03%) DHCP
8 3 (0.78%) Intranet
9 2 (0.52%) ATM
10 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (60.47%) SQL Server
2 98 (25.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (20.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (16.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (8.53%) Relational Database
7 29 (7.49%) Crystal Reports
8 15 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (3.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 13 (3.36%) Cognos Report Studio
9 13 (3.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 12 (3.10%) DB2
11 11 (2.84%) MySQL
11 11 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.81%) SQLite
14 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.29%) OLAP
15 5 (1.29%) Data Mining
15 5 (1.29%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 65 (16.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (10.34%) ReSharper
3 20 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (2.33%) Subversion
6 7 (1.81%) NetAdvantage
6 7 (1.81%) LLBLGen Pro
7 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.03%) MSTest
8 3 (0.78%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.52%) NUnit
10 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.26%) MSI
10 1 (0.26%) Hudson
10 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 40 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 33 (8.53%) Finance
3 12 (3.10%) Automotive
4 10 (2.58%) Back Office
4 10 (2.58%) Retail
5 9 (2.33%) Marketing
6 6 (1.55%) Electronics
6 6 (1.55%) Advertising
7 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (68.48%) Developer
2 146 (37.73%) .NET Developer
3 76 (19.64%) C# Developer
4 73 (18.86%) Software Developer
5 71 (18.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 50 (12.92%) Web Developer
7 47 (12.14%) Analyst
8 37 (9.56%) .NET Web Developer
8 37 (9.56%) C# Web Developer
9 32 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (8.27%) Software Engineer
10 30 (7.75%) Senior Developer
11 29 (7.49%) VB.NET Developer
11 29 (7.49%) Junior
12 28 (7.24%) Junior Developer
13 27 (6.98%) Junior .NET Developer
13 27 (6.98%) Architect
14 26 (6.72%) Support Analyst
15 25 (6.46%) Junior C# Developer
15 25 (6.46%) Junior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (85.53%) .NET
2 188 (48.58%) ASP.NET
3 177 (45.74%) HTML
4 162 (41.86%) CSS
5 147 (37.98%) jQuery
6 120 (31.01%) XML
7 96 (24.81%) .NET Framework
8 66 (17.05%) Web Services
9 63 (16.28%) Ajax
10 60 (15.50%) HTML5
11 59 (15.25%) LINQ
12 57 (14.73%) WCF
13 51 (13.18%) JSON
14 44 (11.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 38 (9.82%) WPF
15 38 (9.82%) KnockoutJS
16 36 (9.30%) CSS3
17 32 (8.27%) AngularJS
18 27 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (5.68%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.07%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.07%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.55%) Physics
8 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.03%) User Experience
10 3 (0.78%) iPad
10 3 (0.78%) iPhone
11 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.52%) Remote Sensing
11 2 (0.52%) Telematics
11 2 (0.52%) Open Source
11 2 (0.52%) Clustering
12 1 (0.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.26%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 94 (24.29%) Windows
2 10 (2.58%) Android
3 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (2.07%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.29%) Linux
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) UNIX
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.04%) MVC
2 121 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (21.45%) Software Engineering
4 66 (17.05%) Scrum
5 47 (12.14%) TDD
6 41 (10.59%) OO
7 40 (10.34%) Project Management
8 36 (9.30%) CRM
9 34 (8.79%) BDD
10 32 (8.27%) Web Development
11 31 (8.01%) Migration
12 30 (7.75%) Content Management
13 29 (7.49%) Responsive Web Design
14 27 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.72%) ETL
16 21 (5.43%) OOP
17 19 (4.91%) E-Commerce
18 17 (4.39%) Workflow
18 17 (4.39%) Mentoring
19 13 (3.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 266 (68.73%) C#
2 231 (59.69%) SQL
3 176 (45.48%) JavaScript
4 135 (34.88%) VB.NET
5 64 (16.54%) T-SQL
6 59 (15.25%) VB
7 50 (12.92%) VB6
8 40 (10.34%) C++
9 31 (8.01%) PHP
10 12 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.10%) VBA
11 11 (2.84%) C
12 7 (1.81%) Java
13 6 (1.55%) Progress 4GL
13 6 (1.55%) VC++
14 5 (1.29%) C++/CLI
15 3 (0.78%) XAML
15 3 (0.78%) PHP5
16 2 (0.52%) Korn
16 2 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (15.25%) Degree
2 17 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.10%) ISEB
4 11 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.07%) MCSD
6 6 (1.55%) MCP
7 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) MCSE
8 3 (0.78%) MCSA
8 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) MCAD
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.68%) SLA
2 6 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) Terminal Services
1 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
1 5 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Nagios
2 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 166 (42.89%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.59%) Oracle
3 22 (5.68%) Cognos
4 20 (5.17%) IBM
5 11 (2.84%) Sage
5 11 (2.84%) DevExpress
6 9 (2.33%) Apple
7 8 (2.07%) Altova
8 7 (1.81%) Infragistics
8 7 (1.81%) Red Gate
9 6 (1.55%) Progress
10 5 (1.29%) VMware
10 5 (1.29%) WatchGuard
10 5 (1.29%) Tableau
10 5 (1.29%) Twitter
11 4 (1.03%) Cisco
11 4 (1.03%) Telerik
12 3 (0.78%) Remedy
12 3 (0.78%) Nintex
13 2 (0.52%) Netezza
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Posted: Yesterday
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Solihull
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Posted: 13 days ago
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Birmingham
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Solihull
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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