Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 105 113
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 169 243 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.28% 2.79% 2.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.65% 19.66% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 127 216 273
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,080 1,236 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.55% 14.17% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 831 987 1,699
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the West Midlands

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 2019. 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
Warwickshire +22 43 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Birmingham -8 35 £55,000 +22.22% 23
Staffordshire 0 33 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Worcestershire -17 20 £37,500 -9.09% 10
Coventry -7 19 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Solihull -14 9 £50,000 +5.26%
Herefordshire - 8 £28,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 133 (78.70%) C#
2 113 (66.86%) .NET
3 107 (63.31%) Microsoft
4 102 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (57.40%) SQL
6 85 (50.30%) ASP.NET
7 82 (48.52%) JavaScript
8 79 (46.75%) SQL Server
9 66 (39.05%) Azure
10 56 (33.14%) CSS
11 53 (31.36%) Software Engineering
12 50 (29.59%) Git (software)
13 49 (28.99%) Degree
14 48 (28.40%) Scrum
15 45 (26.63%) HTML
15 45 (26.63%) DevOps
16 43 (25.44%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (24.26%) Computer Science
18 37 (21.89%) jQuery
18 37 (21.89%) Visual Studio Team System
18 37 (21.89%) MVC
19 36 (21.30%) HTML5
19 36 (21.30%) AngularJS
20 33 (19.53%) Marketing
21 32 (18.93%) .NET Framework
22 31 (18.34%) TDD
22 31 (18.34%) T-SQL
23 29 (17.16%) Retail
24 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 22 (13.02%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.51%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (5.33%) Confluence
4 6 (3.55%) CMS
4 6 (3.55%) IIS
5 3 (1.78%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Sage CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Infor CRM
2 2 (1.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 66 (39.05%) Azure
2 24 (14.20%) AWS
3 18 (10.65%) Serverless
4 13 (7.69%) Office 365
5 12 (7.10%) Azure Functions
5 12 (7.10%) PaaS
6 11 (6.51%) GitHub
7 6 (3.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (3.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (3.55%) IaaS
8 5 (2.96%) SaaS
9 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.18%) GCP
9 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.20%) Internet
2 9 (5.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) Modbus
3 1 (0.59%) RS-232
3 1 (0.59%) RS-485
3 1 (0.59%) RTP
3 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (46.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (8.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 14 (8.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (8.28%) MySQL
4 10 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.55%) OLAP
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.78%) DTS
8 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.18%) Power BI
10 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) GIS
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (29.59%) Git (software)
2 37 (21.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 24 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (7.10%) JIRA
6 8 (4.73%) Selenium
6 8 (4.73%) Subversion
7 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.78%) JMeter
8 3 (1.78%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.18%) Moq
9 2 (1.18%) NUnit
9 2 (1.18%) Protractor
9 2 (1.18%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.18%) VisualSVN
9 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (19.53%) Marketing
2 29 (17.16%) Retail
3 9 (5.33%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.55%) Electronics
4 6 (3.55%) Finance
5 5 (2.96%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 113 (66.86%) Developer
2 56 (33.14%) .NET Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 17 (10.06%) C# Developer
4 17 (10.06%) Software Developer
5 16 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (9.47%) Web Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Architect
6 14 (8.28%) Senior Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Analyst
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) SharePoint Developer
8 10 (5.92%) .NET Web Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.33%) .NET Software Developer
10 8 (4.73%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (4.73%) SharePoint Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Technical Developer
12 6 (3.55%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (66.86%) .NET
2 85 (50.30%) ASP.NET
3 56 (33.14%) CSS
4 45 (26.63%) HTML
5 43 (25.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (21.89%) jQuery
7 36 (21.30%) AngularJS
7 36 (21.30%) HTML5
8 32 (18.93%) .NET Framework
9 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 23 (13.61%) .NET Core
11 21 (12.43%) WCF
12 19 (11.24%) Web Services
13 18 (10.65%) React
14 16 (9.47%) REST
14 16 (9.47%) Sass
14 16 (9.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (7.10%) XML
16 9 (5.33%) JSON
17 6 (3.55%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.24%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.55%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.18%) Wiki
8 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.59%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.02%) Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.37%) Linux
4 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.36%) Software Engineering
3 48 (28.40%) Scrum
4 45 (26.63%) DevOps
5 41 (24.26%) Computer Science
5 41 (24.26%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (21.89%) MVC
7 31 (18.34%) TDD
8 19 (11.24%) Collaborative Working
8 19 (11.24%) Information Architecture
8 19 (11.24%) Web Development
9 18 (10.65%) Open Source
9 18 (10.65%) SOA
10 15 (8.88%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.69%) Mathematics
11 13 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 12 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.10%) OOP
12 12 (7.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (78.70%) C#
2 97 (57.40%) SQL
3 82 (48.52%) JavaScript
4 31 (18.34%) T-SQL
5 13 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 12 (7.10%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.51%) C
7 11 (6.51%) C++
8 8 (4.73%) Java
9 5 (2.96%) R
10 4 (2.37%) Python
10 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (1.18%) VB
11 2 (1.18%) VB6
11 2 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (28.99%) Degree
2 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (11.24%) MCP
4 18 (10.65%) HND
5 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.61%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) Docker
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) Firmware
4 1 (0.59%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Ansible
1 2 (1.18%) HockeyApp
1 2 (1.18%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (63.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.78%) Sage
2 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
2 3 (1.78%) Spotify
2 3 (1.78%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.18%) Google
3 2 (1.18%) Infor
3 2 (1.18%) Telerik
4 1 (0.59%) Tableau
4 1 (0.59%) TOWER Software