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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 216 125 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.16% 2.75% 2.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.70% 27.00% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 193 102 126
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
809 463 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.57% 10.19% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 723 375 492
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 £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +18 82 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Coventry +18 42 £40,000 +6.66%
Staffordshire -3 31 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Warwickshire +7 23 £50,500 +55.38% 2
Worcestershire +1 20 £37,625 +7.50% 3
Solihull -6 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Walsall -2 4 £43,250 +44.16%
Herefordshire - 3 £19,000 -
Wolverhampton -1 2 - -
Shropshire -11 2 £22,000 -42.10% 2
Halesowen - 1 £25,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 378 (89.79%) .NET
2 279 (66.27%) C#
3 236 (56.06%) SQL Server
4 235 (55.82%) SQL
5 207 (49.17%) ASP.NET
6 201 (47.74%) HTML
7 192 (45.61%) JavaScript
7 192 (45.61%) Microsoft
8 182 (43.23%) CSS
9 149 (35.39%) jQuery
10 143 (33.97%) VB.NET
11 134 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
12 130 (30.88%) XML
13 129 (30.64%) MVC
14 117 (27.79%) Windows
15 99 (23.52%) Web Services
16 98 (23.28%) SQL Server 2008
17 90 (21.38%) WCF
18 89 (21.14%) HTML5
19 83 (19.71%) .NET Framework
20 79 (18.76%) T-SQL
21 72 (17.10%) Software Engineering
22 70 (16.63%) SharePoint
23 69 (16.39%) LINQ
24 68 (16.15%) Degree
24 68 (16.15%) Scrum
25 67 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
26 66 (15.68%) OO
26 66 (15.68%) VB
27 64 (15.20%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 70 (16.63%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 30 (7.13%) JBoss
3 30 (7.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 28 (6.65%) IIS
5 11 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.43%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.43%) Node.js
6 6 (1.43%) CMS
7 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.48%) nginx
8 2 (0.48%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 42 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.84%) MS Office
3 14 (3.33%) InfoPath
4 10 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.14%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.66%) MS Project
7 3 (0.71%) SPSS
8 2 (0.48%) Simulink
8 2 (0.48%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (5.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.61%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.66%) Line 500
4 4 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.65%) Office 365
2 24 (5.70%) SaaS
3 16 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (4.51%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.85%) LAN
3 12 (2.85%) WAN
4 11 (2.61%) SSL
5 8 (1.90%) HTTP
6 7 (1.66%) DNS
6 7 (1.66%) Internet
7 6 (1.43%) VoIP
8 5 (1.19%) Firewall
8 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.19%) VLAN
9 2 (0.48%) Modbus
9 2 (0.48%) Profibus
9 2 (0.48%) DHCP
10 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (56.06%) SQL Server
2 98 (23.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (6.65%) Crystal Reports
6 23 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.56%) MySQL
9 13 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.43%) SQLite
12 6 (1.43%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (0.71%) Big Data
13 3 (0.71%) OLAP
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 59 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (9.03%) ReSharper
3 12 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (2.38%) Subversion
5 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.43%) NUnit
6 6 (1.43%) NetAdvantage
6 6 (1.43%) LLBLGen Pro
7 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.71%) MSTest
9 2 (0.48%) Moq
9 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.48%) Selenium
10 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.24%) MorphX
10 1 (0.24%) JIRA
10 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 38 (9.03%) Finance
2 28 (6.65%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.04%) Back Office
4 15 (3.56%) Retail
5 13 (3.09%) Marketing
6 12 (2.85%) Automotive
6 12 (2.85%) Advertising
7 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 299 (71.02%) Developer
2 133 (31.59%) .NET Developer
3 93 (22.09%) C# Developer
