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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 77 94
Rank change year-on-year -38 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 128 198 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.45% 3.77% 3.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.98% 19.76% 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 109 186 172
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £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 1282 1002 1159
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.54% 19.07% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 874 983
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Somerset +5 39 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Bristol -29 36 £38,750 -13.88% 4
Gloucestershire -16 27 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Dorset -24 10 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Devon -11 6 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Wiltshire +3 5 £35,000 - 6
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 181 (66.06%) C#
2 147 (53.65%) .NET
3 137 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 125 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (43.07%) SQL
6 115 (41.97%) Microsoft
7 104 (37.96%) JavaScript
8 103 (37.59%) HTML
9 100 (36.50%) ASP.NET
9 100 (36.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 74 (27.01%) Test Automation
11 73 (26.64%) Software Engineering
12 71 (25.91%) CSS
13 66 (24.09%) Windows
14 64 (23.36%) MVC
15 51 (18.61%) .NET Framework
15 51 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (18.25%) Scrum
16 50 (18.25%) Java
17 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (17.52%) HTML5
18 48 (17.52%) TDD
19 40 (14.60%) jQuery
19 40 (14.60%) C++
19 40 (14.60%) C
19 40 (14.60%) Unit Testing
19 40 (14.60%) Security Cleared
19 40 (14.60%) ASP.NET Web API
20 39 (14.23%) SC Cleared
20 39 (14.23%) IIS

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 39 (14.23%) IIS
2 19 (6.93%) CMS
3 14 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.65%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.55%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.73%) Confluence
8 1 (0.36%) FileNet
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 12 (4.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.82%) Mingle
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.19%) GitHub
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) Skype
2 4 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (1.46%) Intranet
3 3 (1.09%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.09%) RS-232
3 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.36%) ADSL
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) Extranet
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.36%) SMTP
4 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (11.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (5.47%) Power BI
7 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (4.38%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (3.28%) Big Data
10 9 (3.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.82%) OLAP
11 5 (1.82%) OLTP
11 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.82%) SSDT
12 4 (1.46%) MS Access
12 4 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 100 (36.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (12.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (9.49%) Subversion
4 25 (9.12%) Git (software)
5 24 (8.76%) Eclipse
6 21 (7.66%) SpecFlow
7 18 (6.57%) Selenium
8 17 (6.20%) JIRA
9 14 (5.11%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.38%) IntelliJ
11 11 (4.01%) GCC
12 10 (3.65%) Maven
12 10 (3.65%) WebDriver
13 9 (3.28%) Jenkins
14 7 (2.55%) Bitbucket
14 7 (2.55%) NCover
14 7 (2.55%) NUnit
15 6 (2.19%) JBehave
15 6 (2.19%) JUnit
16 5 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (12.77%) Finance
2 28 (10.22%) Games
3 19 (6.93%) Marketing
4 16 (5.84%) Electronics
5 15 (5.47%) Telecoms
6 14 (5.11%) Manufacturing
7 12 (4.38%) Multimedia
8 9 (3.28%) Retail
9 3 (1.09%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 129 (47.08%) Developer
2 55 (20.07%) Software Engineer
3 52 (18.98%) .NET Developer
4 28 (10.22%) C# Developer
5 26 (9.49%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (8.39%) Test Engineer
7 22 (8.03%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.57%) Software Developer
8 18 (6.57%) Test Automation Engineer
9 17 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (6.20%) C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (6.20%) SQL Developer
9 17 (6.20%) Web Developer
10 16 (5.84%) .NET Web Developer
10 16 (5.84%) Analyst
10 16 (5.84%) Consultant
11 15 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 14 (5.11%) Senior Software Engineer
12 14 (5.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 14 (5.11%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (53.65%) .NET
2 103 (37.59%) HTML
3 100 (36.50%) ASP.NET
4 71 (25.91%) CSS
5 51 (18.61%) .NET Framework
6 48 (17.52%) HTML5
7 40 (14.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 40 (14.60%) jQuery
8 37 (13.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (13.14%) Entity Framework
10 34 (12.41%) JSON
11 30 (10.95%) Web Services
12 21 (7.66%) CSS3
13 18 (6.57%) Ajax
13 18 (6.57%) XML
14 16 (5.84%) RESTful
14 16 (5.84%) WCF
15 15 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 14 (5.11%) ADO.NET
16 14 (5.11%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.03%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.38%) e-Learning
4 10 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.65%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.65%) User Experience
5 6 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.09%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.73%) PlayStation
9 2 (0.73%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.36%) Cyber Warfare
10 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.36%) Replication
10 1 (0.36%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 66 (24.09%) Windows
2 13 (4.74%) Linux
3 12 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.09%) Android
4 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (45.62%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (27.01%) Test Automation
3 73 (26.64%) Software Engineering
4 64 (23.36%) MVC
5 51 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (18.25%) Scrum
7 48 (17.52%) TDD
8 40 (14.60%) Unit Testing
9 39 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (13.14%) DevOps
11 34 (12.41%) BDD
12 30 (10.95%) Web Development
13 25 (9.12%) Mentoring
13 25 (9.12%) Performance Analysis
14 24 (8.76%) Software Delivery
15 19 (6.93%) CRM
15 19 (6.93%) Release Management
15 19 (6.93%) Software Testing
16 18 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (5.84%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 181 (66.06%) C#
2 118 (43.07%) SQL
3 104 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 50 (18.25%) Java
5 40 (14.60%) C
5 40 (14.60%) C++
6 38 (13.87%) T-SQL
7 27 (9.85%) PowerShell
8 22 (8.03%) VB.NET
9 15 (5.47%) Python
10 6 (2.19%) Ruby
10 6 (2.19%) VBScript
11 5 (1.82%) PHP
11 5 (1.82%) VBA
12 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.46%) VB
13 3 (1.09%) VC++
14 2 (0.73%) ES6
14 2 (0.73%) F#
14 2 (0.73%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 40 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 39 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.57%) ISTQB
4 17 (6.20%) Degree
4 17 (6.20%) ISEB
5 10 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.73%) MCP
9 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 10 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) Basel II
3 3 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.36%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (41.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.74%) SAP
3 12 (4.38%) Adobe
4 10 (3.65%) IBM
4 10 (3.65%) Oracle
5 9 (3.28%) Xamarin
6 7 (2.55%) RedGate
7 4 (1.46%) HP
8 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.73%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.73%) Sybase
8 2 (0.73%) Tableau
9 1 (0.36%) New Relic
9 1 (0.36%) Telerik
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