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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 196 175 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.50% 3.24% 4.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.03% 27.60% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 173 165 187
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 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,850 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +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
783 634 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.97% 11.74% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 688 563 589
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,850
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +16 53 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Birmingham -29 44 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Warwickshire +21 43 £27,500 -12.69% 5
Coventry 0 16 £37,500 -18.47% 3
Solihull -6 13 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 5 £31,500 -
Worcestershire -6 3 £25,000 +4.16%
Shropshire 0 2 £35,250 -0.70%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £28,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 313 (83.69%) .NET
2 280 (74.87%) C#
3 224 (59.89%) SQL Server
4 204 (54.55%) SQL
5 193 (51.60%) Microsoft
6 187 (50.00%) HTML
7 180 (48.13%) ASP.NET
8 179 (47.86%) JavaScript
9 144 (38.50%) CSS
10 116 (31.02%) jQuery
11 114 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
11 114 (30.48%) MVC
12 109 (29.14%) VB.NET
13 96 (25.67%) XML
14 84 (22.46%) Degree
15 82 (21.93%) .NET Framework
16 78 (20.86%) Windows
17 74 (19.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 70 (18.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 69 (18.45%) T-SQL
20 67 (17.91%) Software Engineering
20 67 (17.91%) Ajax
21 64 (17.11%) Web Services
22 63 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
23 60 (16.04%) SQL Server 2012
24 58 (15.51%) SharePoint
25 57 (15.24%) WCF
26 56 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 55 (14.71%) Computer Science
27 55 (14.71%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (15.51%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.81%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.21%) IIS
5 7 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.07%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.43%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (7.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 25 (6.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.14%) Line 500
4 7 (1.87%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.14%) SaaS
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.48%) Intranet
2 11 (2.94%) Internet
2 11 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.14%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.87%) ATM
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) HTTP
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (59.89%) SQL Server
2 74 (19.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 70 (18.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (16.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (14.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (13.64%) Relational Database
7 28 (7.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (6.42%) Crystal Reports
9 21 (5.61%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 21 (5.61%) Cognos Report Studio
9 21 (5.61%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 14 (3.74%) DB2
11 13 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (2.94%) OLAP
13 9 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
14 7 (1.87%) Cognos Query Studio
14 7 (1.87%) Oracle OLAP
15 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 63 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (8.56%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.35%) ReSharper
4 19 (5.08%) Subversion
5 7 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.07%) Mercurial
6 4 (1.07%) Selenium
7 3 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.80%) NetAdvantage
7 3 (0.80%) LLBLGen Pro
8 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.53%) Hudson
8 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.53%) NUnit
9 1 (0.27%) Moq
9 1 (0.27%) JIRA
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.28%) Finance
3 15 (4.01%) Automotive
4 12 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.14%) Electronics
5 8 (2.14%) Retail
5 8 (2.14%) Games
6 7 (1.87%) Law
7 6 (1.60%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.60%) Military
8 4 (1.07%) Billing
9 3 (0.80%) Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (72.99%) Developer
2 134 (35.83%) .NET Developer
3 96 (25.67%) C# Developer
4 90 (24.06%) Software Developer
5 70 (18.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (14.17%) Analyst
7 40 (10.70%) Senior Developer
8 31 (8.29%) Web Developer
9 30 (8.02%) .NET Software Developer
10 28 (7.49%) Software Engineer
11 27 (7.22%) C# Software Developer
12 24 (6.42%) Applications Support
13 23 (6.15%) Support Analyst
13 23 (6.15%) VB.NET Developer
13 23 (6.15%) Senior .NET Developer
14 22 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
15 20 (5.35%) Graduate
16 17 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
16 17 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (83.69%) .NET
2 187 (50.00%) HTML
3 180 (48.13%) ASP.NET
4 144 (38.50%) CSS
5 116 (31.02%) jQuery
6 96 (25.67%) XML
7 82 (21.93%) .NET Framework
8 67 (17.91%) Ajax
9 64 (17.11%) Web Services
10 57 (15.24%) WCF
11 41 (10.96%) WPF
11 41 (10.96%) LINQ
12 34 (9.09%) WinForms
13 30 (8.02%) HTML5
14 28 (7.49%) AngularJS
14 28 (7.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 22 (5.88%) JSON
17 21 (5.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (5.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 48 (12.83%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.28%) Mathematics
5 7 (1.87%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.60%) Physics
6 6 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (1.60%) Remote Sensing
6 6 (1.60%) Telematics
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) iPhone
10 2 (0.53%) 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
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.86%) Windows
2 16 (4.28%) Android
3 10 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) UNIX
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.53%) Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
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 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.48%) MVC
1 114 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.91%) Software Engineering
3 55 (14.71%) Scrum
4 54 (14.44%) Web Development
5 52 (13.90%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (11.23%) CRM
7 40 (10.70%) ETL
8 35 (9.36%) TDD
9 23 (6.15%) Unit Testing
10 22 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (5.88%) OO
11 20 (5.35%) BDD
12 19 (5.08%) Automated Testing
13 17 (4.55%) OOP
13 17 (4.55%) Workflow
13 17 (4.55%) Project Management
14 14 (3.74%) E-Commerce
14 14 (3.74%) SOA
14 14 (3.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 280 (74.87%) C#
2 204 (54.55%) SQL
3 179 (47.86%) JavaScript
4 109 (29.14%) VB.NET
5 69 (18.45%) T-SQL
6 48 (12.83%) C++
7 43 (11.50%) VB
8 29 (7.75%) PHP
9 25 (6.68%) VB6
10 15 (4.01%) C
11 9 (2.41%) Java
12 8 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.14%) VBA
13 4 (1.07%) Progress 4GL
14 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.53%) XAML
15 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.53%) VBScript
16 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 84 (22.46%) Degree
2 32 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (6.15%) MCSD
4 9 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (2.14%) PhD
5 8 (2.14%) MCAD
6 7 (1.87%) ISEB
7 5 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.53%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.49%) SLA
2 9 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (0.27%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 193 (51.60%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.50%) Oracle
3 36 (9.63%) Cognos
4 28 (7.49%) IBM
5 14 (3.74%) Business Objects
6 8 (2.14%) HP
6 8 (2.14%) Apple
6 8 (2.14%) Sage
7 7 (1.87%) Netezza
8 4 (1.07%) Logi Analytics
8 4 (1.07%) Progress
9 3 (0.80%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.80%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.53%) Perforce
10 2 (0.53%) Telerik
10 2 (0.53%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.27%) Typemock
11 1 (0.27%) webMethods
11 1 (0.27%) Motorola
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-50k DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
SBC Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: £47,000 per annum circa - Grade 7
Posted: 11 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
RUGBY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Posted: 19 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 21 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 25 days ago