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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.56% 2.68% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 30.77% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £27,500 £34,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% +8.80%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
25 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 19.53% 8.72% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 23
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 25 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) MFC
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (50.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Graduate
4 1 (25.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Junior Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Junior
4 1 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) MFC
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) WinForms
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree