Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 91 81
Rank change year-on-year -30 -10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 255 335 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.53% 2.96% 3.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.35% 18.85% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 237 319 333
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,700 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1910 1777 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.92% 15.71% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1501 1552
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -36 59 £45,000 +19.64% 4
Worcestershire +13 52 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Warwickshire +31 50 £35,000 +17.65%
Staffordshire -34 28 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Coventry -9 23 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Herefordshire +11 17 £47,500 -5.00%
Solihull -7 14 £42,500 +60.38% 2
Shropshire -13 12 £47,500 +120.93% 2
Walsall +7 7 £42,500 +34.92%
Wolverhampton -7 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 230 (90.20%) C#
2 219 (85.88%) .NET
3 148 (58.04%) SQL
4 146 (57.25%) JavaScript
5 129 (50.59%) ASP.NET
6 117 (45.88%) SQL Server
7 103 (40.39%) MVC
8 98 (38.43%) Microsoft
9 92 (36.08%) HTML
10 85 (33.33%) CSS
11 75 (29.41%) jQuery
11 75 (29.41%) AngularJS
12 73 (28.63%) XML
13 67 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
14 63 (24.71%) VB.NET
15 61 (23.92%) .NET Framework
16 60 (23.53%) Software Engineering
17 47 (18.43%) Web Development
18 46 (18.04%) ASP.NET Web API
19 45 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
20 44 (17.25%) HTML5
21 43 (16.86%) OO
22 42 (16.47%) Degree
22 42 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
22 42 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
23 41 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
24 38 (14.90%) Unit Testing
25 37 (14.51%) Git (software)
25 37 (14.51%) T-SQL
26 34 (13.33%) Web Services

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 25 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.35%) IIS
4 6 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.35%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) DNN
6 1 (0.39%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.57%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.78%) assyst
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.67%) PaaS
3 16 (6.27%) SaaS
4 11 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.35%) npm
7 5 (1.96%) IaaS
8 2 (0.78%) Serverless
9 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.88%) ATM
2 5 (1.96%) SMS
3 4 (1.57%) SNMP
4 3 (1.18%) Firewall
4 3 (1.18%) HTTP
4 3 (1.18%) Internet
4 3 (1.18%) SMTP
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) Skype
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
5 2 (0.78%) WAN
6 1 (0.39%) 4G
6 1 (0.39%) DHCP
6 1 (0.39%) DNS
6 1 (0.39%) LTE
6 1 (0.39%) MPLS
6 1 (0.39%) Network Security
6 1 (0.39%) SSL
6 1 (0.39%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (45.88%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (3.92%) Power BI
8 9 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.14%) Big Data
9 8 (3.14%) DocumentDB
9 8 (3.14%) MongoDB
10 7 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.35%) DTS
11 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.96%) OLAP
12 5 (1.96%) Semantic Layer
12 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 37 (14.51%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.80%) Selenium
4 18 (7.06%) SpecFlow
5 13 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.92%) Subversion
7 9 (3.53%) NUnit
7 9 (3.53%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.75%) gulp
8 7 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (1.96%) Android Studio
9 5 (1.96%) JIRA
9 5 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (1.57%) VectorCAST
11 3 (1.18%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.78%) CA Gen
12 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.39%) MSI
13 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
General
1 31 (12.16%) Finance
2 28 (10.98%) Retail
3 17 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.71%) Automotive
5 7 (2.75%) Marketing
6 5 (1.96%) Electronics
6 5 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 210 (82.35%) Developer
2 119 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 117 (45.88%) C# Developer
4 88 (34.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 46 (18.04%) Senior Developer
6 45 (17.65%) Software Developer
7 40 (15.69%) Senior C# Developer
8 36 (14.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 33 (12.94%) Senior .NET Developer
10 31 (12.16%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 30 (11.76%) Web Developer
12 29 (11.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (10.98%) C# Software Developer
14 23 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 23 (9.02%) SQL Developer
15 22 (8.63%) Junior
15 22 (8.63%) Junior Developer
16 21 (8.24%) .NET Web Developer
16 21 (8.24%) C# VB.NET Developer
16 21 (8.24%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (85.88%) .NET
2 129 (50.59%) ASP.NET
3 92 (36.08%) HTML
4 85 (33.33%) CSS
5 75 (29.41%) AngularJS
5 75 (29.41%) jQuery
6 73 (28.63%) XML
7 61 (23.92%) .NET Framework
8 46 (18.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 45 (17.65%) KnockoutJS
10 44 (17.25%) HTML5
11 42 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (13.33%) Web Services
13 30 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (10.20%) Entity Framework
14 26 (10.20%) LINQ
14 26 (10.20%) WCF
15 22 (8.63%) XSLT
16 21 (8.24%) JSON
16 21 (8.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.06%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.88%) NHS
5 5 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.96%) iPad
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Life Science
7 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.78%) Tandem
8 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.39%) iSeries
8 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) Social Network
8 1 (0.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.94%) Windows
2 7 (2.75%) Android
2 7 (2.75%) Windows Phone
2 7 (2.75%) Windows Phone 8
3 4 (1.57%) Unix
3 4 (1.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (0.78%) Linux
4 2 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (40.39%) MVC
2 67 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 47 (18.43%) Web Development
5 43 (16.86%) OO
6 38 (14.90%) Unit Testing
7 27 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (10.59%) Test Automation
8 25 (9.80%) Scrum
9 24 (9.41%) CRM
9 24 (9.41%) Microservices
10 18 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (7.06%) TDD
10 18 (7.06%) Workflow
11 17 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
12 16 (6.27%) Logistics
12 16 (6.27%) Mobile Development
13 15 (5.88%) BDD
13 15 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.49%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 230 (90.20%) C#
2 148 (58.04%) SQL
3 146 (57.25%) JavaScript
4 63 (24.71%) VB.NET
5 37 (14.51%) T-SQL
6 28 (10.98%) C++
7 15 (5.88%) C
8 10 (3.92%) Java
8 10 (3.92%) TypeScript
9 8 (3.14%) XPath
10 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.75%) Python
11 6 (2.35%) VB
12 5 (1.96%) PHP
13 4 (1.57%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.57%) X++
14 3 (1.18%) Perl
14 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 42 (16.47%) Degree
2 25 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.57%) MCPD
5 4 (1.57%) MCSD
6 3 (1.18%) ISEB
6 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.18%) MCSA
6 3 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.84%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) IEC 62304
2 4 (1.57%) ISO 13485
2 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.57%) MISRA
2 4 (1.57%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.57%) Docker
3 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.39%) Nmap
2 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 98 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.45%) Xamarin
3 8 (3.14%) Google
3 8 (3.14%) Oracle
4 6 (2.35%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (0.78%) CA
6 2 (0.78%) Capita
6 2 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) BMC
7 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.39%) Nintex
7 1 (0.39%) Remedy