The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 98 82
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 144 177 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.85% 3.02% 3.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.33% 16.25% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129 155 182
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £29,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1168 1089 1154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 23.10% 18.56% 19.02%
Number of salaries quoted 991 933 1010
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol +23 48 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Somerset -7 45 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Gloucestershire +18 29 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Devon +4 8 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Dorset -1 8 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Wiltshire -12 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 201 (71.79%) C#
2 170 (60.71%) .NET
3 156 (55.71%) SQL Server
4 123 (43.93%) ASP.NET
5 121 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (41.43%) JavaScript
7 114 (40.71%) HTML
8 108 (38.57%) Microsoft
9 99 (35.36%) SQL
10 93 (33.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 90 (32.14%) CSS
12 82 (29.29%) MVC
13 73 (26.07%) Software Engineering
13 73 (26.07%) jQuery
14 68 (24.29%) HTML5
15 58 (20.71%) .NET Framework
16 57 (20.36%) Scrum
16 57 (20.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 56 (20.00%) Windows
18 54 (19.29%) TDD
19 51 (18.21%) ASP.NET Web API
20 48 (17.14%) Unit Testing
21 47 (16.79%) Web Development
22 45 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
23 43 (15.36%) Entity Framework
24 42 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
24 42 (15.00%) JSON
25 40 (14.29%) IIS
25 40 (14.29%) CSS3
25 40 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 40 (14.29%) IIS
2 21 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.79%) CMS
4 11 (3.93%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.50%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) FileNet
9 1 (0.36%) Jetty
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.07%) MS Office
3 9 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (3.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.86%) 3ds Max
4 8 (2.86%) Maya
5 4 (1.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.71%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.43%) GitHub
4 3 (1.07%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.93%) Ethernet
2 10 (3.57%) RS-232
3 8 (2.86%) Skype
4 5 (1.79%) Intranet
5 3 (1.07%) Internet
5 3 (1.07%) NFC
6 2 (0.71%) Extranet
7 1 (0.36%) DNS
7 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (55.71%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (11.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (6.79%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.21%) Big Data
10 8 (2.86%) Power BI
10 8 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.14%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.43%) MS Access
12 4 (1.43%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.07%) MySQL
13 3 (1.07%) phpMyAdmin
13 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 93 (33.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (13.93%) Subversion
3 38 (13.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 36 (12.86%) Git (software)
5 20 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 15 (5.36%) Selenium
7 14 (5.00%) JIRA
7 14 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.57%) Maven
8 10 (3.57%) NCover
8 10 (3.57%) NUnit
9 8 (2.86%) IntelliJ
10 7 (2.50%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.50%) GCC
11 6 (2.14%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.79%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.07%) MSBuild
14 2 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (7.86%) Games
2 18 (6.43%) Finance
3 10 (3.57%) Electronics
3 10 (3.57%) Marketing
4 9 (3.21%) Multimedia
5 7 (2.50%) Military
6 6 (2.14%) Retail
7 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 158 (56.43%) Developer
2 93 (33.21%) .NET Developer
3 53 (18.93%) ASP.NET Developer
4 52 (18.57%) C# Developer
4 52 (18.57%) Software Engineer
5 40 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (12.14%) Web Developer
7 29 (10.36%) .NET Web Developer
8 25 (8.93%) Software Developer
9 24 (8.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (7.50%) Analyst
10 21 (7.50%) Senior Developer
11 20 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
12 18 (6.43%) C# Software Developer
12 18 (6.43%) SQL Developer
13 17 (6.07%) Test Engineer
14 14 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
15 13 (4.64%) IT Analyst
15 13 (4.64%) Senior .NET Developer
15 13 (4.64%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (60.71%) .NET
2 123 (43.93%) ASP.NET
3 114 (40.71%) HTML
4 90 (32.14%) CSS
5 73 (26.07%) jQuery
6 68 (24.29%) HTML5
7 58 (20.71%) .NET Framework
8 57 (20.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 51 (18.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 43 (15.36%) Entity Framework
11 42 (15.00%) JSON
12 40 (14.29%) CSS3
13 28 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 27 (9.64%) Ajax
15 23 (8.21%) RESTful
16 21 (7.50%) AngularJS
17 20 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
17 20 (7.14%) Web Services
18 18 (6.43%) ADO.NET
19 16 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.64%) User Experience
3 10 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.21%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.86%) Animation
5 8 (2.86%) Learning Management System
5 8 (2.86%) SCORM
6 6 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.71%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.71%) EPoS
9 2 (0.71%) iPhone
9 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.71%) PlayStation
9 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.36%) Cyber Warfare
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 56 (20.00%) Windows
2 24 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.64%) Windows 8
3 13 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (4.64%) Windows XP
4 12 (4.29%) Android
5 10 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.21%) Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (29.29%) MVC
3 73 (26.07%) Software Engineering
4 57 (20.36%) Scrum
5 54 (19.29%) TDD
6 48 (17.14%) Unit Testing
7 47 (16.79%) Web Development
8 42 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (8.93%) DevOps
9 25 (8.93%) SDLC
10 23 (8.21%) Automated Testing
10 23 (8.21%) Performance Analysis
11 22 (7.86%) Mentoring
12 21 (7.50%) BDD
12 21 (7.50%) Software Delivery
13 19 (6.79%) CRM
14 18 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (6.43%) Release Management
15 17 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 201 (71.79%) C#
2 116 (41.43%) JavaScript
3 99 (35.36%) SQL
4 39 (13.93%) C
5 36 (12.86%) Java
6 33 (11.79%) C++
7 29 (10.36%) PowerShell
7 29 (10.36%) VB
8 27 (9.64%) VB.NET
9 18 (6.43%) T-SQL
9 18 (6.43%) VBScript
10 16 (5.71%) VBA
11 13 (4.64%) Python
12 10 (3.57%) VC++
13 6 (2.14%) Apex Code
13 6 (2.14%) PHP
14 5 (1.79%) SOQL
15 3 (1.07%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.07%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 25 (8.93%) Degree
1 25 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.00%) ISEB
3 14 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 10 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) cPanel
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.36%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (38.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.93%) Oracle
2 11 (3.93%) Xamarin
3 10 (3.57%) IBM
4 9 (3.21%) Adobe
5 8 (2.86%) Kenexa
6 6 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.07%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) HP
8 2 (0.71%) Sybase
8 2 (0.71%) Tableau
8 2 (0.71%) Veeam
9 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.36%) Informatica
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.36%) Talend
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Somerset
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