Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 90 72
Rank change year-on-year -32 -18 +8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 63 120 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.71% 2.77% 3.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.52% 20.94% 20.28%
Number of salaries quoted 49 114 126
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,450 £31,000 £28,739
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £49,375
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 547 573 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.87% 13.25% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 434 518 591
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,925 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Birmingham

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 49 (77.78%) C#
2 47 (74.60%) .NET
3 38 (60.32%) SQL Server
4 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
5 30 (47.62%) SQL
6 26 (41.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 24 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
9 22 (34.92%) CSS
10 20 (31.75%) HTML
11 19 (30.16%) Scrum
12 18 (28.57%) jQuery
13 15 (23.81%) TDD
14 14 (22.22%) XML
14 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (22.22%) JSON
15 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
15 13 (20.63%) Retail
16 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (19.05%) Automotive
16 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
16 12 (19.05%) VB.NET
16 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (17.46%) REST
17 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
17 11 (17.46%) Web Services
18 10 (15.87%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.87%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) PaaS
3 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (6.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 4 (6.35%) IaaS
3 4 (6.35%) Serverless
4 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (60.32%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) DTS
5 4 (6.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (6.35%) Data Lake
5 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.35%) Power BI
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) NUnit
3 5 (7.94%) Selenium
3 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
3 5 (7.94%) Subversion
4 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.35%) JIRA
5 3 (4.76%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.76%) Mocha
5 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.17%) VectorCAST
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.59%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (20.63%) Retail
2 12 (19.05%) Automotive
3 7 (11.11%) Finance
4 4 (6.35%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Developer
2 20 (31.75%) .NET Developer
3 15 (23.81%) C# Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Integration Developer
4 9 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Architect
6 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (6.35%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Developer in Test
9 3 (4.76%) Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (74.60%) .NET
2 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
2 22 (34.92%) CSS
3 20 (31.75%) HTML
4 18 (28.57%) jQuery
5 14 (22.22%) JSON
5 14 (22.22%) XML
6 11 (17.46%) REST
6 11 (17.46%) Web Services
7 10 (15.87%) LINQ
8 9 (14.29%) SOAP
8 9 (14.29%) XSLT
9 8 (12.70%) .NET Framework
10 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (7.94%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (4.76%) Backbone.js
12 3 (4.76%) HTML5
13 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Life Science
1 2 (3.17%) Tandem
2 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Scrum
3 15 (23.81%) TDD
4 13 (20.63%) Mentoring
5 10 (15.87%) MVC
5 10 (15.87%) Unit Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 9 (14.29%) ITIL
6 9 (14.29%) Service Management
6 9 (14.29%) SOA
6 9 (14.29%) Time Management
7 8 (12.70%) Presales
8 7 (11.11%) Analytics
8 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.52%) OO
10 5 (7.94%) BDD
10 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
11 4 (6.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (77.78%) C#
2 30 (47.62%) SQL
3 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 12 (19.05%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.35%) C
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) C++
7 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.17%) Java
7 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) X++
8 1 (1.59%) Delphi
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) RPG
8 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) MCSA
3 2 (3.17%) MCSD
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) IEC 62304
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.17%) MISRA
2 2 (3.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) Oracle
3 9 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 6 (9.52%) Capita
5 3 (4.76%) Tableau
6 2 (3.17%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.59%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) Informatica
7 1 (1.59%) Xamarin