Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 95 95
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +29
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 247 285 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.19% 3.02% 3.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.86% 19.75% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 201 246 289
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £29,850 £31,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 1,244 1,443 1,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.05% 15.30% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 949 1,135 1,487
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 19 June 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 19 June 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
Birmingham +9 63 £54,967 +15.72% 7
Warwickshire +28 55 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Worcestershire +4 41 £25,000 -44.44% 2
Staffordshire +9 35 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Coventry -8 26 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Solihull -1 15 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 191 (77.33%) C#
2 164 (66.40%) .NET
3 152 (61.54%) SQL
4 144 (58.30%) SQL Server
5 143 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (56.68%) Microsoft
7 110 (44.53%) ASP.NET
8 107 (43.32%) JavaScript
8 107 (43.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 86 (34.82%) CSS
10 81 (32.79%) HTML
11 77 (31.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 76 (30.77%) Software Engineering
12 76 (30.77%) MVC
13 73 (29.55%) TDD
14 72 (29.15%) T-SQL
15 70 (28.34%) AngularJS
16 69 (27.94%) Web Services
17 68 (27.53%) SOA
18 63 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
19 61 (24.70%) OOP
19 61 (24.70%) ASP.NET Web API
20 58 (23.48%) DevOps
20 58 (23.48%) HTML5
21 56 (22.67%) Scrum
21 56 (22.67%) Degree
22 47 (19.03%) OO
22 47 (19.03%) Test Automation
23 45 (18.22%) Git (software)
24 43 (17.41%) Windows

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 26 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.91%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (6.48%) IIS
4 15 (6.07%) Confluence
5 12 (4.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.43%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.02%) CMS
9 3 (1.21%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.21%) Simulink
1 3 (1.21%) Stateflow
1 3 (1.21%) TargetLink
2 2 (0.81%) ArchiCAD
2 2 (0.81%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.81%) MicroStation
2 2 (0.81%) Revit
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.21%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (43.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (25.51%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (11.74%) SaaS
4 24 (9.72%) Serverless
5 13 (5.26%) GitHub
6 9 (3.64%) PaaS
6 9 (3.64%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.83%) PowerApps
8 6 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.43%) Office 365
9 4 (1.62%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.62%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.21%) IaaS
10 3 (1.21%) npm
10 3 (1.21%) NuGet
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.53%) Internet
2 3 (1.21%) Firewall
2 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.81%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.40%) Broadband
4 1 (0.40%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (58.30%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (11.74%) Relational Database
4 23 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (8.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (8.10%) OLAP
6 20 (8.10%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (7.69%) MySQL
8 15 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (5.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (5.26%) SSDT
11 12 (4.86%) DTS
12 11 (4.45%) NoSQL
13 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (2.43%) GIS
14 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 77 (31.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (18.22%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 22 (8.91%) TeamCity
5 16 (6.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (6.07%) Selenium
7 14 (5.67%) Bower
7 14 (5.67%) Grunt
7 14 (5.67%) gulp
7 14 (5.67%) JIRA
7 14 (5.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (4.86%) Subversion
9 8 (3.24%) JMeter
9 8 (3.24%) NUnit
9 8 (3.24%) ReSharper
10 6 (2.43%) Moq
11 4 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.62%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.62%) Gatling
11 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 40 (16.19%) Marketing
2 20 (8.10%) Finance
3 15 (6.07%) Retail
4 6 (2.43%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.02%) Automotive
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
6 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 159 (64.37%) Developer
2 82 (33.20%) .NET Developer
3 59 (23.89%) Software Developer
4 54 (21.86%) C# Developer
5 52 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (13.77%) C# Software Developer
7 33 (13.36%) .NET Software Developer
8 30 (12.15%) Architect
8 30 (12.15%) Software Engineer
9 23 (9.31%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (7.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (7.29%) Technical Architect
11 17 (6.88%) Graduate
11 17 (6.88%) Graduate Developer
11 17 (6.88%) Graduate Software Developer
12 15 (6.07%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (5.67%) Lead .NET Developer
13 14 (5.67%) Lead Developer
13 14 (5.67%) Senior Developer
14 13 (5.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (66.40%) .NET
2 110 (44.53%) ASP.NET
3 86 (34.82%) CSS
4 81 (32.79%) HTML
5 70 (28.34%) AngularJS
6 69 (27.94%) Web Services
7 61 (24.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 58 (23.48%) HTML5
9 42 (17.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (16.19%) .NET Core
11 39 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 39 (15.79%) XML
12 38 (15.38%) jQuery
13 32 (12.96%) Ajax
13 32 (12.96%) WCF
14 28 (11.34%) REST
15 26 (10.53%) .NET Framework
16 25 (10.12%) JSON
17 24 (9.72%) React
18 23 (9.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.12%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (8.50%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.45%) User Experience
5 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.21%) CCTV
7 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.81%) AS400
8 2 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.81%) iSeries
8 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.41%) Windows
2 16 (6.48%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.86%) Linux
4 5 (2.02%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.21%) Solaris
5 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.81%) CentOS
6 2 (0.81%) SUSE
6 2 (0.81%) Unix
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (30.77%) MVC
2 76 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 73 (29.55%) TDD
4 68 (27.53%) SOA
5 61 (24.70%) OOP
6 58 (23.48%) DevOps
7 56 (22.67%) Scrum
8 47 (19.03%) OO
8 47 (19.03%) Test Automation
9 41 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (12.55%) Computer Science
12 30 (12.15%) Mentoring
13 28 (11.34%) Sprint Planning
14 26 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
15 22 (8.91%) Mathematics
15 22 (8.91%) MVVM
16 19 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
17 17 (6.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 191 (77.33%) C#
2 152 (61.54%) SQL
3 107 (43.32%) JavaScript
4 72 (29.15%) T-SQL
5 33 (13.36%) C
6 17 (6.88%) C++
7 15 (6.07%) R
7 15 (6.07%) VB.NET
8 13 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.86%) Java
10 10 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.83%) Python
12 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) PHP
13 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (22.67%) Degree
2 11 (4.45%) HND
3 10 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.64%) MCP
4 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.02%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.93%) QA
2 7 (2.83%) GDPR
3 3 (1.21%) HAZOP
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (10.93%) Docker
2 6 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) Ansible
1 2 (0.81%) HockeyApp
1 2 (0.81%) Packer
1 2 (0.81%) Terraform
2 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 140 (56.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.07%) Oracle
3 12 (4.86%) ServiceNow
4 10 (4.05%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.62%) OutSystems
7 3 (1.21%) Google
7 3 (1.21%) MathWorks
7 3 (1.21%) MKS
7 3 (1.21%) Sage
8 2 (0.81%) BT
8 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.81%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.40%) Spotify