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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 67 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 200 115 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.92% 2.75% 2.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.85% 28.75% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 183 85 109
Average salary £38,875 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,400 £47,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
745 400 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.62% 9.55% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 663 321 486
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 3 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 3 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 +7 76 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Coventry +8 31 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Staffordshire -5 27 £41,250 +22.22% 6
Worcestershire -5 24 £28,500 -24.00% 7
Warwickshire +5 23 £47,500 +61.01% 1
Solihull -5 11 £40,000 -
Walsall 0 3 £46,500 +31.91% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £19,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £22,000 -
Dudley - 2 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton -8 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 368 (87.41%) .NET
2 280 (66.51%) C#
3 243 (57.72%) SQL
4 237 (56.29%) SQL Server
5 202 (47.98%) HTML
6 198 (47.03%) ASP.NET
7 191 (45.37%) JavaScript
8 184 (43.71%) Microsoft
9 179 (42.52%) CSS
10 159 (37.77%) jQuery
11 142 (33.73%) VB.NET
12 131 (31.12%) MVC
13 127 (30.17%) XML
14 126 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
15 115 (27.32%) Windows
16 99 (23.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 94 (22.33%) .NET Framework
18 84 (19.95%) HTML5
19 82 (19.48%) Web Services
20 81 (19.24%) Software Engineering
21 73 (17.34%) SQL Server 2012
22 71 (16.86%) WCF
23 70 (16.63%) Scrum
24 68 (16.15%) SharePoint
25 67 (15.91%) T-SQL
26 65 (15.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 63 (14.96%) VB
27 63 (14.96%) LINQ
27 63 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
28 61 (14.49%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 68 (16.15%) SharePoint
2 31 (7.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 26 (6.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (5.23%) IIS
5 19 (4.51%) JBoss
6 15 (3.56%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.66%) CMS
8 7 (1.66%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.66%) Node.js
9 5 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.19%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.95%) Apache
10 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.95%) nginx
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 42 (9.98%) MS Excel
2 39 (9.26%) MS Office
3 13 (3.09%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.14%) InfoPath
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 27 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (1.90%) Line 500
4 4 (0.95%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.18%) Office 365
2 23 (5.46%) SaaS
3 17 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.51%) TCP/IP
1 19 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (2.85%) LAN
2 12 (2.85%) WAN
3 10 (2.38%) HTTP
4 9 (2.14%) DNS
5 8 (1.90%) Internet
6 6 (1.43%) VoIP
7 5 (1.19%) Firewall
7 5 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.19%) VLAN
8 4 (0.95%) DHCP
8 4 (0.95%) SSL
9 3 (0.71%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.48%) Modbus
10 2 (0.48%) Profibus
11 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.24%) Wireless
11 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (56.29%) SQL Server
2 99 (23.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (17.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (15.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (6.89%) Crystal Reports
6 29 (6.89%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.61%) MySQL
9 10 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.14%) DB2
10 9 (2.14%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.90%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 8 (1.90%) Cognos Report Studio
11 8 (1.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.66%) SQLite
13 6 (1.43%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (9.26%) ReSharper
3 17 (4.04%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.85%) Subversion
4 12 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.66%) NetAdvantage
5 7 (1.66%) LLBLGen Pro
6 5 (1.19%) NUnit
6 5 (1.19%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.95%) MSTest
7 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.24%) MSI
9 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.24%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.24%) Moq
9 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 37 (8.79%) Telecoms
1 37 (8.79%) Finance
2 16 (3.80%) Automotive
3 14 (3.33%) Back Office
4 12 (2.85%) Marketing
5 11 (2.61%) Retail
6 9 (2.14%) Advertising
7 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Games
9 2 (0.48%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 285 (67.70%) Developer
2 139 (33.02%) .NET Developer
3 82 (19.48%) C# Developer
4 69 (16.39%) Software Developer
5 68 (16.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 48 (11.40%) Web Developer
7 41 (9.74%) Analyst
8 38 (9.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 36 (8.55%) Junior
10 35 (8.31%) .NET Web Developer
10 35 (8.31%) C# Web Developer
11 34 (8.08%) Junior Developer
12 33 (7.84%) Architect
13 31 (7.36%) Lead Developer
14 29 (6.89%) Senior Developer
15 28 (6.65%) Software Engineer
16 27 (6.41%) VB.NET Developer
17 26 (6.18%) Junior C# Developer
17 26 (6.18%) SharePoint Architect
18 25 (5.94%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (87.41%) .NET
2 202 (47.98%) HTML
3 198 (47.03%) ASP.NET
4 179 (42.52%) CSS
5 159 (37.77%) jQuery
6 127 (30.17%) XML
7 94 (22.33%) .NET Framework
8 84 (19.95%) HTML5
9 82 (19.48%) Web Services
10 71 (16.86%) WCF
11 63 (14.96%) LINQ
12 61 (14.49%) Ajax
13 49 (11.64%) JSON
14 48 (11.40%) CSS3
14 48 (11.40%) WPF
15 45 (10.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 39 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
17 33 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 21 (4.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.18%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.70%) User Experience
4 17 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.14%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.66%) Physics
8 6 (1.43%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.19%) iPhone
9 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.19%) iPad
10 4 (0.95%) W3C
11 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.48%) Clustering
12 2 (0.48%) VHDL
13 1 (0.24%) Artificial Intelligence
13 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 115 (27.32%) Windows
2 10 (2.38%) Android
3 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.90%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.66%) Linux
6 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.48%) UNIX
9 2 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (31.12%) MVC
2 126 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (19.24%) Software Engineering
4 70 (16.63%) Scrum
5 56 (13.30%) OO
6 46 (10.93%) TDD
7 42 (9.98%) Project Management
8 38 (9.03%) CRM
9 37 (8.79%) Migration
10 36 (8.55%) Content Management
11 32 (7.60%) Web Development
11 32 (7.60%) BDD
11 32 (7.60%) Responsive Web Design
12 30 (7.13%) OOP
13 25 (5.94%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.75%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.56%) SOA
16 14 (3.33%) ETL
16 14 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (2.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 280 (66.51%) C#
2 243 (57.72%) SQL
3 191 (45.37%) JavaScript
4 142 (33.73%) VB.NET
5 67 (15.91%) T-SQL
6 63 (14.96%) VB
7 50 (11.88%) VB6
8 39 (9.26%) C++
9 23 (5.46%) Java
9 23 (5.46%) PHP
10 18 (4.28%) PL/SQL
11 17 (4.04%) C
12 16 (3.80%) VBA
13 6 (1.43%) VC++
13 6 (1.43%) Progress 4GL
14 5 (1.19%) C++/CLI
15 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.71%) XPath
16 3 (0.71%) PHP5
16 3 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (14.25%) Degree
2 16 (3.80%) VCP4
3 15 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.14%) ISEB
6 8 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.90%) MCP
7 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.71%) MCSD
9 3 (0.71%) MCSE
9 3 (0.71%) MCSA
10 1 (0.24%) MCAD
10 1 (0.24%) MCPD
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MCTS
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.85%) SLA
2 5 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) TickIT
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
4 1 (0.24%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.19%) Nagios
2 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 184 (43.71%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.30%) Oracle
3 19 (4.51%) Cisco
4 11 (2.61%) Apple
4 11 (2.61%) DevExpress
5 10 (2.38%) Sage
5 10 (2.38%) IBM
5 10 (2.38%) Cognos
6 8 (1.90%) Altova
7 7 (1.66%) Infragistics
7 7 (1.66%) Red Gate
8 6 (1.43%) Tableau
8 6 (1.43%) VMware
8 6 (1.43%) Progress
9 5 (1.19%) Adobe
9 5 (1.19%) WatchGuard
9 5 (1.19%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.19%) Twitter
10 4 (0.95%) Telerik
10 4 (0.95%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + car + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - full details on application
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adroit People Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Holidays / Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Camping and Caravanning Club
Salary: £19,000 - £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Redditch
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcestershire
Explore Group
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago