Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -26
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 263 275 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.04% 2.78% 2.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.47% 14.04% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 235 263 299
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -9.09%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £50,250
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 1,285 1,958 1,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.86% 19.79% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,047 1,673 1,486
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 £26,750 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +20 84 £45,000 - 17
Staffordshire +29 45 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Coventry +12 29 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Worcestershire -14 26 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Warwickshire +15 23 £45,000 +33.33% 12
Solihull -5 16 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Dudley - 16 £34,000 - 4
Walsall -2 7 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Shropshire -7 2 £33,750 -28.95%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 223 (84.79%) C#
2 172 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (60.84%) .NET
4 154 (58.56%) SQL
5 109 (41.44%) JavaScript
6 106 (40.30%) SQL Server
7 97 (36.88%) ASP.NET
8 91 (34.60%) Microsoft
9 86 (32.70%) HTML
10 85 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 82 (31.18%) MVC
12 77 (29.28%) CSS
13 76 (28.90%) Git (software)
14 65 (24.71%) TDD
14 65 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 64 (24.33%) Scrum
16 56 (21.29%) T-SQL
16 56 (21.29%) Windows
16 56 (21.29%) AngularJS
17 51 (19.39%) XML
18 48 (18.25%) .NET Framework
18 48 (18.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 48 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
18 48 (18.25%) jQuery
19 47 (17.87%) Entity Framework
20 44 (16.73%) Test Automation
21 40 (15.21%) Web Development
22 39 (14.83%) Software Engineering
22 39 (14.83%) Web Services
23 36 (13.69%) KnockoutJS

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 20 (7.60%) Confluence
2 14 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.42%) IIS
4 8 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.66%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.28%) CMS
7 2 (0.76%) DNN
7 2 (0.76%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.66%) Simulink
4 7 (2.66%) Stateflow
5 6 (2.28%) TargetLink
6 5 (1.90%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.76%) Maya
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (24.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.13%) IaaS
3 21 (7.98%) PaaS
4 15 (5.70%) GitHub
4 15 (5.70%) SaaS
5 14 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (4.56%) Serverless
7 11 (4.18%) npm
7 11 (4.18%) NuGet
8 8 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.04%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (2.66%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.66%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (2.28%) Google Analytics
10 6 (2.28%) Office 365
11 5 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.18%) Internet
2 6 (2.28%) Bluetooth
3 5 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.14%) Firewall
5 2 (0.76%) Broadband
5 2 (0.76%) FTP
5 2 (0.76%) Skype
5 2 (0.76%) WebEx
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) Modbus
6 1 (0.38%) Profibus
6 1 (0.38%) SMS
6 1 (0.38%) SNMP
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (40.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (6.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (5.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (5.70%) MySQL
6 14 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (3.04%) Data Lake
8 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.04%) Power BI
8 8 (3.04%) Spatial Data
9 7 (2.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (2.66%) SQLite
10 6 (2.28%) Cosmos DB
10 6 (2.28%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 85 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (28.90%) Git (software)
3 31 (11.79%) Selenium
4 29 (11.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (9.13%) WebDriver
6 23 (8.75%) SpecFlow
7 17 (6.46%) Cucumber
8 16 (6.08%) JIRA
9 14 (5.32%) Visual Studio Code
10 11 (4.18%) Android Studio
10 11 (4.18%) NUnit
11 7 (2.66%) NSubstitute
11 7 (2.66%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.66%) Subversion
