The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 221 213 202
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.068% 0.037% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.26% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 12
Average salary £31,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,000 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
VSS/SourceSafe
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
862 759 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.72% 14.06% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 757 661 593
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

VSS/SourceSafe
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 VSS/SourceSafe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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 - 3 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £40,000 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (38.46%) VLAN
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
2 5 (38.46%) CCDP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MPLS
2 5 (38.46%) OSPF
2 5 (38.46%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) Network Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (38.46%) HSRP
2 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (30.77%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) Subversion
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) C++

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
1 5 (38.46%) MPLS
1 5 (38.46%) OSPF
1 5 (38.46%) BGP
1 5 (38.46%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (38.46%) VLAN
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (38.46%) HSRP
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) PHPUnit
4 1 (7.69%) PVCS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Network Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Architect
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) li3
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) HTML5
2 3 (23.08%) Laravel
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSD
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Web Application Development
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Modular Programming
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) C
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
2 5 (38.46%) CCDP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce