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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 96 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 -37  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 153 167 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.19% 2.71% 4.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.15% 18.05% 26.72%
Number of salaries quoted 135 158 193
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £23,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 799 925 801
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.64% 15.01% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 687 812 716
Median salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Birmingham +6 73 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Solihull -5 18 £37,500 -28.57%
Worcestershire -17 18 £39,500 +68.08% 3
Coventry +24 17 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Herefordshire - 10 £50,000 -
Staffordshire -5 8 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Shropshire -8 8 £30,000 -7.69%
Warwickshire +23 4 £31,750 +5.83% 2
Halesowen - 4 £23,000 -
Walsall +17 2 £32,500 -14.47%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 244 (83.56%) .NET
2 219 (75.00%) C#
3 202 (69.18%) ASP.NET
4 186 (63.70%) JavaScript
5 185 (63.36%) SQL Server
6 178 (60.96%) SQL
7 152 (52.05%) HTML
8 140 (47.95%) CSS
9 133 (45.55%) Microsoft
9 133 (45.55%) MVC
10 129 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 77 (26.37%) TDD
13 75 (25.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 68 (23.29%) jQuery
14 68 (23.29%) OO
15 66 (22.60%) XML
16 63 (21.58%) T-SQL
16 63 (21.58%) Microsoft Azure
17 61 (20.89%) VB.NET
17 61 (20.89%) .NET Framework
18 60 (20.55%) Web Development
18 60 (20.55%) Git (software)
19 57 (19.52%) AngularJS
20 53 (18.15%) WCF
21 52 (17.81%) Entity Framework
22 50 (17.12%) Scrum
23 45 (15.41%) MS Excel
24 44 (15.07%) HTML5
25 43 (14.73%) OOP

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 37 (12.67%) SharePoint
2 33 (11.30%) IIS
3 16 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.05%) CMS
6 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.03%) Orchard CMS
7 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.03%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 45 (15.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (11.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (21.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.82%) SaaS
3 6 (2.05%) Office 365
4 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.03%) GitHub
4 3 (1.03%) IaaS
4 3 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.11%) SSL
2 4 (1.37%) ATM
3 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.68%) RS-232
3 2 (0.68%) RS-485
3 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) 3G
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (63.36%) SQL Server
2 41 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (9.93%) MySQL
4 28 (9.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (9.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 23 (7.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (5.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (5.48%) Relational Database
10 13 (4.45%) DB2
10 13 (4.45%) Power BI
11 10 (3.42%) Big Data
11 10 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (3.08%) OLAP
13 6 (2.05%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
15 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (29.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (20.55%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.88%) Selenium
4 14 (4.79%) WebDriver
5 10 (3.42%) git-flow
6 8 (2.74%) Moq
6 8 (2.74%) MSBuild
6 8 (2.74%) Subversion
7 7 (2.40%) JMeter
7 7 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.71%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.37%) Mocha
9 4 (1.37%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (1.03%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.03%) JSUnit
10 3 (1.03%) PhpStorm
10 3 (1.03%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 12 (4.11%) Automotive
2 7 (2.40%) Finance
2 7 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (1.37%) Advertising
3 4 (1.37%) Legal
4 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.68%) Marketing
5 2 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 208 (71.23%) Developer
2 126 (43.15%) .NET Developer
3 71 (24.32%) C# Developer
4 64 (21.92%) Senior Developer
5 60 (20.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 53 (18.15%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (15.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 41 (14.04%) Senior .NET Developer
9 39 (13.36%) Web Developer
10 35 (11.99%) SQL Developer
11 34 (11.64%) Software Developer
12 29 (9.93%) Junior
12 29 (9.93%) Junior Developer
13 26 (8.90%) VB.NET Developer
14 23 (7.88%) .NET Web Developer
14 23 (7.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (7.88%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 23 (7.88%) Senior C# Developer
15 21 (7.19%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
16 19 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (83.56%) .NET
2 202 (69.18%) ASP.NET
3 152 (52.05%) HTML
4 140 (47.95%) CSS
5 75 (25.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 68 (23.29%) jQuery
7 66 (22.60%) XML
8 61 (20.89%) .NET Framework
9 57 (19.52%) AngularJS
10 53 (18.15%) WCF
11 52 (17.81%) Entity Framework
12 44 (15.07%) HTML5
13 42 (14.38%) Ajax
14 39 (13.36%) Web Services
15 38 (13.01%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (11.64%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (8.90%) LINQ
18 25 (8.56%) JSON
19 24 (8.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 22 (7.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.79%) Algorithms
2 14 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.45%) iPad
4 11 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.40%) Clustering
6 7 (2.40%) NHS
6 7 (2.40%) PMI
7 4 (1.37%) Animation
7 4 (1.37%) iSeries
7 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.37%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.68%) Fintech
9 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.33%) Windows
2 18 (6.16%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.74%) Android
4 5 (1.71%) Linux
4 5 (1.71%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (45.55%) MVC
2 129 (44.18%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (26.37%) TDD
4 68 (23.29%) OO
5 60 (20.55%) Web Development
6 50 (17.12%) Scrum
7 43 (14.73%) OOP
8 40 (13.70%) Software Engineering
9 38 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (11.64%) CRM
11 32 (10.96%) SOLID
12 31 (10.62%) SOA
13 26 (8.90%) SDLC
14 22 (7.53%) Mentoring
15 20 (6.85%) Unit Testing
16 19 (6.51%) BDD
17 18 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (5.82%) ETL
18 17 (5.82%) Mathematics
18 17 (5.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 219 (75.00%) C#
2 186 (63.70%) JavaScript
3 178 (60.96%) SQL
4 63 (21.58%) T-SQL
5 61 (20.89%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.82%) Java
7 16 (5.48%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.14%) C
8 15 (5.14%) C++
9 11 (3.77%) Objective-C
9 11 (3.77%) VB
10 10 (3.42%) R
11 7 (2.40%) PHP
12 4 (1.37%) Delphi
12 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.37%) RPG
12 4 (1.37%) VB6
13 3 (1.03%) F#
14 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 39 (13.36%) Degree
2 20 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.40%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) MCSD
6 2 (0.68%) MCPD
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.34%) MCAD
7 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.62%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.34%) ISO13485
2 1 (0.34%) MISRA
2 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (3.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 133 (45.55%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.25%) IBM
3 23 (7.88%) Xamarin
4 15 (5.14%) NEC
5 11 (3.77%) Oracle
6 2 (0.68%) Apple
6 2 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.34%) Assembla
7 1 (0.34%) QNX
7 1 (0.34%) Telerik
7 1 (0.34%) Twitter
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Health + Bonus + 25 days + pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Axica Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension +25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cogent Elliot
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The Contact Group
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Rugby
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago