The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 71 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 176 218 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.29% 3.95% 5.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.14% 32.54% 34.64%
Number of salaries quoted 154 206 228
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
729 670 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.61% 12.14% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 628 601 626
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Visual Studio
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +10 51 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Birmingham -20 50 £37,500 -7.69% 5
Solihull +9 19 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Coventry +1 19 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Warwickshire -7 16 £31,250 -3.84% 2
Worcestershire +1 5 £42,000 +55.55% 1
Walsall +3 3 £31,500 +12.50%
Wolverhampton -6 3 £32,500 -
Shropshire -1 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Herefordshire - 2 £31,500 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 263 (85.39%) .NET
2 225 (73.05%) C#
3 172 (55.84%) SQL Server
4 162 (52.60%) SQL
5 157 (50.97%) Microsoft
6 148 (48.05%) ASP.NET
7 141 (45.78%) HTML
8 127 (41.23%) JavaScript
9 104 (33.77%) CSS
10 86 (27.92%) VB.NET
11 84 (27.27%) MVC
12 76 (24.68%) jQuery
13 72 (23.38%) Degree
14 67 (21.75%) XML
15 64 (20.78%) .NET Framework
16 58 (18.83%) Web Services
16 58 (18.83%) WCF
17 53 (17.21%) Computer Science
17 53 (17.21%) SharePoint
18 52 (16.88%) Ajax
19 51 (16.56%) Windows
20 49 (15.91%) MS Excel
21 46 (14.94%) T-SQL
21 46 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 44 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
22 44 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
23 40 (12.99%) WPF
23 40 (12.99%) C++
24 39 (12.66%) Web Development
24 39 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 53 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.84%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (5.19%) IIS
4 10 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.30%) OpenEdge
6 2 (0.65%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.32%) Node.js
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 49 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.44%) MS Office
3 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.65%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.62%) Line 500
3 4 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.30%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.57%) SaaS
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.90%) Intranet
2 11 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.60%) Internet
4 4 (1.30%) ATM
5 2 (0.65%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.32%) DHCP
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (55.84%) SQL Server
2 46 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (11.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (10.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (8.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (6.49%) Relational Database
8 13 (4.22%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (3.57%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.60%) OLAP
12 6 (1.95%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (1.95%) RavenDB
13 4 (1.30%) Cognos Query Studio
13 4 (1.30%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 4 (1.30%) Cognos Report Studio
13 4 (1.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 44 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (8.12%) Subversion
3 13 (4.22%) ReSharper
4 10 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.60%) Selenium
6 5 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.62%) NUnit
6 5 (1.62%) Moq
7 4 (1.30%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.65%) JMeter
9 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.65%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.32%) Facilita Forecast
10 1 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.32%) Hudson
10 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (5.84%) Finance
2 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.90%) Law
4 10 (3.25%) Military
5 9 (2.92%) Automotive
5 9 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.60%) Games
7 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 6 (1.95%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.30%) Billing
8 4 (1.30%) Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 247 (80.19%) Developer
2 112 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 89 (28.90%) C# Developer
4 72 (23.38%) Software Developer
5 55 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 37 (12.01%) Senior Developer
7 30 (9.74%) Analyst
8 29 (9.42%) .NET Software Developer
9 28 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (8.77%) C# Software Developer
11 25 (8.12%) VB.NET Developer
12 20 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
13 19 (6.17%) Web Developer
13 19 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (5.52%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (5.52%) Applications Support
15 16 (5.19%) Software Engineer
16 15 (4.87%) Graduate
16 15 (4.87%) Senior Software Developer
17 13 (4.22%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (85.39%) .NET
2 148 (48.05%) ASP.NET
3 141 (45.78%) HTML
4 104 (33.77%) CSS
5 76 (24.68%) jQuery
6 67 (21.75%) XML
7 64 (20.78%) .NET Framework
8 58 (18.83%) Web Services
8 58 (18.83%) WCF
9 52 (16.88%) Ajax
10 40 (12.99%) WPF
11 38 (12.34%) WinForms
12 31 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (8.12%) LINQ
14 23 (7.47%) HTML5
14 23 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 21 (6.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 17 (5.52%) CSS3
17 14 (4.55%) Silverlight
18 11 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.21%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.60%) Replication
5 7 (2.27%) iPhone
5 7 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.95%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (1.95%) Physics
7 4 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.30%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) Remote Sensing
8 3 (0.97%) Telematics
8 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.32%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.56%) Windows
2 18 (5.84%) Android
3 11 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.30%) Linux
6 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.27%) MVC
2 44 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (12.66%) Web Development
4 38 (12.34%) Scrum
5 37 (12.01%) CRM
5 37 (12.01%) Software Engineering
6 29 (9.42%) TDD
7 26 (8.44%) OO
8 24 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.17%) OOP
11 18 (5.84%) SOA
12 17 (5.52%) Unit Testing
13 16 (5.19%) Migration
14 13 (4.22%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.22%) Automated Testing
15 12 (3.90%) Data Analysis
15 12 (3.90%) Waterfall
16 11 (3.57%) ERP
16 11 (3.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 225 (73.05%) C#
2 162 (52.60%) SQL
3 127 (41.23%) JavaScript
4 86 (27.92%) VB.NET
5 46 (14.94%) T-SQL
6 40 (12.99%) C++
7 31 (10.06%) VB
8 13 (4.22%) C
9 12 (3.90%) VB6
10 10 (3.25%) VBA
10 10 (3.25%) Java
11 6 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.30%) Progress 4GL
14 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.97%) PHP
15 1 (0.32%) VBScript
15 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 72 (23.38%) Degree
2 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.22%) MCSD
4 9 (2.92%) PhD
5 5 (1.62%) MCAD
6 4 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.60%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 157 (50.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.14%) Oracle
3 10 (3.25%) Business Objects
4 8 (2.60%) Apple
5 7 (2.27%) HP
6 6 (1.95%) Cognos
7 5 (1.62%) Sage
8 4 (1.30%) Progress
8 4 (1.30%) BMC
8 4 (1.30%) Remedy
8 4 (1.30%) Telerik
8 4 (1.30%) Netezza
8 4 (1.30%) Logi Analytics
9 2 (0.65%) Sun
10 1 (0.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.32%) Typemock
10 1 (0.32%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.32%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.32%) Perforce
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
Redditch, Worcestershire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days annual leave + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, 25 days per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, Midlands
Trinity
Salary: up to £45,000 dependent on experience + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago