Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 88 91
Rank change year-on-year -42 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 84 263 298
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.79% 3.37% 3.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.84% 20.79% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 73 243 300
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,850 £32,000
90th Percentile £68,950 £64,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,125 £46,500
% change year-on-year +6.10% +1.34% +6.90%

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 775 1,265 1,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.49% 16.21% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 657 971 1,144
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +21 37 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Coventry +13 14 £47,500 +11.76%
Staffordshire -11 13 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Worcestershire +3 10 £32,500 +30.00%
Warwickshire -28 4 £21,000 -47.50%
Walsall -3 3 £50,000 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 69 (82.14%) C#
2 47 (55.95%) .NET
3 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
5 36 (42.86%) SQL
6 35 (41.67%) HTML
6 35 (41.67%) Azure
7 33 (39.29%) DevOps
7 33 (39.29%) CSS
7 33 (39.29%) Software Engineering
8 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET
9 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
10 29 (34.52%) Unit Testing
11 27 (32.14%) .NET Framework
12 26 (30.95%) AngularJS
13 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
14 24 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (27.38%) React
16 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
16 20 (23.81%) Test Automation
17 19 (22.62%) TDD
18 18 (21.43%) MVC
19 16 (19.05%) Java
19 16 (19.05%) Windows
20 15 (17.86%) jQuery
20 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
21 14 (16.67%) BDD
21 14 (16.67%) Selenium
21 14 (16.67%) C++

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 8 (9.52%) IIS
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.67%) Azure
2 13 (15.48%) AWS
3 8 (9.52%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (7.14%) GitHub
5 3 (3.57%) npm
6 2 (2.38%) Office 365
6 2 (2.38%) Serverless
7 1 (1.19%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.48%) MySQL
3 11 (13.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.95%) Redis
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.57%) SQLPlus
9 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.19%) Power BI
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Selenium
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (13.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (11.90%) JIRA
3 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.52%) NUnit
4 8 (9.52%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.14%) Subversion
6 6 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.95%) JMeter
7 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 4 (4.76%) Cypress.io
9 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.57%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.57%) Moq
9 3 (3.57%) MSTest
9 3 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Developer
2 21 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.52%) .NET Software Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.95%) .NET
2 35 (41.67%) HTML
3 33 (39.29%) CSS
4 31 (36.90%) ASP.NET
5 27 (32.14%) .NET Framework
6 26 (30.95%) AngularJS
7 24 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (27.38%) React
9 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (17.86%) jQuery
10 14 (16.67%) .NET Core
11 13 (15.48%) Sass
12 12 (14.29%) HTML5
12 12 (14.29%) WCF
13 11 (13.10%) Ajax
13 11 (13.10%) XML
14 10 (11.90%) REST
15 8 (9.52%) JSON
16 7 (8.33%) SOAP
17 5 (5.95%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) SafeRTOS
2 5 (5.95%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (39.29%) DevOps
2 33 (39.29%) Software Engineering
3 29 (34.52%) Unit Testing
4 20 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 19 (22.62%) TDD
6 18 (21.43%) MVC
7 14 (16.67%) BDD
8 13 (15.48%) SOLID
9 11 (13.10%) UML
10 8 (9.52%) Computer Science
10 8 (9.52%) Fintech
10 8 (9.52%) Front End Development
11 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 6 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
12 6 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.14%) SDET
13 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (5.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (82.14%) C#
2 36 (42.86%) SQL
3 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 16 (19.05%) Java
6 14 (16.67%) C++
7 10 (11.90%) TypeScript
8 7 (8.33%) C
8 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.76%) Python
10 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.57%) VBScript
10 3 (3.57%) X++
11 2 (2.38%) PHP
11 2 (2.38%) VBA
12 1 (1.19%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.19%) Tcl
12 1 (1.19%) VB
12 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.57%) ISEB
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) HNC
5 2 (2.38%) MCP
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.19%) MISRA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Intel
3 2 (2.38%) Google
3 2 (2.38%) HP
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) Telerik
4 1 (1.19%) Atmel
4 1 (1.19%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.19%) EMC
4 1 (1.19%) Facebook
4 1 (1.19%) Instagram
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter