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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 206 180 176
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 4 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% 0.14% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 1.50% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 18
Average salary £33,000 £33,625 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.85% -15.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £26,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £43,125 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
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
738 401 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.77% 9.67% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 656 320 459
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £25,000 £27,000
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%

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
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 5 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
Warwickshire - 3 £33,000 -
Staffordshire -4 1 £40,000 +53.84%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (77.78%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) C
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Perforce
5 3 (33.33%) Electronics
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) PVCS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) VB
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) C++
6 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 2 (22.22%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HSRP
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
1 1 (11.11%) VRRP
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) PVCS
2 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) DHTML
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) C
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) XPath
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft