The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Bolton region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 35 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 6 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 3.92% 1.83% 12.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 100.00% 21.43% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 21
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +38.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £40,300 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6 14 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 3.92% 8.54% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 36
Average salary £23,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Visual Studio
Manchester

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
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Bolton

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
5 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 5 (29.41%) WCF
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) CSS
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
9 4 (23.53%) HTML
9 4 (23.53%) SQL
10 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
10 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (17.65%) IIS
10 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (17.65%) TDD
11 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (5.88%) MS Office
11 1 (5.88%) OOP
11 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Moq
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Lead Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Junior
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Web Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Web Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Designer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Architect
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
3 8 (47.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) WCF
6 4 (23.53%) CSS
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.88%) jQuery
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Android Development
4 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) VB6
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Xamarin