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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 76 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 219 176 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.79% 3.23% 4.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.89% 24.21% 36.38%
Number of salaries quoted 189 154 247
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
846 727 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.65% 13.32% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 749 623 644
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 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +24 102 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Coventry +7 31 £40,000 - 2
Worcestershire +8 25 £35,000 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire -10 23 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Solihull +6 19 £35,500 -5.33% 5
Staffordshire -20 12 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Shropshire -3 5 £34,000 -11.11% 3
Wolverhampton +12 3 - - 2
Halesowen - 3 £25,000 -
Walsall +1 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 373 (86.14%) .NET
2 302 (69.75%) C#
3 227 (52.42%) Microsoft
4 225 (51.96%) HTML
5 221 (51.04%) SQL Server
6 210 (48.50%) ASP.NET
7 206 (47.58%) SQL
8 197 (45.50%) JavaScript
9 192 (44.34%) CSS
10 146 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (33.49%) MVC
12 135 (31.18%) Windows
13 131 (30.25%) jQuery
14 120 (27.71%) HTML5
15 117 (27.02%) VB.NET
16 112 (25.87%) Web Services
17 108 (24.94%) XML
18 102 (23.56%) WCF
19 101 (23.33%) Degree
20 97 (22.40%) T-SQL
21 81 (18.71%) Oracle
22 80 (18.48%) Software Engineering
23 76 (17.55%) SharePoint
24 71 (16.40%) Scrum
25 70 (16.17%) SQL Server 2008
26 69 (15.94%) Computer Science
27 66 (15.24%) .NET Framework
28 64 (14.78%) ASP.NET MVC
29 60 (13.86%) User Experience
30 58 (13.39%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 76 (17.55%) SharePoint
2 53 (12.24%) JBoss
3 39 (9.01%) SharePoint 2013
4 37 (8.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 37 (8.55%) IIS
5 13 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.62%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.15%) CMS
7 5 (1.15%) Node.js
8 4 (0.92%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.16%) InfoPath
3 20 (4.62%) MS Office
4 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.39%) MS Project
5 4 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.46%) Simulink
6 2 (0.46%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.08%) Office 365
2 17 (3.93%) Google Analytics
2 17 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.08%) SaaS
4 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (3.00%) HTTP
3 11 (2.54%) SSL
4 9 (2.08%) Internet
5 8 (1.85%) Kerberos
6 6 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.92%) LAN
7 4 (0.92%) WAN
8 2 (0.46%) Modbus
8 2 (0.46%) Profibus
9 1 (0.23%) Firewall
9 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.23%) VLAN
9 1 (0.23%) VoIP
9 1 (0.23%) Intranet
9 1 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (51.04%) SQL Server
2 70 (16.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (10.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (6.47%) MySQL
6 24 (5.54%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (4.16%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.39%) OLAP
12 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.15%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 53 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (5.54%) Subversion
3 16 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.54%) ReSharper
5 9 (2.08%) NUnit
6 4 (0.92%) Selenium
7 3 (0.69%) Hudson
7 3 (0.69%) MorphX
7 3 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.46%) Moq
9 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.23%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.23%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.23%) JMeter
9 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 29 (6.70%) Finance
2 14 (3.23%) Automotive
2 14 (3.23%) Advertising
3 11 (2.54%) Marketing
3 11 (2.54%) Back Office
3 11 (2.54%) Electronics
4 10 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.85%) Games
5 8 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 292 (67.44%) Developer
2 116 (26.79%) .NET Developer
3 103 (23.79%) C# Developer
4 74 (17.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (15.47%) Software Developer
6 60 (13.86%) Junior
7 51 (11.78%) Designer
8 46 (10.62%) Senior Developer
9 44 (10.16%) Junior Developer
9 44 (10.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 43 (9.93%) Architect
11 41 (9.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 38 (8.78%) .NET Software Developer
13 34 (7.85%) Lead Developer
14 30 (6.93%) Software Engineer
14 30 (6.93%) Technical Designer
15 29 (6.70%) C# Software Developer
16 26 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
17 24 (5.54%) Junior C# Developer
18 21 (4.85%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (86.14%) .NET
2 225 (51.96%) HTML
3 210 (48.50%) ASP.NET
4 192 (44.34%) CSS
5 131 (30.25%) jQuery
6 120 (27.71%) HTML5
7 112 (25.87%) Web Services
8 108 (24.94%) XML
9 102 (23.56%) WCF
10 66 (15.24%) .NET Framework
11 64 (14.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 57 (13.16%) LINQ
13 53 (12.24%) WPF
14 50 (11.55%) CSS3
15 43 (9.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 38 (8.78%) Entity Framework
17 32 (7.39%) XSLT
18 26 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
19 24 (5.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 24 (5.54%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 69 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 60 (13.86%) User Experience
3 19 (4.39%) Mathematics
4 16 (3.70%) Physics
5 14 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.77%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.54%) W3C
8 10 (2.31%) N-Tier
9 9 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.85%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (1.39%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.15%) iPad
12 5 (1.15%) iPhone
13 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.23%) VHDL
14 1 (0.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.23%) Web 2.0
14 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 135 (31.18%) Windows
2 13 (3.00%) Linux
2 13 (3.00%) Windows 8
3 6 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) UNIX
8 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (33.49%) MVC
3 80 (18.48%) Software Engineering
4 71 (16.40%) Scrum
5 57 (13.16%) OO
6 52 (12.01%) Web Development
7 36 (8.31%) Project Management
8 33 (7.62%) Mentoring
9 28 (6.47%) OOP
10 27 (6.24%) CRM
10 27 (6.24%) Migration
11 26 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 25 (5.77%) SDLC
13 22 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 21 (4.85%) Content Management
15 20 (4.62%) TDD
16 19 (4.39%) SOA
16 19 (4.39%) Analytics
17 18 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (4.16%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 302 (69.75%) C#
2 206 (47.58%) SQL
3 197 (45.50%) JavaScript
4 117 (27.02%) VB.NET
5 97 (22.40%) T-SQL
6 58 (13.39%) C++
7 54 (12.47%) Java
8 35 (8.08%) VB
9 31 (7.16%) PowerShell
10 25 (5.77%) PL/SQL
11 21 (4.85%) C
12 20 (4.62%) VB6
13 12 (2.77%) Python
14 11 (2.54%) X++
15 8 (1.85%) VBScript
16 7 (1.62%) VBA
17 5 (1.15%) Embedded C
17 5 (1.15%) Embedded C++
18 4 (0.92%) VC++
18 4 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (23.33%) Degree
2 29 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.54%) PhD
6 10 (2.31%) MCP
7 6 (1.39%) MCAD
7 6 (1.39%) MCSD
7 6 (1.39%) ISEB
7 6 (1.39%) MCTS
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) MCPD
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Nagios
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 227 (52.42%) Microsoft
2 81 (18.71%) Oracle
3 46 (10.62%) Cisco
4 17 (3.93%) Google
5 8 (1.85%) Apple
6 7 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.15%) Tableau
8 4 (0.92%) Adobe
8 4 (0.92%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.69%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.69%) Altova
10 2 (0.46%) VMware
10 2 (0.46%) Progress
11 1 (0.23%) HP
11 1 (0.23%) Intel
11 1 (0.23%) Citrix
11 1 (0.23%) Telerik
11 1 (0.23%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.23%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.23%) Logi Analytics
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Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days holiday
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Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Posted: Yesterday
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Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + flexible working + beneifts
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Telford, Shropshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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