Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 94 101
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 394 456 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.82% 2.98% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.33% 15.63% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 348 432 504
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,412 2,918 2,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.28% 19.08% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,934 2,471 2,456
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the Midlands

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 267 £45,000 +5.88% 62
East Midlands -15 127 £42,000 -1.18% 37
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 326 (82.74%) C#
2 247 (62.69%) .NET
3 224 (56.85%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (53.81%) SQL
5 180 (45.69%) SQL Server
6 163 (41.37%) Microsoft
7 154 (39.09%) JavaScript
8 147 (37.31%) ASP.NET
9 133 (33.76%) HTML
10 126 (31.98%) MVC
11 120 (30.46%) CSS
12 110 (27.92%) Microsoft Azure
13 109 (27.66%) Scrum
14 108 (27.41%) Git (software)
15 91 (23.10%) Team Foundation Server
16 88 (22.34%) .NET Framework
17 87 (22.08%) TDD
18 84 (21.32%) T-SQL
19 71 (18.02%) jQuery
20 70 (17.77%) ASP.NET Web API
21 69 (17.51%) AngularJS
21 69 (17.51%) ASP.NET MVC
22 68 (17.26%) Entity Framework
23 64 (16.24%) WCF
24 63 (15.99%) Windows
25 60 (15.23%) Software Engineering
25 60 (15.23%) Web Development
26 57 (14.47%) Web Services
27 56 (14.21%) XML
27 56 (14.21%) Test Automation

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 34 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.06%) Confluence
3 14 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.79%) CMS
5 10 (2.54%) IIS
6 7 (1.78%) NServiceBus
6 7 (1.78%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.76%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.54%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.03%) Simulink
4 8 (2.03%) Stateflow
5 7 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.78%) TargetLink
6 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.51%) Maya
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (27.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.88%) IaaS
3 26 (6.60%) PaaS
3 26 (6.60%) Serverless
4 17 (4.31%) Office 365
5 16 (4.06%) GitHub
6 14 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 14 (3.55%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 12 (3.05%) Azure Functions
8 10 (2.54%) SaaS
9 9 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (1.52%) Google Analytics
12 4 (1.02%) BrowserStack
12 4 (1.02%) npm
12 4 (1.02%) Slack
13 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.76%) NuGet
14 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.78%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.02%) Internet
3 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.51%) HTTP
3 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.51%) LAN
3 2 (0.51%) Modbus
3 2 (0.51%) Network Security
3 2 (0.51%) Skype
3 2 (0.51%) SMS
3 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.51%) WebEx
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.25%) Profibus
4 1 (0.25%) SNMP
4 1 (0.25%) VPN
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (45.69%) SQL Server
2 44 (11.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (7.61%) Power BI
5 28 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 26 (6.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (6.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (5.84%) Data Lake
9 21 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (4.57%) Big Data
11 17 (4.31%) Cosmos DB
12 16 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (3.55%) NoSQL
14 13 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (2.54%) MySQL
16 8 (2.03%) Relational Database
16 8 (2.03%) Spatial Data
17 7 (1.78%) Event Store
17 7 (1.78%) RavenDB
17 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (27.41%) Git (software)
2 91 (23.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (13.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 38 (9.64%) SpecFlow
5 37 (9.39%) Selenium
6 28 (7.11%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.08%) Cucumber
8 19 (4.82%) JIRA
9 14 (3.55%) Subversion
10 12 (3.05%) Android Studio
11 11 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (2.28%) ReSharper
13 8 (2.03%) Mercurial
13 8 (2.03%) NUnit
13 8 (2.03%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.78%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.78%) NSubstitute
14 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio Code
14 7 (1.78%) Xcode
15 6 (1.52%) Ranorex
General
1 40 (10.15%) Finance
2 38 (9.64%) Automotive
