Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 66 58
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 44 30 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.88% 3.03% 4.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.88% 18.18% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 68
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,575 £27,144 £22,550
90th Percentile £49,875 £52,500 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +18.06% -10.00%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 170 165 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.85% 16.65% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 150 135 185
Staffordshire median annual salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,750 £25,800
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Staffordshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent +21 24 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Stafford +25 11 £41,250 +17.86%
Lichfield +2 7 - - 5
Burton-upon-Trent -9 1 £55,000 -
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 42 (95.45%) C#
2 31 (70.45%) .NET
3 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) SQL
5 21 (47.73%) T-SQL
6 20 (45.45%) XML
7 18 (40.91%) HTML
8 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET
9 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 16 (36.36%) WCF
9 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
9 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
10 15 (34.09%) MVC
11 14 (31.82%) CSS
12 13 (29.55%) jQuery
13 12 (27.27%) RESTful
13 12 (27.27%) XHTML
13 12 (27.27%) Finance
14 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 11 (25.00%) Windows
14 11 (25.00%) SOAP
14 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (25.00%) TDD
15 10 (22.73%) Ajax
15 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
15 10 (22.73%) C
15 10 (22.73%) Embedded C
15 10 (22.73%) Electronics
15 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 9 (20.45%) IIS
2 8 (18.18%) Confluence
3 4 (9.09%) CMS
4 3 (6.82%) Sitefinity
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.36%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.64%) Google Analytics
3 5 (11.36%) Serverless
4 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Bluetooth
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (9.09%) Redis
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (18.18%) Bitbucket
3 8 (18.18%) JIRA
3 8 (18.18%) TeamCity
4 5 (11.36%) NSubstitute
4 5 (11.36%) NUnit
4 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (6.82%) Subversion
6 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Electronics
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 4 (9.09%) Marketing
5 3 (6.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (75.00%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 10 (22.73%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (20.45%) C# Developer
6 8 (18.18%) Electronics Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Software Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (15.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (13.64%) Backend Developer
9 5 (11.36%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (11.36%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Developer
10 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
11 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (6.82%) Digital Developer
11 3 (6.82%) HTML CSS Developer
11 3 (6.82%) HTML Developer
11 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) XML
3 18 (40.91%) HTML
4 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET
5 16 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (36.36%) WCF
6 14 (31.82%) CSS
7 13 (29.55%) jQuery
8 12 (27.27%) RESTful
8 12 (27.27%) XHTML
9 11 (25.00%) SOAP
10 10 (22.73%) Ajax
10 10 (22.73%) Entity Framework
10 10 (22.73%) REST
11 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
11 9 (20.45%) Web Services
11 9 (20.45%) WinForms
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (18.18%) OAuth
12 8 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) MVC
3 11 (25.00%) TDD
4 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
5 9 (20.45%) Kanban
5 9 (20.45%) Microservices
5 9 (20.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (18.18%) Mobile First
6 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.18%) Web Design
6 8 (18.18%) Web Development
7 7 (15.91%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Analytics
8 6 (13.64%) CQRS
8 6 (13.64%) OOD
8 6 (13.64%) OOP
8 6 (13.64%) OWASP
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (95.45%) C#
2 23 (52.27%) SQL
3 21 (47.73%) T-SQL
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.73%) C
5 10 (22.73%) Embedded C
6 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
7 8 (18.18%) XPath
8 2 (4.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) MCSE
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) DO-178B
1 7 (15.91%) MISRA
1 7 (15.91%) MISRA C
2 6 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Google
3 3 (6.82%) EMC
4 2 (4.55%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) Xamarin