Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 107 94
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 404 422 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.02% 2.82% 2.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.13% 14.43% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 357 393 520
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £50,250
England median annual salary £47,029 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.51% +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 2,358 2,924 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.63% 19.52% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,891 2,485 2,515
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +19 260 £45,000 +5.88% 77
East Midlands -7 144 £40,000 +5.26% 47
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 336 (83.17%) C#
2 252 (62.38%) .NET
3 243 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (50.99%) SQL
5 193 (47.77%) SQL Server
6 176 (43.56%) Microsoft
7 161 (39.85%) JavaScript
8 147 (36.39%) ASP.NET
9 146 (36.14%) HTML
10 132 (32.67%) CSS
10 132 (32.67%) MVC
11 109 (26.98%) Git (software)
11 109 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 107 (26.49%) Scrum
13 99 (24.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 89 (22.03%) TDD
15 88 (21.78%) .NET Framework
16 80 (19.80%) T-SQL
17 79 (19.55%) Software Engineering
18 76 (18.81%) Windows
18 76 (18.81%) jQuery
19 69 (17.08%) ASP.NET Web API
20 68 (16.83%) AngularJS
21 66 (16.34%) Entity Framework
21 66 (16.34%) Web Services
22 63 (15.59%) HTML5
23 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET MVC
23 61 (15.10%) WCF
24 60 (14.85%) XML
25 59 (14.60%) Degree

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 25 (6.19%) Confluence
2 22 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.96%) IIS
4 9 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.98%) CMS
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (1.73%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.99%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) DNN
8 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 15 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.23%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.98%) Simulink
4 8 (1.98%) Stateflow
5 7 (1.73%) TargetLink
6 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) Maya
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (24.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.94%) IaaS
3 20 (4.95%) GitHub
3 20 (4.95%) PaaS
4 18 (4.46%) SaaS
5 16 (3.96%) Serverless
6 13 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (3.22%) npm
7 12 (2.97%) NuGet
8 11 (2.72%) Azure Functions
9 10 (2.48%) Office 365
10 9 (2.23%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (1.73%) Amazon S3
12 7 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.72%) Internet
2 10 (2.48%) Modbus
2 10 (2.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.98%) RS-485
4 7 (1.73%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.50%) Broadband
6 2 (0.50%) Firewall
6 2 (0.50%) FTP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.50%) LAN
6 2 (0.50%) Skype
6 2 (0.50%) WebEx
7 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.25%) Profibus
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
7 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (47.77%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (7.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (4.70%) Power BI
8 17 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (3.71%) MySQL
10 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
12 10 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (2.23%) Data Lake
13 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (2.23%) SQLite
14 8 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.98%) Spatial Data
15 7 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 109 (26.98%) Git (software)
1 109 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (12.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 32 (7.92%) Selenium
4 24 (5.94%) WebDriver
5 23 (5.69%) SpecFlow
6 21 (5.20%) JIRA
7 18 (4.46%) Maven
8 17 (4.21%) Cucumber
8 17 (4.21%) Robot Framework
9 16 (3.96%) Visual Studio Code
10 12 (2.97%) Subversion
11 11 (2.72%) Android Studio
12 10 (2.48%) NUnit
12 10 (2.48%) ReSharper
13 8 (1.98%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (1.73%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.73%) NSubstitute
14 7 (1.73%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (11.63%) Automotive
2 46 (11.39%) Finance
2 46 (11.39%) Manufacturing
3 25 (6.19%) Electronics
4 22 (5.45%) Retail
5 20 (4.95%) Marketing
6 10 (2.48%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.73%) Legal
9 5 (1.24%) Law
10 3 (0.74%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 278 (68.81%) Developer
2 119 (29.46%) .NET Developer
3 95 (23.51%) C# Developer
4 87 (21.53%) Software Developer
5 56 (13.86%) Software Engineer
6 45 (11.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (8.66%) .NET Software Developer
8 34 (8.42%) Senior Developer
9 32 (7.92%) C# Software Developer
10 30 (7.43%) ASP.NET Developer
11 25 (6.19%) Web Developer
12 21 (5.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (4.21%) SQL Developer
14 16 (3.96%) Embedded Engineer
14 16 (3.96%) Graduate
14 16 (3.96%) Senior Software Developer
15 15 (3.71%) Dynamics AX Developer
15 15 (3.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 15 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
16 14 (3.47%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (62.38%) .NET
2 147 (36.39%) ASP.NET
3 146 (36.14%) HTML
4 132 (32.67%) CSS
5 88 (21.78%) .NET Framework
6 76 (18.81%) jQuery
7 69 (17.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 68 (16.83%) AngularJS
9 66 (16.34%) Entity Framework
9 66 (16.34%) Web Services
10 63 (15.59%) HTML5
11 61 (15.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 61 (15.10%) WCF
12 60 (14.85%) XML
13 46 (11.39%) WPF
14 41 (10.15%) .NET Core
15 38 (9.41%) WinForms
16 36 (8.91%) KnockoutJS
17 34 (8.42%) LINQ
18 30 (7.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.95%) Fintech
5 17 (4.21%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.22%) 3D Graphics
6 13 (3.22%) User Experience
7 11 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.48%) CCTV
8 10 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.98%) CAN bus
9 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.98%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.73%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.73%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.73%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.81%) Windows
2 35 (8.66%) Android
2 35 (8.66%) Linux
3 19 (4.70%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.72%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.98%) FreeRTOS
6 7 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (32.67%) MVC
3 107 (26.49%) Scrum
4 89 (22.03%) TDD
5 79 (19.55%) Software Engineering
6 58 (14.36%) Web Development
7 50 (12.38%) Test Automation
8 49 (12.13%) OO
9 48 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (9.90%) Unit Testing
11 35 (8.66%) OOP
12 33 (8.17%) BDD
13 31 (7.67%) Analytics
13 31 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (7.43%) Waterfall
15 27 (6.68%) DevOps
15 27 (6.68%) OOD
16 26 (6.44%) Mentoring
17 25 (6.19%) SDLC
18 23 (5.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (83.17%) C#
2 206 (50.99%) SQL
3 161 (39.85%) JavaScript
4 80 (19.80%) T-SQL
5 55 (13.61%) C++
6 47 (11.63%) C
7 43 (10.64%) Java
8 36 (8.91%) VB.NET
9 32 (7.92%) PowerShell
9 32 (7.92%) Python
10 16 (3.96%) Ruby
11 15 (3.71%) X++
12 12 (2.97%) Embedded C
12 12 (2.97%) TypeScript
13 9 (2.23%) XAML
14 7 (1.73%) VB
14 7 (1.73%) XPath
15 5 (1.24%) PHP
15 5 (1.24%) U-SQL
15 5 (1.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (14.60%) Degree
2 24 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.24%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.99%) MCSE
8 3 (0.74%) ISEB
9 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.25%) MCP
10 1 (0.25%) MCSA
10 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.95%) QA
2 7 (1.73%) DO-178B
2 7 (1.73%) HAZOP
2 7 (1.73%) MISRA
2 7 (1.73%) MISRA C
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.96%) Firmware
2 12 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.73%) Docker
5 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.73%) Ansible
1 7 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.73%) Puppet
2 5 (1.24%) Terraform
3 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 176 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.46%) Atlassian
2 18 (4.46%) Oracle
2 18 (4.46%) Xamarin
3 16 (3.96%) SAP
4 12 (2.97%) Telerik
5 10 (2.48%) Google
6 9 (2.23%) Tableau
7 7 (1.73%) BT
7 7 (1.73%) MathWorks
7 7 (1.73%) MKS
8 6 (1.49%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.99%) IBM
10 3 (0.74%) Altova
10 3 (0.74%) OutSystems
10 3 (0.74%) RedGate
10 3 (0.74%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.74%) VMware
11 2 (0.50%) Siebel
11 2 (0.50%) Twitter