The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 84 119 84
Rank change year-on-year +35 -35  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 21 27 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.71% 1.39% 2.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.43% 9.09% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 59
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £36,400 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

Development Application Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 249 297 285
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.33% 15.26% 11.93%
Number of salaries quoted 183 269 231
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Reading

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 30 (83.33%) C#
2 27 (75.00%) .NET
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (47.22%) WPF
4 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 16 (44.44%) SQL
5 13 (36.11%) Windows
5 13 (36.11%) .NET Framework
5 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (30.56%) Scrum
6 11 (30.56%) Degree
6 11 (30.56%) C++
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (27.78%) WCF
7 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
8 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (22.22%) MVVM
9 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
9 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.22%) OOD
9 8 (22.22%) MAPI
10 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (19.44%) MS Office
10 7 (19.44%) HTML
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) CSS
10 7 (19.44%) Telerik

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Domino
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) IMAP
1 2 (5.56%) NAS
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
1 2 (5.56%) SMTP
1 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) OLAP
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.78%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) OLTP
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 5 (13.89%) MSTest
4 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) AQtime
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) NUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) WebLOAD
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) C# Developer
3 10 (27.78%) .NET Developer
4 9 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
7 5 (13.89%) .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Agile C# Developer
7 5 (13.89%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (13.89%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Graduate
7 5 (13.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Graduate C# Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Graduate Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Graduate Software Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Mid-Level C# Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (47.22%) WPF
3 13 (36.11%) .NET Framework
4 10 (27.78%) WCF
5 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (22.22%) MAPI
7 7 (19.44%) CSS
7 7 (19.44%) HTML
7 7 (19.44%) Web Services
8 6 (16.67%) DCOM
9 5 (13.89%) XML
10 4 (11.11%) Ajax
10 4 (11.11%) LINQ
10 4 (11.11%) WinForms
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (8.33%) jQuery
11 3 (8.33%) XHTML
11 3 (8.33%) XSD
11 3 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 7 (19.44%) Social Media
3 2 (5.56%) FMCG
3 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
4 10 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 9 (25.00%) TDD
6 8 (22.22%) MVVM
6 8 (22.22%) OOD
6 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (19.44%) MVC
8 6 (16.67%) ATDD
8 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 5 (13.89%) Analytics
10 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.11%) OOP
10 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.33%) Data Management
11 3 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (83.33%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) C++
4 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) XPath
7 2 (5.56%) Java
7 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.56%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) SAS Macro
8 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCITP
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) MCTS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) DevExpress
2 7 (19.44%) Telerik
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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