The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 52 70 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.03% 3.93% 5.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.71% 22.15% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 44 62 89
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 316 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.22% 17.74% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 234 272 230
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +1 14 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Warrington +1 11 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Chester +14 7 £32,500 +18.18%
Wilmslow -3 4 £38,750 -6.62% 3
Crewe -8 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Runcorn -10 1 £40,000 - 3
Frodsham - 1 £32,500 - 1
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 105 (97.22%) C#
2 103 (95.37%) .NET
3 79 (73.15%) ASP.NET
4 77 (71.30%) HTML
5 70 (64.81%) SQL
6 67 (62.04%) MVC
7 64 (59.26%) CSS
7 64 (59.26%) jQuery
8 59 (54.63%) JavaScript
8 59 (54.63%) Microsoft
9 58 (53.70%) SQL Server
10 44 (40.74%) MS Excel
10 44 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (39.81%) Windows
12 41 (37.96%) Web Services
13 40 (37.04%) .NET Framework
14 36 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (31.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 34 (31.48%) Finance
15 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (29.63%) HTML5
17 29 (26.85%) OO
18 28 (25.93%) Ajax
19 27 (25.00%) WCF
20 26 (24.07%) Scrum
21 25 (23.15%) LINQ
22 24 (22.22%) TDD
23 23 (21.30%) VB.NET
24 22 (20.37%) T-SQL
24 22 (20.37%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (14.81%) NServiceBus
2 14 (12.96%) IIS
2 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.85%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) ATM
2 3 (2.78%) Intranet
3 2 (1.85%) Internet
3 2 (1.85%) GPRS
3 2 (1.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (53.70%) SQL Server
2 34 (31.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (18.52%) MySQL
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (16.67%) Selenium
3 16 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 10 (9.26%) Subversion
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.93%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) VisualSVN
General
1 34 (31.48%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Automotive
2 1 (0.93%) Legal
2 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (83.33%) Developer
2 53 (49.07%) .NET Developer
3 30 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 27 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (20.37%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (18.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (16.67%) Web Developer
7 18 (16.67%) Senior Developer
8 16 (14.81%) Analyst
9 14 (12.96%) Analyst Programmer
9 14 (12.96%) Programmer
9 14 (12.96%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (12.04%) Software Developer
11 12 (11.11%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 12 (11.11%) .NET Programmer
12 9 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (4.63%) SharePoint Developer
13 5 (4.63%) Lead Analyst Programmer
13 5 (4.63%) Lead Programmer
13 5 (4.63%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (95.37%) .NET
2 79 (73.15%) ASP.NET
3 77 (71.30%) HTML
4 64 (59.26%) CSS
4 64 (59.26%) jQuery
5 41 (37.96%) Web Services
6 40 (37.04%) .NET Framework
7 36 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (29.63%) HTML5
9 28 (25.93%) Ajax
10 27 (25.00%) WCF
11 25 (23.15%) LINQ
12 22 (20.37%) AngularJS
13 21 (19.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (18.52%) XHTML
15 19 (17.59%) SOAP
15 19 (17.59%) JSON
16 17 (15.74%) NHibernate
16 17 (15.74%) Entity Framework
16 17 (15.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (13.89%) N-Tier
3 7 (6.48%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.63%) W3C
6 3 (2.78%) Tandem
7 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Windows
2 8 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
3 5 (4.63%) Android
3 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Phone
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone 7
6 2 (1.85%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.04%) MVC
2 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.85%) OO
4 26 (24.07%) Scrum
5 24 (22.22%) TDD
6 22 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (19.44%) OOP
8 18 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.48%) Web Development
12 7 (6.48%) SOA
13 6 (5.56%) Web Application Development
13 6 (5.56%) Software Architecture
13 6 (5.56%) Mobile Development
14 5 (4.63%) Mobile Application Development
14 5 (4.63%) UML
14 5 (4.63%) SEO
14 5 (4.63%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 105 (97.22%) C#
2 70 (64.81%) SQL
3 59 (54.63%) JavaScript
4 23 (21.30%) VB.NET
5 22 (20.37%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.48%) PHP
7 7 (6.48%) VB
8 5 (4.63%) Java
9 3 (2.78%) C++
10 2 (1.85%) C
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) Python
11 1 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (0.93%) PhD
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 59 (54.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.78%) Adobe
4 3 (2.78%) Apple
5 2 (1.85%) Ektron
6 1 (0.93%) Progress
6 1 (0.93%) Orchard
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
Tarporley, Cheshire
Modis
Salary: Bonus, Benefits, Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Frodsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + training fund, pension, health care
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + depending on exp (inc good bens)
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: pension, healthcare
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + usual benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Runcorn
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 27 days ago