Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 119 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26 -11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 251 262 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 2.59% 2.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.20% 13.76% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 222 227 305
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +19.72% -5.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £50,850
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 1,184 1,904 1,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.54% 18.86% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 946 1,587 1,473
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,420 £23,500
90th Percentile £64,867 £60,800 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +16 73 £45,000 - 15
Staffordshire +50 44 £40,000 -20.00% 17
Warwickshire +24 41 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Coventry +7 32 £46,250 +2.78% 7
Solihull +9 19 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Worcestershire -32 14 £33,000 -12.00% 12
Dudley - 12 £33,000 -
Walsall +2 7 £32,500 -23.53%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 205 (81.67%) C#
2 167 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (65.34%) .NET
4 162 (64.54%) SQL
5 107 (42.63%) SQL Server
6 101 (40.24%) JavaScript
7 99 (39.44%) ASP.NET
8 94 (37.45%) Microsoft
9 90 (35.86%) HTML
10 83 (33.07%) CSS
11 82 (32.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 80 (31.87%) MVC
13 79 (31.47%) Git (software)
14 69 (27.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 64 (25.50%) TDD
16 62 (24.70%) Scrum
17 58 (23.11%) AngularJS
17 58 (23.11%) ASP.NET Web API
18 54 (21.51%) Web Services
18 54 (21.51%) Windows
19 52 (20.72%) T-SQL
20 47 (18.73%) XML
20 47 (18.73%) Entity Framework
20 47 (18.73%) ASP.NET MVC
21 46 (18.33%) .NET Framework
22 43 (17.13%) PowerShell
23 39 (15.54%) KnockoutJS
23 39 (15.54%) Web Development
24 38 (15.14%) HTML5
24 38 (15.14%) jQuery

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 19 (7.57%) Confluence
2 12 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.38%) IIS
4 8 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.59%) CMS
6 4 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.80%) DNN
8 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.80%) Maya
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.80%) Simulink
2 2 (0.80%) Stateflow
2 2 (0.80%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.40%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.40%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 69 (27.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.76%) PaaS
3 20 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (7.97%) IaaS
4 18 (7.17%) npm
4 18 (7.17%) NuGet
5 12 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (4.78%) SaaS
6 9 (3.59%) Azure Functions
6 9 (3.59%) Google Play
6 9 (3.59%) Serverless
7 8 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.79%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (2.39%) GitHub
9 6 (2.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.57%) Internet
2 6 (2.39%) Firewall
3 5 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.59%) Intranet
5 3 (1.20%) Broadband
6 2 (0.80%) FTP
7 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (42.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (7.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.98%) MySQL
4 14 (5.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (5.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (5.18%) SQLite
6 11 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.98%) NoSQL
8 9 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.19%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.79%) SSDT
11 6 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.99%) Power BI
12 5 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 82 (32.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 79 (31.47%) Git (software)
3 32 (12.75%) Selenium
4 29 (11.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (9.16%) NUnit
6 21 (8.37%) Visual Studio Code
7 14 (5.58%) SpecFlow
8 13 (5.18%) ReSharper
8 13 (5.18%) WebDriver
9 12 (4.78%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.59%) Subversion
11 8 (3.19%) NSubstitute
11 8 (3.19%) Protractor
12 7 (2.79%) JIRA
12 7 (2.79%) Moq
13 6 (2.39%) Android Studio
13 6 (2.39%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.99%) CruiseControl
15 4 (1.59%) Eclipse
16 3 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 31 (12.35%) Automotive
2 22 (8.76%) Finance
3 18 (7.17%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.58%) Retail
5 13 (5.18%) Marketing
6 4 (1.59%) Electronics
6 4 (1.59%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 165 (65.74%) Developer
2 76 (30.28%) .NET Developer
3 62 (24.70%) Software Developer
4 54 (21.51%) C# Developer
5 35 (13.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (9.96%) .NET Software Developer
7 20 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (7.57%) Software Engineer
9 18 (7.17%) C# Software Developer
10 17 (6.77%) Junior
11 16 (6.37%) Senior Developer
12 15 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (5.98%) Web Developer
13 13 (5.18%) Architect
13 13 (5.18%) Junior Developer
14 12 (4.78%) C# Software Engineer
14 12 (4.78%) Graduate
14 12 (4.78%) Graduate Developer
15 11 (4.38%) .NET Software Engineer
16 9 (3.59%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (65.34%) .NET
2 99 (39.44%) ASP.NET
3 90 (35.86%) HTML
4 83 (33.07%) CSS
5 58 (23.11%) AngularJS
5 58 (23.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 54 (21.51%) Web Services
7 47 (18.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (18.73%) Entity Framework
7 47 (18.73%) XML
8 46 (18.33%) .NET Framework
9 39 (15.54%) KnockoutJS
10 38 (15.14%) HTML5
10 38 (15.14%) jQuery
11 33 (13.15%) LINQ
11 33 (13.15%) WCF
12 24 (9.56%) .NET Core
12 24 (9.56%) SOAP
13 23 (9.16%) REST
14 21 (8.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.76%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.77%) CCTV
3 15 (5.98%) Mobile App
3 15 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (5.58%) Internet of Things
5 11 (4.38%) Fintech
5 11 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.79%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.39%) User Experience
10 4 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.59%) AS400
10 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.59%) SCADA
11 3 (1.20%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (21.51%) Windows
2 19 (7.57%) Windows 10
3 18 (7.17%) Android
4 16 (6.37%) Linux
5 9 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.80%) Solaris
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (66.53%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (31.87%) MVC
3 64 (25.50%) TDD
4 62 (24.70%) Scrum
5 39 (15.54%) Web Development
6 37 (14.74%) Software Engineering
6 37 (14.74%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.34%) SOA
8 28 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (10.76%) Migration
9 27 (10.76%) SDLC
10 23 (9.16%) OO
10 23 (9.16%) Waterfall
11 22 (8.76%) DevOps
12 21 (8.37%) OOD
13 19 (7.57%) Analytics
14 17 (6.77%) OOP
14 17 (6.77%) Project Management
15 16 (6.37%) BDD
15 16 (6.37%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 205 (81.67%) C#
2 162 (64.54%) SQL
3 101 (40.24%) JavaScript
4 52 (20.72%) T-SQL
5 43 (17.13%) PowerShell
6 28 (11.16%) Java
7 19 (7.57%) Python
8 16 (6.37%) VB.NET
9 15 (5.98%) C++
10 11 (4.38%) Ruby
11 10 (3.98%) C
12 4 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.59%) VBA
12 4 (1.59%) VBScript
12 4 (1.59%) XPath
13 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.20%) VB
13 3 (1.20%) XAML
14 2 (0.80%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) X++
Qualifications
1 32 (12.75%) Degree
2 12 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.20%) HND
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.98%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (0.80%) HAZOP
4 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
System Software
1 15 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.59%) Docker
5 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.79%) Ansible
1 7 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.79%) Puppet
2 5 (1.99%) Terraform
3 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (37.45%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.76%) Atlassian
3 15 (5.98%) Google
4 14 (5.58%) BT
5 12 (4.78%) Oracle
6 10 (3.98%) VMware
7 8 (3.19%) MobileIron
7 8 (3.19%) Xamarin
8 6 (2.39%) SAP
9 4 (1.59%) IBM
10 3 (1.20%) DevExpress
10 3 (1.20%) OutSystems
11 2 (0.80%) MathWorks
11 2 (0.80%) MKS
11 2 (0.80%) Siebel
11 2 (0.80%) Tableau
12 1 (0.40%) Altova
12 1 (0.40%) Apple
12 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow