The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 39 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.29% 1.06% 10.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 100.00% 13.33% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 15
Average salary - £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Visual Studio
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Development Applications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
2 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.29% 7.94% 20.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 29
Average salary - £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bolton region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Bolton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
6 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) WCF
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (16.67%) IIS
8 1 (8.33%) MS Office
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) OOP
8 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (8.33%) VB

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Junior
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Web Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 8 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) VB6
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft