Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 96 92
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 263 302 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.68% 2.88% 2.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.93% 18.64% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 221 268 260
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,250 £47,625
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,761 1,620 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.97% 15.46% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,456 1,415 1,438
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -21 63 £45,000 +8.87% 14
Warwickshire +37 59 £35,000 +34.62% 5
Coventry +11 52 £51,250 +83.04% 5
Worcestershire +24 44 £35,000 +13.82% 3
Staffordshire -37 15 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Solihull -25 11 £37,500 +21.95% 3
Walsall +6 6 £42,500 +34.92%
Shropshire -4 6 £75,000 +248.84% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £42,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £29,000 - 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 214 (81.37%) C#
2 194 (73.76%) .NET
3 143 (54.37%) SQL
3 143 (54.37%) JavaScript
4 127 (48.29%) ASP.NET
5 114 (43.35%) SQL Server
6 107 (40.68%) Microsoft
7 99 (37.64%) MVC
8 98 (37.26%) HTML
9 89 (33.84%) CSS
10 81 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (27.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 69 (26.24%) jQuery
13 67 (25.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 64 (24.33%) Git (software)
14 64 (24.33%) Web Development
15 63 (23.95%) Software Engineering
16 62 (23.57%) .NET Framework
17 61 (23.19%) AngularJS
18 60 (22.81%) XML
19 56 (21.29%) ASP.NET MVC
20 49 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
21 47 (17.87%) Entity Framework
22 46 (17.49%) Web Services
23 43 (16.35%) WCF
24 41 (15.59%) Degree
25 40 (15.21%) VB.NET
26 39 (14.83%) PaaS
27 36 (13.69%) OO
27 36 (13.69%) Scrum

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 34 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.22%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.80%) CMS
4 8 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.66%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.28%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.90%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (7.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 73 (27.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (14.83%) PaaS
3 32 (12.17%) IaaS
4 25 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (9.51%) Serverless
5 22 (8.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (4.56%) Office 365
7 6 (2.28%) npm
8 4 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 3 (1.14%) SaaS
10 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.04%) Firewall
2 7 (2.66%) VPN
3 4 (1.52%) SNMP
4 3 (1.14%) HTTP
4 3 (1.14%) Internet
4 3 (1.14%) SMTP
5 2 (0.76%) 4G
5 2 (0.76%) ATM
5 2 (0.76%) SMS
6 1 (0.38%) DHCP
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) LDAP
6 1 (0.38%) MPLS
6 1 (0.38%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (43.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.18%) Big Data
6 11 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.04%) DTS
9 7 (2.66%) OLAP
9 7 (2.66%) Semantic Layer
10 6 (2.28%) Data Lake
10 6 (2.28%) Power BI
11 5 (1.90%) MySQL
11 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 64 (24.33%) Git (software)
2 49 (18.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (11.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (5.70%) Android Studio
5 13 (4.94%) Selenium
6 11 (4.18%) JIRA
7 10 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.80%) SpecFlow
7 10 (3.80%) Subversion
8 7 (2.66%) gulp
9 6 (2.28%) NUnit
10 5 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (1.90%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.52%) VectorCAST
12 3 (1.14%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.76%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.76%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.76%) Mocha
13 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (10.27%) Finance
2 15 (5.70%) Marketing
3 14 (5.32%) Retail
4 12 (4.56%) Automotive
5 9 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.28%) Electronics
8 4 (1.52%) Games
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
10 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
11 1 (0.38%) Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 192 (73.00%) Developer
2 100 (38.02%) .NET Developer
3 84 (31.94%) C# Developer
4 60 (22.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 35 (13.31%) Software Developer
6 29 (11.03%) Web Developer
7 28 (10.65%) Architect
7 28 (10.65%) ASP.NET Developer
7 28 (10.65%) Senior Developer
8 26 (9.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (9.13%) Senior C# Developer
10 21 (7.98%) C# Software Developer
11 19 (7.22%) .NET Web Developer
12 18 (6.84%) Software Engineer
12 18 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (6.46%) Senior .NET Developer
13 17 (6.46%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 16 (6.08%) .NET Software Developer
14 16 (6.08%) Junior Developer
14 16 (6.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (73.76%) .NET
2 127 (48.29%) ASP.NET
3 98 (37.26%) HTML
4 89 (33.84%) CSS
5 69 (26.24%) jQuery
6 67 (25.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 62 (23.57%) .NET Framework
8 61 (23.19%) AngularJS
9 60 (22.81%) XML
10 56 (21.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (17.87%) Entity Framework
12 46 (17.49%) Web Services
13 43 (16.35%) WCF
14 31 (11.79%) KnockoutJS
15 29 (11.03%) SOAP
16 25 (9.51%) REST
17 23 (8.75%) JSON
17 23 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (8.37%) XSLT
19 21 (7.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.03%) Computer Science
2 22 (8.37%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.66%) NHS
6 6 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.76%) Clustering
9 2 (0.76%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.76%) iPad
9 2 (0.76%) Life Science
9 2 (0.76%) Tandem
9 2 (0.76%) User Experience
10 1 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.38%) iSeries
10 1 (0.38%) Social Network
10 1 (0.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.98%) Windows
2 17 (6.46%) Android
3 5 (1.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 4 (1.52%) Unix
5 2 (0.76%) Linux
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (37.64%) MVC
2 81 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (24.33%) Web Development
4 63 (23.95%) Software Engineering
5 36 (13.69%) OO
5 36 (13.69%) Scrum
6 35 (13.31%) Presales
7 31 (11.79%) Unit Testing
8 29 (11.03%) Analytics
8 29 (11.03%) Service Delivery
9 27 (10.27%) CRM
9 27 (10.27%) Migration
10 22 (8.37%) TDD
11 20 (7.60%) Mentoring
11 20 (7.60%) Test Automation
12 17 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (6.46%) Front End Development
13 16 (6.08%) Customer Requirements
13 16 (6.08%) SOA
14 15 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 214 (81.37%) C#
2 143 (54.37%) JavaScript
2 143 (54.37%) SQL
3 40 (15.21%) VB.NET
4 32 (12.17%) C++
5 30 (11.41%) T-SQL
6 18 (6.84%) C
7 17 (6.46%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.94%) Java
9 7 (2.66%) XPath
10 6 (2.28%) PHP
10 6 (2.28%) Python
11 4 (1.52%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.52%) X++
12 3 (1.14%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.14%) Perl
12 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.76%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.76%) VB
14 1 (0.38%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 41 (15.59%) Degree
2 24 (9.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.28%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.52%) MCSD
7 3 (1.14%) ISEB
7 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.14%) MCSA
7 3 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
9 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.60%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) IEC 62304
2 4 (1.52%) ISO 13485
2 4 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.52%) MISRA
2 4 (1.52%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 29 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Nmap
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 107 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.75%) Google
3 10 (3.80%) Oracle
3 10 (3.80%) VMware
4 9 (3.42%) Capita
5 8 (3.04%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.28%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.52%) Tableau
8 2 (0.76%) HP
8 2 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.38%) Apple
9 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.38%) Informatica