Period
to 19 July 2018

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

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 93 117
Rank change year-on-year +10 +24 -53
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 286 315 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.06% 3.13% 2.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.04% 16.76% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 249 310 300
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29,500 £24,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,250 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 1,427 1,880 1,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 18.69% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 1,605 1,521
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 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
Birmingham -30 87 £47,500 +8.57% 15
Coventry +21 56 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Staffordshire +20 44 £42,500 - 9
Worcestershire -5 24 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Warwickshire +26 18 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Solihull -7 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Dudley - 10 £34,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 8 £31,000 +37.78% 1
Shropshire -6 2 £33,750 -22.41%
Walsall -2 1 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Herefordshire -3 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 249 (87.06%) C#
2 178 (62.24%) .NET
3 169 (59.09%) SQL
3 169 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (44.41%) JavaScript
5 123 (43.01%) Microsoft
6 110 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 109 (38.11%) ASP.NET
8 102 (35.66%) Git (software)
9 98 (34.27%) HTML
10 92 (32.17%) MVC
11 89 (31.12%) Microsoft Azure
12 86 (30.07%) CSS
13 72 (25.17%) Scrum
13 72 (25.17%) .NET Framework
14 70 (24.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 67 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
16 66 (23.08%) TDD
17 64 (22.38%) AngularJS
17 64 (22.38%) Entity Framework
18 63 (22.03%) T-SQL
19 60 (20.98%) Team Foundation Server
20 59 (20.63%) Web Development
21 58 (20.28%) Test Automation
22 55 (19.23%) Analytics
23 52 (18.18%) WCF
24 51 (17.83%) jQuery
25 50 (17.48%) IaaS
26 45 (15.73%) Waterfall
27 44 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System