3 30 (7.61%) Manufacturing
4 28 (7.11%) Electronics
5 26 (6.60%) Retail
6 23 (5.84%) Marketing
7 11 (2.79%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.78%) Legal
9 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.27%) Law
11 3 (0.76%) Advertising
12 2 (0.51%) Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 273 (69.29%) Developer
2 124 (31.47%) .NET Developer
3 98 (24.87%) C# Developer
4 71 (18.02%) Software Developer
5 50 (12.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (10.66%) Software Engineer
7 35 (8.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 33 (8.38%) Senior Developer
9 28 (7.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 27 (6.85%) C# Software Developer
11 26 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 23 (5.84%) .NET Software Developer
13 22 (5.58%) SQL Developer
14 19 (4.82%) Consultant
15 18 (4.57%) Dynamics AX Developer
16 17 (4.31%) Web Developer
17 16 (4.06%) Embedded Engineer
18 15 (3.81%) Tester
19 14 (3.55%) Analyst
19 14 (3.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (62.69%) .NET
2 147 (37.31%) ASP.NET
3 133 (33.76%) HTML
4 120 (30.46%) CSS
5 88 (22.34%) .NET Framework
6 71 (18.02%) jQuery
7 70 (17.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 69 (17.51%) AngularJS
8 69 (17.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 68 (17.26%) Entity Framework
10 64 (16.24%) WCF
11 57 (14.47%) Web Services
12 56 (14.21%) XML
13 44 (11.17%) HTML5
14 37 (9.39%) .NET Core
15 36 (9.14%) WPF
16 34 (8.63%) KnockoutJS
17 29 (7.36%) WinForms
18 27 (6.85%) JSON
18 27 (6.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.09%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.09%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.84%) User Experience
4 22 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (5.08%) Fintech
6 14 (3.55%) 3D Graphics
7 13 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (3.05%) Graphic Design
9 11 (2.79%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.27%) NHS
12 4 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.51%) Photography
14 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.51%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 63 (15.99%) Windows
2 28 (7.11%) Android
3 20 (5.08%) Linux
4 11 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.78%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.76%) Unix
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (56.85%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (31.98%) MVC
3 109 (27.66%) Scrum
4 87 (22.08%) TDD
5 60 (15.23%) Software Engineering
5 60 (15.23%) Web Development
6 56 (14.21%) Test Automation
7 46 (11.68%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (10.91%) BDD
9 42 (10.66%) Analytics
9 42 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (10.15%) Waterfall
11 39 (9.90%) OO
12 35 (8.88%) Service Delivery
13 34 (8.63%) Unit Testing
14 33 (8.38%) Presales
15 31 (7.87%) OOP
16 30 (7.61%) Mentoring
17 28 (7.11%) SDLC
18 24 (6.09%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 326 (82.74%) C#
2 212 (53.81%) SQL
3 154 (39.09%) JavaScript
4 84 (21.32%) T-SQL
5 42 (10.66%) C++
6 34 (8.63%) C
7 33 (8.38%) Java
8 29 (7.36%) VB.NET
9 28 (7.11%) PowerShell
9 28 (7.11%) Python
10 19 (4.82%) X++
11 16 (4.06%) Ruby
12 14 (3.55%) U-SQL
13 12 (3.05%) Embedded C
13 12 (3.05%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.54%) PHP
15 9 (2.28%) XAML
16 6 (1.52%) VB
16 6 (1.52%) VBA
16 6 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (10.66%) Degree
2 26 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.27%) MCSE
8 3 (0.76%) ISEB
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.87%) QA
2 7 (1.78%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.78%) HAZOP
2 7 (1.78%) MISRA
2 7 (1.78%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.02%) GDPR
3 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) TickIT
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.28%) Docker
4 4 (1.02%) Firmware
5 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.51%) Ansible
2 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.51%) Puppet
2 2 (0.51%) SELinux
3 1 (0.25%) Nmap
3 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 163 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.61%) Xamarin
3 18 (4.57%) Tableau
4 14 (3.55%) SAP
5 13 (3.30%) Google
6 12 (3.05%) Telerik
7 11 (2.79%) Oracle
8 7 (1.78%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.78%) MathWorks
8 7 (1.78%) MKS
9 6 (1.52%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.27%) Sage
11 3 (0.76%) Altova
11 3 (0.76%) Capita
11 3 (0.76%) EMC
11 3 (0.76%) RedGate
11 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.76%) VMware
12 2 (0.51%) OutSystems
12 2 (0.51%) Twitter