Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 66 44
Rank change year-on-year +29 -22 +32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 45 31 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.58% 2.94% 5.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 31.69% 16.32% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 86
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,625 £32,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £56,875 £52,500 £50,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -8.50%

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 142 190 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.60% 18.04% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 128 165 215
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +12.68%
10th Percentile £24,775 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £55,375 £52,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +22 29 £41,250 +17.86% 4
Lichfield +6 9 £39,500 -21.00%
Stafford - 6 £40,000 - 2
Visual Studio
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 43 (95.56%) C#
2 33 (73.33%) .NET
3 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (64.44%) SQL
5 24 (53.33%) T-SQL
5 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET
6 23 (51.11%) MVC
7 22 (48.89%) XML
7 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (37.78%) WCF
9 16 (35.56%) WinForms
10 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (28.89%) Windows
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
11 13 (28.89%) HTML
11 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
13 11 (24.44%) ADO.NET
13 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
13 11 (24.44%) RESTful
13 11 (24.44%) Entity Framework
14 10 (22.22%) Scrum
14 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
15 9 (20.00%) NUnit
15 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 9 (20.00%) CSS
15 9 (20.00%) Finance
15 9 (20.00%) REST
16 8 (17.78%) Electronics
16 8 (17.78%) Embedded C

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 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.33%) Google Analytics
3 4 (8.89%) Azure Functions
3 4 (8.89%) Serverless
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Bluetooth
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.22%) Skype
3 1 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (2.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.89%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (8.89%) Redis
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.00%) NUnit
3 7 (15.56%) NSubstitute
4 6 (13.33%) ReSharper
5 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.67%) Subversion
7 2 (4.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.44%) CruiseControl
7 2 (4.44%) JIRA
7 2 (4.44%) Moq
7 2 (4.44%) Selenium
7 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Electronics
3 4 (8.89%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Automotive
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (73.33%) Developer
2 17 (37.78%) .NET Developer
2 17 (37.78%) Software Developer
3 10 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
4 9 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 8 (17.78%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Electronics Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
7 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
8 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Junior
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.44%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) Junior Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
10 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (73.33%) .NET
2 24 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 22 (48.89%) XML
4 17 (37.78%) WCF
5 16 (35.56%) WinForms
6 13 (28.89%) HTML
7 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
7 11 (24.44%) ADO.NET
7 11 (24.44%) Entity Framework
7 11 (24.44%) RESTful
8 9 (20.00%) CSS
8 9 (20.00%) REST
9 8 (17.78%) Ajax
9 8 (17.78%) jQuery
9 8 (17.78%) SOAP
9 8 (17.78%) Web Services
10 7 (15.56%) Ninject
10 7 (15.56%) XHTML
11 6 (13.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) MVC
3 10 (22.22%) Scrum
3 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.78%) OOD
4 8 (17.78%) OOP
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (15.56%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (13.33%) Analytics
6 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (11.11%) Mobile First
7 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (11.11%) SOA
7 5 (11.11%) Web Design
7 5 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (95.56%) C#
2 29 (64.44%) SQL
3 24 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.78%) C
5 8 (17.78%) Embedded C
6 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 5 (11.11%) XPath
8 3 (6.67%) XAML
9 1 (2.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) MCSE
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) DO-178B
1 7 (15.56%) MISRA
1 7 (15.56%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Google
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) DevExpress
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) EMC