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 32 (11.19%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.39%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (5.24%) Confluence
4 11 (3.85%) IIS
5 10 (3.50%) CMS
6 7 (2.45%) NServiceBus
7 6 (2.10%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.05%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 14 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.80%) Simulink
3 8 (2.80%) Stateflow
4 7 (2.45%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.45%) TargetLink
5 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 89 (31.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (17.48%) IaaS
3 37 (12.94%) PaaS
4 33 (11.54%) Serverless
5 22 (7.69%) Office 365
6 18 (6.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 18 (6.29%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 16 (5.59%) GitHub
8 10 (3.50%) SaaS
9 9 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (2.10%) Google Analytics
10 6 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.40%) BrowserStack
13 3 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.35%) Google Play
15 1 (0.35%) npm
15 1 (0.35%) NuGet
15 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.45%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) VPN
4 2 (0.70%) Firewall
4 2 (0.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.70%) LAN
4 2 (0.70%) Network Security
4 2 (0.70%) Skype
4 2 (0.70%) SMS
4 2 (0.70%) WebEx
5 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.35%) Modbus
5 1 (0.35%) Profibus
5 1 (0.35%) SNMP
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.19%) Data Lake
3 23 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 18 (6.29%) Cosmos DB
4 18 (6.29%) NoSQL
4 18 (6.29%) Power BI
5 17 (5.94%) Big Data
5 17 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (4.90%) MySQL
8 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (3.15%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.45%) Event Store
10 7 (2.45%) RavenDB
10 7 (2.45%) Spatial Data
10 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 102 (35.66%) Git (software)
2 60 (20.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 39 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 38 (13.29%) Selenium
6 26 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 20 (6.99%) JIRA
8 19 (6.64%) Cucumber
9 12 (4.20%) Android Studio
9 12 (4.20%) TeamCity
10 10 (3.50%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.50%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (2.80%) Mercurial
11 8 (2.80%) Ranorex
12 7 (2.45%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.45%) NUnit
12 7 (2.45%) Subversion
13 6 (2.10%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.75%) NSubstitute
15 4 (1.40%) Appium
General
1 29 (10.14%) Marketing
2 27 (9.44%) Automotive
3 25 (8.74%) Finance
4 21 (7.34%) Electronics
5 19 (6.64%) Retail
6 11 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.50%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (65.03%) Developer
2 93 (32.52%) .NET Developer
3 71 (24.83%) C# Developer
4 54 (18.88%) Software Developer
5 38 (13.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 24 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 24 (8.39%) C# Software Developer
7 23 (8.04%) Software Engineer
8 22 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 21 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 21 (7.34%) Consultant
10 16 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 16 (5.59%) Lead .NET Developer
10 16 (5.59%) Lead Developer
10 16 (5.59%) Microsoft BI Consultant
10 16 (5.59%) Power BI Consultant
11 15 (5.24%) .NET Software Developer
11 15 (5.24%) C# WCF Developer
11 15 (5.24%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (62.24%) .NET
2 109 (38.11%) ASP.NET
3 98 (34.27%) HTML
4 86 (30.07%) CSS
5 72 (25.17%) .NET Framework
6 70 (24.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 67 (23.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 64 (22.38%) AngularJS
8 64 (22.38%) Entity Framework
9 52 (18.18%) WCF
10 51 (17.83%) jQuery
11 44 (15.38%) XML
12 39 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
13 38 (13.29%) Web Services
14 31 (10.84%) .NET Core
15 27 (9.44%) Backbone.js
16 22 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 20 (6.99%) OAuth
18 19 (6.64%) SOAP
19 18 (6.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.74%) User Experience
2 18 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.59%) Fintech
4 15 (5.24%) Graphic Design
5 10 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.80%) 3D Graphics
8 7 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 7 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.40%) NHS
10 3 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.70%) Photography
11 2 (0.70%) VHDL
12 1 (0.35%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.69%) Windows
2 20 (6.99%) Android
3 18 (6.29%) Linux
4 7 (2.45%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.70%) Unix
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (32.17%) MVC
3 72 (25.17%) Scrum
4 66 (23.08%) TDD
5 59 (20.63%) Web Development
6 58 (20.28%) Test Automation
7 55 (19.23%) Analytics
8 45 (15.73%) Waterfall
9 42 (14.69%) Presales
10 40 (13.99%) Software Engineering
11 37 (12.94%) BDD
11 37 (12.94%) Service Delivery
12 31 (10.84%) Migration
12 31 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (9.09%) Unit Testing
14 25 (8.74%) CRM
14 25 (8.74%) Mentoring
14 25 (8.74%) SDLC
15 24 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 249 (87.06%) C#
2 169 (59.09%) SQL
3 127 (44.41%) JavaScript
4 63 (22.03%) T-SQL
5 31 (10.84%) PowerShell
6 23 (8.04%) C
6 23 (8.04%) Java
7 21 (7.34%) C++
7 21 (7.34%) VB.NET
8 19 (6.64%) Python
9 17 (5.94%) U-SQL
10 15 (5.24%) Ruby
11 11 (3.85%) Embedded C
11 11 (3.85%) X++
12 8 (2.80%) XPath
13 5 (1.75%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.05%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.05%) XAML
15 2 (0.70%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.99%) Degree
3 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.40%) MCSE
7 3 (1.05%) ISEB
8 2 (0.70%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.70%) HND
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.49%) QA
2 7 (2.45%) DO-178B
2 7 (2.45%) HAZOP
2 7 (2.45%) MISRA
2 7 (2.45%) MISRA C
3 6 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.80%) Docker
4 3 (1.05%) Firmware
5 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) SELinux
1 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 123 (43.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.99%) Xamarin
3 16 (5.59%) Google
3 16 (5.59%) Tableau
4 9 (3.15%) SAP
5 7 (2.45%) MathWorks
5 7 (2.45%) MKS
6 6 (2.10%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.75%) Capita
8 4 (1.40%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.40%) Oracle
8 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.05%) EMC
9 3 (1.05%) IBM
10 2 (0.70%) Adobe
10 2 (0.70%) Altova
10 2 (0.70%) Apple
10 2 (0.70%) VMware
11 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Twitter