4 73 (17.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 71 (16.86%) Software Developer
6 47 (11.16%) Junior
7 43 (10.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (9.50%) Junior Developer
9 39 (9.26%) Architect
10 38 (9.03%) Senior Developer
11 35 (8.31%) Lead Developer
12 34 (8.08%) Web Developer
13 30 (7.13%) Designer
14 27 (6.41%) C# Web Developer
14 27 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (6.41%) VB.NET Developer
14 27 (6.41%) .NET Web Developer
15 26 (6.18%) Analyst
15 26 (6.18%) SharePoint Architect
16 25 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (89.79%) .NET
2 207 (49.17%) ASP.NET
3 201 (47.74%) HTML
4 182 (43.23%) CSS
5 149 (35.39%) jQuery
6 130 (30.88%) XML
7 99 (23.52%) Web Services
8 90 (21.38%) WCF
9 89 (21.14%) HTML5
10 83 (19.71%) .NET Framework
11 69 (16.39%) LINQ
12 50 (11.88%) WPF
13 49 (11.64%) Ajax
13 49 (11.64%) Entity Framework
14 48 (11.40%) CSS3
15 45 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 38 (9.03%) JSON
17 35 (8.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 34 (8.08%) KnockoutJS
19 19 (4.51%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.21%) User Experience
2 38 (9.03%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.61%) W3C
6 9 (2.14%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.90%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.66%) Physics
9 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.19%) iPhone
10 5 (1.19%) iPad
11 4 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.48%) Clustering
13 2 (0.48%) VHDL
13 2 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.48%) Open Source
13 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (27.79%) Windows
2 9 (2.14%) Android
3 8 (1.90%) Windows 8
3 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.66%) Linux
5 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.48%) UNIX
7 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (30.64%) MVC
3 72 (17.10%) Software Engineering
4 68 (16.15%) Scrum
5 66 (15.68%) OO
6 41 (9.74%) Project Management
7 40 (9.50%) Migration
8 36 (8.55%) TDD
9 33 (7.84%) CRM
9 33 (7.84%) Mobile Development
10 32 (7.60%) Web Development
11 31 (7.36%) OOP
12 30 (7.13%) Content Management
13 27 (6.41%) Responsive Web Design
14 24 (5.70%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.70%) SOA
15 22 (5.23%) BDD
16 20 (4.75%) Waterfall
16 20 (4.75%) E-Commerce
17 16 (3.80%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 279 (66.27%) C#
2 235 (55.82%) SQL
3 192 (45.61%) JavaScript
4 143 (33.97%) VB.NET
5 79 (18.76%) T-SQL
6 66 (15.68%) VB
7 48 (11.40%) VB6
8 35 (8.31%) C++
8 35 (8.31%) Java
9 24 (5.70%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.80%) VBA
11 13 (3.09%) C
12 11 (2.61%) PHP
12 11 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.43%) VC++
13 6 (1.43%) Progress 4GL
14 4 (0.95%) C++/CLI
15 3 (0.71%) PHP5
15 3 (0.71%) XPath
15 3 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (16.15%) Degree
2 15 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.90%) MCP
6 5 (1.19%) ISEB
7 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.71%) MCSE
8 3 (0.71%) MCSA
8 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.24%) MCPD
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) MCTS
9 1 (0.24%) PhD
9 1 (0.24%) MCAD
9 1 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.95%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) TickIT
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.19%) Terminal Services
3 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 192 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.20%) Oracle
3 30 (7.13%) Cisco
4 11 (2.61%) Apple
4 11 (2.61%) Google
5 9 (2.14%) Sage
6 8 (1.90%) Altova
6 8 (1.90%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.43%) Tableau
7 6 (1.43%) Infragistics
7 6 (1.43%) VMware
7 6 (1.43%) Progress
8 5 (1.19%) Adobe
8 5 (1.19%) WatchGuard
8 5 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.19%) Twitter
8 5 (1.19%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.71%) Nintex
9 3 (0.71%) Telerik
9 3 (0.71%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE + GREAT TRAINING
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Excellent Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcestershire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Drayton
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Modis International - London
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Redditch
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Market Drayton, Shropshire
The Will Associates Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum dep. on experience
Posted: 21 days ago