12 6 (2.28%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.28%) ReSharper
12 6 (2.28%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.52%) Appium
13 4 (1.52%) Maven
13 4 (1.52%) TestNG
General
1 35 (13.31%) Automotive
2 21 (7.98%) Manufacturing
3 20 (7.60%) Finance
4 19 (7.22%) Retail
5 16 (6.08%) Electronics
6 12 (4.56%) Marketing
7 10 (3.80%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.14%) Advertising
8 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 176 (66.92%) Developer
2 74 (28.14%) .NET Developer
3 62 (23.57%) Software Developer
4 57 (21.67%) C# Developer
5 24 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (8.37%) Software Engineer
7 21 (7.98%) .NET Software Developer
8 18 (6.84%) C# Software Developer
9 17 (6.46%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.46%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.94%) Junior
11 12 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (4.18%) Graduate
12 11 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
12 11 (4.18%) Junior Developer
12 11 (4.18%) Lead Developer
13 10 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.80%) Consultant
13 10 (3.80%) Lead .NET Developer
14 9 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (60.84%) .NET
2 97 (36.88%) ASP.NET
3 86 (32.70%) HTML
4 77 (29.28%) CSS
5 56 (21.29%) AngularJS
6 51 (19.39%) XML
7 48 (18.25%) .NET Framework
7 48 (18.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 48 (18.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 48 (18.25%) jQuery
8 47 (17.87%) Entity Framework
9 39 (14.83%) Web Services
10 36 (13.69%) KnockoutJS
11 35 (13.31%) WCF
12 33 (12.55%) HTML5
13 27 (10.27%) LINQ
14 25 (9.51%) WinForms
15 24 (9.13%) .NET Core
16 23 (8.75%) WPF
17 17 (6.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.70%) Fintech
3 14 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.80%) CCTV
4 10 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.04%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (3.04%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.04%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.04%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.66%) Internet of Things
6 7 (2.66%) User Experience
7 6 (2.28%) NHS
8 5 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.90%) AS400
8 5 (1.90%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.29%) Windows
2 18 (6.84%) Android
3 17 (6.46%) Linux
4 11 (4.18%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.28%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.18%) MVC
3 65 (24.71%) TDD
4 64 (24.33%) Scrum
5 44 (16.73%) Test Automation
6 40 (15.21%) Web Development
7 39 (14.83%) Software Engineering
8 32 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (11.41%) Waterfall
10 29 (11.03%) BDD
11 28 (10.65%) Analytics
12 27 (10.27%) OO
12 27 (10.27%) OOP
13 23 (8.75%) Mentoring
14 20 (7.60%) Presales
14 20 (7.60%) SDLC
15 18 (6.84%) SDET
15 18 (6.84%) Unit Testing
16 17 (6.46%) Service Delivery
16 17 (6.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 223 (84.79%) C#
2 154 (58.56%) SQL
3 109 (41.44%) JavaScript
4 56 (21.29%) T-SQL
5 28 (10.65%) PowerShell
6 25 (9.51%) Python
7 24 (9.13%) Java
8 23 (8.75%) C
9 21 (7.98%) VB.NET
10 20 (7.60%) C++
11 16 (6.08%) Ruby
12 7 (2.66%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.66%) X++
12 7 (2.66%) XPath
13 6 (2.28%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.90%) VBA
15 4 (1.52%) U-SQL
15 4 (1.52%) XAML
16 3 (1.14%) VBScript
17 2 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (9.51%) Degree
2 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.52%) MCSE
6 3 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.14%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.84%) QA
2 6 (2.28%) DO-178B
2 6 (2.28%) HAZOP
2 6 (2.28%) MISRA
2 6 (2.28%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.04%) Docker
4 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.66%) Ansible
1 7 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.66%) Puppet
2 5 (1.90%) Terraform
3 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.84%) Atlassian
3 15 (5.70%) Xamarin
4 12 (4.56%) SAP
5 10 (3.80%) Google
5 10 (3.80%) Oracle
6 7 (2.66%) BT
7 6 (2.28%) DevExpress
7 6 (2.28%) MathWorks
7 6 (2.28%) MKS
7 6 (2.28%) Tableau
8 4 (1.52%) IBM
9 3 (1.14%) Altova
9 3 (1.14%) OutSystems
9 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.14%) VMware
10 2 (0.76%) Siebel
11 1 (0.38%) Apple
11 1 (0.38%) EMC
11 1 (0.38%) MobileIron