The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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
Wales / South Wales
Rank 26 88 87
Rank change year-on-year +62 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 68 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.91% 0.89% 1.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.69% 6.21% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 59 10 15
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.76% +4.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,250 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,269 £45,150 £36,500
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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 208 177 144
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.19% 14.36% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 169 142 123
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +10.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in South Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in South Wales

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

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in South Wales

Visual Studio
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +39 40 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Newport +17 17 £41,500 +38.33% 1
Torfaen - 4 £45,269 -
Caerphilly - 3 £45,269 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £45,269 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £45,269 -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 85 (89.47%) .NET
2 81 (85.26%) C#
3 73 (76.84%) SQL Server
4 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (66.32%) MVC
6 59 (62.11%) ASP.NET
7 47 (49.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (48.42%) TDD
9 44 (46.32%) Unit Testing
10 40 (42.11%) .NET Framework
11 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
12 36 (37.89%) BDD
13 35 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (35.79%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (35.79%) Web Services
14 34 (35.79%) JavaScript
14 34 (35.79%) SQL
15 33 (34.74%) HTML
16 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
17 30 (31.58%) RESTful
18 29 (30.53%) Subversion
18 29 (30.53%) Java
18 29 (30.53%) IIS
19 28 (29.47%) SOAP
19 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
19 28 (29.47%) REST
19 28 (29.47%) Continuous Deployment
20 27 (28.42%) Team Foundation Server
21 26 (27.37%) IBM
21 26 (27.37%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 29 (30.53%) IIS
2 25 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 25 (26.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.32%) CMS
4 5 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.16%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.05%) Content Management Server
7 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Sage 200
1 6 (6.32%) Sage 50
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (76.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (35.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (16.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (11.58%) MongoDB
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.11%) Couchbase
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Subversion
2 27 (28.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (26.32%) Eclipse
3 25 (26.32%) Maven
4 9 (9.47%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.42%) Selenium
6 6 (6.32%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.26%) Artifactory
7 5 (5.26%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.11%) Grunt
9 2 (2.11%) MbUnit
9 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.11%) MSTest
9 2 (2.11%) NUnit
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Advertising
2 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (58.95%) Developer
2 39 (41.05%) .NET Developer
3 27 (28.42%) Software Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) .NET Software Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) C# Software Engineer
6 11 (11.58%) Analyst
7 10 (10.53%) Java Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Junior
8 8 (8.42%) Junior .NET Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Junior Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.32%) C# Developer
9 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.16%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (89.47%) .NET
2 59 (62.11%) ASP.NET
3 47 (49.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 35 (36.84%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (35.79%) Web Services
7 33 (34.74%) HTML
8 30 (31.58%) RESTful
9 28 (29.47%) REST
9 28 (29.47%) SOAP
10 25 (26.32%) EJB
10 25 (26.32%) Hibernate
10 25 (26.32%) Java SE
10 25 (26.32%) Spring
11 24 (25.26%) CSS
12 21 (22.11%) Middleware
13 20 (21.05%) WCF
14 14 (14.74%) AngularJS
14 14 (14.74%) HTML5
14 14 (14.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.37%) User Experience
2 20 (21.05%) Mainframe
3 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.37%) NHS
5 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Fintech
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Android
2 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (66.32%) MVC
3 46 (48.42%) TDD
4 44 (46.32%) Unit Testing
5 36 (37.89%) BDD
6 32 (33.68%) Software Engineering
7 28 (29.47%) Continuous Deployment
8 26 (27.37%) Scrum
9 25 (26.32%) Customer Insight
9 25 (26.32%) Performance Optimisation
10 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.63%) Web Development
11 11 (11.58%) SDLC
12 10 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 10 (10.53%) OO
13 9 (9.47%) DevOps
14 8 (8.42%) Coaching
14 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
15 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
15 7 (7.37%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 81 (85.26%) C#
2 34 (35.79%) JavaScript
2 34 (35.79%) SQL
3 29 (30.53%) Java
4 17 (17.89%) T-SQL
4 17 (17.89%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.16%) C++
5 3 (3.16%) VB
6 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) ISEB
2 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 24 (25.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
1 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.37%) IBM
3 7 (7.37%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) Sage
4 6 (6.32%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.16%) Adobe
6 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
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