Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 118 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 57 170 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.19% 2.28% 2.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.18% 15.55% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 53 143 264
Median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £21,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 510 1,093 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.64% 14.65% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 384 836 985
Median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,325 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,412 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.00% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Warwickshire +7 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Birmingham +35 13 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Staffordshire +6 11 £45,000 -10.00%
Coventry +34 10 £46,250 -7.50%
Shropshire - 7 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +17 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (71.93%) C#
3 37 (64.91%) .NET
3 37 (64.91%) Azure
4 35 (61.40%) SQL Server
5 33 (57.89%) SQL
6 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
7 26 (45.61%) T-SQL
7 26 (45.61%) ASP.NET
7 26 (45.61%) DevOps
8 21 (36.84%) AngularJS
8 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
8 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
9 20 (35.09%) jQuery
9 20 (35.09%) HTML
9 20 (35.09%) CSS
10 17 (29.82%) .NET Framework
10 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (28.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (28.07%) IIS
12 15 (26.32%) Unit Testing
12 15 (26.32%) React
13 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (24.56%) MVC
14 12 (21.05%) TDD
14 12 (21.05%) TypeScript
15 11 (19.30%) SOLID
15 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
16 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Analysis 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 16 (28.07%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 37 (64.91%) Azure
2 9 (15.79%) AWS
3 5 (8.77%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (7.02%) Power Platform
4 4 (7.02%) SaaS
4 4 (7.02%) Serverless
5 3 (5.26%) npm
6 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.51%) Office 365
6 2 (3.51%) PaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (61.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.28%) OLTP
4 7 (12.28%) SSDT
5 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
5 6 (10.53%) MySQL
6 5 (8.77%) Redis
7 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (5.26%) Power BI
9 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.75%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (1.75%) QlikView
9 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.53%) NUnit
3 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) Selenium
6 2 (3.51%) Subversion
7 1 (1.75%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.75%) gulp
7 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) jspm
7 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.75%) Moq
7 1 (1.75%) MSTest
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (15.79%) Marketing
2 4 (7.02%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) .NET Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Software Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) .NET Software Developer
3 8 (14.04%) .NET Software Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Database Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Data Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Database Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Junior Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (64.91%) .NET
2 26 (45.61%) ASP.NET
3 21 (36.84%) AngularJS
4 20 (35.09%) CSS
4 20 (35.09%) HTML
4 20 (35.09%) jQuery
5 17 (29.82%) .NET Framework
5 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (26.32%) React
7 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (17.54%) .NET Core
9 8 (14.04%) WCF
10 7 (12.28%) HTML5
10 7 (12.28%) LINQ
10 7 (12.28%) Sass
11 6 (10.53%) Ajax
11 6 (10.53%) JSON
11 6 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (10.53%) REST
12 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) SafeRTOS
2 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) DevOps
3 21 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 15 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 14 (24.56%) MVC
6 12 (21.05%) TDD
7 11 (19.30%) SOLID
8 9 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (15.79%) Migration
8 9 (15.79%) Web Design
8 9 (15.79%) Workflow
9 8 (14.04%) Visualisation
10 7 (12.28%) Data Management
10 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
10 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
10 7 (12.28%) Data Visualisation
10 7 (12.28%) Dimensional Modelling
10 7 (12.28%) ETL
10 7 (12.28%) Kimball Methodology
10 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 41 (71.93%) C#
2 33 (57.89%) SQL
3 26 (45.61%) T-SQL
4 21 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 12 (21.05%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.02%) Python
7 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) VB
8 2 (3.51%) VB6
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Sage
2 2 (3.51%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Citrix
3 1 (1.75%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.75%) Intel