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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 120 67
Rank change year-on-year +33 -53  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 160 128 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.06% 3.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.15% 14.21% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 134 116 194
Median salary £44,250 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.42% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 991 901 866
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.16% 14.48% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 842 736 771
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -7.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 43 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Worcestershire +11 32 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Herefordshire +6 26 £37,500 -25.00%
Shropshire +14 24 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Staffordshire +17 19 £42,500 - 1
Coventry +1 18 £45,000 +38.46%
Solihull - 11 £45,000 - 3
Warwickshire +9 7 £25,000 +19.04% 4
Walsall +8 2 £32,500 +3.17%
Wolverhampton +8 1 - -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £22,500 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 265 (88.33%) .NET
2 245 (81.67%) C#
3 195 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 180 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 178 (59.33%) SQL
6 162 (54.00%) CSS
7 158 (52.67%) SQL Server
8 152 (50.67%) HTML
9 140 (46.67%) MVC
10 138 (46.00%) Microsoft
11 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (26.67%) .NET Framework
13 78 (26.00%) T-SQL
13 78 (26.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 77 (25.67%) AngularJS
15 75 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 75 (25.00%) VB.NET
15 75 (25.00%) Web Development
16 69 (23.00%) jQuery
17 68 (22.67%) HTML5
18 65 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 61 (20.33%) Git (software)
20 60 (20.00%) OO
21 58 (19.33%) XML
22 52 (17.33%) Selenium
22 52 (17.33%) Xamarin
23 48 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
24 47 (15.67%) Test Automation
25 43 (14.33%) Unit Testing
26 42 (14.00%) TDD

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 30 (10.00%) IIS
2 29 (9.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) DNN
9 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.33%) assyst
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (12.67%) SaaS
3 14 (4.67%) PaaS
4 5 (1.67%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.33%) ATM
2 5 (1.67%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) Internet
2 5 (1.67%) SSL
3 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.67%) RS-232
3 2 (0.67%) RS-485
3 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) 3G
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (52.67%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 35 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (9.33%) MySQL
5 28 (9.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (7.00%) NoSQL
6 21 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (6.67%) Power BI
8 18 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.67%) DocumentDB
10 14 (4.67%) MongoDB
11 13 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (3.67%) DB2
13 8 (2.67%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (1.33%) OLAP
15 4 (1.33%) QlikView
16 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 75 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 61 (20.33%) Git (software)
3 52 (17.33%) Selenium
4 23 (7.67%) SpecFlow
5 19 (6.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 18 (6.00%) WebDriver
7 16 (5.33%) NUnit
8 14 (4.67%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.33%) git-flow
10 6 (2.00%) JMeter
11 4 (1.33%) Ant
11 4 (1.33%) CA Gen
12 3 (1.00%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.00%) Subversion
13 2 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.33%) gulp
14 1 (0.33%) Moq
14 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
14 1 (0.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 26 (8.67%) Finance
2 21 (7.00%) Retail
3 12 (4.00%) Automotive
4 6 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.00%) Advertising
5 3 (1.00%) Electronics
5 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 242 (80.67%) Developer
2 162 (54.00%) .NET Developer
3 117 (39.00%) C# Developer
4 95 (31.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 68 (22.67%) Senior Developer
6 61 (20.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (15.33%) SQL Developer
8 45 (15.00%) VB.NET Developer
9 43 (14.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 43 (14.33%) Web Developer
10 41 (13.67%) Senior .NET Developer
11 38 (12.67%) Senior C# Developer
12 35 (11.67%) .NET Web Developer
13 31 (10.33%) Software Developer
14 29 (9.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 28 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 28 (9.33%) JavaScript Developer
15 28 (9.33%) Junior
15 28 (9.33%) Junior Developer
16 27 (9.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (88.33%) .NET
2 180 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 162 (54.00%) CSS
4 152 (50.67%) HTML
5 80 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 78 (26.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 77 (25.67%) AngularJS
8 69 (23.00%) jQuery
9 68 (22.67%) HTML5
10 58 (19.33%) XML
11 48 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (12.67%) WCF
13 37 (12.33%) Ajax
14 35 (11.67%) .NET Core
14 35 (11.67%) Entity Framework
15 32 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 31 (10.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 30 (10.00%) CSS3
18 29 (9.67%) LINQ
19 23 (7.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.67%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.33%) iPad
6 6 (2.00%) NHS
7 5 (1.67%) Clustering
8 4 (1.33%) Animation
9 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.67%) Fintech
10 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.67%) User Experience
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.33%) iSeries
11 1 (0.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.67%) Windows
2 12 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.00%) Android
6 2 (0.67%) Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Unix
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (46.67%) MVC
2 97 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (25.00%) Web Development
4 60 (20.00%) OO
5 47 (15.67%) Test Automation
6 43 (14.33%) Unit Testing
7 42 (14.00%) TDD
8 41 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (13.67%) Mobile Development
9 36 (12.00%) Logistics
10 35 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (11.33%) Microservices
12 33 (11.00%) BDD
13 32 (10.67%) OOP
14 31 (10.33%) Software Engineering
15 27 (9.00%) Scrum
16 24 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (8.00%) SOLID
17 22 (7.33%) Web Application Development
18 21 (7.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 245 (81.67%) C#
2 195 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 178 (59.33%) SQL
4 78 (26.00%) T-SQL
5 75 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 20 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.00%) C++
8 11 (3.67%) Java
8 11 (3.67%) Objective-C
9 10 (3.33%) VB
10 9 (3.00%) C
11 6 (2.00%) MATLAB
11 6 (2.00%) Python
12 5 (1.67%) F#
13 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.67%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.67%) VBScript
14 2 (0.67%) XPath
15 1 (0.33%) RPG
15 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (13.67%) Degree
2 15 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.00%) MCPD
4 5 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.33%) ISEB
5 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 138 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (17.33%) Xamarin
3 22 (7.33%) IBM
4 6 (2.00%) NEC
4 6 (2.00%) Oracle
5 5 (1.67%) Google
6 4 (1.33%) CA
7 3 (1.00%) Nintex
8 2 (0.67%) Apple
9 1 (0.33%) Assembla
9 1 (0.33%) BMC
9 1 (0.33%) Remedy
9 1 (0.33%) Telerik
9 1 (0.33%) Twitter
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
SSP
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Axica Recruitment
Salary: DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Lots of benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum Salary DOE, Pension, Health, Life In
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City, Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 9 days ago
Atherstone
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago