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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 202 215 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.51% 4.04% 4.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.44% 34.57% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 186 200 184
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 £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
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
764 622 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.29% 11.70% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 689 548 546
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 24 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 24 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
Birmingham -24 54 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Staffordshire +13 53 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Warwickshire -2 41 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Coventry -6 12 £39,750 -1.85% 7
Solihull -11 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Shropshire - 5 £35,500 - 3
Worcestershire -13 4 £27,500 -6.77%
Walsall +1 3 £37,500 -25.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £28,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £30,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 322 (82.99%) .NET
2 289 (74.48%) C#
3 230 (59.28%) SQL Server
4 215 (55.41%) SQL
5 200 (51.55%) HTML
6 190 (48.97%) JavaScript
7 189 (48.71%) Microsoft
8 183 (47.16%) ASP.NET
9 154 (39.69%) CSS
10 133 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
11 132 (34.02%) MVC
12 130 (33.51%) jQuery
13 109 (28.09%) XML
14 105 (27.06%) VB.NET
15 89 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
16 88 (22.68%) .NET Framework
17 81 (20.88%) Degree
17 81 (20.88%) Windows
18 76 (19.59%) SharePoint
19 73 (18.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 72 (18.56%) Software Engineering
21 71 (18.30%) Ajax
22 69 (17.78%) Web Services
23 65 (16.75%) Team Foundation Server
24 63 (16.24%) Scrum
25 61 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 60 (15.46%) T-SQL
26 60 (15.46%) WCF
27 54 (13.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 53 (13.66%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 76 (19.59%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
3 14 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.09%) IIS
5 10 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.03%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.77%) Apache
9 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.77%) nginx
9 3 (0.77%) Node.js
10 2 (0.52%) Drupal
10 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 37 (9.54%) MS Office
3 8 (2.06%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.77%) SPSS
5 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (7.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 25 (6.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.32%) Line 500
4 7 (1.80%) Summit
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.32%) SaaS
2 9 (2.32%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.35%) Intranet
2 10 (2.58%) Internet
3 8 (2.06%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.06%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.80%) ATM
5 4 (1.03%) HTTP
6 3 (0.77%) DHCP
6 3 (0.77%) DNS
7 1 (0.26%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (59.28%) SQL Server
2 89 (22.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (18.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (15.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (13.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (11.08%) Relational Database
7 26 (6.70%) Crystal Reports
8 25 (6.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (5.41%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 21 (5.41%) Cognos Report Studio
9 21 (5.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 15 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.61%) DB2
11 14 (3.61%) OLAP
12 10 (2.58%) Oracle OLAP
13 9 (2.32%) IBM InfoSphere
14 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.80%) Cognos Query Studio
15 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 65 (16.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 30 (7.73%) ReSharper
4 17 (4.38%) Subversion
5 8 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.03%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.03%) NetAdvantage
6 4 (1.03%) LLBLGen Pro
7 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.52%) Hudson
8 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) MSTest
9 1 (0.26%) Moq
9 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.26%) Toad
9 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 31 (7.99%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.73%) Finance
3 20 (5.15%) Automotive
4 11 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.32%) Back Office
6 8 (2.06%) Electronics
7 7 (1.80%) Retail
8 6 (1.55%) Games
8 6 (1.55%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.29%) Advertising
10 4 (1.03%) Law
10 4 (1.03%) Military
10 4 (1.03%) Marketing
10 4 (1.03%) Billing
11 2 (0.52%) Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (68.30%) Developer
2 134 (34.54%) .NET Developer
3 98 (25.26%) C# Developer
4 76 (19.59%) Software Developer
5 75 (19.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 57 (14.69%) Analyst
7 45 (11.60%) Web Developer
8 40 (10.31%) Senior Developer
9 29 (7.47%) C# Web Developer
10 28 (7.22%) Software Engineer
11 25 (6.44%) Applications Support
11 25 (6.44%) .NET Web Developer
11 25 (6.44%) Senior .NET Developer
12 24 (6.19%) Support Analyst
13 23 (5.93%) C# Software Developer
14 21 (5.41%) Junior
14 21 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
15 20 (5.15%) Junior .NET Developer
15 20 (5.15%) Junior Developer
15 20 (5.15%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (82.99%) .NET
2 200 (51.55%) HTML
3 183 (47.16%) ASP.NET
4 154 (39.69%) CSS
5 130 (33.51%) jQuery
6 109 (28.09%) XML
7 88 (22.68%) .NET Framework
8 71 (18.30%) Ajax
9 69 (17.78%) Web Services
10 60 (15.46%) WCF
11 49 (12.63%) LINQ
12 42 (10.82%) HTML5
13 38 (9.79%) WPF
14 29 (7.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 29 (7.47%) JSON
14 29 (7.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (7.22%) AngularJS
15 28 (7.22%) CSS3
16 25 (6.44%) WinForms
17 24 (6.19%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.37%) Computer Science
2 42 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.35%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.58%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.80%) Physics
9 6 (1.55%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (1.55%) Remote Sensing
9 6 (1.55%) Telematics
10 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.52%) iPhone
13 1 (0.26%) User Experience
13 1 (0.26%) Open Source
13 1 (0.26%) iPad
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.26%) Clustering
13 1 (0.26%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.88%) Windows
2 12 (3.09%) Android
3 10 (2.58%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.29%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.03%) UNIX
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Vista
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.52%) Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (34.02%) MVC
3 72 (18.56%) Software Engineering
4 63 (16.24%) Scrum
5 51 (13.14%) Web Development
6 46 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (11.08%) ETL
8 40 (10.31%) CRM
8 40 (10.31%) TDD
9 28 (7.22%) OO
10 27 (6.96%) BDD
11 23 (5.93%) Project Management
12 22 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (5.67%) Mentoring
13 21 (5.41%) Unit Testing
13 21 (5.41%) SOA
14 20 (5.15%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.15%) Workflow
15 19 (4.90%) OOP
15 19 (4.90%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 289 (74.48%) C#
2 215 (55.41%) SQL
3 190 (48.97%) JavaScript
4 105 (27.06%) VB.NET
5 60 (15.46%) T-SQL
6 46 (11.86%) C++
7 43 (11.08%) VB
8 30 (7.73%) PHP
9 29 (7.47%) VB6
10 14 (3.61%) PL/SQL
10 14 (3.61%) C
11 11 (2.84%) VBA
12 9 (2.32%) Java
13 4 (1.03%) Progress 4GL
14 3 (0.77%) XAML
14 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.52%) Korn
15 2 (0.52%) VBScript
16 1 (0.26%) C++/CLI
16 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 81 (20.88%) Degree
2 36 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (5.93%) MCSD
4 12 (3.09%) ISEB
5 9 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.80%) MCAD
7 6 (1.55%) PhD
8 3 (0.77%) MCP
8 3 (0.77%) MCSE
8 3 (0.77%) MCSA
8 3 (0.77%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.22%) SLA
2 9 (2.32%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.26%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 189 (48.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.34%) Oracle
3 36 (9.28%) Cognos
4 28 (7.22%) IBM
5 10 (2.58%) Business Objects
5 10 (2.58%) Sage
6 9 (2.32%) HP
7 7 (1.80%) Netezza
8 5 (1.29%) Telerik
9 4 (1.03%) Logi Analytics
9 4 (1.03%) Infragistics
9 4 (1.03%) Progress
10 3 (0.77%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.52%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.52%) Perforce
11 2 (0.52%) Apple
12 1 (0.26%) Motorola
12 1 (0.26%) webMethods
12 1 (0.26%) Remedy
12 1 (0.26%) Nintex
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pensions. bens, hols
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, health care scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Progression
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
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